Kalamazoo College
Department of Computer Science

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Kalamazoo College invites applications for a tenure-track position in computer science at the assistant professor level beginning September 2022. A Ph.D. in computer science or a closely related field is required. Candidates in application areas, including interdisciplinary applications, are especially encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities include courses at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum. Experience with programs and pedagogical approaches for attracting and retaining women and underrepresented minorities in the discipline is highly desirable. Candidates are expected to have high aptitude and interest in undergraduate teaching, a commitment to the liberal arts, a promise of scholarly excellence, and a desire to engage undergraduates in scholarship and professional activities. The teaching load is equivalent to six courses per year on a quarter system (2/2/2), with additional duties including directing senior theses and academic advising.

Kalamazoo College is a highly selective liberal arts college offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into educational experiences and civic engagement in both domestic and international settings. As such, it attracts students from diverse backgrounds interested in social justice and activism. The College is a member of the Posse Program and home to the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. It is located in Kalamazoo, MI, a diverse and vibrant city in western Michigan and home of the first nationwide city-based college tuition remission program, the Kalamazoo Promise. Sitting halfway between Chicago and Detroit, the city has its own lively arts scene and is home to many art studios, a local teen poetry collective focused on social justice, and the annual Kalamazoo Poetry Festival. Kalamazoo is also home to a large research university that shares many of its resources with members of the Kalamazoo College community. Thirty-five miles from the beautiful beaches and coastal towns of Lake Michigan, the area also offers many opportunities for outdoor activities.

Completed applications received by November 1, 2021 will receive full consideration, with later applications reviewed as needed until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable), and two personal statements in PDF format below. One personal statement should describe the applicant's scholarly interests; the other should describe teaching experience, philosophy, and practice, including a statement on experience working with underrepresented students and engaging issues of diversity and inclusion in pedagogical approaches. Please have three letters of recommendation, including at least one specifically addressing teaching, sent in PDF format to csSearch@kzoo.edu with a subject line in the format lastname_firstname. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Alyce Brady at that email address also.

Kalamazoo College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Alyce Brady, Chair
Department of Computer Science
Kalamazoo College
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
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