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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Computer Science

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dickinson College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

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Applications must include a cover letter, C.V., separate statements on teaching philosophy and research interests, copies of graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation, at least one of which addresses the candidates potential as a teacher. Applications complete by October 23, 2017 will receive full consideration. Applications complete after that date will be considered while the position remains open.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number F00110
Position Title Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Computer Science
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Division and Department Information

Division Academic Affairs
Department Mathematics and Computer Science

Posting Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science invites applications for a tenure-track position in Computer Science beginning in fall 2018. We seek candidates with a strong commitment to both teaching and scholarship in a small, undergraduate liberal arts environment. Teaching responsibilities will include five course equivalents per year with the opportunity to develop and teach courses across the computer science curriculum. The successful candidate will exhibit the potential to advise undergraduates, promote student/faculty research and advance a track record of scholarly achievement. Applications from candidates that complement our current research strengths in evolutionary and neural systems, robotics, computer science education, computer vision, and machine learning are particularly encouraged. Applicants must hold or be close to completing a Ph.D. in computer science or a related field.

Dickinson is a highly selective, private, liberal arts college with approximately 2,400 students. Our campus is located near the center of the historic borough of Carlisle, which is 20 minutes west of Harrisburg and just a few hours by car from Philadelphia, Washington DC, Baltimore and New York. Many of our faculty live within walking distance of campus or in the nearby rural areas.

The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate.

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Work Schedule

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Posting Detail Information

Posting Date 08/31/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Application Review Begin Date
Is this a Temporary Position? No
Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time
If Full-Time, please specify Faculty
If Part-Time, please specify Not Applicable
EEO/Diversity Statement

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.

Special instructions To Applicants

Applications must include a cover letter, C.V., separate statements on teaching philosophy and research interests, copies of graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation, at least one of which addresses the candidates potential as a teacher. Applications complete by October 23, 2017 will receive full consideration. Applications complete after that date will be considered while the position remains open.

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • CareerLink
    • Craigslist
    • CASE (Council for Advancement & Support of Education)
    • Consortium for Faculty Diversity
    • Employee Referral
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Jobs at Dickinson (http://jobs.dickinson.edu)
    • Monster Jobs (monster.com)
    • Newspaper/publication
    • Patriot News
    • Radio
    • Referral from Dickinson staff, faculty, friend or family member
    • Sentinel Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Yahoo Jobs
    • The Guide
    • ScholarlyHires.com
    • Other Website
    • Other
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Another College website
    • HERC
    • Academic Careers
  2. * Do you have at least one year of responsible payroll or financial and statistical record keeping experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1
  2. Other Document 2