Job Details

Community College of Philadelphia
  • Position Number: 4805285
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Position Type: Science - Computer Science
Posting Details
Position Information
Position Title Computer Science Faculty, Full-Time
Requisition Number FAC00443
General Description The Department of Computer Technologies invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Computer Science for the 2024-2025 academic year.

The Computer Technologies Department includes various degrees and certificates in Computer Science, Information Systems, Network Administration, and Cybersecurity. The department strives to meet the needs of all students interested in obtaining an education in these areas and is focused on preparing diverse cohorts of IT specialists, software engineers, and computer scientists for successful careers. Many of our students transfer to some of the best computing programs in the Philadelphia area, while others move directly into new jobs or progress in their current career paths.

Community College of Philadelphia is an open-admission, associate-degree-granting institution which provides access to higher education for all who may benefit. Its programs of study in the liberal arts and sciences, career technologies, and basic academic skills provide a coherent foundation for college transfer, employment, and lifelong learning. The College serves Philadelphia by preparing its students to be informed and concerned citizens, active participants in the cultural life of the city, and enabled to meet the changing needs of business, industry, and the professions. To help address broad economic, cultural, and political concerns in the city and beyond, the College draws together students from a wide range of ages and backgrounds and seeks to provide the programs and support they need to achieve their goals.

Teaching faculty are an integral part of the larger Academic and Student Success Division at CCP including Workforce Development and Career Training. The Academic and Student Success Division is a community of learners committed to student success as demonstrated through equitable and measurable outcomes, innovative practices, relevant curriculum, quality learning, and a rewarding student experience. As a minority-serving institution, CCP faculty contribute significantly to our collective efforts to improve student success and eliminate racial equity gaps through the utilization of inclusive and high-quality teaching practices.

Specific Responsibilities Teach computing courses that may include foundational computer science and programming, data structures, algorithms, assembly and microarchitecture, and data science to students with a broad range of career interests.

Help community college students further develop their computing and programming skills, professional attitudes and behaviors, for college and workplace success.

Maintain and develop curriculum that are consistent with departmental learning objectives. Work with other faculty and administrators in developing program curriculum, standards, and policies, including reviewing and participating in textbook selection process where appropriate.

Assign grades and maintain course / student records in accordance with FERPA regulations and submit grades and records by established deadlines.

Proactively identify/address student problems.

Participate in continual assessment and course updates to ensure excellence in meeting program and student learning outcomes.

Become expert in curricula and other course materials, prepare lectures, hands-on activities, and presentations for effective teaching.

Facilitate student learning, provide effective instruction, and perform evaluations of student learning for all assigned classes, using each course's standard course outline as a guide.

Meet all classes and other scheduled responsibilities such as office hours and meetings at the designated times. Be available to students via email, phone, or personal conferences. The method of contact and hours of availability should be clearly communicated to supervisors and to students through the course syllabus each semester.

Commitment to participating in the intellectual life of the department, and a willingness to participate in the life of the College through leadership in department and college-wide committees. Active participation in industry related professional development activities, meetings, and/or conferences.

Receive training or stay current in technological or pedagogical advances that promote student learning, including learning and using Publisher's software when applicable.

Attend required trainings and facilitate student engagement on learning management systems.

Establish, maintain and implement a system to effectively attract and retain students for the Computer Science degree program from the Greater Philadelphia region.

Develop and implement student retention related activities, participate in articulation with four-year schools and outreach with area high schools.

Participate in department advisory committee(s) to help fill the needs of area employers by creating lasting relationships that facilitate student and graduate employment opportunities. Develop and maintain working relationships with Philadelphia's tech industry/workforce.

Engage in scholarly activities related to professional development and acquisition of skills related to industry.

Participate in grant work opportunities.

Demonstrate knowledge of and commitment to the mission of Community College of Philadelphia.

Commitment to the College's Mission: Demonstrate a sense of connection and responsibility for helping the College to achieve success through a commitment to its mission, vision, and values.

External and Internal Community Relations: Actively participate in the academic life of the College; including participation in graduation, recruitment events, general assemblies, student life activities and other cross functional teams. Create learning opportunities for students inside and outside of the classroom including opportunities to teach dual-enrollment high school students.

Collaboration: Communicate effectively, share vision, focus on people, initiate positive change, value differences and foster collaboration. Work with and inspire others to achieve college, department, and individual success. Proactively identify/address problems.

Respect for Diversity: Establish an inclusive environment in the classroom. Demonstrate an understanding of, and sensitivity to, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of the College's faculty, staff and students.

