: CompSci-Computer Science Department 4383Locations:
: Worcester, MAPosted:
: Jan 13, 2023Closes:
: Open Until FilledType:
: Full-time - ExemptPosition ID:
About Clark University:
Founded in 1887, Clark was one of the first all-graduate institutions in the United States. Today the University is a highly-ranked, student-centered institution educating approximately 2,350 undergraduate and 1,150 graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. This commitment to scholarship and inquiry reflects the University's commitment to "challenge convention and change our world" and to address issues of critical importance to society. It is also reflected by Clark's many national and international distinctions, including recognition for its diversity and inclusion efforts, innovation, community engagement and impact, as a top green campus, and for having a distinguished geography and international development program. Clark has also been included in the groundbreaking Colleges that Change Lives guide since it was first published in 1996.
Clark is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a dynamic, diverse city "on the rise." The second largest city in New England, Worcester is home to 11 institutions of higher learning and is increasingly recognized for its growing healthcare and biotechnology communities, its thriving cultural scene, and as a vibrant food hub.
The Department of Computer Science at Clark University invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor position to begin Fall 2023 semester. This is a full time non-tenure line indefinitely renewable position based upon satisfactory performance.
The primary role of teaching faculty members at Clark encompasses maintaining an active teaching program, curriculum development, student advising, and service. Teaching faculty are key contributors to the academic mission of the university, that is to prepare students to meet the challenges of a complex and rapidly changing society. At Clark, we value commitment to excellence in traditional academic disciplines as well as innovation in exploring questions that cross disciplinary boundaries. The Department of Computer Science values and promotes interdisciplinary collaborations. Several opportunities exist for development of interdisciplinary coursework with programs across the university; examples of these include the School of Business, School of Geography, the Becker School of Design and Technology, and the Department of International Development, Community, and Environment. The teaching load for computer science teaching faculty is 3-3 including credit for laboratories.
The Department of Computer Science offers a robust undergraduate program in computer science, leads an interdisciplinary program in data science, and works with a variety of departments at Clark to develop new courses and programs. Our faculty are committed researchers and teachers, and actively collaborate with faculty at Clark and institutions worldwide, including some in nearby Boston. Our students participate in original research, place very highly in programming contests and hackathons, and our graduates have enrolled in distinguished academic institutions or are hired by leading private companies. Additional information on the department is available at https://www.clarku.edu/departments/computer-science/.
Applicants must have obtained a minimum Masters in Computer Science or related area (information technology, education, data science, informatics, computational finance, business analytics, etc.) with classroom teaching experience by the end of summer 2023. PhD candidates with ABD status are also welcomed to apply. Consideration will be given to outstanding candidates from outside of traditional college teaching backgrounds including school teachers, corporate training staff, and industry.
The ideal candidate will have experience or demonstrate potential in key areas important to the academic enterprise. This includes but is not limited to
- college level teaching of CS courses at intro, middle core, and or upper level subject(s)
- familiar with different pedagogical approaches
- course management
- ownership of course: design, plan of topics, methods, and course materials
- infusion of experience and or research in the classroom
- curriculum design or alignment of course modules with rigorous national standards
- scholarship of teaching, experimentation with new methods
- opportunities for interdisciplinary applications of computing and computer science in the context of a Liberal Arts institution
Clark University currently requires all employees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions will be made for medical or disability reasons or religious beliefs, and could be made, at the sole discretion of the University, for other well-documented reasons.
Clark University embraces equal opportunity as a core value: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply. For details, see https://www.clarku.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion-initiatives/.
Clark University offers a generous benefit package for full and, if applicable, part-time employees that include; paid time off, generous retirement plan, group health and dental insurance, life insurance, and tuition, along with use of many campus amenities. For a complete list of benefits for eligible employees visit here.
To be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a Clark University Careers Account by clicking on the APPLY NOW button below. You will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:
Applicants should apply via this link [to be created by HR] and submit a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a teaching statement, and a statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion. The teaching statement should describe philosophy of teaching, teaching experience, course topics able to teach, and teaching methods employed. Candidates must submit a teaching sample, broadly defined as an artifact from course taught. This may include a course material such as lecture material, class exercise, syllabus, etc. Candidates may optionally include teaching evaluations. Please also provide contact information of at least 2 referees for recommendation letters. These letters should speak specifically to teaching experience and ability or potential for teaching. Additional information pertinent to the position, such as service and diversity, is welcome.
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Review of applications will begin Feb 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.
A successful background check is required upon acceptance.