Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Sep 13, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Department: Mathematics & Computer Science

Job Summary and Requirements: Denison University invites applications for a visiting faculty position in Computer Science for a three-year term, to begin in either January 2018 or August 2018. Candidates must have earned at least a Master's degree (or ABD) in Computer Science or a closely related field; a Ph.D. is preferred. (Individuals without a Ph.D. will be assigned the rank of Instructor.) The visiting position may transition to a tenure track position for a candidate with a Ph.D. We are seeking an energetic and dynamic teacher who is committed to teaching a variety of undergraduate CS courses in a liberal arts setting and mentoring undergraduate students. Denison offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package; for more details, please see the faculty handbook, hosted at Visiting faculty are encouraged to maintain active research programs; Denison will support the research and teaching of the successful candidate with professional development funds of $3,000 per year. The teaching load for this position is 5 courses per year. The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in both computer science and mathematics. The CS major is growing rapidly and projected to graduate approximately 25 majors per year over the next several years. Denison's strong CS curriculum emphasizes core principles and interdisciplinary connections, exemplified by three flavors of our interdisciplinary introductory course. The Department is also a primary contributor to Denison's new interdisciplinary program in Data Analytics. Denison University is an academically rigorous, diverse, highly-selective residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 2200 students from across the nation and around the world. Denison is located in the village of Granville, 30 minutes from Columbus, Ohio, the state capital, and 15th largest metropolis in the country. Columbus hosts a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities. Granville also offers an excellent public school system and easy access to outdoor activities. To apply, please go to and submit ; a cover letter speaking to the areas mentioned above ; a curriculum vita ; transcripts of graduate work (unofficial acceptable for applications) ; a statement on your teaching philosophy, experience and effectiveness, including how you will engage with and foster diversity on campus ; evidence of effective teaching, including teaching materials and evaluations (if available, upload to Optional Documents 1, 2, 3) ; a statement on your current and future research program ; 3 references, at least 1 of which must address your teaching effectiveness or potential We will begin reviewing applications on October 31, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Special Intructions to Applicants: Please include the names and email addresses of three persons who know you well who will then be requested to upload reference letters, at least two of which must include commentary on your teaching effectiveness and potential. We will begin reviewing applications on October 31, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Denison University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison please see our Diversity Guide at