Harvey Mudd College, Computer Science

Position Title: Computer Science Visiting Assistant Professor
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Claremont, California 91711, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Computer Science / All areas
Appl Deadline: finished (2024/03/01, finished 2024/04/22, listed until 2024/09/01)
Position Description:    

*** 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 2024-25 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. Successful candidates should have completed a Ph.D. in CS or a related field by the time of appointment. The salary range for the visiting professor position at HMC is $85-90k.

Review of applications will begin by March 18th and continue until the search concludes. All applications received by April 1 will receive full consideration. 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 2025 spring semester and available funding.

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 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.

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. 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.)

Harvey Mudd College is committed to broadening participation in STEM fields. Therefore, among the criteria for appointment are experience with students from diverse backgrounds and/or the ability to teach those students effectively.

The department will begin accepting applications via the AcademicJobsOnline system immediately.

Candidates are required to submit:
  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 in our College Core? If so, where would you like to contribute?
    4. What are your interests and experiences in promoting inclusion and diversity in computer science?
  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. Two letters of recommendation, with at least one letter specifically addressing teaching.

Candidates may optionally submit:
  1. 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?
  2. 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?
  3. Up to 2-3 additional letters of recommendation.
  4. Teaching samples. E.g., teaching evaluations, assignments or syllabi you invented, notes from a lecture you created, and links to sample lecture videos.  (No page limit, but lengthy submissions may be skimmed, and essential data should appear in the teaching statement.)

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 [at] cs [dot] hmc [dot] 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).


Visa requirements: Where appropriate and permitted by relevant regulations, the College will provide limited immigration assistance.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

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