Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Location
Memphis, TN
Posted
Sep 12, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
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 2019. Rhodes College is especially interested in attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups and/or those with demonstrated commitment to working with diverse and historically underrepresented populations.

Our vibrant department is looking for a colleague who is excited about teaching and research at a liberal arts college. We welcome applications from all specializations with preference given to individuals whose research interests complement our department. The successful applicant should be able to teach a variety of courses at all levels of the undergraduate computer science curriculum. The teaching load is 3-2. Special consideration will be given to applicants who show an interest in supervising undergraduate research and/or developing courses for an anticipated Data Analytics major. We are also interested in candidates who are passionate about encouraging underrepresented groups to pursue computer science. Applicants should hold or expect to receive a Ph.D. in computer science or a closely allied discipline by August 2019.

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 as well as existing and emerging interdisciplinary programs. 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. In 2017, Computer Science 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 provides multiple opportunities for research and for cultural and recreational activities .

Please apply online at jobs.rhodes.edu. A complete application will include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research plan, unofficial graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a separate 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 October 26, 2018 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. For further information, please contact Dr. Betsy Sanders, sandersb@rhodes.edu.

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