: SPS - Graduate Admininstration 2891Locations:
: Worcester, MAPosted:
: Sep 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 School of Professional Studies (SPS) at Clark University invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) program. This is a full time non-tenure line indefinitely renewable position based upon satisfactory performance.
The successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the graduate level; development of innovative courses; teaching students from diverse cultures and academic backgrounds; collaborating with faculty; and engaging in departmental and professional services. The program provides students with the theories, concepts and foundational methods of computer science, artificial intelligence, and human-computer interaction to prepare them to solve real-world problems in the industry.
The teaching load for computer science teaching faculty is 3-3 including credit for laboratories.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Teach three graduate courses in the MSCS program per semester (fall and spring)
- Advise graduate students
- Ensure current curriculum
- Suggest and develop new courses, as needed
- Collaborate with faculty to develop new concentrations, as needed
- Participate in departmental and university services, including committees and professional organizations
- Engage with the broader computer science community through conferences, workshops, and other professional development opportunities with SPS students
- Master's degree in computer science or closely related field, e.g., information technology, data science, informatics
- Three years of teaching at the graduate level
- Ability to develop and teach graduate computer science courses in data science, artificial intelligence (AI), or human computer interaction (HCI)
- Experience in modern technology-stack for the delivery of course content
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- A Ph.D. in computer science or closely related field
- Relevant Industry experience
- Ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.
As of June 1, 2023 Clark University no longer requires employees or students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. However, Clark urges all community members to follow CDC guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination, which recommend that everyone stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines including booster doses. This is important for your own personal health as well as the health of our community.
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.
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:
- Cover letter addressing relevant experience to the position.
- Curriculum vita (CV)
- Teaching statement
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) statement
- Names and contact information for three references
- Sample syllabus
The Teaching Statement should describe the 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 a course taught. This may include course material such as lecture material, class exercises, syllabus, etc. Candidates may optionally include teaching evaluations.
The DEI Statement should describe how you address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion and challenges faced by historically underrepresented groups based on race/ethnicity, women, veterans, people with disabilities, or other groups that have been historically excluded from higher education. In a one-page statement (12-point font), please offer your thoughts on how you would address these issues in your future role as a faculty member at Clark. This may include research, teaching/pedagogy, mentoring, service to the profession, and community outreach.
The references must be individuals who can speak specifically to your teaching experience and ability or potential for teaching. Additional information pertinent to the position, such as service and diversity, is welcome.
The sample syllabus is a syllabus one that you developed and used to teach within the last two years.
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Review of applications will begin immediately and 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.