Instructor/Assistant Professor Computer Information Systems
Full-Time: Review of applications begins Tuesday, November 17, 2020 and continues until the position is filled.
Southern University at Shreveport, Louisiana (SUSLA) is accepting applications for the Instructor, Computer Information Systems. SUSLA is a comprehensive community college serving Shreveport, Bossier City, and surrounding areas in Northwest Louisiana. It is one of five campuses constituting the Historically Black Southern University System. The University serves approximately 3,000 undergraduate students and offers 32 undergraduate degrees and certificate programs in a variety of fields including Allied Health, Nursing, Aerospace Technology, Business Studies, Behavioral Science/Education and Science & Technology.
The Instructor, Computer Information Systems Provide the expertise and knowledge that support the college curriculum and programs. The role of the Instructional Faculty encompasses teaching and learning, advising, professional development and institutional and community service.
The incumbent will teach a maximum load each semester with demonstrated expertise and experience in classroom teaching. Must also participate as a full-time instructor in the activities of the department, division and college. Faculty may be required to teach at various locations at SUSLA including the Metro Campus, Aerospace or Main Campus.
- Demonstrate skill and/or knowledge in teaching discipline.
- Make continuous efforts to improve the quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing innovative methodologies, techniques, and delivery methods.
- Develop and use a syllabus for each course or laboratory within college, discipline, and departmental guidelines and submit one copy to the department chair.
- Plan, develop, and use a variety of teaching methods and materials that assist students in meeting course objectives and which are appropriate for students with differing educational and experiential backgrounds and learning styles.
- Evaluate students to measure their progress toward achievement of stated course objectives and inform them of their progress in the course in a timely manner.
- Keep accurate student records and submit related reports and forms within requested timelines.
- Review, evaluate, and recommend student textbooks and learning materials.
- Teach courses at a variety of times and locations in response to institutional needs.
Use equipment and facilities responsibly and courteously. Where appropriate, assist the chair with the routine maintenance of instructional laboratories.
- Demonstrate competence and interest in the use of technology in the classroom and willingness to explore new instructional methodologies.
- Maintain professional relationships with students, colleagues, and the community.
- Provide access to students through conferencing, electronic communication, and other appropriate methods. Provide advice and assistance to students regarding instructional or program-specific issues.
- Make presentations on a particular academic field or program - its subject matter, objectives, opportunities for further study (transfer opportunities), and opportunities for work (co-ops, part-time, work-study) and careers, special clubs and activities available, support services, scholarships, etc.
- Work with Chair to take on appropriate advising activities as needed by the College and Department. (For examples, please refer to the HCC Faculty Workload Guidelines).
- Establish annual objectives for professional growth in consultation with the department chair.
- Keep pace with developments in the discipline.
- Learn and apply technologies that support student learning. Participate in the evaluation process for self, department, and college.
Institutional and Community Service:
- Maintain communication with Chair and Dean as appropriate. Support adjunct faculty. Demonstrate teamwork within an interdisciplinary college division.
- Promote programming within the department, across the college and in the larger community.
- Participate in scheduled institutional service activities including opening week events, conference days, and commencement exercises.
- Participate in discipline committee or program meetings and activities.
- Actively participate in department, college or system meetings and/ or committees.
- Be familiar with and adhere to all policies and procedures of Southern University-Shreveport and the system.
- Participate in college-related activities such as student activities, selection of faculty, community education, recruitment of students, and/or special programs.
- Participate in business and/or student activities and/or community activities that foster goodwill and promote the mission of SUSLA.
- Participate in activities required to maintain program and college accreditation standards.
- Participate in the SUSLA planning process by assisting in the formulation of departmental objectives and goals and in establishing budget priorities.
- Review, evaluate, and revise program curricula and practices to assure compliance with professional standards, state-mandated guidelines and requirements of business/ industry, and higher education.
- Assist in the articulation of courses and programs with secondary and post-secondary institutions.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.
- Master’s degree (or higher) in subject area or related field with a minimum of eighteen (18) graduate hours completed (official transcript(s) conferring degree must accompany the application). A Doctorate is preferred. (Photocopy of college transcript showing highest degree conferred must accompany the application form.) Official transcript is required at time of employment.
- For Career and Technical Workforce Area a Bachelor’s degree in the subject area, or related field with outstanding related industry experience with industry vendor certifications may be used in lieu of a master’s degree requirement.
- Minimum of three (3) years industry experience required.
- Experience with technology used in Distance Education is a plus.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Must provide resume and cover letter and a statement of teaching philosophy.
- Must be able to teach day, evening, or weekend classes.
- Must have working knowledge and skill in presentation software.
- Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse professional, community and student population.
- Must possess good organizational and planning skills.
- Must possess sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities.
- Must demonstrate ability to inspire and motivate students in a learning-centered environment.
- Must be self-disciplined and able to effectively manage others
Doctoral Degree is required for rank of Assistant Professor.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send cover letter, resume, transcript(s), and three references to:
Wayne H. Bryant, Director of Human Resources
ATTN: Instructor/Assistant Professor Computer Information Systems
Southern University at Shreveport
3050 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Shreveport, LA 71107
HResource@susla.edu (NOTE: Please type “Instructor/Assistant Professor Computer Information Systems” in the Subject line)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications begins Tuesday, November 17, 2020 and continues until the position is filled.
Southern University at Shreveport does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability. Title IX Coordinator: Dr. Tuesday W. Mahoney, Johnny L. Vance, Jr. Student Activity Center, Room 208, (318) 670-9201. Section 504 Coordinator: Ms. Jerushka Ellis, Health & Physical Education Complex, Room 314, (318) 670-9367.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform duties.
Criminal background check and reference verification is required.
Southern University at Shreveport, an institution within the Southern University and A & M System, seeks to provide quality education for its students, while being committed to the total community. This institution prepares students for careers in technical and occupational fields; awards certificates, diplomas and associate degrees; and offers courses and programs that are transferable to other colleges and universities. Dedicated to excellence in instruction and community service, this open enrollment institution promotes cultural diversity, provides developmental and continuing education, and seeks partnerships with business and industry.