Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Science
ABOUT BERRY COLLEGE:
Located on more than 27,000 acres in northwest Georgia in a setting of great natural beauty, Berry College has an enrollment of about 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students. The college is located in Rome, Georgia, 75 miles northwest of Atlanta and 75 miles south of Chattanooga, Tennessee. As a comprehensive liberal-arts college with a distinctive mission and purpose, Berry unites a challenging academic program with practical work experience in a context that nurtures spiritual and moral growth, including significant service to others.
We seek faculty who are committed to excellence as teachers-scholars-mentors and staff who are also committed to serving as mentors and supervisors for students who work on campus. Although not required, more than 90 percent of our students participate in our premier student work program. Employee benefits are competitive.
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Berry College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position in Computer Science starting August 2021. This person will have the opportunity to help shape the direction and growth of a newly designed Computer Science major. Potential interdisciplinary collaborations with the natural sciences, data science/analytics, creative technologies, or entrepreneurship are open to the new faculty member.
Teaching responsibilities include core courses in the Computer Science curriculum as well as electives in the candidate's area of interest. The ideal candidate will demonstrate aptitude and enthusiasm for teaching in a liberal arts environment, a commitment to fostering an inclusive learning environment that attracts and sustains a diverse population of students, and a desire to contribute to the culture and development of a growing Computer Science program.
In addition to teaching, position responsibilities include developing a focused research agenda that incorporates undergraduate students.
Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field. ABD candidates near completion will be considered. Review of applications will begin January 4, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position.
Berry is a selective independent college of 2,100 located adjacent to Rome, GA, midway between Atlanta, GA, and Chattanooga, TN. Berry's educational approach deliberately unites challenging academic programs with practical work experience in a residential campus community that encourages faith and emphasizes caring for the needs of others above self. This commitment to an "education of the head, heart and hands" remains as relevant today as when our founder instilled this ethic more than a century ago.
Nationally recognized for quality of learning and quality of life, Berry offers first-rate undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, humanities, arts and human sciences, as well as undergraduate and master's level opportunities in business and teacher education. The College's stunning 27,000-acre campus affords opportunities that cannot be duplicated elsewhere. Berry's ongoing commitment is to provide exceptional educational experiences to talented students from a wide range of social and economic backgrounds.
The college offers competitive benefits and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. An Equal Opportunity Institution, Berry complies with all applicable laws and provisions prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies. Berry respects the essential dignity of all individuals and accordingly hires and promotes employees without regard to matters of personal identity such as ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and political affiliation. All potential employees at Berry College are required to submit to a full national background check prior to hiring.
Berry College is committed to ensuring facilities, programs, services, and activities are accessible to everyone, including those seeking employment at Berry College. Inquiries about interview or workplace accommodations are welcomed and can be directed to Wayne Phipps, Director of Human Resources, at 706.290.2698.
Berry College provides benefit options with no employee costs for medical, dental, disability, and life insurance, including spouse and dependents at a reduced rate.
Applicants should provide a letter expressing their qualifications and interest in the position, a CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research philosophy and interests, a statement of experience and/or commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and three letters of recommendation (at least two of which should address evidence of, or potential for, teaching excellence) at https://berry.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=126342. Letters of reference, indicating the position in the subject line, may be submitted directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.