Assessment: Full participation in the assessment of student learning and student learning outcomes at the course, program, and institution levels.

Student Success: Strive for excellence in teaching, applying best practices in field of discipline, and modeling behaviors that encourage student success and retention. Utilize innovative teaching strategies and technologies for online learning and other technology tools to meet the learning needs of a diverse student population. Maintain office hours to meet with students outside of the classroom and respond to questions or concerns.

Leadership and Development: Commitment to professional learning and growth, student mentoring, and service to the profession. Remain current in the use of technology, developments within the field of discipline, and developments related to teaching and student success.

Minimum Qualifications An earned master's degree in computer science or a closely related field, such as electrical engineering, computer engineering, software engineering, computational science, or data science. Terminal degree preferred. Any and all degrees must be from a recognized institutional accreditor.

At least one year of experience teaching computer science at the college level, either as the primary instructor or as a graduate teaching assistant.

Mastery of at least three of the following programming languages: Python, Java, C++, R, C, or an assembly language.

Knowledge of, and ability to integrate, current technological applications into our computing courses.

Ability to deliver required, predefined course elements, while drawing from one's own knowledge and experiences, to engage students and make the course their own.

Ability to teach a variety of day and evening, and first- and second-year programming courses, at the main campus and/or at Regional Centers.

Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Commitment to participating in the intellectual life of the department, and a willingness to participate in the life of the College through leadership in department and college-wide committees.

Experience working with students from a diverse range of backgrounds, abilities, and ages required.

Knowledge and/or willingness to develop and teach online and web enhanced courses.

Experience with and commitment to the use of instructional technology.

Preferred Qualifications Verifiable work experience in the field.

Active participation in industry related professional development activities, meetings, and/or conferences.

Prior experience using Canvas Learning Management System.

Active participation in national and/or regional industry professional organizations.

Demonstrated experience teaching diverse student populations and addressing equity gaps.

Demonstrated experience teaching within a community college.

Bilingual or other language proficiency.
Work Location Main Campus
Benefits "Success Starts Here" at Community College of Philadelphia. We recognize that our success as a college and the success of our students starts with our employees. Our employees are vital to our success. Our total compensation package includes a comprehensive offer of benefits that are unrivaled by most.

Full-time faculty and staff benefits include:
College-paid medical, dental, drug, life and disability insurance
Tuition remission (for classes at the college)
Forgivable tuition loan (for classes at any accredited academic institution)
403(b) retirement plan with 10% College contribution with employee contribution 5%
Flexible spending accounts

Additional College benefits:
Winter break: 1 week around the third week in December and New Years
Spring Break: 1 week in March

For More information about the College benefits and eligibility based on employee class, please visit:

Special Instructions to Applicants Interested persons should complete an online application.

Cover letter of interest and CV/resume REQUIRED.
Name and contact information for three (3) references REQUIRED.
Employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of background checks in accordance with the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law.
Must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. Community College of Philadelphia is an affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access employer.

Community College of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Salary Grade or Rank Rank 5 or Rank 6
Salary Range $61,393.00-$77,196.00
Job Posting Open Date
Job Posting Close Date
Position Type Faculty
Job Category
Employment Status Full-Time
Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
1. * How did you hear about Community College of Philadelphia?
o LinkedIn
o The Chronicle of Higher Education
o Community College of Philadelphia Website
o HBCU Career Center
o Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
o Al Dia DIVERSECity Career Fair
o Neighborhood Job Fair & Resource Village (Temple University)
o Other
2. * If your answer to the above question is Other, please note the source below. If this question does not apply to you, enter N/A.
(Open Ended Question)
3. * Do you have an earned master's degree in computer science or a closely related field, such as electrical engineering, computer engineering, software engineering, computational science, or data science?
o Yes
o No
4. * Do you have at least one year of experience teaching computer science at the college level, either as the primary instructor or as a graduate teaching assistant?
o Yes
o No
5. * Do you have experience with and commitment to the use of instructional technology?
o Yes
o No
6. * Do you have the flexibility to teach classes in the day and evening at the main campus, and/or at Regional Centers?
o Yes
o No
7. * Do you have prior experience using a Learning Management System, such as Canvas?
o Yes
o No
8. * Do you have experience teaching diverse student populations and addressing equity gaps?
o Yes
o No
9. * Do you have experience teaching at a community college?
o Yes
o No
10. * Are you bilingual or other language proficiency.
o yes
o no
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
1. Resume
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
4. Unofficial Transcripts
5. References
Optional Documents
1. Teaching Philosophy
2. Writing Sample
3. Letters of Recommendation
4. Other Document ( See Special Instructions to Applicant)

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