Trinity University is seeking early career candidates for an appointment in the Computer Science department.
The Computer Science department is seeking a tenure-track appointment for the rank of Assistant Professor for a candidate with a strong record of teaching, research, and service. A successful candidate should demonstrate an understanding of liberal arts education, of the role of computer science within that education, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion. The area of research is open to all fields of computer science.
The position will be selected from candidates with expertise in any area of Computer Science. Candidates should demonstrate a passion for teaching courses in computer science, including courses in their domain of expertise, as well as introductory and upper-level courses required for all of our majors. Candidates should have a high potential for teaching in the liberal arts environment of Trinity University. This includes contributing to the core curriculum taken by all Trinity students, the Pathways curriculum, by teaching courses for our interdisciplinary clusters and/or providing experiential learning opportunities for our undergraduate students.
Candidates must have a demonstrated record of scholarship in their relevant discipline, and have a plan to continue their scholarship that includes undergraduate students in their scholarship. Candidates should demonstrate effective communication skills; a commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate students; and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Trinity University is a top-ranked small private liberal arts and sciences university that values high quality undergraduate teaching and supports high impact undergraduate research. Undergraduate enrollment is approximately 2400, including students from all areas of the United States and many foreign countries. Trinity has highly selective admission standards, and is becoming one of the nation’s highest quality primarily undergraduate institutions. Trinity’s principal focus is on undergraduate education, though there are select Masters programs. In addition to robust liberal arts and sciences, Trinity has departments in Business, Engineering, and Education, affording an interesting mix of students as well as opportunities for faculty collaboration. Further encouraging collaboration, the Computer Science department is housed in the Center for the Sciences and Innovation (CSI), built in 2013 and housing all of the STEM fields and Entrepreneurship.
University priorities include the development of critical and creative thinking skills, excellence in written and spoken communication, experiential learning, and interdisciplinary research and courses.
You will be joining about 270 faculty members at an attractive residential campus overlooking downtown San Antonio, a city rich in heritage and ethnic diversity with a population in the greater area of 2.2 million. San Antonio is a particularly lively and vibrant city regarding computing. San Antonio is second in the nation (after the Washington, D.C. area) in information assurance and cyber-security; and significantly due to San Antonio, Texas is second (after California) in technology in general. With a strong diversity of established companies and startups, San Antonio provides excellent resources in information assurance & security, bioinformatics, and cloud computing.
The Computer Science Department, 51 years old, is well integrated into campus life. We currently have 9 tenured or tenure-track Computer Science faculty, with diverse research and teaching interests including artificial intelligence, game theory, physical simulations, bioinformatics, databases, parallel computing, logic programming, and formal verification. Our students are among the best in the University and secure excellent offers for jobs and graduate schools. Recent graduates are now employed at Google, Facebook, IBM, GitHub, USAA, and more; and those pursuing graduate degrees have attended Harvard, Princeton, Rice, Univ of Massachusetts, and more. Several former students have founded successful companies, including RackSpace and the Denim Group. Additional information about Trinity University may be found at https://new.trinity.edu, and the Computer Science Department at https://www.trinity.edu/academics/departments/computer-science
Duties and Responsibilities
Capability to excellently teach courses in the computer science department, especially courses that require increased capacity as our number of majors increases.
Potential for scholarship that meets the current departmental criteria for promotion and tenure, which includes research and/or creative endeavors, including the production of software.
Potential for teaching in a liberal arts environment, including a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education.
A commitment to advising and mentoring Trinity students, and involving students in their scholarship.
A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in computer science and at Trinity.
Communication skills, including an ability to write and speak clearly and accurately.
A commitment to performing service for the university, department, and community.
A commitment to participate in and make a contribution to Trinity's Pathways curriculum
This position will be a 9-month appointment with a standard pre-tenure probationary period. The department will expect this candidate to teach three courses per semester, including high demand courses within the computer science curriculum as well as courses contributing to the Pathways curriculum.
How to apply!
Trinity University is committed to the value of intentional inclusion. Please provide a brief statement (250-500 words) describing your past efforts as well as your future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in your teaching, research, or other professional activities. Applicants should electronically submit a cover letter; diversity statement; curriculum vitae; the names and contact information for at least 3 recommendation letter writers; statement of the candidate's teaching philosophy and qualifications; statement of the candidate's scholarship that includes a plan to involve undergraduate students; and other materials of the candidate’s choosing to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Applications should be submitted as soon as possible. The search will remain open until the position has been filled. Complete applications submitted on or before December 1, 2022, will be given full consideration.
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