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Assistant Professor of Computer Science. The Department of Computer Science invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning September 2013. Applicants with interdisciplinary interests that combine computer science with art, biology, economics, or environmental science are particularly encouraged to apply; candidates with interests in architecture, graphics, mobile computing, security, or other areas of computer science are also invited. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in computer science or a related field.
Teaching load is 6 courses per year, with a laboratory course in computer science counting as 1.5 courses. All faculty must participate in teaching college-wide first-year/sophomore seminars that emphasize writing and speaking. Beyond providing evidence of the ability to effectively teach and advise undergraduates, applicants must demonstrate a commitment to ongoing scholarship and professional development. Salary for this position is competitive and start-up funds are available. Allegheny College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with a dedicated faculty of teacher-scholars. More information about the Department of Computer Science’s students, faculty, staff, and facilities is available at http://www.cs.allegheny.edu/.
Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests, applicable transcripts, and arrange to have three letters sent from references, at least one of whom can comment on teaching, to: Gregory M. Kapfhammer, Associate Professor and Chair, care of Pauline Lanzine, firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately. Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, with a strong institutional commitment to develop a diverse faculty and staff. Women and members of other under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.
- One of the first computer science programs offered at a small liberal arts college.
- Two distinct major programs: computer science and applied computing.
- Emphasis on disciplinary breadth, as opposed to a narrow focus on programming skills.
- Intellectual inquiry and research encouraged through faculty-student interaction and supervised Senior Project.
- The Department has been a pioneer in undergraduate computer science education, playing a key role in the development of “A Model Curriculum for a Liberal Arts Degree in Computer Science” and “A Revised Model Curriculum for a Liberal Arts Degree in Computer Science” published in CACM, 1986, 1996.
- Team-taught Junior Seminar emphasizing research methods in computer science.
- Integrated laboratory component: the Department was among the first to implement labs in introductory, core and advanced courses.
- Small classes, individual attention, and close student-faculty working relationships.
- Consistently one of the most active student chapters of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the professional association in computing.
- A consistently high percentage of Allegheny computer science students continue their studies at the graduate level.
- “The Chronicle of Higher Education calls the productivity of Allegheny’s computer programs ‘staggering’ given the institution’s size.” – Fiske’s Guide to Colleges