Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Memphis, TN
Sep 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Rhodes College invites applications for a tenure-track position as an assistant professor of computer science beginning in August 2018.

The successful applicant must possess a firm commitment to teaching at a liberal arts college and to continued scholarly activity. Rhodes College is interested in attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups and/or those with demonstrated commitment to working with diverse and historically underrepresented populations in STEM. Duties of the position include teaching courses at all levels of the undergraduate computer science curriculum; the teaching load is 3-2.
Applicants should hold or expect to receive a Ph.D. in computer science or a closely allied discipline by August 2018. Preference will be given to candidates with a scholarly area that complements those of the department and have an interest in supervising undergraduate research.

The Computer Science section of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Rhodes College is thriving and has grown rapidly in recent years. Faculty have unique opportunities to connect their scholarly activity with a growing community of passionate computer science students. Rhodes has a vibrant culture of undergraduate research, and opportunities for collaboration are numerous. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, FedEx, International Paper, ServiceMaster, Medtronic, AutoZone, CodeCrew, and the University of Memphis are all close by and have existing relationships with Rhodes. This year, the C.S. section moved into a newly renovated building that includes three computer labs, traditional classrooms, a hardware lab, student research space, and faculty offices.

Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee. We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision.

Rhodes College values an inclusive and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity ( ) in the workforce.

Memphis has a metropolitan population of over one million and is the nation's 20th largest city. The city provides multiple opportunities for research and for cultural and recreational activities .

Please apply online at Completed applications will include a cover letter, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research plan, and three letters of recommendation. Your application must also include a statement that addresses your interest in teaching at a liberal arts college and how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service might contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values. Review of completed applications will begin December 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. The online application system will solicit letters of recommendation electronically from the candidate's recommenders, once their contact information has been entered by the candidate and all other required application materials have been submitted. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews.