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Assistant Professor of Computer Science (2 positions)

Whitman College
Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 8, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor of Computer Science (2 positions)
Whitman College

Located in the historic community of Walla Walla and adjacent to a walkable downtown with a vibrant cultural scene, Whitman's beautiful tree-lined campus is home to an intellectually diverse, dynamic, and supportive community of some 500 staff and faculty serving roughly 1,500 undergraduate students from the local region and across the globe. With exceptional students, accomplished faculty and staff, along with a fiercely loyal and growing number of engaged alumni, Whitman College continues to build on its national reputation for academic excellence as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Whitman's proximity to Seattle, Portland, the Umatilla National Forest, Gonzaga University, and Washington State University make for enjoyable weekends and ample opportunities for collaboration.

The Department of Computer Science seeks applicants for two Tenure-track positions beginning August 2022, rank open. Applicants must have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: algorithms, algorithmic bias, artificial intelligence, assistive technology, computational biology, computer graphics, computer vision, computing education, computing ethics, databases, data science, human-computer interaction, information visualization, machine learning, natural language processing, networking, programming languages, robotics, scientific computing, software engineering, security, systems, and theory.

We seek candidates who will strive for excellence in teaching as well as scholarship, including those who currently hold industry positions. The successful candidate will offer a range of computer science courses at all levels, supervise senior capstone projects, and offer courses that contribute to the College's general education requirements. The standard annual teaching load is five courses. The College provides a generous pre-tenure sabbatical leave program and professional development support for both research and teaching.

Whitman College is committed to cultivating an inclusive learning community. Applicants should be able to demonstrate their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and articulate how their classroom and scholarly practices work to advance antiracism in the learning environment. This statement can be included in the cover letter or the teaching statement. In their cover letter, candidates should address their interest in working at a liberal arts college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction.

To apply, go to BambooHR will prompt you to submit all of the required materials: a letter of application; separate statements addressing the candidate's teaching interests and scholarly/performance agenda; curriculum vitae; contact information for three references; graduate transcripts; and evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction.

Review of applications will begin January 12, 2022.

Whitman College is cultivating a community built on inclusion and belonging. We recognize the value of those who can offer historically underrepresented perspectives and encourage applications from those whose background, knowledge, and insights from lived experience can add to the college's working and learning environment. Whitman College is an EEO employer.

No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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