Cornell College
  • 15-Aug-2018 to 28-Feb-2019 (CST)
  • Mt Vernon, IA, USA
  • Full Time

The Department of Computer Science invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position. We will prefer candidates who have earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related discipline; ABD will be considered.  The department welcomes applications from candidates with special interests in any part of computer science. It will favor candidates who show a readiness to engage students in collaborative research, service to the community, or professional practice.

The successful candidate will be prepared to teach in the first year any of the five courses required for the major (discrete mathematics, computer organization, and a sequence of three courses that culminates in a study of algorithms and data structures). After the first year, the new professor will also teach courses selected from among the department's advanced offerings (networks, graphics, databases, programming languages, and others). After the first year, the department will also invite the new professor to develop new topics courses and to take turns with courses for non-majors, including the First Year Seminar.

Students at Cornell College study in just one course in each of the eight month-long terms in the college's academic year. Instructors teach one course at a time and six courses in total. (That is, instructors teach a course in six of the eight terms.)  We seek a candidate who will engage students in research, service, and/or professional practice outside of the classroom.

The Department seeks individuals who are committed to building a creative, dynamic and diverse workplace that celebrates the uniqueness of our faculty, staff, and students. The College is committed to excellence in teaching and encourages interdisciplinary interests among its faculty. Cornell College is a selective liberal arts college distinguished by its One Course At A Time curriculum, which allows students to learn at the speed of life with more opportunities for off-campus study, full-time internships, and research blocks.

Academic immersion and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from 45 states and 18 foreign countries. External endorsements include selection as one of the Colleges That Change Lives, a U.S. News Top 100 liberal arts college, and a Fiske Guide to Colleges Best Buy. Founded in 1853, Cornell's picturesque hilltop campus contains a mix of historic and modern facilities, ranging from the majestic King Chapel to the newly renovated Thomas Commons. It is located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, an urban fringe community recognized by Frommer's as one of America's Coolest Small Towns" and located in the heart of Iowa's Creative Corridor.

All qualified and interested applicants must submit the following application material through Cornell's online application system.

          • Letter of Application/Cover Letter
          • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
          • Teaching Statement describing teaching interests and methods, including examples of individual commitment to diversity in the classroom/campus community
          • Research/Professional Interest Statement
          • A list of three (3) Professional References (Letters of recommendation will be requested from selected candidates at a later date.)
          • Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts (Unofficial copies are acceptable. Official transcripts are needed prior to employment.) 

The department will begin reviewing applications on October 17, 2018, and continue reviewing applications until the position is filled. Please direct any questions regarding the application or search process to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Leon Tabak.

For more information about the Computer Science Department, please visit the website at 

Cornell is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.CornellcomplieswithIowa'sSmoke-FreeAirAct.Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires satisfactory completion of a background check.

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