NCSSM and the Department of Engineering and Computer Science foster an environment of collaboration across departments and divisions and support community-engaged service and research. NCSSM is proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse application pool for this position. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. If you are an individual with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process, please contact us at email@example.com.
Description of Duties:
This position reports to the Chair of Computer Science and is primarily responsible for providing instruction for assigned courses. As general duties of the position, an NCSSM instructor is expected to plan and develop an instructional program that helps students assimilate content and skills specific to each course; to develop and communicate clear course objectives and goals to students; to structure and manage an environment conducive to learning; to maintain the condition of classroom equipment and monitor and disseminate supplies of consumable laboratory materials; to regularly monitor and evaluate student progress, providing them with resources and feedback on their performance; to hold tutorial sessions and/or office hours as outlined by the department and in response to student needs; and to model for students responsibility to self and others. These expectations will necessarily be extended to the multiple different teaching formats that are supported by the department, including formats for broadcast, remote, hybrid and online teaching as well as in-person instruction at the home campus (Morganton for this position). Computer Science Instructors may also teach courses in another of the departmental disciplines (Engineering, Artificial Intelligence and Data Science) when applicable to the skill set, background, and interest of the instructor.
Instructors in this position are also expected to follow NCSSM’s philosophy, policies, and procedures; to attend faculty meetings convened for coordination of school activities; to effectively collaborate with colleagues; and to participate in professional development and activities designed for personal intellectual growth. They are further asked to dedicate substantial time towards participation in the academic community within and beyond the school through one or more of the following activities: professional outreach in the form of information, service, and expertise to other schools and organizations; assisting students on special projects or independent, individual or small-group seminar-style study; facilitating student aspirations for college with supportive recommendation letters; developing new course curricula; and providing advising and supervision for school-sponsored programs and extracurricular activities.
The instructor schedule will also include the possibility of one or more courses delivered to the Online program, remotely to the Durham campus, or provided to both Morganton and Durham in a dual-classroom hybrid setting.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Competitive candidates will have experience teaching courses in computer science or a closely related discipline; experience in using educational technology; commitment to designing new curriculum; and a willingness to participate in residential school programs including social, recreational, and advisory responsibilities at times other than usual school hours.
Preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities for Computer Science instructors include the ability to code in one or more modern programming languages (Java, C, Python), and familiarity with current computer science topics that may include Data Structures, AI, Privacy and Security, Data Science, HCI, Visualization, or other advanced computing topics.
Minimum Education and Experience:
A Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related technical field, or a Master’s degree in Education with a technical Bachelor’s degree.
Preferred experience includes teaching in engineering, computer science or related technical field, preferably with secondary students or with undergraduates at the freshman/sophomore level; preparation for teaching a diverse student population as demonstrated by training and experience.
Team NCSSM Benefits:
Free On-campus Parking
Vacation: Varied based on EHRA or SHRA Classification. For SHRA and Faculty, earn from 14 days to 26 days per year based on years of state service (part-time employees are pro-rated). EHRA SAAO Group I, receives 26 days per year and EHRA SAAO Group II/Instructional (IRIT), receives 24 days per year. Leave is earned monthly.
Sick Leave: 12 days per year.
Additional Leave: Family Medical Leave (FMLA), Paid Parental Leave (PPL), Civil Leave, Extended Illness, Short/Long Term Disability, Family Illness Leave, Military Leave, Community Service Leave, Bonus Leave, Voluntary Shared Leave and Leave Without Pay.
Holidays: 12 days per year
Retirement: Required participation for all employees working 3/4 time or more. Option (1) Teachers’ and State Employees’ Retirement System (TSERS) requires 6% of gross salary. Employees are vested for retirement after 5 years. Option (2) The Optional Retirement Program (ORP) requires 6% of gross salary. Employees in ORP are vested after 5 years of participating in ORP. As a participant in either retirement program, you are automatically covered for short-term disability (eligible after 1 year of service/no cost), long term disability (eligible after 5 year of service/no cost). Death benefit of minimum $25,000/maximum $50,000 based on previous 12 month salary (eligible after 1 year of service/no cost).
Supplemental Retirement Plans:Supplemental retirement plans provide an additional opportunity to help you reach your retirement goals. Supplemental Plan offerings such as a 401(k), 403(b), or 457(b) on a Roth (after-tax) or pre-tax contributions from several different vendors.
