Fulfill your calling at Indiana Wesleyan University

Careers at IWU

Applicant Login

Work type



Endowed Chair of Computer Science

Apply now Job no: 493486
Work type: Faculty (Full Time)
Location: Marion, IN
Categories: Information Technology, Faculty

Job Title: Endowed Chair of Computer Science

Reporting Relationship: Chair, Division of Mathematics, Engineering, and Computer Science

Department: Computer and Info. Sciences

Campus Location: Onsite in Marion, Indiana

Summary of Position:    Indiana Wesleyan University seeks applications for the Clapp Endowed Chair of Computer Science on the Marion, Indiana campus. This position is a full-time faculty position, supported by an endowment. The Clapp chair is allowed a reduced teaching load to allow time for research and other scholarly activities, including summer activities. Additional funding is available for these scholarly endeavors, as well as professional travel and program development. Ideal candidates would provide evidence of experience that equates to the rank of Full Professor. However, other applicants may be considered based on education and significant professional accomplishments in the technology industry. The Chair will have broad opportunity to define this new position and apply its resources to strengthen the Computer Science Department and his or her own professional growth. Applicants should show evidence of personal faith in Jesus Christ, full agreement with the Wesleyan-Arminian theology, and commitment to liberal arts learning and the integration of Christian faith and learning.

Starting Fall 2024.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teaching a reduced load of undergraduate computer science courses
  • Collaborating with the engineering program
  • Involving undergraduate students in scholarship
  • Mentoring students
  • Building partnerships with regional industry
  • Developing curriculum
  • Serving the university on councils and committees 

Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


  • Possession of an earned doctorate in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or another closely related field


  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to work with diverse faculty, staff, and students
  • Prior undergraduate teaching experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to manage undergraduate research preferred

Required Skills

  • A commitment to teaching excellence within a Christ-centered academic community is essential
  • Demonstrates a mature personal faith in Jesus Christ and embraces the theological and lifestyle commitments of the Wesleyan Church
  • Possesses the interpersonal qualities and skills to work effectively as a member of the Indiana Wesleyan University faculty
  • Willingness to learn and use our online course management system
  • Willingness to learn new instructional strategies and techniques
  • Skills for evaluation of the impact of teaching on the teaching-learning process and implementation of modifications as appropriate
  • Skills in interpreting and acting upon recommendations identified in course and program evaluation

Diversity Statement

IWU commits to create a community that reflects kingdom diversity. We will foster an intentional environment that exhibits honor, respect, and dignity. Acknowledging visible or invisible differences, our community authentically values each member’s earthly and eternal worth. We refute ignorance and isolation and embrace deliberate and courageous engagement.


As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.


Advertised: US Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: US Eastern Daylight Time

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend

Indiana Wesleyan University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education. Indiana Wesleyan University admits students and employees of any race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, service in the military, or any other status protected by law. These have access to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally made available to students or employees at the University. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, or age, service in the military, or any other status protected by law, in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other administered programs, and all phases of employment, including hiring, promotion, demotion, treatment during employment, rates of pay or other compensation, and termination of employment.