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Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Tenure-Track

Decorah, Iowa 52101
  • Job Type
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    Full Time

Luther College is an undergraduate liberal arts college with a population of two thousand students located in Decorah, IA. Our faculty and students are highly engaged in academics and research, music programs, athletics, sustainability, and service. Founded in 1861 by Norwegian immigrants, Luther values its heritage, just as it values the diversity of its students, staff, and faculty, who hail from many faith backgrounds and heritages. Coming from 39 states and 74 countries, 11% of our students are domestic students of color and 8% are international students.

Our location in the beautiful driftless region of northeast Iowa offers a wealth of opportunities not often found in small towns. The economic vitality of the Decorah area is attributable to being a regional hub for outdoor recreation, two nationally recognized healthcare systems, top ranked schools, business, agriculture, specialty retail, dining, and tourism. In a scenic rural setting, we are an easy 70 mile drive to three urban cities including Rochester, MN, home of Mayo Clinic and an IBM major campus.    

Luther College is committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty, with a focus on mentoring and providing development opportunities and support to new faculty cohorts. This support includes new faculty workshops, development and research funding, faculty mentoring groups, providing membership to NCFDD, and opportunities through the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM). Applicants from historically underrepresented groups, in particular ethnic, racial and gender groups are encouraged to become a candidate for the following position.

Position and Qualifications: Luther College seeks an Assistant Professor of Computer Science, a tenure track position, to begin in August 2018. A Ph.D. in Computer Science, Data Science, or related discipline by September 1, 2018 preferred; ABD in Computer or Data Science required. We are seeking a dedicated teacher who is committed to student engagement and learning in a private liberal arts setting. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach a broad range of courses; the ability to teach both introductory and advanced courses in computer science and data science would be beneficial. Teaching load consists of six courses per year spread across fall, January, and spring terms. Additional duties include student advising, committee and departmental work, scholarship and meeting with prospective students.

Apply: Review of applications begins February 12, 2018 and continues until the position is filled. Apply at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com. Applicant’s dossier will include:

  • letter of application, highlighting strengths which align with strengths of Luther College and contribute to advancing the computer science and new data science programs
  • curriculum vitae
  • unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts
  • statement describing teaching style and methods
  • a brief description of research, written for a general computer science audience; include ideas for undergraduate research projects and how you would incorporate students in your own research
  • three letters of recommendation (the college will send an email to each letter writer identified in the application process with a link to upload their letter)

Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Kent D. Lee, Department Head, Computer Science, Luther College, Decorah, IA 52101, telephone: (563) 387-2429; email: kentdlee@luther.edu. Additional information about the college is available by visiting the college website www.luther.edu. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to facultysearch@luther.edu.

Amongst the most mature and well respected computer science programs in the Midwest, Luther College began granting computer science degrees in 1975. Growth in the department is anticipated with a recent addition of a major and minor in Data Science. We currently graduate approximately 30 majors and minors per year, with approximately 120 declared majors and minors in the program.


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Decorah, Iowa 52101

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