Faculty Position in Computer Science

College of the Atlantic
Bar Harbor, ME
Closing date
Dec 11, 2021

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Science, Computer Science and IT, Computer Science
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Faculty Position in Computer Science

The College of the Atlantic (COA) seeks a full-time faculty member in Computer Science. The anticipated start date is August, 2022. The successful candidate will be the only faculty member in computer science at COA. The faculty member will offer a range of classes to help students gain basic to advanced programming skills, while introducing students to the central questions of computer science and exposing them to the styles of thought and habits of mind associated with computer scientists. The faculty member is expected to help students make connections between computer science and other areas of the curriculum, including the arts and humanities as well as the natural and social sciences.

In addition to introductory and intermediate programming classes, we are interested in a candidate who can offer engaging and challenging courses that explore the intersections of computer science and computing with different aspects of the human experience and academic and creative areas. Examples of such classes might include some of the following:

cryptography and computer security, information visualization, human-computer interaction, machine learning and artificial intelligence, generative art, digital humanities, data mining, micro-controller programming.

The faculty member must have a Ph.D.in computer science, engineering, computational science, applied mathematics, physics, or a related area, and demonstrated potential for excellent and innovative teaching. It is essential that the faculty member has a background in computing and is enthusiastic about and focused on developing creative ways to teach computer science to students with a wide range of backgrounds and goals.

College of the Atlantic is an interdisciplinary college of approximately 350 undergraduate students and 30 faculty members. Its oceanfront campus is adjacent to Acadia National Park. COA's faculty are not organized by departments, and all students design their own major in human ecology. The average class size is 13. Faculty teach five courses a year distributed across three ten-week terms; faculty also advise students, direct independent studies and final projects, and contribute to the shared governance of the college. COA is a highly interdisciplinary college seeking to understand the relationships between humans and their built, natural, and social-cultural environments, where theory is tied to practice, and where friendship and cooperation help define our community. Through both teaching and scholarship, we aim to foster the capacity to make improvements within the world and ourselves.

College of the Atlantic is committed to increasing diversity, fostering inclusion, and achieving equity in all aspects of its work. We especially encourage candidates who demonstrate how their teaching, service, and research would contribute to making the college more inclusive, equitable, and diverse. We are particularly interested in an individual's record working with students, colleagues, and communities who identify with the experiences of those historically excluded, under-represented, or marginalized in higher education. The search committee welcomes applications from those historically under-represented in higher education. More information about the college's commitment and strategic plan for diversity, equity, and inclusion can be found here: https://www.coa.edu/about/dei/

Interested candidates should submit a CV, a cover letter addressing interest in and qualifications for the position, and a brief statement of teaching that includes a discussion of the roles of computer science in an interdisciplinary curriculum and your approach to and experience with teaching diverse learners. The CV should include contact information for three professional references; please do not have references send letters. For full consideration, please submit all application materials as a single pdf file to cs@coa.edu by December 20, 2021.
The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Computer Science - Faculty Position, Location: Bar Harbor, ME - 04609

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