Tenure-Track & Visiting Positions in Computer Science 

Tenure-Track Positions in Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at Franklin & Marshall College  invites applications for two tenure-track positions beginning Fall 2020 at the rank of Assistant Professor or Instructor, depending on qualifications.  The successful candidate should possess or be close to completing a doctorate degree.  

Demonstrated potential for excellence in both teaching and scholarship is essential. Although the specific area of research is open to that which will complement those of current faculty members, the Department is especially interested in applicants with expertise in the areas of artificial intelligence, programming, algorithms, and theory. We seek candidates able to teach a broad selection of undergraduate computer science courses, to guide future curriculum development, to engage students in undergraduate research, and to contribute to the College’s general education program,  Connections.  We are eager to recruit candidates who are interested in working with students and colleagues of diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds.   Faculty are expected to maintain active research programs and engage in service to the College.

Applicants must submit the following items via  Interfolio  http://apply.interfolio.com/67393:

  • a cover letter, a curriculum vitae,
  • graduate transcript(s),
  • a teaching statement,
  • a research statement,
  • teaching evaluations (based on direct observations by students and/or supervisors),
  • and a statement of diversity.
  • Applicants must arrange for three letters of recommendation, including at least one that addresses the applicant’s teaching ability, to be submitted directly to Interfolio by the recommenders.

Franklin & Marshall College is a small (enrollment 2400), highly selective liberal arts college located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania: a small, affordable, and vibrant city about one and one-half hours from both Philadelphia and Baltimore.  The computer science program has existed for decades, and became its own department two years ago. We have a well-developed curriculum in a growing department, with these two positions bringing us to five tenure-track or tenured lines. New faculty have considerable pedagogical freedom with chances to further shape the program and develop new courses.   

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019, and continue until the positions are filled.  Direct any questions but no application materials to cssearch@fandm.edu or to Annalisa Crannell (Chair of the Search Committee) at 717-358-4222. Questions about the Computer Science program should be sent to Jing Hu (Chair of Computer Science) at jing.hu@fandm.edu.

The person selected for this tenure-track position may also be considered for a supplemental appointment as a Franklin & Marshall High Impact Emerging Scholar.  These are scholars who possess outstanding promise for inspiring and supporting the educational development of underrepresented minority students in a higher educational setting such as F&M.  Selected finalists that meet these additional qualifications, in addition to those outlined by this ad, may be nominated by the department as F&M High Impact Emerging Scholar. If selected as an HIES, the person will receive a two-year appointment (additional to the tenure-track appointment) that begins as soon as the person joins the campus on the tenure-track.  The HIES program supports the acceleration of one's research trajectory with a significantly reduced teaching load for two years along with supportive mentoring to advance the scholar's research and professional development. Candidates interested in being considered for nomination should indicate their interest in their cover letter and highlight any previous work in this area in their diversity statement.

Pursuant to cultivating an inclusive college community, the search committee will holistically assess the qualifications of each applicant.  We will consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. We will also consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to academic success.

 Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, sex, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any protected characteristic. Individuals who need an accommodation due to a disability in order to submit an application or attend an employment interview should contact the department’s academic coordinator.

 

Visiting Position in Computer Science

Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a visiting position in the Department of  Computer Science. The position would begin in January, 2020 for the spring semester with renewal for the full 2020-2021 academic year pending evidence of excellent teaching, the needs of the department, and administrative approval. The rank will be Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor depending on qualifications.   Excellence in teaching is the primary criterion for selection.

Applicants must  submit the following items via Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/67479:

  • a letter of application a curriculum vitae,
  • graduate transcript(s),
  • a statement of teaching philosophy, 
  • teaching evaluations (based on direct observations by students and/or supervisors).
  • Applicants must arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted directly to Interfolio by the recommenders.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.  Direct any questions but no application materials to cssearch@fandm.edu or to Annalisa Crannell at 717-358-4222.

Franklin & Marshall College is a small (enrollment 2400), highly selective liberal arts college located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania: a small, affordable, and vibrant city about one and one-half hours from both Philadelphia and Baltimore.  The computer science program has existed for decades and became its own department two years ago. We have a well-developed curriculum in a growing department, with five tenure-track or tenured lines.  

Pursuant to cultivating an inclusive college community, the search committee will holistically assess the qualifications of each applicant.  We will consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. We will also consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to academic success.

 Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, sex, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any protected characteristic. Individuals who need an accommodation due to a disability in order to submit an application or attend an employment interview should contact the department’s academic coordinator.