Adjunct/Affiliate Professor of Computer Information Systems (in-seat only) College of Undergraduate Studies Job at Colorado Christian University, Lakewood, CO

  • Colorado Christian University
  • Lakewood, CO

Job Description


About the Job  

The primary responsibility of the Affiliate (Adjunct) Professor of Computer Information Systems (CIS) is to engage students in the College of Undergraduate Studies with a meaningful and effective teaching style. This includes staying up-to-date on the latest CIS developments, employing a variety of teaching techniques, showing dedication and caring for student learning, as well as incorporating the Christian faith and worldview in classrooms. This faculty member will teach 100-500 level courses within the field of CIS. Courses include Advanced Programming, Data Communications and Network Management, Advanced Database Administration and Implementation, Web Design, and others found on the CCU website. Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays, pay is $3000 per 3-credit course, and this position begins Fall 2021. This is not an online teaching position. Applicants for this role must be able to teach courses in-seat at CCU’s main campus in Lakewood, Colorado.  

About CCU  

Colorado Christian University is the premier interdenominational Christian university in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region, delivering world class education to thousands of students. The fully accredited, nonprofit University is located in Lakewood, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. 

Colorado Christian University was founded in 1914 on two principles — grace and truth. CCU’s scriptural foundation comes from John 1:17: For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. (ESV) 

CCU's mission is Christ-centered higher education transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth. 

A leader in higher education, the University has been consistently ranked in the top 2 percent of colleges and universities nationwide for its core curriculum by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. CCU has had nine consecutive years of enrollment growth and has been named one of the five fastest-growing master’s granting universities by The Chronicle of Higher Education

CCU offers more than 200 degree program options for traditional and adult students through its College of Undergraduate Studies and College of Adult and Graduate Studies. More than 9,000 students attend the University on the main campus, in regional centers throughout Colorado, and online. 

Scripture states all Christians are called to serve Christ and to minister to others. Because Christians are individuals with different gifts and callings, we serve Christ in a variety of ministry vocations. CCU invites you to explore how you may use your calling and gifts at the University. 


What is most appealing about working at CCU?  

  1. Faith-friendly: CCU’s culture is unique to higher education. Where else can you pursue academic excellence yet read the Holy Bible, pray with teammates and students at work, and work to impact our culture in support of Christian values?
  2. Convictionally Christian: As a university, we have an enduring commitment to Christ, his kingdom and the truth of God’s Word.
  3. Live out your calling: We are a traditional evangelical university where you can invest your God-given talents and abilities alongside coworkers and teammates, while having a profound influence on students as they deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ.
  4. Equip students for kingdom work: You can be a part of helping students discover their callings and preparing them for positions of significant leadership in the church, business, government, education, and other professions, as a key part of our University's Strategic Priorities.

We’re looking for candidates who have:  

  1. A master’s or doctoral degree in Computer Information Systems or related field from an accredited college/university. A master’s degree is required.
  2. Experience and/or certification in one/some of the following skill sets: C#, HTML/CSS3/JavaScript, Python, ASP.NET, MVC, SQL Server, T-SQL DDL/DML, SSIS, data warehouse concepts and design, Windows Server, networking, administration, TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, routing, project management, and cloud-based technologies (AWS, Azure).
  3. Three or more years of successful teaching experience in a college or university is preferred, with a proven track record of student learning and engagement through previous classroom evaluations by students or faculty administration.
  4. Demonstrated superior oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills.
  5. Passion for Christ-centered higher education and dedication to the integration of faith and learning in the business fields. Deeply committed to student success.
  6. Proficiency in appropriate Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and ability to use appropriate software/technology such as a collegiate learning management system (LMS) in the learning environment.
  7. Commitment to learning new ideas for classroom presentations and dynamic class interactions to engage student learning in a meaningful way.

Key Job Duties  

  1. Contribute to CCU’s mission: Christ-centered higher education, transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth. The School of Business faculty contribute to the University’s mission in the classroom and beyond by participating in our Christ-centered community; promoting exemplary academics to foster professional competence; and engaging in spiritual formation, with the express intent to prepare students to transform their professions, churches, and communities.
  2. Advocate for CCU’s mission, traditional Christian beliefs, and the Strategic Priorities.
  3. Teach assigned undergraduate courses in accord with all standard policies and procedures within the School of Business and Leadership using a variety of best-practice teaching and learning strategies, including classroom and online technology, to enhance instruction.
  4. Develop, implement, evaluate, and revise assigned course curriculum, teaching-learning practices, and assessment of program and student learning outcomes related to knowledge and competency.
  5. Advise and mentor SBL students and be available to individual students for formal consultations and informal mentoring (can be done remotely).
  6. SBL professors are all “Practitioner Professors” and each must demonstrate strong prior and ongoing experience in the general field of business.
  7. Collaborate with the Dean of the School of Business and Leadership with other duties as assigned.

Work Environment  

While performing the duties of this job, you may be required to walk, stand, sit, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, speak with clarity, and have appropriate vision and hearing capabilities. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee may work occasional irregular hours, including some nights and weekends. Regular public presentations to students, parents, and external constituents required. Colorado Christian University expects all faculty and staff to become a part of the University community by participating in activities and events that occur on the campus throughout the year, which may occur during evenings and weekends. 

Spiritual Requirements

  1. Committed follower of Jesus Christ, who believes there is no salvation apart from faith in his atonement on the cross, by grace alone becoming "born again" thus beginning a personal relationship with Christ, the Son of God.
  2. Able to effectively communicate personal faith and apply biblical principles and convictions in the workplace. Must have a strong sense of calling to the ministry of Colorado Christian University.
  3. Regularly attend and be engaged in meaningful involvement in a Bible-believing evangelical local church. Knowledgeable about the Word of God and passionate about Christian education.
  4. Must be a traditional evangelical Christian whose lifestyle is in consonance with sound Christian principles, is compatible with CCU’s Statement of Faith, and is in agreement with the Strategic Priorities promulgated by the University.
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Colorado Christian University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status. CCU is committed to an environment free from discrimination and harassment and calls on every member of the university community to be vigilant in deterring and reporting all violations. CCU does reserve the right to exercise preference on the basis of religion in all of its employment practices. All employees who work at CCU must demonstrate a spiritual testimony consistent with our evangelical mission and follow our lifestyle expectations.

Job Tags

Local area, Remote job, Night shift, Afternoon shift,

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