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POSITION:  Assistant or Associate Professor of Computer Science, Non-Tenure Track (Exempt)

COLLEGE/DEPARTMENT:  Holland School of Sciences & Mathematics

SUPERVISOR TITLE:  Department Chair of Computer Science


EXEMPTION:  Teacher Exemption

LOCATION: HSU Campus, Abilene, Texas

TARGET HIRE DATE:  8/20/2024

Candidate must profess a Christian Faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU as reflected in the University's Statement of Faith.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Human Resources 325-670-1259 or 


The Holland School of Science and Mathematics invites candidates to apply to join a growing area of the university. The University is expanding heavily in STEM initiatives including engineering, technology, and health care. The Computer Science department will be an integral part of this growth.  The department has a solid student group with near 100% placement for graduates while also supporting other areas such as cybersecurity.

The CS department is looking for a non-tenure track faculty member to teach undergraduate courses. The candidate must possess a master’s degree in computer science or related field with preference given to those with a Ph.D. The teaching load is 12 credits per semester with summer teaching possible with additional compensation. The CS department teaches topics in programming, database, networking, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, UI/UX, system administration, and web development. While the primary focus is imparting knowledge in the classroom, it is the goal of the CS department to develop students into productive community members; therefore, experience outside the classroom of mentoring and discipling is also expected.


Candidate for this position must submit the following application materials via Cornerstone Applicant Management System: (1) Cover letter describing how the candidate fits the duties, responsibilities, and qualifications described for this position, (2) Current curriculum vitae (CV), (3) Evidence of teaching ability and a teaching philosophy statement, (4) Statement of Christian Faith, and (5) at least three letters of reference providing information as to how the candidate can fulfill the duties, responsibilities, and qualifications described for this position. Applicants should have reference letters emailed directly to Mrs. Laura Seaton (


Provide exemplary teaching of introductory and upper-level Computer Science classes.

Advise current and prospective students studying Computer Science.

Collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, administrators, and members of the community.

Participate in recruitment activities for the Computer Science program as well as the university.

Provide service to the university through involvement in committees as well as university activities (e.g., commencement).

Engage in ongoing scholarly work as well as professional development.


There are no supervisor responsibilities, except for student workers.

COMPETENCIES: As a part of a Teaching Philosophy, address each competency listed below describing your background and qualifications in each area.

Interview decisions are partially based on this information.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies.

Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs workflows and procedures.

Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings.

Performance Coaching - Defines responsibilities and expectations; sets goals and objectives; gives performance feedback; motivates for increased results; recognizes contributions; encourages training and development.

Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions

Achievement Focus - Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; recognizes and acts on opportunities; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able 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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES (Language, Mathematical, Reasoning and Computer Skills):

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to comprehend and apply principles of advanced calculus, modern algebra, and advanced statistical theory. Ability to work with concepts such as limits, rings, quadratic and differential equations, and proofs of theorems.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

COMPUTER SKILLS: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software; Internet software; Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software, Design software; Payroll systems and Order processing systems.


A master’s degree in Computer Science (or closely related area) is required.

A doctoral degree is preferred, though ABD candidates will be considered.

Teaching experience is preferred.


None are required for this position at this time.


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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand; walk and talk or hear. 

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 

The job is sedentary in nature. Must be able to sit for long periods of time while performing office and computer operations.

Must be able to stand and walk during teaching and programming events/activities.

Must be able to make trips across campus to various buildings and offices.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


This position is a Full-Time, Exempt Level Faculty position with a teaching load at the Hardin-Simmons University campus.

In addition to teaching, this position often requires extensive evening and/or week-end work in order to meet academic deadlines and/or to attend various campus events, graduation ceremonies, etc.

Ability to travel for recruiting or training is desired.

Must have and maintain a valid Class C Driver’s License and maintain a clear driving record to be insurable under the university liability policy.

Must be able to drive to complete work assignments on and off campus, as needed.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: For more information concerning benefits offered to HSU employees, see the HSU Benefits Summary on the HSU website.


HSU complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws including those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, sex, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information and military service. HSU is a private university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas and may lawfully consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. HSU is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith and fully support HSU’s mission. 

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HSU provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment, except when the accommodation would impose an undue hardship. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources.


HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. HSU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university’s financial and physical assets. Therefore, Hardin-Simmons University conducts background checks. Depending on the position, applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check process. As a non-profit institution of higher education committed to Christian faith and values, the University exercises its rights under state and federal law to use religion as a factor in making employment decisions.