Open-Rank Faculty Positions in Computer ScienceDepartment:
Provost OfficeJob Description:
The Department of Computer Science at Rhodes College invites applications for two open-rank (assistant, associate, or full) tenure-track faculty positions to begin in August 2024. 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 alignment of its faculty.
Our vibrant department is looking for colleagues who are 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. In addition to traditional areas of computer science, we welcome candidates working in interdisciplinary, emerging, and socially-engaged areas of computing research. The successful candidates will be expected to maintain an active research program and teach a variety of courses at all levels of the undergraduate computer science curriculum. The teaching load is 3-2. We are also interested in candidates who are passionate about encouraging underrepresented groups to pursue computer science and will contribute to sustaining our diverse program. Applicants should hold or expect to receive a Ph.D. in computer science or a closely allied discipline by August 2024.
The Computer Science Department 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 rich 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. The Computer Science Department resides in a recently 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.
Rhodes College prides itself on being a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and anti-discrimination.
A complete application includes: 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 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; 5) a statement of teaching philosophy; and 6) a research statement.
Review of completed applications will begin October 8, 2023 and will continue until the positions are 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.
For additional information regarding the position, please contact Dr. Catie Welsh, Chair of the Search Committee, at email@example.com