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Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems

at Colorado State University-Pueblo

Posted: 5/3/2019
Job Status: Full Time,Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 2395195

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

The Computer Information Systems faculty is part of CSU-Pueblo, Hasan School of Business. The school offers a BS in Computer  Information Systems, a BSBA in Management with an IT emphasis and a joint BS· CIS/MBA 3 plus 2 program. The CIS program is supported by six full-time faculty members. Program details are available at:
The mission of the Hasan School of Business at Colorado State University-Pueblo is "We transform students, innovate in teaching, conduct ourselves with professionalism, and engage with and positively impact our stakeholders."
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business accredits the Hasan School of Business.  New tenure-track faculty members are assigned nine-hour teaching loads and are expected to engage in on-going scholarly activities. The School enrolls over 600 students in its undergraduate programs (with the largest major in business management) and about 100 students in its MBA  program.  The MBA program is designed to meet the educational needs of working professionals in southeastern Colorado. The School is housed in a modern building and includes 24 full-time tenure/tenure·track faculty members.

This is a temporary, nine month position (with summer  teaching  usually available). The visiting professor will have defined  responsibilities in teaching, and service (University, professional and community).  Courses to be taught may include one or more of the following:
  • Cyber Security and Networking
  • Computer languages (C#, Python)
  • Web  development (xhtml, xml, Javascript, ASP.NET, PHP)

 Position Duties and Responsibilities:

**All responsibilities of faculty members at CSU-Pueblo are in accordance with the Faculty Handbook. The Faculty Handbook is the authoritative guide on specific requirements with regard to teaching assignments, scholarly activity,research,and service.**

Primary Duties
  • Teaches undergraduate and graduate (CIS) courses in accordance with  program needs, including classes in Colorado Springs/ Castle Rock and online courses, as well.  Prepares and presents course materials; administers appropriate tests; evaluates student outcomes; selects texts; prepares, administers and grades assignments; and assigns final grades.  Participates in proposing curriculum changes and program modifications.
  • Participates  in service activities that include support of the cybersecurity center, shared governance, research including grant writing activities, professional service and community service.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Master  in Computer  Information Systems, Management Information Systems, Computer Science/Computer Engineer, or a related  discipline
  • Ability to teach two of the three areas: Cyber Security and Networking, Computer languages (C#, Python), Web development (xhtml, xml, Javascript, ASP.NET, PHP)
  • Successful Post-secondary teaching experience in the information systems field
Preferred Qualifications
  • Doctorate or ABD in Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, Computer Science/ Computer Engineer,or a related discipline
  • Ability or interest to teach Data Analytics (Database, SQL, Tableau) and Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning Technical work experience in the information technology field
  • Two years significant IT work experience
  • Experience with and commitment to working  with diverse student populations and commitment to equity in education at all levels

 Important Information:

All interested candidates must apply through the on-line application system. No other format of application materials will be accepted. Applicants must attach a letter of intent (cover letter); a current resume or CV; an unofficial transcript; and three professional references with contact information to the on-line application. Applications submitted without the required information above will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the selection process. Once submitted, applicants will not be able to make changes or add information to their application packet, with the exception of their personal contact and demographic information.

Early submission of application materials is encouraged. Screening of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, though all applications received by 4 p.m. (MST) on Monday, May 6, 2019 will be given full consideration.

About Colorado State University-Pueblo

Colorado State University-Pueblo is a comprehensive state university with an enrollment of 4,000 students.  CSU-Pueblo provides relevant professional coursework and superior instruction with a small professor-to-student ratio for an ever-changing global economy.  Students can choose from 28 undergraduate programs with 70 fields of study in the College of Science and Mathematics, the Hasan School of Business, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the College of Education, Engineering, and Professional Studies and 10 graduate programs.

CSU-Pueblo is equally committed to serving the diverse population of the region; this emphasis is reflected in the demographic characteristics of the student body. Because more than 25 percent of our students are Hispanic, the Federal Government has designated CSU-Pueblo a Hispanic Serving Institution.  Besides reflecting our commitment to serve this critically important and rapidly-growing segment of the student population, that designation also allows the University to compete for certain federal grant funds to support its ability to better serve all students.  The University also seeks to provide a rich and diverse cultural environment that allows freedom of expression within a spirit of civility and mutual respect.  The public service expected of all members of our community benefits our society - local and global - and builds our sense of citizenship.

Among its unique features, CSU-Pueblo is one of seven schools in the nation to offer a degree in mechatronics, which combines electrical and mechanical engineering. The Hasan School of Business ranks among the top 15 percent of all business schools internationally with graduate and undergraduate programs in business administration accredited by the AACSB International Board of Directors. The College of Education, Engineering and Professional Studies houses an undergraduate engineering program that was ranked in the nation's top 100 by U.S. News and World Report.  CSU-Pueblo has an ever-changing campus landscape that features a newly renovated Library, a new general academic classroom building, and a newly renovated and expanded student center.

At CSU-Pueblo, Student Life offerings have increased significantly with the transition of the campus from a commuter environment to a more traditional collegiate experience.  Competing at the NCAA Division II level, CSU-Pueblo is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and offers 22 varsity intercollegiate sports and also has active intramural and club sports teams that allow students to get involved in campus life.

About Pueblo, Colorado

The city of Pueblo is a historically and culturally rich, diverse city of more than 100,000, located in the southern part of the state along the Arkansas River near the Wet Mountains and the majestic Sangre de Cristo range. Pueblo enjoys ideal year round climate with four distinct mild seasons, crisp mountain air and 300+ days of sunshine per year. Pueblo attracts outdoor enthusiasts to a full slate of summer and winter recreational activities, encompassing water sports at Lake Pueblo, biking or running along Pueblo's beautiful river trail system, golfing, tennis, hiking or skiing in the mountains to the west.  The region is heavily agricultural, with large and small-scale farming and ranching, and a diverse mix of service, manufacturing, and technology industries.

CSU-Pueblo is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history (felony and misdemeanor), national sex offender search, and/or motor vehicle history. Candidates who are extended an offer of employment must submit to and pass a background check prior to beginning employment. Some positions depending on the job duties may be required to complete a DMV and/or credit check.

The University reserves the right to check additional references, with prior notification given to the candidate.

Note: The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be able to submit evidence of the ability to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.

It is the policy of Colorado State University-Pueblo to provide reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants with disabilities.  If you need accommodations, please contact the Human Resources at (719) 549-2441 or

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1990, the University's annual security report is available at:

Colorado State University-Pueblo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Additionally, the University complies with all other relevant, federal, state, and local laws regarding employment practices.