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Position Detail - Computer Science Lab Instructor

Computer Science Lab Instructor

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: South Hadley, MA
Categories: Instructor/ Research Assistant

Position Type: Staff Full-time

Hours per week: 37.5   

Weeks per year: 10 months

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5:00 pm 

Estimated start date is August 1, 2023.  The academic schedule of this position is mid-August to mid-May each year.  This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in a small and vibrant department that is creating innovative technology projects powered by talented undergraduate students!

Department Summary & Job Purpose:

Lab Manager/Instructor supports the computer science department in its teaching endeavors. The position comprises Lab Manager and Instructor responsibilities. This 10-month full-time position is focused on Lab Management/Instruction during the semester for the first two courses in our Computer Science curriculum. The academic schedule of this position is mid-August to mid-May each year. In addition to the regular 10-month position, we expect to augment the position with one additional month of salary for the first year. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in a small, vibrant department that creates innovative technology projects powered by talented undergraduate students!


Core Job Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Work with faculty in the planning, preparation, and evaluation of lab lessons; supervise lab periods; prepare and deliver lab lessons; answer student questions in person and via email; supervise student teaching assistants; grade lab assignments and/or homework; hold office hours. Attend department meetings to advise the department in decision-making. 

Qualifications: Applicants must have strong programming skills and hold a bachelor's degree in Computer Science or have equivalent experience. Strong leadership qualities and excellent communication skills are essential as the candidate will interact with a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students, often under compressed timelines. Familiarity with Python, Java, Eclipse, and Linux command-line programming is beneficial.

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Background Checks:

Mount Holyoke College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment, supported by qualified employees that will allow all of its students, faculty, staff and those associated with them to successfully carry out the mission of the college. As a condition of employment, the College will conduct appropriate background checks for all new hires. Mount Holyoke has designated the Office of Human Resources as the office responsible for ensuring that background checks (CORI, SORI, Credit History, & Driver Credential) are completed and utilized in the hiring process and Five College Office of Compliance and Risk Management as the office responsible for facilitating background checks as articulated in this policy.

Special Instructions for Applicants: 

Apply online; application materials must include:

  1. A cover letter summarizing interests and qualifications
  2. A complete resume or curriculum vitae
  3. Contact information for 3 professional references

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.

Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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