The Computer Science Department at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, starting in August 2013.
We seek broadly trained candidates qualified to teach all levels of undergraduate computer science courses. The position also entails courses in mobile computing, and contributions to interdisciplinary curricular and scholarly efforts within the School of Science and the College. A Ph.D. in computer science or a closely-related field is required. Priority consideration will be given to candidates with expertise in mobile computing although candidates in related areas of computer science will be considered and are encouraged to apply. Prior college-level teaching experience is preferred, as is a record of scholarly research and professional activity. ABDs will be considered only if the degree will be completed prior to start date.
Teaching and research are mutually supportive activities at TCNJ. Candidates should be strongly committed to the teacher-scholar model in a primarily undergraduate, residential institution, and to maintaining both high-quality teaching as well as an active research program involving highly motivated undergraduates. Faculty members also serve as academic advisors and have service responsibilities within the College.
The Department of Computer Science is an ABET CAC accredited program, allowing each faculty member to develop a curricular specialty. Collaboration with talented undergraduates occurs through a formal research seminar, and is known to frequently result in a fully vetted published collaborative scientific works. The Department of Computer Science is part of the School of Science, along with the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. The School actively supports disciplinary and interdisciplinary teaching, scholarship, and grant writing, and provides both startup and travel funds.
Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Emphasizing a residential experience for its approximately 6,500 undergraduates, TCNJ is one of Barron’s 75 “Most Competitive” American colleges, and U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 public institution of its kind in the northern region of the country. The College also offers focused graduate programs in Nursing, Education, and English. TCNJ was awarded, in 2006, a Phi Beta Kappa chapter—an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ’s seven schools—Arts and Communication; Business; Education; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Science. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College’s campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty. TCNJ has 39 major buildings, including the 4th-best college library in the nation, according to the Princeton Review. For more information, visit www.tcnj.edu.
TCNJ is also proud to be the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE grant, working to support the careers of women faculty members in STEM disciplines by developing systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women.
To apply, please submit the following materials electronically and consolidated into a single pdf file to email@example.com (for any materials larger than five megabytes, please provide a download link):
- Letter of application
- Curriculum vitae
- Statement of teaching philosophy
- Evidence of exemplary undergraduate teaching, including examples of relevant work from previous students
- Statement of the applicant’s plan for continued scholarly research, as well as professional activity
- Examples of relevant scholarship, as well as professional accomplishments
- Copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts
- Three confidential letters of recommendation are required, including at least one commenting on teaching effectiveness, and one commenting on scholarly research and professional engagement. Letters should be emailed directly by the recommenders to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the hurricane Sandy, the deadline for applications has been extended to December 10, 2012. Late submissions will be considered only if a suitable candidate pool is not identified by the deadline.
To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.