Assistant Professor of Computer Science

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The Computer Science Department at Harvey Mudd College (HMC) has multiple tenure-track openings for assistant professors commencing July 1, 2023. (Exceptional candidates at higher ranks are also welcome to apply.) Candidates in all areas of computer science will be considered; candidates demonstrating interest and potential for teaching courses in the area of computer systems are especially encouraged to apply. 

Harvey Mudd College is a highly selective liberal arts college of science, engineering and mathematics. It is located in Claremont, CA, which is 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, and 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. Currently, it 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. By Fall 2023, the department expects to serve two additional major programs—a new joint major in computer science and physics and a new joint climate and computer science major. 

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.) 

The department is looking for candidates also willing to be involved with the college-wide Core Curriculum, which includes a first-year course in writing, and as well as a course centered on the relationship between science and society. Successful candidates should have completed a Ph.D. by the time of appointment.

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.

Applications must be submitted through the AcademicJobsOnline website. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022, and continue until the positions are filled. Priority will be given to applications completed by November 1, 2022.

Applicants should submit:

  • A Cover Letter.

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

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

  • A current Curriculum Vitae.

    • What experiences and qualifications do you bring to the position?

  • A statement about your teaching philosophy; preferably 2-3 pages, maximum 4 pages.

    • What principles, practices, and/or experiences inform how you teach? 

    • What have you done to assess and improve your teaching?

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

    • How does your past work support your intended research program? 

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

  • A statement about diversity and inclusion; preferably 1 page, maximum 2 pages.

    • What interests, experiences, or plans do you have related to promoting diversity and inclusion in Computer Science?

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

  • Optionally, additional evidence of effective teaching you would like to share. (No page limit, but lengthy submissions may be skimmed, and important data should appear in the teaching statement.)

    • E.g., teaching evaluations, assignments or syllabi you invented, notes from a lecture you created, links to sample lecture videos

Questions about these positions can be addressed to the search committee chair, Professor Chris Stone, at cssearch@cs.hmc.edu.

Harvey Mudd College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will be given consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ethnic origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and expression), marital status, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

 

Application Materials Required

Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:

  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vita

  • Teaching Statement

  • Research Statement

  • Diversity and Inclusion Statement

  • Three Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at this site )

  • Optionally, Additional Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness

And anything else requested in the position description.

 

Further Info:

www.cs.hmc.edu

Professor Chris Stone <cssearch@cs.hmc.edu>

 

Chris Stone, CS Faculty Search Chair

Department of Computer Science

Harvey Mudd College

301 Platt Blvd.

Claremont, CA 91711