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Assistant Professor – Computer Science (Des Moines)(2 Positions)

Posted on January 27, 2022
AFT Washington
Central Washington University
Not disclosed
Des Moines, WA
Applications accepted until position filled

Job Duties

The successful candidate will be an effective teacher, researcher, and mentor to a diverse population of students transferring in at the junior level, seeking to become computer science professionals. The successful candidate is responsible to the department chair in matters of teaching assignments, scholarship and service. The candidate will teach an appropriate workload of both general computer science courses, as well as courses within their area of expertise. The candidate will also engage in scholarship and service activities as part of this workload. Faculty will integrate CWU's commitment to diversity and create a learning environment that is welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all students.

About the employer: Central Washington University
A regional comprehensive 4-year public university, CWU offers baccalaureate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. CWU is the top-rated university in Washington State for its economic impact, based on a recent ranking system by The Economist magazine. In addition, the University consistently places among the top public master's degree-granting institutions in the west, according to U.S. News and World Report's annual rankings of colleges. Throughout its history, the University has distinguished itself in many ways, most notably through its quality teaching and academic programs, its student-centered orientation, and a commitment to diversity. At the CWU Des Moines Center, 57.9% of students are students of color and 51% are first generation college students. 61% of the student body is female. The retention rate for all transfer students to the CWU Des Moines Center is 86%. The CWU Des Moines Center is 17 miles south of Downtown Seattle and right in the middle of one of the most vibrant technology hubs in the world. The Seattle area is the headquarters of ten Fortune 500 companies including Amazon and Microsoft. Many other technology companies including Expedia, Google, and Facebook employ over 2,000 people in the Seattle area. The world headquarters of Blue Origin is less than five miles from the CWU Des Moines Center. The city of Des Moines is a bedroom community just south of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with some of the lowest home prices in the Seattle area. The CWU Des Moines Center is on occupied Duwamish, Snohomish, Coastal Salish, Muckleshoot and Puyallup lands. We acknowledge all Indigenous and First People of the land and space in which we live and breathe.
About your union: AFT Washington

AFT Washington is a state federation affiliated with the 1.6 million American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO. We represent about 6,500 members including faculty from the community and technical colleges and pre-K through 12 classified employees. We also jointly represent professors at Eastern, Central, and Western Washington universities and The Evergreen College with the Washington Education Association. The mission of AFT Washington is to voice the ideals of our locals and members for workplace fairness and social justice while strengthening and focusing their collective power to attain those ideals.


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