POSITION SUMMARY. Loras College announces a full-time, tenure track, position in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering, housed within the Division of Mathematics, Engineering, and Computer Science. The division consists of ten full-time faculty members who are student-focused and collaborate across disciplines. This includes the offering of cross- disciplinary majors such as Data Science and an ABET-accredited General Engineering major that includes a computer emphasis. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching a range of courses for the division. Candidates with a background in Computer Science could teach a range of courses, including introductory courses in programming and hardware as well as database courses and upper-level electives within the candidate's specialization. Candidates with a background in Electrical Engineering could teach electric circuit design and analysis and associated labs, control systems, introductory robotics courses, as well as courses in her or his specialty. The expected teaching load is 21 credit-hours per year. Candidates should also demonstrate a willingness to teach in the general education curriculum at Loras, provide academic advising to students, supervise undergraduate research, and engage in scholarship in any of the four areas defined by Ernest Boyer.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE. A Ph.D. in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering is highly desirable. Ph.D. degrees in related fields, such as Computer Engineering, will also be considered. Commitment to teaching excellence is expected. Ability to demonstrate knowledge of and a willingness to communicate current trends in the field to students and a variety of other constituencies is also highly desirable. Candidates will be expected to support the mission of the College and respect the College's Catholic tradition.
COMPENSATION. Commensurate with qualifications, education and experience. Fringe benefits include medical/dental/life/disability insurance, flexible spending plan, TIAA retirement plan, tuition remission program, family membership in Graber Sports Center/San Jose Pool, free admission to many college events and free off-street parking.
THE COLLEGE. Founded in 1839, Loras College is a Catholic, primarily undergraduate, liberal arts institution that includes pre-professional and career preparation programs, as well as several graduate programs. The Loras College community embraces the core values of truth, respect, responsibility, excellence, and service that define the way we work, behave, and relate with others. These values align with our college mission: Loras, as a Catholic liberal arts college, creates a community of active learners, reflective thinkers, ethical decision-makers and responsible contributors in diverse professional, social and religious roles. The student body consists of approximately 1,500 students, over 90 percent of whom are full-time undergraduates. The college is a wireless, laptop campus and there will be opportunity for developing technology-rich, interdisciplinary courses for the general education curriculum.
THE COMMUNITY. Loras College's 60-acre campus is located on one of Dubuque's highest bluffs, overlooking the Mississippi River at the junction of the states of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin, about 3 hours west of Chicago. Dubuque's population is approximately 60,000 and its nineteenth century architecture is woven into limestone bluffs and provides a picturesque backdrop to the river landscape. Many residential and commercial areas have been designated as historical districts to preserve Dubuque's unique heritage. Its strong education base supports numerous cultural activities, and in addition, there are sporting events, shopping facilities, schools, and churches that are convenient to its residents. The climate has marked seasons with a comfortable summer, cool spring and fall, and a winter that encourages a variety of sports that have in recent years attracted a growing tourism industry.
APPLICATION DEADLINE. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. For more information contact Computer Science/Electrical Engineering Search Committee, Michael Thompson, [email protected], 563-588-7570.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE. Applicants must go to : https:// loras.applicantpool.com/jobs/ to apply. Please upload your letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three references. References will not be contacted without prior approval from the candidate. The finalist will need to pass a background check before receiving a written employment offer.
Loras College is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an educational and work environment that is inclusive, rich in diversity, and supportive of all students, faculty and staff. Individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Please visit www. loras.edu for additional information about Loras College.