Pomona College seeks applications for an Assistant Professor of Computer Science, to begin on July 1, 2017. All subfields of computer science will be considered, with preference for candidates whose research complements existing strengths in the department. Candidates should have a broad background in computer science, be excellent teachers, have an active research program, and be excited about directing undergraduate research. The teaching load is the equivalent of four semester-long courses a year. Faculty are expected to teach across all levels of the curriculum. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in computer science in hand by the start date. The position is open to all areas of computer science.
Pomona is a highly selective private liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 1550 students, all undergraduates, and a student/faculty ratio of eight to one. Recognized as one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges, Pomona offers instruction in all major fields of the fine arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, and is strongly committed to the value of a residential educational community. Pomona College and its Computer Science Department supports equal access to higher education and values working in a richly diverse environment. The successful candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students.
Pomona is the founding member of the Claremont Colleges, a unique constellation of five small undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions located in beautiful southern California near the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains, about 35 miles east of Los Angeles. Students of the Claremont Colleges can cross-register for courses at any of the colleges, and have access to a shared library system containing over 2 million volumes. Pomona students thus enjoy the advantages of personalized instruction and close faculty-student interaction in a small liberal arts college setting, combined with the intellectual and extracurricular resources typically found at much larger universities. Pomona collaborates with its counterparts at adjacent Harvey Mudd and Claremont McKenna Colleges. Pomona's computer science department has 6 tenured or tenure-track faculty and, because of the consortium, we are part of a larger community of almost twenty computer scientist faculty and a greater number of majors than would be found in similar liberal arts colleges. Pomona College offers support for conference travel and summer student research assistants, and it offers the opportunity for entering faculty members to apply for a fully-funded leave in their fourth year at the college.
Submit application materials online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7689. A complete application includes a cover letter; a detailed curriculum vitae; graduate transcripts; three brief statements—one addressing teaching philosophy, one addressing scholarship, and one addressing demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body (see Pomona's guidance on the mentoring/diversity statement); and three or more letters of reference, at least one of which evaluates the candidate's teaching.
Complete applications received by December 12, 2016 will receive full consideration. For further information, we can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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