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Location:Saratoga Springs (Saratoga Spgs), NY
Company:Skidmore College
First posted:August 01, 2016

Posting Number: 0001488  

Job Title: Assistant Professor of Computer Science  

Department: Computer Science  

Position Status: Full-Time  

Position Type: Regular  

Months per Year: 9 Months  

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Position Band/Level: Faculty  

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Job Summary: The Department of Computer Science at Skidmore College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning September 2017. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Computer Science or closely related field. The teaching load is 18 to 20 contact hours, which usually translates into four courses per year, with one or two of those courses including a three-hour laboratory session each week. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Skidmore seeks to attract an academically and culturally diverse faculty, especially those who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the community through their teaching, scholarship, and service. Enthusiasm for advising, teaching, and mentoring a diverse population of students is essential. A commitment to quality instruction of undergraduates and continuing scholarly achievement is paramount. The program has expertise in the theory of computation, algorithms, databases, and computer vision; we hope to widen our areas of expertise with this appointment. In addition to strong disciplinary teaching and scholarship, including collaborative research with students, the College encourages interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship via participation in its First-Year Experience program and many other interdisciplinary programs.

While Skidmore maintains numerous computing labs on campus for academic use, the department has its own Linux network including a twenty-seat teaching laboratory as well as machines for student and faculty research. The Linux network is supported by a dedicated system administrator within the department.

Skidmore is a liberal arts institution of approximately 2,400 students, with 21% students of color, and 248 full-time faculty members, located in upstate New York. Skidmore offers varied support for faculty development, including pre-tenure sabbaticals, laboratory start-up funds, and internal grants.

Saratoga Springs is renowned for its cultural events at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, a beautiful and vibrant downtown, thoroughbred horse racing, and nearby recreational opportunities, including the six-million-acre Adirondack State Park. The College is a short distance from New York's capital district, home to several other institutions of higher learning and numerous technology companies.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications from women and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.  

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Computer Science or closely related field.  

Preferred Qualifications: Teaching experience.  

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Required Applicant Documents: Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Teaching Statement
Research Statement

Optional Applicant Documents: Teaching Evaluations  

Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for this position, please complete an online faculty profile and attach the following documents: cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement. Teaching evaluations may also be submitted but are not required. Multiple evaluations should be scanned together into one pdf file to attach. Additionally the application system will prompt you to submit a three email addresses for letters of recommendation. All referees will be emailed once you've completed the application process.

Interfolio Users: visit the link below for instructions to acquire email addresses from Interfoilio to enter into our application system for your recommenders.

This system can support attachments up to 1.9MB. All "required" documents must be attached through the online application system to complete the application process. If you have questions please contact Clarissa Sawyer, Employment Coordinator in Human Resources at: or 518 580.5802  

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Posting Date: 07-01-2016  

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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