Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science
The Mathematics and Computer Science Department (https://www.rhodes.edu/academics/majors-minors/mathematics-and-computer-science) Rhodes College (www.rhodes.edu) invites applications for a two-year visiting assistant professor beginning in August 2021. Rhodes College believes that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as an institution, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Furthermore, Rhodes College is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty. The successful candidate must demonstrate a firm commitment to teaching at a liberal arts college. Teaching responsibilities will include six courses a year from the following: introductory computer science courses, senior seminar, and possibly upper-level courses in the candidate's area of specialization. Candidates must have completed all requirements for a Masters or Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field by August 2021. 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.
Rhodes is a nationally ranked residential college committed to the liberal arts and sciences. Our highest priorities are intellectual engagement, service to others, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and honor among ourselves. Our students live and learn on one of the country's most beautiful campuses, located in the heart of Memphis, an economic, medical, and culturally diverse center, making Rhodes one of a handful of prominent liberal arts colleges in a major metropolitan area. https://www.rhodes.edu/admission-aid/why-rhodes/liberal-arts-city
Rhodes College prides itself on being a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and anti-discrimination. (https://handbook.rhodes.edu/student-handbook/anti-discrimination-policy-and-harassment-policy-title-vi-and-title-vii)
Please apply online at jobs.rhodes.edu. A complete application will include 1) a cover letter that addresses the strengths the candidate will bring as a teacher and scholar to a liberal arts college environment; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) the names and contact information for three references; 4) a statement of teaching philosophy; 5) and a separate statement that addresses how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service will 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 February 26 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews. However, due to COVID-19, all interviews will likely be conducted remotely via Zoom.