Overview

The Division of Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) at Simmons University in Boston invites applications for a faculty position in Computer Science, to begin July 1, 2020 (start date negotiable). As a mission-driven institution, we invite applications from Computer Science professionals who share our passion and commitment to empowering women to thrive in their careers. Depending on the successful candidate’s experience and professional goals, we offer several different possibilities for position title and responsibilities.

Computer Science at Simmons University combines theory with professional practice to enable students to succeed, thrive, and become leaders in the field. We embrace an interdisciplinary curriculum and collaborate with colleagues in Mathematics, Statistics, Biochemistry, Communications, Business, and others across the University. Simmons University is a small, highly collegial, and dynamic university located in the heart of Boston’s world-renowned Longwood Medical Area. We support small classes, combine practice with theory, and provide a supportive, innovative environment. We make use of the vibrant technology community in Boston to enhance our faculty and student experiences.

We seek an innovative educator with demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring, creative curriculum development, and a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration inside and outside the University. The primary area of expertise in computer science is open; however, we are especially interested in candidates with specializations in data science, machine learning, and/or computer systems. The successful candidate will be expected to teach on a 10-month contract, advise students, contribute to curriculum development and the general education requirement, and provide service to the university.

As a University committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we seek candidates with a demonstrated ability to work with students across a broad range of social and personal identities and perspectives. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented identities.

We are open to individuals interested in, and qualified for, any one of the following positions. Please note that we are filling only one position at this time.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor – Candidates will have a Ph.D. in computer science or a related field by the time the appointment begins. Assistant Professor candidates are expected to have an active research agenda, and carry a teaching load of three courses each semester (or two courses with labs per semester as the equivalent). Interest in leading undergraduate student/faculty research is highly desirable. Candidates for this rank will have demonstrated teaching experience or strong potential to excel at teaching, as well as demonstrated capability to generate high-quality, high-impact scholarship.

Non-Tenure Track (NTT) Assistant Professor – Candidates will have a Ph.D. in computer science or a related field by the time the appointment begins. Assistant Professor NTT appointments do not carry research expectations, but an interest in engaging in pedagogical research is a plus. Assistant Professors NTT carry a teaching load of seven courses a year (or the equivalent). Candidates will have strong teaching experience, with demonstrated excellence and innovation in teaching.

Professor of Practice – Candidates will have an M.S. in computer science or a related field, and substantial industry experience as a computing professional (five years or more). Appointments may be made at the Assistant, Associate, or full Professor of Practice rank, depending on experience. Professors of Practice carry a teaching load of seven courses a year (or the equivalent), and must maintain currency in the field through consulting or active engagement with the professional community. Candidates will have demonstrated teaching experience or strong potential to excel at teaching.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a cover letter (including the title of the position for which you are applying), a CV, and a teaching statement. Applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor rank should also include a research statement. Additional supporting materials to document excellence in teaching, such as course evaluations and syllabi of courses taught, are optional and welcomed.

Application review will begin on December 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Three letters of recommendation will be requested of selected applicants following initial review of applications. If you have questions about the position, please email Amber Stubbs, amber.stubbs@simmons.edu.

Background Information

The Division of Mathematics and Computer Science houses undergraduate degree programs in Computer Science, Information Technology, Data Science and Analytics, Web Design & Development, Mathematics, and Statistics. MCS is part of the College of Organizational, Computational, and Information Sciences (COCIS), which also includes the School of Library and Information Science and the School of Business. COCIS nurtures a supportive and collaborative environment by embracing the principles of diversity and identity inclusion, developing the next generation of critical thinkers, problem solvers, and principled leaders who can solve the global challenges of the 21st century.

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the “Resume/CV” box on page 2 (“My Experience”) of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual’s community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

To apply for this job email your details to amber.stubbs@simmons.edu