Assistant Professor of Computing and Information Studies

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  • 14-Oct-2021 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Washington, PA, USA
  • Full Time
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    The Department of Computing and Information Studies (CIS) at Washington & Jefferson College is searching for a colleague with interdisciplinary interests in the field of computing for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. The CIS program offers an interdisciplinary computing major with tracks in data science, digital media, computer science, interaction design, and web and mobile technologies. We especially welcome applicants with expertise in data analytics, digital humanities, or mobile or media development to support these current tracks or grow the program in new directions. The CIS program at W&J views computing as a liberal arts discipline and is committed to providing inclusive classroom experiences and collaborating with other disciplines and programs including Gender and Women's Studies, Professional Writing, Art, Music, Environmental Studies, History, Communication Arts, Economics, and other social and natural sciences. We actively invite applications from women and members of other historically underrepresented groups.

    Experience teaching introductory or non-major courses with a significant computing or technology component is desired. The position includes opportunities to teach the history of technology; introductory programming, database, or web development; upper-level courses in your area of specialty; as well as to supervise undergraduate research. Undergraduate advising and college-wide service are also requirements. This position will start in Fall 2022; a Ph.D. or terminal degree in any discipline with significant computational experience is required. Preference will be given to those without traditional computing PhDs; applicants with a computer science or related PhD should address their interdisciplinary work in their materials. Current faculty in the department hold PhDs in Computer Science, English, Learning Technologies, and Physics. Degree expected prior to the start of the appointment.

    Candidates should submit:

      Cover letter discussing how they would contribute to an interdisciplinary computing program, including connections they would hope to develop with other disciplines on campus Curriculum vitae Statement of teaching philosophy Research statement List of at least three professional references with their contact information
    Review of applications will begin December 6 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position can be sent to the CIS Department Chair, Amanda Holland-Minkley, at [email protected]

    Getting to Know W&J

    Washington & Jefferson College, the oldest college west of the Allegheny Mountains, is consistently ranked among the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the United States. Located in Washington, Pennsylvania, the college is home to a diverse population of approximately 1,100 students from 26 states and 11 countries. Washington & Jefferson College is the best of both worlds: a small-town college setting in historic Washington, Pa., with easy access to the bustling business and cultural districts of nearby Pittsburgh, Pa. just 30 miles to the north. Pittsburgh is a vibrant city consistently ranked as among the best cities in which to live and one that boasts an excellent food culture, nationally-recognized museums and performing arts organizations, major league sports franchises, and thriving medical and high-tech industries.

    Our dedicated, experienced professors are passionate about teaching and work closely with our students to ensure that they receive a quality, comprehensive education. For more than 200 years, our alumni have influenced change in business, politics, medicine, and the arts and sciences as CEOs, lawyers, doctors, researchers, writers, teachers, and in many other equally worthy professions.

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    Washington & Jefferson College has made a commitment "to become a more welcoming and visibly diverse community every year, increasingly reflecting the demographics of the region and nation." The College welcomes people of all backgrounds and beliefs who wish to participate in a diverse educational community. The College strives to be a place where all students, faculty, administrators, and employees are able to live, study, and work in an atmosphere free from bias and harassment. The College encourages civil debate and lively exchange of ideas in the belief that such exchanges promote understanding that will grow beyond simple tolerance of difference to embracing and celebrating the richness of diversity. Our graduates acquire knowledge and learn skills that help them thrive in a culturally diverse world. We encourage candidates to specifically address in their application materials how they would contribute to the College's pursuit of that vision.

    Washington & Jefferson College


    Washington & Jefferson is a private liberal arts and sciences college located 30 miles south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our dedicated, experienced professors are passionate about teaching and work closely with our students to ensure that they receive a quality, comprehensive education. Our entire community is focused on student success. To that end we offer an On-Time Graduation Guarantee, opportunities to study all over the world through our Magellan Project and a committed staff of career counseling experts. For more than 200 years, our alumni have been influencing change in business, politics, the arts and sciences as CEOs, lawyers, state representatives, doctors, researchers, writers and teachers, and in many other equally worthy professions.

    All classes are taught by master teachers who are caring mentors and advisors, and opportunities abound for internships, study-abroad programs, student activities, athletics, and volunteer service.

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