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Lecturer in Computer Science

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Work type: Faculty Full-time
Location: South Hadley, MA
Categories: Faculty

The Mount Holyoke College Computer Science Department seeks a Lecturer to teach and inspire a vibrant community of students. This teaching-focused renewable position, to begin Fall 2022, is on a non-tenure-track path that culminates in the rank of Senior Lecturer. The teaching load is 5 courses per year, which may be divided between courses and lab sections. We are searching broadly for candidates with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching computer science and a passion for engaging a diverse population of undergraduate students.

Computer science is one of the top majors at Mount Holyoke. The department currently has 9 faculty and 5 staff, including lab instructors and a sysadmin, and courses are matched to instructors based on individual interests and expertise. Collaborations with other departments are ongoing and encouraged, including: Entrepreneurship, Organizations & Society, Mathematics & Statistics, Neuroscience, Psychology, Studio Art. Faculty have the opportunity to teach core courses across the computer science curriculum, courses for the growing interdisciplinary Data Science major, courses making use of an 8,000 sqft makerspace as well as to develop new courses. Typically, class sizes range from 15 - 30 students, and introductory courses are supported by a lab instructor and an established peer mentorship program.

Candidates should have a demonstrated record of strong teaching at the undergraduate level and experience mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Completion of an advanced degree in Computer Science or a related field (e.g., Cognitive Science, Computational Social Science, Computational Biology, Informatics, or STEM Education) is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire; strong candidates with a Master’s degree will be considered. Candidates will be required to submit three statements concerning (1) teaching philosophy, (2) research interests, and (3) approach to mentoring a diverse student body. Please include contact information for three references as part of your application. Reference letters will be requested at a later date in the search process.

We will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions? Contact Audrey St. John, astjohn@mtholyoke.edu.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

Mount Holyoke College is a women’s college that is gender diverse. The College is committed to providing equal access and opportunity in employment and education to all employees and students. In compliance with state and federal law, Mount Holyoke College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, genetic information, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law. The College does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the recruitment and admission of students to its graduate program.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

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