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Computer Science Instructor

Rochester Community and Technical College

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Computer Science Instructor


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Classification Title
Computer Science

Working Title
Computer Science Instructor

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Rochester Community & Technical College

Academic Affairs

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Full/Part Time
Full Time


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Posting Details
Applications received on or before the application review date of February 12, 2023, are assured of full consideration. Applications will ONLY be accepted through the online application process.

To learn more about us, please visit our campus website at: http://www.rctc.edu

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210, MSCF

Job Description
Competency to teach lower-division college courses in Computer Science, including introductory courses in computer systems/applications and computer science, and introductory programming/ problem solving, algorithms and data structures courses.

A faculty member’s work assignment includes a number of diverse professional responsibilities. Classroom teaching and other contacts with students form the core of the faculty work assignment. Additionally, professional development and service to the college are the other core components of a faculty member’s work assignment. A faculty member will plan to engage in such activities as: student advising, course evaluation, classroom preparation, the evaluation of student performance, committee assignments, classroom research and community service as part of overall work assignment.

Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree with a major in computer science, or Master’s degree in any discipline/field with a minimum of 18 graduate semester credits (27 graduate quarter credits) in computer science.
  • For more information, please visit the MinnState College Faculty Credentialing Website (Computer Science) at: https://www.minnstate.edu/system/asa/academicaffairs/cfc/fields/500090.html

Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous teaching experience in Computer Science is highly desired.
  • Excellent knowledge in Java and object-oriented programming.
  • Experience in teaching Computer Architecture, Database/SQL, Python and Web Development
  • Experience teaching at a two-year college level
  • Experience with or willingness to perform outreach activities with area schools, other colleges/universities and with local business and industry.
  • Experience in teaching using a variety of delivery methods including synchronous online, asynchronous online, hybrid, and in-person.
  • The applicant should demonstrate knowledge of diverse cultures and populations.
  • Ability to provide faculty leadership in Computer Science curricula including Cyber security.
  • Ability to provide leadership within the department and other college wide initiatives.
  • Ability to provide faculty leadership in related student life activities.

Other Requirements
Only complete applications will be considered. A complete application will include the following: cover letter that addresses the qualifications and experiences required; resume/Curriculum Vitae; copies of transcript(s) -undergraduate and graduate (official transcripts will be required at the time of hire); and copies of professional licenses, if required for qualification purposes.

In accordance with the Minnesota State College and Universities Vehicle Fleet Safety program, employees driving on college business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota State’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

Established in 1915, Rochester Community and Technical College is the largest higher education provider in the fastest-growing city in Minnesota, serving more than 6,800 students a year in credit courses and nearly 4,000 in non-credit continuing and workforce education programs. RCTC combines the best in liberal arts, technical, and life-long learning with more than 70 credit-based programs and over 100 credential options. RCTC’s expansive 518-acre campus includes university partnerships, a diverse student body, and a vibrant student life program. RCTC provides a unique learning environment that offers the feel of a four-year university campus with the commitment to access and opportunity of a two-year college.
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is the third-largest system of higher education in the United States. It is comprised of 27 two-year colleges, seven four-year state universities with a total of 54 campuses located in 47 Minnesota communities. The System serves approximately 300,000 students each year, and produces 36,000 graduates annually. For more information about the Minnesota State system, please view its website at www.MinnState.edu.

Benefits Info
RCTC/State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefit package including life, health and dental insurance, a retirement program, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, tax sheltered annuity program (403b), a deferred compensation plan (457), and professional development funds, as well as a variety of other benefits (generous personal or vacation leave and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year) defined by individual collective bargaining agreements.
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Posting Contact
Jennifer Haug; jennifer.haug@rctc.edu

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Minnesota State (Including Rochester Community and Technical College) is an equal opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. All applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States.

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