Position Detail

Associate or Full Professor and Jean E. Sammet Chair in Computer Science (#424)

Date Posted:
08/18/2016
Type/Department:
Faculty in Computer Science
Search Status:
Search Is Open - Accepting Applications
Apply Now:
Would you like to apply for this position?

The Computer Science Department of Mount Holyoke College invites applications from associate and full professors to lead the Department and to hold the Jean E. Sammet Endowed Chair in Computer Science. This is an exciting opportunity to join a small and vibrant department that supports a growing community of dedicated undergraduate students. Faculty and staff work closely with the student-run CS Society, which organizes co-curricular programming (including regional hackathons, local outreach, and interview prep workshops). Close interaction with other scholars in the Mount Holyoke and Five College Consortium communities provides opportunities for traditional and innovative collaborative research projects.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of strong teaching and research with experience mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. While disciplinary specialty is open, the successful candidate will have an interest in working with undergraduates on research projects and will be active in both research and curriculum development. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester at all levels of the curriculum.

A completed application should include a cover letter addressing your interest in Mount Holyoke College, a CV, and four statements: (1) a statement of leadership philosophy (please upload as Other Document), (2) a statement of teaching philosophy, (3) a description of research plans, and (4) a statement about working with and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds. Three letters of recommendation are also required, at least one of which should comment specifically on your leadership skills and one on your teaching. Please submit all application materials through https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu.  We recommend early submission because electronic prompts to referees are generated only after the completed application has been submitted. To be assured full consideration, applications must be complete by December 1, 2016. For further information about the department see; https://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/computerscience or you may contact the department chair, Margaret Robinson (robinson@mtholyoke.edu).

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women 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 80 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 committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members.  Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society.  In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including faculty of color, faculty with diverse gender identities, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.