Health Insurance: Employee only coverage under the State Health Plan (PPO) is provided to employees that work 30 or more hours a week. The cost is determined by the type of coverage elected by the employee. Dependent coverage is available by payroll deduction.
Voluntary Group Term Life Insurance: Securian (This is an after-tax plan and is portable)
Longevity: Payable to SHRA employees after 10 years of creditable state service (EHRA employees are not eligible).
Tuition Waiver: Three courses per academic year tuition free (at any of UNC 17 campuses that offer courses) for permanent full-time employees. Under Educational Assistance, tuition reimbursement may be available for attendance at Community Colleges provided courses taken pertain to current job or upgrades current job skills.
State Employees Credit Union: Membership welcomed. Contact the SECU Credit Union for information.
Community Service: 24 hours leave credited each calendar year (prorated for part-time) unless you choose the Mentoring/ tutoring option – 1 hour each week up to a max of 36 hours that schools are in session as documented by the elected board of the local education agency or the governing authority of any non-public school.
Facilities: Library & Gymnasium - other athletic facilities available at no cost to employees. Cafeteria on site.
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) is a world-class public high school with statewide reach empowering academically talented students from diverse backgrounds from every corner of the state to design their own future. We offer residential high school programs in Durham and Morganton for juniors and seniors or virtual high school courses and programs that students can take alongside their local curriculum, all tuition free. Our wide array of summer offerings for rising 5th- through 12th-graders includes free opportunities for in-state students alongside paid options for students from anywhere in the world. NCSSM Extended Learning partners with communities and regions to advance student learning and outcomes.
Specializing in science, technology, engineering, and math, and embracing the fine arts and humanities, NCSSM has become the model for 18 such specialized schools around the globe since its founding in 1980 and is a full constituent of the University of North Carolina System. NCSSM’s Ignite + Transform comprehensive campaign seeks to raise $50 million in private support for our mission.
The new NCSSM-Morganton campus opened in 2022 for summer programs and its first fall academic term. NCSSM-Morganton focuses on the booming fields of data science and artificial intelligence, preparing the leaders of tomorrow to navigate a future driven by data and machine learning, with emphasis on the humanistic implications and ethical use of these tools.
Nearly two-thirds of NCSSM graduates earn a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field -- over three times the national average, including 58 percent of our underrepresented minority graduates, which is nearly four times the national average. Nearly three-quarters have earned or are seeking a graduate degree. A 2020 economic impact study found that 54 percent of our alumni continue to live and work in North Carolina, catalyzing nearly $1.3 billion in annual economic activity. NCSSM values the diversity in our student body, and all members of the NCSSM community are expected to foster a safe environment of respect and inclusion for all faculty, staff, and students.
Please complete your application in full. All required Competencies, Work History, and Credentials must appear on the application in the Education and Work Experience sections of the application to receive consideration during the selection process. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the State Application form in its entirety. “See Attached Resume or an Embedded Text Resume” will be considered incomplete and will not be processed. Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Please attach a cover letter, CV, and statement of teaching philosophy to the online application before submitting. The cover letter should clearly state which areas of engineering, computer science, and/or related disciplines the candidate feels qualified to teach.
Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a DD form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, along with the state application. Applicants seeking National Guard Preference must attach a NGB 23A (RPAS) if they are a current member of the NC National Guard in good standing. If applicants are a former member of the NC National Guard who served for at least six years and was discharged under honorable conditions, they must attach either a DD256 or NGB 22 along with their state application.
Final candidates are subject to criminal and sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require a motor vehicle check. If the highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at www.wes.org or equivalent service. NCSSM participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.
Please refrain from submitting multiple applications. However, if multiple applications are submitted to a posting, only the most recent application received prior to the posting close date will be accepted. There is a 24 hour waiting period before an applicant can re-apply to a position.
If you have questions, please contact Eric Hunsley, Assistant Director of Human Resources, at 828-347-9139 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) is a world-class public high school with statewide reach empowering academically talented students from diverse backgrounds from every corner of the state to design their own future. We offer residential high school programs in Durham and Morganton for juniors and seniors or virtual high school courses and programs that students can take alongside their local curriculum, all tuition free.