Harvey Mudd College, Computer Science

Position ID:HMC-CS-VPCS [#20946]
Position Title: Visiting Professor in Computer Science
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Claremont, California 91711, United States [map]
Subject Area: Computer Science / All areas
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/01/13, finished 2022/05/06)
Position Description:   URMs  

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Computer Science Department at Harvey Mudd College (HMC) invites applications for one-year and two-year Visiting Professor positions in computer science starting in the 2022-23 academic year. Candidates in all areas of computer science and at all ranks, including Associate or Full Professors planning a sabbatical or retirement visit, will be considered. A Ph.D. in computer science or related field is required by the time of appointment. Review of applications will begin by March 4th and continue until the search concludes. Hiring is contingent upon available funding. For two-year appointments, a renewal for the second year will be contingent upon a satisfactory review during the 2023 spring semester and available funding.

HMC is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college (850 students) emphasizing science, mathematics, and engineering. HMC is part of the Claremont Colleges, a consortium that includes five colleges and two graduate schools.

The Computer Science Department currently has sixteen tenure-track faculty members and anticipates conducting a search for additional tenure-track faculty during the 2022-23 academic year with an anticipated start date of Fall 2023. The CS Dept. serves three major programs (the computer science major, the joint major in computer science and mathematics, and the joint major in mathematical and computational biology) totaling more than 120 students in each graduating class. The department and the college place a high value on engaging students from traditionally underrepresented groups, and candidates from these groups are especially encouraged to apply. Among the criteria for appointment are experience with students from diverse backgrounds and/or the ability to teach those students effectively.

Among the department’s strengths are its success in recruiting women (who comprise about half of both our faculty and our majors) to computer science, an innovative and rigorous curriculum that prepares students for both employment and graduate school, and an active research program that involves a substantial number of undergraduates. Most classes are relatively small. The teaching load is two courses per semester, plus supervision of one or two industry-supported senior capstone Computer Science Clinic projects per year. Please visit www.cs.hmc.edu for more information about the department and the Clinic program.

The department will begin accepting applications via the AcademicJobsOnline system immediately. Candidates should submit: (1) a cover letter describing their interests in teaching undergraduates at Harvey Mudd College in particular and in promoting inclusion and diversity in computer science, and (2) a curriculum vita. Candidates may optionally submit: (3) a statement regarding teaching philosophy as well as teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness (4) a statement of research interests and how undergraduates could participate in this work, (5) a statement regarding diversity and inclusion as well as experience or other evidence of commitment to diversity and inclusion, and (6) video or other examples of teaching practices.

Candidates are asked to provide at least two references, with an optional third. Any letter writers indicated in the application will automatically receive a request to upload their letters. At least one letter should address the candidate’s potential as a teacher.

Questions about the position can be addressed to the CS Department chair, at chair@cs.hmc.edu

Harvey Mudd College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination, harassment, and disrespectful or other unprofessional conduct (HMC EEO/Nondiscrimination Statement). https://www.hmc.edu/human-resources/policies-procedures-and-guidelines/

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Further Info:
Department of Computer Science
Harvey Mudd College
301 Platt Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711