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Position Detail - Open Rank Professor of Computer Science

Open Rank Professor of Computer Science

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Work type: Faculty Full-time
Location: South Hadley, MA
Categories: Faculty

The Mount Holyoke College Computer Science Department invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at any rank, to begin July 1, 2024. 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 of computer science and related fields, and particularly in systems, theory and data science. 

Computer science is one of the top majors at Mount Holyoke. The department currently has 8 permanent faculty and 1 visiting faculty member as well as 5 staff, including lab instructors and a sysadmin. 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 a 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 & Education; 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 three statements concerning (1) teaching philosophy, (2) research interests, and (3) approach to mentoring a diverse student body. Applications submitted by October 10, 2023 will receive full consideration. For more information, please contact Audrey St. John,, and Heather Pon-Barry,

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.

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