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Assistant Professor in Computer Science

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Categories: Faculty
Department: Mathematics and Computer Science

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Davidson College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Computer Science at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2020. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field by Fall 2020. We seek a faculty member with broad teaching and research interests who will support, enhance and expand the computer science curriculum at all levels, and who can collaborate with colleagues and students across disciplinary lines in a liberal arts environment. The teaching requirement is four courses in the first year and five courses per year thereafter.  We seek candidates with expertise in areas that would broaden our curriculum, such as, but not limited to, programming languages, architecture, software engineering, security, human-computer interaction, networking, database systems, operating systems, or scientific computing. Demonstrated or potential excellence in teaching is essential, as well as an active research program in which undergraduate students can participate. Davidson College aims to broaden access to higher education, and our department strives to increase access to STEM majors and careers among underrepresented groups. We seek a colleague who shares these aspirations, and we value faculty engagement with the professional and wider community.


Consistently ranked among the nation's top liberal arts colleges, Davidson College is a highly selective, independent liberal arts college located in Davidson, North Carolina, close to the city of Charlotte. Davidson faculty enjoy a low student-faculty ratio, emphasis on and appreciation of excellence in teaching, and a collegial, respectful atmosphere that honors academic achievement and integrity.


Applications must be submitted online at http://employment.davidson.edu, and must include a cover letter addressing professional interests and aspirations pertaining to teaching and research, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, a 1-2 page diversity statement that outlines how one’s teaching, research, and/or service might contribute to Davidson’s institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion, (unofficial) graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references: submission instructions will be sent to email addresses provided by the applicant. At least one reference letter must specifically and substantially address the applicant's teaching.

Applications completed by October 10, 2019 will receive full consideration.

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community. In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origin.




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