Instructor or Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Job Scope

Working in cooperation with faculty and administrative colleagues, the Instructor or Assistant Professor of Computer Science is responsible for providing high quality instruction, advising, curriculum development/review, and dynamic, student centered, growth oriented leadership and related activities designed to advance College programs and associated courses in information technology.

The Instructor or Assistant Professor of Computer Science will teach the equivalent of 15 credit hours per semester in the discipline which may include: programming, management information systems, data structures, computer organization and architecture, cybersecurity, and others as appropriate.

Other professional responsibilities include academic support and advising, participating in departmental and College-wide governance structures to ensure the quality and integrity of the overall curriculum, program development, participating in the assessment of student learning and course/program effectiveness, staying current in the discipline through involvement in appropriate professional development activities, and otherwise supporting the mission of the College by engaging in appropriate service activities.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  1. Teaches assigned courses in qualified discipline(s).
  2. Participates in curriculum development and maintenance.
  3. Provides academic support and advising to students including establishing and maintaining a schedule of office hours.
  4. Participates in college governance by serving on joint, ad hoc, college, division, and discipline committees.
  5. Participates in the recruitment and hiring of new faculty through participation on search committees.
  6. Participates in the planning and development of affiliated partnerships including the establishment of an Advisory Committee.
  7. Participates in college and community service activities.
  8. Participates in professional growth activities and maintains awareness of new trends and developments within areas of instructional responsibility.
  9. Recommends textbooks and supplementary materials (software, etc.) appropriate to the needs of students and course requirements.

Direct Reports


Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education: Master’s degree in Computer Science, education, or related field required.

Experience & Knowledge: 5 years employment in the field; teaching experience in postsecondary and/or vocation education preferred; demonstrated ability to work with a diverse student population. Familiarity and/or experience with many of the following, or related technologies: Java, C++, C#, Python, SQL, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Visual Basic, Linux, Core Computer Science data structures/algorithms.

Computer Skills: MS Office, LMS such as Schoology preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: COMPTIA A+, COMPTIA Net+, CCNA, MCP, MCSA, MCSE and/or MCT, or other computer certifications are highly desired but not required. 

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to write, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee may occasionally have to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment: Typical office environment with a quiet to moderate noise level.

Date available: January 2020

Rank & Salary: Rank and Salary are governed by the Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement and are dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Deadline to Apply: Friday, September 6, 2019 by 4:00 p.m.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, fully completed employment applications received by the deadline with all required application materials will receive guaranteed priority consideration.

Application materials required for full consideration:

  • Employment Application
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Unofficial Transcripts (if submitting more than one, please combine them into one document before uploading)

To Apply: Click here for the Employment Application.

Please note that employment applications referencing ‘see resume’ or similar phrases are considered incomplete and may not be considered. For guaranteed priority consideration, applicants must submit a fully completed employment application with all required application materials by the deadline.

Please do not call in regards to the status of your application. Only those candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Benefits: The College offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage to full-time employees and their dependents. Benefits package also includes short-term/long-term disability, retirement, life insurance, personal days, and sick leave.

Please note that the College does not offer relocation assistance.

Please do not fax or mail any documentation. Official College transcripts are required upon hire.

Employment is contingent upon submission and satisfactory review of any background check clearances as may be required by Pennsylvania Act 153. Please refer to our Pre-Employment Background Check Information page for more detailed information.

Successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States and not require work authorization sponsorship by Pennsylvania Highlands Community College for any position now or in the future.

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Pennsylvania Highlands Community College promotes a drug-free workplace.

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.