Open Rank Professor of Computer Science

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The Mount Holyoke College Computer Science Department invites applications for an open rank tenure-track faculty position, to begin in the fall of 2023. We are searching broadly for candidates with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, a vibrant research program that can engage undergraduates, and a passion for working with a diverse population of students. Mount Holyoke's teaching load is 4 courses per year. We welcome applications in all specialties, particularly systems, theory and data science. 

Computer science is one of the top majors at Mount Holyoke. The department currently has 7 permanent and 2 visiting faculty as well as 5 staff, including lab instructors and a sysadmin, and courses are matched to instructors based on individual interests and expertise. Faculty teach core courses across the computer science curriculum and have the opportunity to develop new courses. Typically, class sizes range from 15 - 30 students, and introductory courses are supported by a lab instructor and an established peer mentorship program. The department is actively involved in the growing interdisciplinary Data Science major and recently established 8,000 sqft makerspace. In addition, collaborations with other programs at Mount Holyoke and other institutions in the Five College Consortium are ongoing and encouraged, including: Entrepreneurship, Organizations & Society; Psychology; Mathematics & Statistics; Neuroscience; Biology; Chemistry; and Arts & Technology. 

Candidates should have a demonstrated record of strong teaching at the undergraduate level and experience mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Completion of a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field (e.g., Cognitive Science, Computational Biology, Computational Social Science, Data Science, Informatics, or STEM Education) is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. To apply, candidates must submit a cover letter, CV, and three statements concerning (1) teaching philosophy, (2) research interests, and (3) approach to mentoring a diverse student body.  Please include contact information for three references as part of your application. Reference letters will be requested at a later date in the search process.

Review of applications to begin October 17, 2022. For more information, please contact Audrey St. John, [email protected].

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

Mount Holyoke College is a women’s college that is gender diverse. The College is committed to providing equal access and opportunity in employment and education to all employees and students. In compliance with state and federal law, Mount Holyoke College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, genetic information, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law. The College does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the recruitment and admission of students to its graduate program.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Organization

Mount Holyoke College is a highly selective liberal arts institution with a long tradition of educating women for active engagement in the world. A diverse community of approximately 2000 students (13% international, 17% U.S. women of color), the College is committed to the creation of a powerful learning environment which seamlessly links the curricular and co-curricular dimensions of campus life in a way that affirms identity, builds community and prepares women for leadership in a pluralistic world.mount_holyoke_college1.jpg

Mount Holyoke is located in the beautiful Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts. The College, which has just completed the third year of an ambitious six-year strategic plan, is committed to educating a diverse community of women at the highest level of academic excellence and to fostering the alliance of liberal arts education with purposeful engagement in the world. Mount Holyoke is in a particularly strong position having received the highest numbers of applications in its history. Mount Holyoke is a member of the Five College Consortium (along with Amherst, Hampshire, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst).

mount_holyoke_college2.jpgAs the first of the Seven Sisters—the female equivalent of the once predominantly male Ivy League—Mount Holyoke established higher education for women as a serious endeavor. Our long, distinguished history of educating leaders arises from a powerful combination of:

  • academic excellence in a global learning environment
  • a tight-knit, diverse, and international community
  • a worldwide network of alumnae
  • the conviction that women can and should make a difference in the world.

Reputation
Mount Holyoke College is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review Guide's 2010 edition of its annual guidebook, The Best 371 Colleges. Mount Holyoke rates highly in a number of categories, among them "best classroom experience" (#6), "best college library" (#12), and "dorms like palaces" (#13).

Students
Our 2,200 students hail from 48 states and nearly 70 countries. One in three students is an international citizen or African American, Asian American, Latina, Native American, or multiracial. Sixty-two percent of incoming first-year students were in the top 10 percent of their high school classes.

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Majors

  • 49 departmental and interdepartmental majors
  • Option to design your own major
  • 33 percent of all majors are interdisciplinary
  • Majors of current MHC students: humanities, 32 percent; social sciences, 42 percent; natural and applied sciences, 26 percent

Class Size

  • 15 percent of classes have 10 or fewer students
  • 64 percent have 20 or fewer
  • 82 percent have 25 or fewer

Student-to-Faculty Ratio
9 to 1

After College
Six months after graduation, 86 percent of the class of 2008 were working or in school. Of those students, 16 percent were attending graduate/professional schools of their choice. Typically, 75 percent of MHC graduates enroll in graduate/professional school within ten years.

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