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The University of Denver has the distinction of being the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region, giving it a tradition of 150 years of academic excellence. The University of Denver's college of professional and continuing studies, University College, is a leader in adult education, providing fully accredited and affordable educational experiences specifically designed for busy adults.

Position Summary

The Teaching Assistant Professor and Assistant Academic Director is responsible for various software concentrations in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) program. This role requires deep technical expertise in such areas as software, web, database, and mobile application development. The primary responsibilities are teaching and overall program management, with emphasis on curriculum development, faculty selection and development, and course scheduling and delivery. This position reports to the Academic Director and partners with the Director to ensure that the content of the various software concentrations is current, high quality, and meets the needs of employers and students. The Assistant Academic Director also works with the Director to ensure that the software curriculum integrates with the ICT foundation courses, aligns with ICT program outcomes, and is complementary where appropriate with courses in other concentrations within the ICT program. The Assistant Academic Director also works closely with other members of the ICT extended team such as the academic advisor, instructional support specialists, program assistant, recruiter, and members of student services to assure quality course delivery, support student advising, address student issues, provide support to faculty, and attract new students to the program.

Essential Functions

The Teaching Assistant Professor and Assistant Academic Director is responsible for the following concentrations:

* Database Design & Administration
* Mobile Application Development
* Software Design & Programming
* Web Design & Development

Specific responsibilities with respect to these concentrations include:

* Curriculum development and quality assessment.
* Teach select courses in the concentration areas.
* Faculty recruitment.
* Train and provide support for faculty teaching in these concentrations.
* Review and approve student applicants to the software concentrations.
* Monitor course delivery and address issues.
* Support student advising and help address student issues.
* Identify the knowledge and skills requirements for incoming students.
* Investigate and help develop solutions to address gaps in preparedness of incoming students.
* Develop industry relationships to ensure the curriculum is responsive to employer needs and current with respect to software technologies and practices.
* Identify and lead the development of new programmatic opportunities.
* In partnership with faculty, evaluate courses and lead course updates and new course development.
* Sunset curriculum based on such considerations as content, enrollments, and employer demand.
* Assist with planning and implementing the annual schedule, to include faculty assignments.
* Assist with student recruiting.
* Contribute to strategic initiatives such as the use of technology to enhance online instruction.
* Work with the Academic Director to evaluate and improve the overall ICT program.
* Provide input regarding marketing strategies, collateral, and website content.

Required Qualifications

* Master's Degree in Computer Science or related discipline.
* Demonstrable expertise in current software technologies.
* Strong management, teamwork, and problem solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications

* Ph.D.
* Previous teaching experience.
* Curriculum development and assessment experience.
* Software development experience in areas such as web, mobile, and cloud-based applications.
* Knowledge of best practices in both face-to-face and online course delivery.

Application Deadline

A review of applications will begin immediately. The anticipated start date for this role is September 1, 2018. Early applications will be given preference.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. If you have questions regarding this position, please contact recruiting@du.edu.

Please include the following documents with your application:

* Cover letter outlining your fit with the position and teaching philosophy
* Curriculum Vitae
* Portfolio and/or work samples

PLEASE NOTE: the online application system is limited to uploading 5 files total. Please combine content (clearly labeled) if necessary to upload all required content.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

DepartmentUCOL Administration (222050)Position TypeFull-Time/Regular

About University of Denver

The University of Denver (www.du.edu ), the oldest private university in the Rocky Mountain Region, enrolls approximately 9,500 students in its undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Denver as a Doctoral/Research University-Extensive. Total undergraduate enrollment for Fall 2003 was 4,481, including 1,028 first-year, traditional undergraduate students. Graduate enrollment was 5,024. Overall, 105 nations are represented in the student body, and non-U.S. citizens comprise almost seven percent of the student population. U.S. News and World Report's annual undergraduate rankings place the University of Denver 87th among national doctoral universities and 48th among the top 86 private doctoral universities. In September 2003, the Wall Street Journal ranked the University of Denver's Daniels College of Business #44 among the world's top business schools. The DU College of Law is #78 in the U.S. News and World Report "2004 America's Best Graduate Schools" ranking.