Harvey Mudd College, Computer Science

Position Title: Computer Science, Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Claremont, California 91711, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Computer Science / All areas
Salary Range:100k - 120k
Appl Deadline:2023/10/15 11:59PMhelp popup filled (posted 2023/06/12, listed until 2023/12/12)
Position Description:    

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The Computer Science Department at Harvey Mudd College (HMC) has multiple tenure-track openings for assistant professors commencing July 1, 2024. Exceptional candidates at higher ranks are welcome to apply. Candidates in all areas of computer science will be considered; candidates demonstrating interest and potential for teaching courses in computer systems, software development, theory, and computational biology are especially encouraged to apply. Successful candidates should have completed a Ph.D. by the time of appointment.  The 9-month salary range for this position is $100k - 120k.

Harvey Mudd College is a highly selective liberal arts college of science, engineering, and mathematics. It is located in Claremont, CA, approximately 35 miles east of Los Angeles, at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains. The college enrolls about 900 students, nearly all living on campus. It is a member of the Claremont Colleges, which comprises five undergraduate colleges, the Claremont Graduate University and the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences.

The Computer Science Department currently has fifteen tenure-track faculty members. It serves four major programs—the computer science major, the joint major in computer science and mathematics, the joint major in computer science and physics, and the joint major in mathematical and computational biology—totaling more than 120 students in each graduating class. By Fall 2024, the department expects to serve a new joint climate and computer science major. 

Among the department’s strengths are its success in recruiting women (who comprise about half of our faculty and students) to computer science. Harvey Mudd College is committed to broadening participation in STEM fields. Therefore, among the criteria for appointment are experience with students from diverse backgrounds or the ability to teach those students effectively. 

Our innovative and rigorous curriculum prepares students for both employment and graduate school and an active research program involving a substantial number of undergraduates. 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 https://www.hmc.edu/cs/ for more information about the department and the Clinic program. The department seeks candidates excited to contribute to the CS clinic program and the college-wide Core Curriculum. In addition to disciplinary courses, the core curriculum includes a first-year course in academic writing and a course centered on the relationship between science and society, both taught by faculty from all departments at the college.

Applications must be submitted through the AcademicJobsOnline website. We are currently reviewing applications for onsite interview invitations and will continue reviewing applications until the positions are filled. Any applications received by October 15, 2023, will receive full consideration. Applicants should submit the following: 

  1. A Cover Letter. 

    1. Why are you interested in teaching undergraduates at Harvey Mudd College?

    2. Which CS courses are you particularly excited to teach or would be interested in developing here at HMC? 

    3. Would you be open to co-teaching courses in our College Core? If so, where would you like to contribute? 

  2. A current Curriculum Vitae.

    1. What experiences and qualifications do you bring to the position? 

  3. A statement about your teaching philosophy; preferably 2-3 pages, maximum four pages. 

    1. What principles, practices, or experiences inform how you teach? 

    2. What have you done to assess and improve your teaching, and what do you plan in the future?

    3. What is your experience or approach to teaching a student body with diverse backgrounds or needs?

  4. A statement about your research program; preferably 2-3 pages, maximum four pages. 

    1. How does your past work support your intended research program? 

    2. How would you implement your research program at an undergraduate institution? 

  5. A statement about diversity and inclusion, preferably 1 page, maximum of two pages. 

    1. What interests, experiences, or plans do you have for promoting diversity and inclusion in Computer Science? 

  6. Three letters of recommendation, with at least one letter specifically addressing teaching.

  7. Optionally, any additional evidence of effective teaching you would like to share. (No page limit, but lengthy submissions may be skimmed, and essential data should appear in the teaching statement.) a. E.g., teaching evaluations, assignments or syllabi you invented, notes from a lecture you created, and links to sample lecture videos.

Questions about these positions can be addressed to the search committee co-chair, Professor Zach Dodds, at cssearch@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. Employment Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Statement.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
email address
(909) 607 - 0299
301 Platt Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711