Faculty Member in Computer Science
The College of the Atlantic (COA) seeks a full-time faculty member in Computer Science. The
anticipated start date is August, 2017. The successful candidate will be the first faculty member
in computer science at COA. The faculty member will offer a range of classes to help students
gain basic to advanced programming skills, while introducing students to the central questions of
computer science and exposing them to the styles of thought and habits of mind associated with
computer scientists. The faculty member is expected to help students make connections between
computer science and other areas of the curriculum, including art and design and the humanities,
as well as the natural and social sciences.
In addition to introductory and intermediate programming classes, we are interested in a candidate
who can offer engaging and challenging courses that explore the intersections of computer science
and computing with different aspects of the human experience and academic and creative areas.
Examples of such classes might include some of the following: cryptography and computer security,
information visualization, human-computer interaction, machine learning and artificial intelligence,
generative art, digital humanities, agent-based modeling, data mining, and micro-controller programming (e.g, Arduino and Raspberry Pi devices).
The successful candidate must have the ability and interest in teaching some courses in mathemat-
ics or related areas. These might not be math classes per se, but it is essential that this faculty
member’s classes connect strongly with the existing mathematics curriculum and offer courses that
meet the college’s quantitative reasoning requirement. It is essential that the faculty member has
a background in computing and programming and be enthusiastic about and focused on develop-
ing creative ways to teach computer science to students with a wide range of backgrounds and goals. The faculty member should have a Ph.D. in computer science, engineering, computational science, applied mathematics, physics, or a related area and demonstrated potential for excellent and innovative teaching.
Interested candidates should submit a CV, a cover letter addressing interest in and qualifications
for the position, and a brief statement of teaching that includes a discussion of the roles of computer science in an interdisciplinary curriculum. The CV should include contact information for three professional references; please do not have references send letters. For full consideration, please submit all application materials as a single pdf file to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 1, 2016.
Faculty Member in Cultural Anthropology
College of the Atlantic seeks a full-time faculty member in Cultural Anthropology to teach a wide range of classes in anthropology. Courses are especially needed in ethnography, research design and methods. Candidates should be able demonstrate the ability to teach courses that incorporate historical and contemporary social theory and address the politics of difference, including race, sexuality, gender, and class, using interdisciplinary frameworks informed by feminist theory, postcolonial studies and queer theory. The area of geographic specialization is open, although we are particularly interested in a candidate with a teaching background and research expertise in Africa or Asia. The faculty seek a colleague who will help undergraduates understand and learn from the diversity of human cultures. The candidate must demonstrate an ability to simultaneously engage students at different levels and varying academic interests and motivations. The successful candidate will have a track record of teaching excellence, ethnographic fieldwork experience, and the ability to train students in ethnography among other research methods.
Ph.D. in Anthropology or related field required. The candidate should be broadly trained and have an interdisciplinary background or intellectual interests that require an understanding of multiple fields of study. The committee will seek evidence that the candidate has the ability to help students plan, conceptualize, and carry out independent research projects; challenge and inspire students to understand and use methodological and theoretical insights in sophisticated, creative, and practical ways. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the College’s ethical research review process. Position begins at the start of the 2017-2018 academic year.
We encourage applicants with interests across the sciences, arts, and humanities who are comfortable working collaboratively – with colleagues from different disciplinary traditions within the broad-based transdisciplinary curriculum of the College. Advising and mentoring students, directing senior projects, supervising independent studies, and contributing to college governance and service are part of the responsibilities of faculty membership.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter that speaks to their unique qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae that includes contact information for three references, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three proposed course descriptions in a single PDF file to email@example.com by December 15, 2016. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Full-time faculty appointments are unranked and salaries are calculated according to earned degrees and years of relevant experience.
College of the Atlantic is committed to academic excellence, cultural diversity, and multicultural education. COA is an AA/EEO employer. Applications are especially encouraged from persons who could enhance the ethnic, gender, and cultural diversity of the College.