Open Rank Tenure-Track Position in Computer Science
September 10, 2018
Faculty 4-Year College/University
Computer Science: Computer Applications
Colby College invites applications for an open rank tenure-track position in Computer Science, to start on September 1, 2019. Applicants must hold, or be close to completing, a Ph.D. in computer science, computer engineering, or a related area. We welcome applications from all research areas. The position allows a balance of teaching and research.
Review of applications will begin on 26 October 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Full consideration will be given to candidates whose materials are received prior to the review date.
Colby College is a highly selective, comprehensive liberal arts college in Waterville, Maine. The department offers a major and a minor in computer science and participates in CS+X majors in Computational Biology, Environmental Computation, Interdisciplinary Computing [IC] Theater and Dance, and IC Music. Students pursuing these interdisciplinary majors take a mixture of CS courses and courses in their focus area. The department also supports a Data Science Minor and several other majors, including Biology, Physics and Astronomy, and Mathematics and Statistics. Colby Computer Science is involved in several multi-disciplinary initiatives in Computational Biology, Data Science, investments in computing and network infrastructure, and partnerships with the Jackson Laboratory and the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences.
The Colby CS program is an outward-facing program designed to integrate with and take advantage of its liberal arts environment. In addition to providing the foundations of a CS education, our core courses focus on the applications of computer science across the arts and humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences and mathematics.
A full teaching load at Colby is 4.5 courses per year. The courses will typically include a mixture of core CS courses and upper level electives. The department is well-equipped with computing facilities including a large teaching lab, student project spaces, a research lab with linux workstations, and a centralized research compute cluster. In addition, we have a strong connection with the University of Maine through the Maine Research Network [MEREN] for access to high performance computing and storage facilities. For more information about the CS department, faculty, and courses, please see the department web site at http://cs.colby.edu.
Faculty at Colby benefit from our unique partnerships with the Jackson Laboratory and the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, both located in Maine. The College has strong research and educational partnerships with both institutions, and incoming faculty will be able to take advantage of that relationship in their teaching and research. Benefits potentially include access to unique large-scale data sets, research partnerships with scientists, access to computational resources, and opportunities for summer and sabbatical positions. The College is also implementing a larger Data Science program with resources for faculty engaging in Data Science research with students.
Application Instructions: Interested candidates should have three references submitted electronically from their referees to Interfolio and provide the following materials as PDFs: a cover letter highlighting their qualifications for the position, a CV, a statement outlining their teaching philosophy and experience, a list of courses they would like and are qualified to teach, a statement of research interests that includes how undergraduate students could participate in their research program, and a representative sample of current scholarship (e.g. 1-2 peer-reviewed publications). All materials must be submitted electronically to Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/54126. Competitive candidates will address how they will support the interdisciplinary programs, situate themselves in a CS department at a small liberal arts college, contribute to increasing the diversity of the CS program, engage in inclusive teaching, and participate in the larger academic community. Questions about the position should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Bruce Maxwell (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website: www.colby.edu.
About Colby College
Founded in 1813, Colby is the 12th-oldest private liberal arts college in the country. Colby’s 2,000 students come from nearly every state and more than 70 countries to take advantage of our renowned academic programs, a curriculum that encourages educational exploration, and collaborative learning experiences led by world-class professors.