Program Director, Doctor of Computer Science

Job Summary

The Department of Computer Science at Judson University seeks a Program Director for the Doctor of Computer Science program. This position is a full-time, professional track faculty position with split teaching load and program administration. The ideal candidate will have a doctorate in Computer Science or related field with experience leading academic programs in higher education.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Maintain the currency of program content and learning resources, which includes new course development
  • Recruit, Orient, Develop, and Evaluate full and part-time faculty
  • Respond to program-related faculty concerns
  • Work with Program Manager to ensure faculty/adjunct contracts are timely and correct
  • Facilitate program orientation for new students
  • Advise/refer students as appropriate
  • Remain professionally active, keeping pace with current teaching, and learning theories and developments in the Program field
  • Participate in appropriate institutional meetings
  • Participate on committees which are assigned
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Teach within program as agreed upon with Associate Provost for Curriculum

Required qualifications:

  • PhD in computer science or related information technology.
  • Collaborative skills to work with colleagues in the Department and throughout the University.
  • Proficiency in industry standard software; GIT, Linux and Amazon AWS.
  • Demonstrate an active and growing Christian faith.
  • Support Christian liberal arts education, with the ability to integrate faith in the discipline in an engaging and compelling manner.
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching within a Christ-centered academic community.
  • Create course syllabi, design course layout using eLearn/Moodle learning management system.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Teaching experience at the graduate level preferred.
  • Course design certification in a virtual environment.
  • Membership in an appropriate professional association.
  • Coach individuals on how to align their talents to assist colleagues.
  • Familiarity with C and Java programming languages along with an advanced degree in computer science or related information technology.

Rank and salary based on qualifications, education, and work experience.

Contact Information

Applicants must provide a complete application packet including:

  • Letter of application
  • Faculty application
  • Curriculum vitae, and
  • Unofficial transcripts of both undergraduate and graduate work (official transcripts will be required upon hiring) and

Please submit all application materials to: Mrs. Christina Cariello, Executive Assistant to the Provost, at


For full consideration, please submit all required materials as soon as possible. This position will remain open until filled. The appointment will begin August 2022.

About Judson University

Judson University is a Christian institution representing the Church at work in higher education. Its campus is located along the picturesque Fox River in the city of Elgin just 45 miles northwest of Chicago, Judson is home to over 1,200 students from 36 states and 26 countries. We offer more than 50 undergraduate majors, minors, and pre-professional programs; 7 master’s degrees and three doctoral programs.

The Doctor of Education in Computer Science (DCS) program at Judson University graduates exemplary scholars prepared to make substantial contributions to the Computer Science field as practitioners, researchers, and thought-leaders. This doctoral program is designed for those who want to contribute to their profession as Computer Science strategists, educators, academic administrators, training and development professionals, and presenters of professional development in the Computer Science world.

Judson University has an established policy of equal academic and employment opportunity. This policy is applied to all qualified students, employees, and applicants for admission or employment, in all University programs and activities, without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, or military or veteran status.