Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Lawrence University of Wisconsin
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Sep 01, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Lawrence University invites applications for a full-time tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Computer Science to begin September 1, 2021. Appointment at the associate level may be considered commensurate with experience. A PhD in Computer Science or closely related field is required by job start date. The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science seeks an excellent teacher who is passionate about working with undergraduates in a liberal arts setting while actively engaging in high-quality research. Candidates should be enthusiastic to teach broadly, including introductory and core courses (e.g., programming, algorithms, data structures) as well as advanced offerings in their particular areas of interest and expertise. Computer scientists from all research areas are encouraged to apply.

Lawrence offers majors in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Mathematics-Economics, as well as minors in Computer Science, Mathematics, and, most recently, a minor in Statistics and Data Science. We encourage innovative pedagogy and curriculum that emphasize computer science’s interdisciplinary connections within and beyond the sciences, and thoughtful, inventive teaching and mentoring to help us create a more inclusive Lawrence. Teaching load is two courses per term for three ten-week terms a year, including participation in Lawrence’s Freshman Studies program on a rotating basis. Ability and desire to lead undergraduate research and development projects and otherwise connect scholarship with teaching will be looked upon favorably.

Complete applications will include a cover letter addressing interest in Lawrence in particular, a curriculum vitae, statements on teaching and research, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (two of which attest specifically to teaching). In their materials, candidates should explicitly address their commitment to fostering a truly engaged and supportive experience for a diverse community of learners by: (1) further diversifying the faculty; and/or (2) demonstrating experience with successful diversity-related initiatives, creative activity, or research; and (3) developing inclusive pedagogy to address the needs of a diverse student body. Please submit electronic copies to http://lawrence.peopleadmin.com. Evaluation of applications will begin October 15th and continue until the position is filled. For further information, please contact Kurt Krebsbach (kurt.krebsbach@lawrence.edu), Professor of Computer Science and Chair of the Search Committee.

Lawrence University is a selective undergraduate liberal arts college and conservatory of music located in Appleton, Wisconsin. Lawrence’s diverse student body comprises 1500 undergraduates from 47 states and D.C. and more than 45 countries. Recent computer science graduates are employed at Airbnb, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Nintendo, Pixar, Epic, Smart Things, and Workday. Others have attended graduate programs at Wisconsin, Minnesota, Georgia Tech, North Carolina State, RPI, USC, RIT, and Michigan. Appleton has consistently been listed among the best places to live in the U.S., with Lawrence routinely meriting similar national distinction. Candidates are encouraged to read more at Colleges That Change Lives, The 2021 Princeton Review’s Best 386 Colleges, at www.lawrence.edu, and at http://lawrence.peopleadmin.com.

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