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Gustavus Adolphus College: Assistant Professor (Computer Science)

  • November 08, 2019 4:50 PM
    Message # 8098535

    Position Details: Do you want to join a friendly, cooperative group of teachers and scholars? Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics to begin September 1, 2020.

    Institution Information: Gustavus Adolphus College seeks employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. The Gustavus Acts strategic plan renews our commitment to equip students to lead purposeful lives, and to act on the great challenges of our time by diversifying and expanding the Gustavus community and delivering a distinctive and integrated liberal arts education. We are committed to fostering a community that embodies the value of a liberal arts education rooted in heritage and pluralism. We engage in this work at a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2200 students.

    Department Information: The Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics offers majors in Mathematics, Mathematics Teaching, Computer Science, and Statistics and graduates an average of 30 students per year. The successful candidate will join a department of twelve faculty, in a spacious and well-equipped building. This position offers the freedom and stability to pursue research and teaching interests, independently and in collaboration with other faculty and engaged students. The department is passionate about teaching and active in scholarship.

    Major/Essential Functions: Gustavus faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. The course load for the position will be 6 course equivalents (normally three courses per semester) with some opportunities to also teach in our one-month January term. Primary teaching responsibilities include courses in computer science at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum, advising of students, and contributions to general education.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • PhD in Computer Science (or a doctorate in a related discipline with teaching or research experience in Computer Science); we will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status and who will complete their degree by September 1, 2020;
    • Prior experience teaching programming either in a classroom or laboratory setting;
    • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching;
    • Evidence of a commitment to undergraduate teaching and student advising; and
    • Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to pedagogical methods that enable students regardless of gender, and across racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups to reach their maximum potential.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated excellence in teaching;
    • Experience teaching introductory and upper-level computer science courses;
    • Experience teaching courses in data science or machine learning;
    • We are especially interested in candidates who see an important role for computer science within the context of a liberal arts education, and can share that vision with students; and
    • Willingness to foster and support undergraduate research.

    Application Procedures: To apply, visit and complete the online application. The documents that must be uploaded include the following:

    • Letter of application that addresses the position qualifications;
    • Curriculum vitae;
    • A brief (one page) diversity statement;
    • A brief (one page) statement of teaching philosophy;
    • A brief (one page) statement of research interests;
    • Transcripts (scanned copies acceptable); and
    • The names and contact information for three professional references (at least one must be able to address teaching experience and effectiveness).

    For full consideration, applications must be received by November 25, 2019. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the search committee. Review of applications will begin on November 26, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

    Gustavus Adolphus College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.

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