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Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Colorado College
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903
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The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Colorado College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Computer Science to begin in August of 2021. We seek a computer scientist with broad teaching interests who can teach introductory as well as advanced computer science courses to a diverse community of students and mentor computer science majors who are completing their capstone experience.  All candidates should be able to teach introductory and advanced computer science courses including programming and a CS elective in their primary field of study. We are also particularly interested in candidates who can teach computer architecture, data structures and algorithms, or theory of computation. The successful candidate should also be able to develop and maintain a rigorous program that can engage undergraduate students, mentor computer science students who are completing their capstone experience, and advise students who are interested in computer science. Finally, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the department and the College through service.

Colorado College is a nationally recognized, residential liberal arts college with about 2,000 students. Located one-hour south of Denver, the city of Colorado Springs offers many cultural and recreational activities in the foothills of the Rocky Mountain Region. The College actively promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment in which students and employees of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives can learn and work. Strong candidates should share the college’s and department’s deep commitment to antiracism (Antiracism at CCand be committed to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in all facets of life at the College.

The department fosters a supportive, inclusive, and equitable learning community of faculty and students who share a passion for computer science. It is our goal to provide a nurturing learning environment that stimulates growth and intellectual exploration. The department values depth and breadth in computer science; potential for implementing innovative, inclusive and equitable teaching methods in a liberal arts setting; and mentored undergraduate research. One distinguishing feature of Colorado College is its Block Plan, in which professors teach, and students take, one course at a time. Professors teach five of eight blocks in an academic year and devote one block to supervising capstone projects. Each block is three and a half weeks long.

Applicants should describe their interest in teaching computer science in a liberal arts environment in their cover letter. Applications should also contain: a teaching statement including a discussion of your potential to incorporate active learning strategies; a research statement discussing your research interests and potential for including undergraduate students in your work; a diversity statement detailing your potential to contribute to DEI at Colorado College through your teaching, research, and/or service; graduate school transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation (request that writers submit separately). At least one letter should comment on teaching experience and potential. A Ph.D. in Computer Science or related field is required. Applicants should provide evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available. Applications from candidates who have reached ABD status will be considered.

The department plans to conduct initial interviews in December, and to invite several top candidates for interviews in January 2021. Review of applications will begin on November 2, 2020; to ensure consideration, your application should be completed by that date.

Apply online at https://employment.coloradocollege.edu/postings/4496

Colorado College is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its community. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation in our educational programs and activities or our employment practices.


A Ph.D. in Computer Science or related field is required. Applications from candidates who have reached ABD status will be considered.


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Posted: 2020-09-21 Expires: 2020-11-20

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