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Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure-Track) or Full-time Teaching Faculty Position

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Position Details


Operating Title Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure-Track) or Full-time Teaching Faculty Position
Long Classification Title
Location Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
Department PSU Computer Science & Technology Department     [PACSDX]
Summary of Position

The Computer Science and Technology Department at Plymouth State invites applications for one full time (tenure-track if the minimum qualification is satisfied) faculty position, beginning January 2018 (or August 2018) to spearhead a new B.S. program in Electromechanical Technology and Robotics. The appointee is expected to finalize its curriculum, coordinate this program, and teach some of the related courses.

The department currently offers two undergraduate degree programs: a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Information Technology. At present, the department has five full-time faculty, several part-time faculty, a half-time systems administrator, and serves approximately 150 majors. The department continues to explore innovative approaches, and adopt emerging technologies, to further improve Computer Science and Information Technology education. It also plays a vital role in Plymouth State’s general education program, as well as the cluster-based environment, towards which the university is transforming.

A successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape the new program’s direction and curriculum, and design dedicated laboratory space. The developing Electromechanical Technology and Robotics program has significant support from the administration, especially during this transformative time.
The search is open to all System / Electrical / Computer Engineering, Computer Science and/or Robotics fields of expertise, but preference is given to applicants with experience in Robotics, Mechatronics, and Cyber-physical systems.

Additional Job Information

Review of applications begins October 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled or otherwise closed at the University’s discretion. To receive full consideration for this position, apply online at

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online:

Letter of application describing qualifications
Curriculum vitae
Teaching philosophy statement
Statement of research interests
Three (3) current written letters of recommendation *
Copies of graduate transcripts

*Request for recommendation letters are automated and will be sent out at the time application.

Posting Number/Job Order # PF0122FY18
Acceptable Minimum Qualifications

Master in System / Electrical / Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Robotics, Mechatronics or a related field with 5 years of industry experience;
University-level teaching experience in System / Electrical / Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Robotics, or Mechatronics discipline.
Experience with high-impact, engaging learning techniques in the classroom
Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated collegiality and ability to collaborate with colleagues
Demonstrated commitment to success of all students
Interest in engaging in multidisciplinary research and project involving collaboration with internal and external partners

Additional Required Qualifications for Tenure-Track Consideration:

Earned doctorate in degree in System / Electrical / Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Robotics, Mechatronics or a related field. ABDs will be considered but must have doctorate in hand before the starting date.
A record of scholarship or strong potential for scholarship and/or experience as a practitioner in industry

Additional Preferred Qualifications

Experience as a practitioner in industry
Interest or experience teaching in one or more of the following areas: Digital Systems, Microcontroller and Distributed Systems, Robotics
Experience working on interdisciplinary projects
Interest in developing and teaching courses in the general education program
Experience with team, committee, or other academic leadership

Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

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Faculty Information Tenure-Track
If Renewable or Number of years, please specify
Type of Position Faculty

Posting Details

Posting Date 08/29/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Interested Internal Candidates Exist? No
Appointment Type Regular
If TERM position with benefits, indicate projected end date
Institution Information

Plymouth State University is a primarily undergraduate university situated in central New Hampshire. Surrounded by lakes and mountains, the 170-acre campus provides students with an outstanding natural laboratory for learning and an ideal setting for outdoor recreation. The University has consistently earned national recognition for its commitment to community service, environmental sustainability, academic excellence, and employee wellness.

We are transforming our campus to create a first-of-its-kind university organized around seven integrated clusters:
1. Exploration and Discovery
2. Innovation and Entrepreneurship
3. Arts and Technologies
4. Health and Human Enrichment
5. Justice and Security
6. Education, Democracy and Social Change
7. Tourism, Environment and Sustainable Development

This cluster learning model will provide an innovative learning environment that strengthens our legacy of interdisciplinary study and experiential learning. Now is an exciting time to join Plymouth State and help shape our new kind of university and ultimately tomorrow’s leaders.

This position is responsible for the supervision of Does not supervise
Special Requirements A background check will be required as a condition of employment.
EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

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Duties / Responsibilities

Job Duties


Responsibilities include a strong commitment to teaching, scholarship and service that includes teaching up to 12 credits per semester. Additional responsibilities include advising and mentoring undergraduate students, and providing departmental and university service. Successful applicants will be able to teach computer science and information technology courses across department curricula. Courses range from introductory to advanced topics and may include Introduction to Electromechanical Technology, Computer Hardware, Microcontroller and Distributed Systems, Robotics, and other courses as appropriate. Candidates should be motivated to take a leading role in developing new curricula in the emerging areas of electromechanical technology, and cyber-physical systems. Finally, candidates should have a strong interest in working on interdisciplinary projects across various disciplines.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Research Statement
  4. Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Other 1
  3. Other 2