Location: Worcester, MA Category: Faculty Posted On: Sat Oct 24 2020 Job Description:
Visiting Assistant or Associate Professor in Computer Science
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Clark University invites applications for a visiting position in Computer Science for spring 2021, possibly renewable.
Clark has been a recognized leader in innovative research and education since its founding in 1887. The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers robust undergraduate programs in both disciplines and is working with diverse departments at Clark to develop programs in Data Science. 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.mathcs.clarku.edu/.
The spring 2021 teaching load for the visiting faculty member is two courses with associated labs from a variety of choices. Computer Science courses at Clark are generally small and supported by undergraduate teaching assistants. The faculty members may have an option in 2021 to teach online or on campus, depending on the University's decision. Please click here for the 2020-21 academic calendar of Clark University.
Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field at the time of appointment. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise and interest in Machine Learning and Data Science. Outstanding candidates in other fields will also be considered.
We look for an energetic and independent colleague who can thrive in the environment of a small liberal arts research university and contribute to the success and diversity of our community. The new faculty will have opportunities to collaborate with faculty in Computer Science and other fields such as Mathematics, Geographic Information Science, Business Data Analytics, Computational Science, Digital Humanities, Environmental Science, International Development, and Social Data Analytics.
Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: 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.
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.