Gordon College invites applications for a full-time appointment in Computer Science. Rank will be commensurate with experience. The position begins August 2020.
Located on Boston’s North Shore, a beautiful coastal area with easy access to the dynamic software, hardware, and biotech ecosystems of the Boston area, Gordon College is a vibrant Christian community committed to the liberal arts. We strive to foster conversation at the intersection of faith and cultural engagement in a wide variety of disciplines, all with the mission to prepare Christian men and women to actively participate in every community in which they find themselves. We seek someone who exhibits excellence in Computer Science, is a committed Christian, and is passionate about teaching and mentoring undergraduate students from diverse cultural backgrounds in a Christian liberal arts setting.
Gordon College has a thriving Computer Science program leading to B.A. and B.S. degrees, and teacher licensure through an M.Ed. in Digital Literacy and Computer Science (one of only two such programs in Massachusetts). Our small classes and active departmental community allow faculty to develop strong relationships with students. The current faculty have a balance of academic and industry experience from which they teach a range of courses, a pre-internship experience through our summer practicum, and a capstone software development project in which our students apply computer science expertise to multi-disciplinary problems and needs. We have strong relationships with local companies that provide our students valuable internship and employment opportunities, and a number of our students have participated in summer research programs. While most of our graduates take software or web development positions, some go on to graduate school. Employers consistently speak well of our graduates and frequently hire additional graduates.
The ideal candidate will:
0. Demonstrate a dynamic Christian faith,
1. Excel at teaching and have a strong desire to develop long-term relationships with students,
2. Show a commitment to nurturing and promoting diversity in their educational and professional communities,
3. Have a Ph.D. in computer science or a closely related field completed by the time of appointment,
4. Exhibit research momentum to continue research and include undergraduates in it, and
5. Complement and extend expertise in the department.
The appointment is for up to a three-year term, with the potential for renewal. Interested applicants need to submit a Curriculum Vita that includes the names of 3 references, a sample of academic writing, and a letter of application that addresses their fit with the Christian mission of Gordon College and with the specific position.
Gordon College is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants for employment will receive consideration without discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin, or disability.
About Gordon College
Founded in 1889 as a missionary training institute in Boston, Gordon College has emerged as one of the country’s top Christian liberal arts colleges and the only nationally ranked Christian college in New England. One of the nation’s premier Christian colleges, Gordon College better prepares students for a greater purpose by combining exceptional education and innovative opportunities with an informed Christian faith. Gordon College strives to graduate men and women distinguished by intellectual maturity and Christian character, committed to lives of service, and prepared for leadership worldwide.
Gordon is strategically located along what has been termed the “I-95 power corridor” as it is only a few hours away from the financial and political capitals of the Western world (New York and Washington, D.C.). Just north of Boston, with its renowned universities and vibrant industries in finance, technology. And health care, Gordon is well positioned to expose students to world-class learning and professional opportunities. Faculty members have ready access to vibrant intellectual and research communities, providing connections that energize their scholarship, teaching, and mentoring.... This facilitates a commitment to lifelong learning among students, and a majority of Gordon graduates earn advance degrees.
Gordon’s magnificent campus of 450 wooded acres – just three miles from the Atlantic Ocean – retains a quintessential New England charm. The College’s proximity to the beautiful, historic areas of the North Shore, the woods and beaches of Cape Ann, and the mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire creates rich opportunities for recreation and personal growth. This is a great place to live and work.