Computer Science/Networking Engineering Faculty Position

Computer Science/Networking Engineering Faculty Position

Southern Nazarene University’s (SNU) mission is to transform lives through higher education in a Christ-centered community of scholars, we model the hospitality of grace, the pursuit of truth and the practice of discipleship, all within the Wesleyan-holiness tradition, as we prepare graduates who think with clarity, act with integrity and serve with purpose.

Southern Nazarene University is seeking to fill a full-time, 11-month faculty position in the Department of Computer Science/Network Engineering beginning July 2014 (negotiable).

The candidate must have a M.S. in an appropriate area of Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.  The candidate must also have the following certifications: Cisco CCNA (or CCent), Cisco CCNA Security, Cisco Trainer, Microsoft MCITP, Microsoft MCSE, and Microsoft MCT.  Additional security certifications are preferred.

The candidate should be committed to the pursuit of academic excellence with an enthusiasm for student interactions.  Also required is a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in a Christian liberal arts university (Wesleyan tradition preferred).  Other desirable abilities include an aptitude for online technology in facilitating learning (e.g., online teaching experience, flipping the classroom, social networking, etc.).

Responsibilities are split between teaching in the department's traditional undergraduate program (3/4 time) and directing the department's degree-completion, night program (1/4 time).  Primary traditional teaching responsibilities include networking courses (approximately 6/year) covering topics such as routing, server administration, and security.  The two major emphases of the traditional program courses are to prepare students for Cisco CCent and Microsoft MCSE certification tests.  Responsibilities for the degree-completion program include scheduling courses, coordinating adjunct teaching schedules, and updating curriculum materials.  This position will also be responsible for managing the department's computer lab resources and the student lab assistant(s).  This position also includes student advising and faculty committee service.

Rank and Salary:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.  An excellent benefits package is included.

SNU offers B.S. degrees in Computer Science, Software Development, and Network Engineering.  The majority of students are preparing for careers in industry as either software engineers or network administrators.  Currently, the students who choose to pursue graduate degrees come from the Computer Science degree, but we are interested in expanding that to include Network Engineering who choose to pursue Master's degrees, specifically in security.  The department maintains two networking labs containing over 50 workstations, 24 Cisco switches, 24 Cisco routers, and a Dell Blade server, all of which are available for student use both inside and outside the classroom.  The department has recently been awarded two grants.  The first is a program development grant for the network engineering program from a local company.  The second is a research grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate applying biologically-inspired emergent leadership to robot teams.

The University:
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the State Board of Education, Southern Nazarene University (SNU) is a private, liberal arts university with a variety of undergraduate, graduate and adult education programs.  As a Christian community of scholars, we model the hospitality of grace, the pursuit of truth and the practice of discipleship, all within the Wesleyan-holiness tradition, as we prepare graduates who THINK with clarity, ACT with integrity and SERVE with purpose.  SNU has an enrollment of approximately 2000 undergraduate and graduate students.

SNU is located on a 44-acre site in Bethany, a western suburb of Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma’s largest city, Oklahoma City is at the crossroads of three interstate highways (I-40, I-44, and I-35) and is served by several national and regional airlines.  Oklahoma City was listed in August 2011 as one of the top 10 best places to live in the United States by the Wall Street Journal. SNU also has an additional campus in Tulsa, OK, which is 90 miles from Oklahoma City.

Application Process:
Go to where you will upload:

  • A cover letter including position sought and reason for interest
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A statement of applicant's philosophy on the integration of Christian faith and learning
  • All undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies of official transcripts are accepted for initial application)
  • Three (3) letters of reference*

  • Reference letters addressed to Dr. Melany Kyzer should be sent preferably by e-mail to the Administrative Assistant Debbie Newlon at or in hardcopy to:

    Southern Nazarene University

    Office of Academic Affairs

    c/o Debbie Newlon, Administrative Assistant

    6729 NW 39th Expressway

    Bethany, OK 73008

    Statement of Nondiscrimination:
    Southern Nazarene University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color,

    national or ethnic origin, marital status, or disability in the recruitment, admission, and

    treatment of students or access to university programs or activities including the operation

    of all university programs, activities, services and employment. The following person has

    been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies including Title

    IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Age Discrimination:

    Dr. Melany Kyzer

    University VPAA

    Southern Nazarene University

    6729 NW 39th Expressway

    Bethany, OK 73008