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Full-time Computer and Information Science (Software) Faculty Position

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Position Information

Position Title Full-time Computer and Information Science (Software) Faculty Position
Position Type Faculty
School School of Science, Engineering and Health
Department Department of Computer and Information Science (2027)
Discipline Software Engineering
Level Undergraduate
Time Status Full-Time
Campus Main Campus (Grantham)

Position Description

Position Summary

The Department of Computer and Information Science at Messiah College invites applications for a full-time, term-tenure track, faculty position in computer and information science (software) beginning either August 2018 or August 2019.


Teach introductory to advanced undergraduate computer and information science classes such as Programming I, Software Engineering, Systems Analysis and Design, and general education courses in computer applications; serve as academic advisor to students in the department; lead the coordination of service courses for other majors and for general education. In addition to these traditional teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate will be an active scholar and contribute to departmental and institutional initiatives.


PhD or commensurate doctorate in Computer Science or a related field. Messiah College selects its educators for their Christian commitment as well as their proven teaching ability. They are outstanding teachers, scholars, authors, and experts in their fields. Candidates must evidence the potential for strong classroom teaching.

The Program

Messiah College’s Computer and Information Science department currently offers a BS in Computer and Information Science with concentrations in Computer Science, Software Development, Web Management, and Business Information Systems and the Mobile App and Game Design concentration of our Digital Media inter-disciplinary major. We currently have close to 90 majors in the department. The CIS major includes a required internship and graduates have a high job placement rate.

The Department

Our 5 full-time faculty members hold degrees from Pace University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Texas and West Virginia University. Faculty pursue professional interests in web development, artificial intelligence, computer simulations, programming and programming languages, and ethics of technology. Our mission is mentoring students and preparing them professionally, personally and spiritually for impact and community, a growth mindset, and a strong foundation in the processes and applied practices of CIS. Core attributes we seek to instill in our students, include a Christ-like character, competence in the discipline, preparation for lifelong learning, perseverance, and strong communication and relational skills.

The College

Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of approximately 2,800 undergraduate students including 13.9% of under-represented and 5.0% international students from 32 countries and over 600 graduate students including 11.8% of students from under-represented populations.

The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Messiah College is a teaching institution that emphasizes instruction but values research and public service. Strong support is given to faculty development in teaching and scholarship.


The College seeks to create a work environment and organizational culture that reflects and appreciates the uniqueness that the individual brings to the workplace while striving to provide an atmosphere of success. Messiah’s strategic plan includes a commitment to community engagement in diverse settings and the development of cross-cultural competencies as well as a commitment to developing a comprehensive and integrated approach to global engagement. As such, Messiah College is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.

Starting Date for Position Fall 2018

Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please provide a current curriculum vitae or resume as well as a letter of interest that clearly explains how your Christian faith represents a strong fit with the mission of Messiah College, which is “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.

Vitae Instructions to Applicants

Curriculum Vitae must include: (1) education, (2) previous employment history, (3) scholarly and professional accomplishments (e.g., papers, publication, recitals, showings), (4) membership in scholarly, professional, or honor societies, and (5) awards and honors received.

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Reference Requests

Applicants will submit the name and e-mail address for the number of referees listed below. Referees will receive an e-mail notifying them to upload a confidential letter via the provided URL.

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Maximum Requests 3
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  2. College/University Transcript(s)
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Personal Statement - Faith
  5. Personal Statement - Teaching
  6. Personal Statement – College Mission
Optional Documents
  1. Course Syllabus (#1)
  2. Course Syllabus (#2)
  3. College/University Transcript(s) #2
  4. Research Statement