Assistant Professor of Computer Science - Tenure Track
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Southwestern University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2022. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field. ABD candidates will be considered but the degree must be completed by August 14, 2022. We welcome applicants excited about teaching in a student-centered, undergraduate liberal-arts setting, and welcome research interests from all areas of computer science. Candidates are encouraged to demonstrate their experience or interest in making connections across disciplines.
Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to pursuing excellence in teaching a broad range of computer science courses and a willingness to foster undergraduate research. At Southwestern, teaching is an important criterion for faculty evaluation. The typical teaching commitment is 3-2 (totaling five courses per academic year), with a schedule including a combination of introductory programming courses for majors or non-majors, core courses from the CS major, and mid-level electives relevant to the faculty member’s research interests. Faculty are also expected to maintain a research program that results in peer-reviewed professional achievement, participate actively in university service, participate conscientiously in academic advising and retention initiatives, and exhibit a dedication to equity and inclusiveness. In line with Southwestern University’s commitment to diversity, the department is especially interested in attracting candidates from underrepresented groups and/or those with demonstrated commitment to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM.
The Mathematics and Computer Science Department and Southwestern University are committed to recruiting candidates who both excel in teaching and research/creative work and can best serve our diverse student population. As of the fall 2020 semester, 40% of students enrolled at Southwestern are members of groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education and we are committed to further increasing and supporting the diversity of our students, faculty and curriculum. The Department seeks candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to, and will take an active role in, enhancing diversity, inclusion, and equity across the University, including fostering a sense of community and belonging for students. Please include specific and detailed information about how you have worked to enhance diversity and inclusion through your teaching practices, research, and/or service experiences within the college or university setting.
Southwestern University (Georgetown, Texas) is a selective undergraduate residential liberal arts institution located in the greater Austin area. Established in 1840, Southwestern enrolls approximately 1,500 students and maintains a student–faculty ratio of 12 to 1. The university provides a highly interdisciplinary and holistic education that values high-impact learning experiences, such as study abroad, internships, and faculty-student research. A member of the recently formed Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance, Southwestern is committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and encourages applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in academia. Additional information about the university can be found at our website: www.southwestern.edu.
To apply: Applicants should submit through Interfolio a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, brief statement of teaching philosophy, a research statement including how undergraduates can be involved in your research, unofficial transcripts of all graduate course work, and three letters of reference. At least two of the reference letters should address teaching aptitude. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. Apply at apply.interfolio.com/89764. Review of applications will begin October 15th, 2021, continuing until the position is filled.
All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process. Southwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/F