The Point Loma Nazarene University community is, and intends to be, a decidedly Christian community, as exhibited by our shared beliefs, corporate practices, and Christlike character.
The Department of Mathematical, Information and Computer Sciences is seeking candidates for a full-time tenure-track teaching position in computer science. The Department is seeking an individual capable of excellent teaching, committed to significant involvement with students both within and outside of the classroom, and interested in participating in the department’s service learning and undergraduate research programs.
The Department of Mathematical, Information and Computer Sciences offers B.S. and B.A. degrees in Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics and Data Science. The computer science degrees offer specializations in software engineering, technical applications, and cyber security. We are also very interested in the applications of computing to other fields with a focus on data analytics. In addition the department is home to an adult degree completion program in Computer Information Technology. The department is also working in partnership with the Department of Physics and Engineering to create engineering degrees in Computer Science Engineering and Electrical Engineering.
The department has a strong commitment to quality teaching, and passion for building Christian community with students, a tradition of undergraduate research, and experience in using our technological skills to work cooperatively with other academic programs. We have partnered with the natural sciences, psychology, and business in developing both academic programs and research projects.
Responsibilities begin August 2022 and will include teaching a wide variety of courses in computer science. Academic rank will be based on degrees and experience. The compensation level also depends upon the education and experience of the appointee. There are opportunities for university assistance with the cost of housing in Southern California. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The University encourages applications from women and under-represented minorities.
Teach in the area of mathematics and statistics including some general education and service courses.
Engage in personal scholarship and scholarship with students
Advise students academically, spiritually, and socially
Participate in departmental activities and governance
Serve on university faculty committees and perform other normal faculty duties
Education: Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related field.
Experience: Evidence of a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching.
Philosophical: Thorough commitment to the concept of Christian liberal arts education and a desire to work in a Christian university. Supportive of the religious and educational goals of the university and its sponsoring denomination.
Personal: Evidence of Christian commitment and active church involvement.
Selection Process: Applicants will be expected to submit a completed application, including a current CV, statement of faith, philosophy of teaching, and plans for ongoing scholarly activity. All applicants will be reviewed and evaluated. From this pool of applicants, a limited number will be selected for a phone interview and a final interview. The interview process will include:
Dialogue with students and faculty in the Department of Mathematical, Information and Computer Sciences, and the Department of Physics and Engineering
Lecture presented to faculty and students in the Department of Mathematical, Information and Computer Sciences
Interview with the Department Chair
Interview with the Dean of the Colleges
Interview with the Provost
Interview with the President of the University
At the time of completing application, you will need the following documents to upload:
Statement of Personal Faith
Philosophy of Teaching in Christian Higher Education
3 Letters of References (for confidential references, have letters sent to the Department Chair or email@example.com)
Unofficial Transcripts for highest degree completed
3 Teacher Evaluations (if available)
If you have question about items for the application, please contact the department chair Dr. Maria Zack at firstname.lastname@example.org
PLNU is a vibrant Christian liberal arts university in the evangelical, Wesleyan tradition with an undergraduate and graduate student body of around 4000 including over 40% students of color. PLNU seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in the practice of teaching and scholarship. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide quality educational and employment opportunities, PLNU actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.
Philosophical: Thorough commitment to the concept of Christian liberal arts education. Desire to work in an evangelical institution in the Wesleyan tradition. Supportive of the religious and educational goals of the university and its sponsoring denomination. Personal: Evidence of Christian commitment and active church involvement.
Point Loma Nazarene University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices or procedures. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide quality educational and employment opportunities, PLNU actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.
Point Loma Nazarene University is known for being forward-thinking. At PLNU, academics, faith, and community are all vital. Students benefit from this balanced approach to education and leave PLNU prepared to think, act, and contribute to the world.
In addition to more than 60 undergraduate areas of study, PLNU offers graduate program regional centers throughout Southern California. PLNU serves more than 3,500 students.