Computer Science Educator

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Project Description

A Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) is needed to serve as a Computer Science Educator for Eswatini Medical Christian University (EMCU) in the Kingdom of Eswatini. The Department of Computer Science at EMCU offers a four-year Bachelor of Computer Science degree, and EMCU endeavors to cultivate competent Computer Scientists through profound academic theories and practical methods in the art and science of computers. Innovation and research remain a major focus area, specifically in applying ICT in health and agriculture. The assistance of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) will strengthen the quality of the curriculum and the quality of the graduates produced by the Department of Computer Science.

The Computer Science Educator, with a Master of Science degree in Computer Science or equivalent and five years of experience in teaching and research supervision at the university level, is needed to work alongside local faculty to teach and mentor Computer Science students and work with the university team in the development of new modules, programs and innovative teaching. The PCRV will also supervise and mentor students in their research projects and support community initiatives. The goal of this assignment is to build the capacity of EMCU’s Department of Computer Science to produce students who will build an information and technology-based society that focuses on experiments and hands-on experience to enhance the development of the Kingdom of Eswatini.

Please note that departure dates and other details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations. Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in eSwatini together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

Eswatini Medical Christian University

Required Skills

• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility – some details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations
• Master of Science Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
• Experience in teaching and research supervision at university level
• Team player
• Flexible to serve in under-resourced settings with experience living/working in different cultures

The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Serving in Eswatini

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Medical Considerations

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