Location: Worcester, MA Category: Faculty Posted On: Fri Jan 13 2023 Job Description:
The Department of Computer Science at Clark University invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor position to begin Fall 2023 semester. This is a full time non-tenure line indefinitely renewable position based upon satisfactory performance.
The primary role of teaching faculty members at Clark encompasses maintaining an active teaching program, curriculum development, student advising, and service. Teaching faculty are key contributors to the academic mission of the university, that is to prepare students to meet the challenges of a complex and rapidly changing society. At Clark, we value commitment to excellence in traditional academic disciplines as well as innovation in exploring questions that cross disciplinary boundaries. The Department of Computer Science values and promotes interdisciplinary collaborations. Several opportunities exist for development of interdisciplinary coursework with programs across the university; examples of these include the School of Business, School of Geography, the Becker School of Design and Technology, and the Department of International Development, Community, and Environment. The teaching load for computer science teaching faculty is 3-3 including credit for laboratories.
The Department of Computer Science offers a robust undergraduate program in computer science, leads an interdisciplinary program in data science, and works with a variety of departments at Clark to develop new courses and programs. Our faculty are committed researchers and teachers, and actively collaborate with faculty at Clark and institutions worldwide, including some in nearby Boston. Our students participate in original research, place very highly in programming contests and hackathons, and our graduates have enrolled in distinguished academic institutions or are hired by leading private companies. Additional information on the department is available at https://www.clarku.edu/departments/computer-science/.
Applicants must have obtained a minimum Masters in Computer Science or related area (information technology, education, data science, informatics, computational finance, business analytics, etc.) with classroom teaching experience by the end of summer 2023. PhD candidates with ABD status are also welcomed to apply. Consideration will be given to outstanding candidates from outside of traditional college teaching backgrounds including school teachers, corporate training staff, and industry.
The ideal candidate will have experience or demonstrate potential in key areas important to the academic enterprise. This includes but is not limited to
college level teaching of CS courses at intro, middle core, and or upper level subject(s)
familiar with different pedagogical approaches
ownership of course: design, plan of topics, methods, and course materials
infusion of experience and or research in the classroom
curriculum design or alignment of course modules with rigorous national standards
scholarship of teaching, experimentation with new methods
opportunities for interdisciplinary applications of computing and computer science in the context of a Liberal Arts institution
Clark University currently requires all employees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions will be made for medical or disability reasons or religious beliefs, and could be made, at the sole discretion of the University, for other well-documented reasons.
Clark University embraces equal opportunity as a core value: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply. For details, see https://www.clarku.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion-initiatives/.
Clark University offers a generous benefit package for full and, if applicable, part-time employees that include; paid time off, generous retirement plan, group health and dental insurance, life insurance, and tuition, along with use of many campus amenities. For a complete list of benefits for eligible employees visit here.
Founded in 1887, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university committed toscholarship and inquiry that addresses social and human imperatives on a global basis. It is the place where Robert Goddard invented the modern rocket, where Sigmund Freud delivered his only lectures in the United States, and where current students stake their claim to the Clark motto, “Challenge Convention, Change Our World,” which is the rallying cry that inspires our community every day. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University educates its undergraduate and graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world, and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. The University’s engages students in such areas as biology, chemistry, economics, geography, psychology, urban education, management, environmental science and policy, Holocaust and genocide studies, and international development and social change. Clark University’s pioneering model of higher education, LEEP (Liberation Education and Effective Practice) compels undergraduate students to thrive in authentic world and workplace settings, and prepares them for lives and careers of consequence.