Assistant Professor in Computer Science
The Mathematical Sciences Department at Lycoming College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor in Computer Science with a starting date of August 2021. A Ph.D. in either Computer Science or a closely related field is required, though ABDs who will complete their Ph.D. prior to August 2021 are welcome to apply. Prior experience teaching undergraduate students is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a subset of Introduction to Computer Science (Java), Advanced Programming (C++), and Applied Discrete Mathematics in support of Lycoming’s minors in computer science and computational science. In addition, they will be expected to teach both Data Structures and one or more upper level courses, which can either be courses currently on the books such as Web-Based Programming and Database Systems, or electives in the successful candidate’s own area of specialization. Lycoming has a strong first year seminar program, and interest in developing a first-year seminar in issues surrounding computer science is a plus. The College is considering adding majors in computer science and/or data science.
Lycoming College is a small liberal arts college committed exclusively to the education of undergraduate students. The general teaching load is 3 courses per semester. Often, this will be two courses with labs. Highly effective teaching is the top priority of all faculty, and innovative approaches to teaching are welcome. Professional achievement (broadly defined but resulting in peer-reviewed work) as well as service to the department, College, and community are also required for tenure and promotion.
To apply, please submit a cover letter addressing your interest in teaching computer science at a liberal arts college, a current CV and a statement of teaching philosophy. Applications can be directly submitted through our employment opportunities website. In addition, please arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation, at least two of which address teaching, to be sent on your behalf. Letters of recommendation may be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or hard copies may be sent to:
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Review of applications begins on December 8; applications received by this time will be given full consideration. Preliminary interviews will be conducted remotely. Circumstances permitting, finalists will be interviewed on campus early in the spring semester. Questions may be directed to Mike Smith, email@example.com . A post-offer, pre-employment drug screening will be conducted.
Founded in 1812, Lycoming College is one of the nation's oldest
and most respected residential liberal arts colleges. Lycoming is
ranked by Forbes as a Top ROI College and by The Princeton Review
as one of The 385 Best Colleges. Lycoming College's strong
endowment-per-student and fiscal acumen provide the foundation to
support a first-rate undergraduate education. The College is
dedicated to providing a high-quality liberal arts and sciences
education including more than 100 majors, minors, and
concentrations. Our community of scholars collaborate with and
mentor our diverse student body of approximately 1,200 active
learners, including 35 percent international and domestic students
of color, representing over 50 states, territories, and countries.
Students compete in 17 NCAA Division III sports, participate in
faculty-driven research, thrive in a robust program of internships,
and study abroad in more than two dozen countries. Lycoming is
located in Williamsport, PA, a city rich in the arts and ideally
situated for outdoor recreation. Williamsport is the site of a
world-class healthcare system (UPMC Susquehanna), modern
manufacturing, federal offices and county seat, energy and natural
gas resources, and home to and the birthplace of the Little League
World Series. Learn more at www.lycoming.edu.
Lycoming College proudly celebrates and values diversity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive campus community supporting all faculty, staff, and students. We encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and all who are interested in supporting and contributing to our mission. Lycoming College is an equal opportunity employer.