Assistant/Associate/Professor of Computer Information Systems


Website Howard Payne University

Department: Computer Information Systems
FLSA status: Full-Time, Exempt Faculty – with full benefits including applicable tuition waivers
Posting date: October 14, 2022
Employment begins: Immediately
Expectation and Condition of Employment – Howard Payne University, a church-related institution
affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, seeks to employ evangelical Christians who are
dedicated to teaching and service as they model the principles of the Christian faith and the University’s
sincere religious beliefs.
Howard Payne University (hereafter, University) is committed to the integration of learning and Christian
faith in the pursuit of truth. Employees are expected to embrace the Christian Mission Statement and Core
Values of the University and must support the University’s affirmation of traditional Christian and Baptist
beliefs by leading lives of service through active involvement in Christian activities both on campus and
through a local church.
Mission Statement – Howard Payne University is a Christ-centered academic community dedicated to
excellence by developing and equipping the whole person for intellectual inquiry, personal and
professional integrity, and service to God and humanity.
Core Values of Howard Payne University – Seeking to engage the life of the mind and the life of the
Spirit, Howard Payne University affirms that:
• God is the loving creator of all things and the author of all truth;
• Because God is the author of all truth, open inquiry is an act of intellect and of faith and is to be
wholly embraced;
• Because open inquiry is an act of intellect and of faith, such efforts must proceed from rigorous
academic standards and genuine commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord;
• For open inquiry to contain rigorous academic standards and genuine Christian commitment,
there must be at all times a supportive learning environment that affirms human dignity for all as
created in the image of God; and
• Committing oneself to the teachings of Jesus will result in Christ-centered, God-honoring and
humanity-serving life choices characterized by honesty, integrity, healthy lifestyles and personal

Applicants offered contingent employment based on the University obtaining a clean background check
agree the contingent offer of employment may be revoked based on the information obtained in the
background check. Background checks will be conducted every three years or as needed.

Job Summary – Promote the CIS program, teach CIS courses, and lead with innovation. Classes taught
may include Database Management, C++ Programming, C# Programming, Analysis of Algorithms, Data
Structures, Networking, Operating Systems, Data Visualization, Web Design, Project Management, and
Systems Analysis and Design. Faculty will also advise students, mentor students, continue professional
development, and accept departmental, school, and university service assignments.

Minimum Qualifications – Only applicants meeting the Minimum Qualifications will be considered:
Master’s degree in Computer Information Systems or a Master’s degree in a related field with 18 graduate
hours in software engineering from an accredited university is required. Preference may be given to a
candidate with a Ph.D. degree.
To perform this job, an individual should have a good working knowledge of Blackboard, commonly used
Internet browsers and Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel software. Must be at least 21 years of age and
maintain a valid Texas driver’s license to drive any vehicle, including personally owned vehicles, on behalf
of the University. Must be able to meet the physical demands and work in the environment described in the
Job Description for this job.

Application Procedure: To be considered, applicants must submit an Employment Application (available
at:, a letter of application addressing in detail how they meet the position
requirements, curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, copies of most
recent teaching evaluations and the names and contact information for three professional references to:

Katrina Lynn
Director of Human Resources
Howard Payne University
1000 Fisk Avenue, Suite 210
Brownwood, TX 76801
Phone: (325) 649-8012

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