Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Science - Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs New York

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Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, New York

United States


Detailed Job Description

Skidmore College is a highly regarded, selective, independent, coeducational, residential, liberal arts College. Located in beautiful Saratoga Springs, New York, Skidmore sits on a pristine campus of over 750 acres near the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. Saratoga Springs is a not-so-well-guarded secret of rich tradition accented with an abounding youthful feeling. The college's unique location makes it the perfect place for those who desire the peace of country-like living as well as the excitement and activity accessible in nearby larger cities. Skidmore College offers its employees opportunities for professional and personal growth, a very competitive benefits package, and the ability to positively impact the community.

The Skidmore College community awaits your arrival, so if you welcome challenges and are interested in making a difference, come join us!

Job Summary

The Computer Science program at Skidmore College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning September 2016. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Computer Science. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Skidmore seeks to attract an academically and culturally diverse faculty, especially those who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the community through their teaching, scholarship, and service. Enthusiasm for advising, teaching, and mentoring a diverse population of students is essential. A commitment to quality instruction of undergraduates and continuing scholarly achievement is paramount. The program has expertise in the theory of computation, algorithms, computer vision and graphics; we hope to widen our areas of expertise with this appointment. In addition to strong disciplinary teaching and scholarship, including collaborative research with students, the College encourages interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship via participation in its First-Year Experience program and other interdisciplinary programs.

While Skidmore maintains numerous computing labs on campus for academic use, the department has its own Linux network including a twenty-seat teaching laboratory as well as machines for student and faculty research. The Linux network is supported by a dedicated system administrator within the department.

Skidmore is a liberal arts institution of approximately 2,400 students, with 21% students of color, and 248 full-time faculty members, located in upstate New York. Skidmore offers varied support for faculty development, including pre-tenure sabbaticals, laboratory start-up funds, and internal grants.

Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience who have a Ph.D. in computer science or, if ABD, will complete the Ph.D. by Fall 2016, and who have potential to develop a significant research program. Candidates should submit all materials online by September 30, 2015, including cover letter, CV, a writing sample, research statement, teaching evaluations, teaching statement, graduate coursework transcripts and email addresses for three letters of recommendation. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter how they will enhance the diversity of offerings and educational experiences in the department and college with regards to their teaching, research, and/or service.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. ´┐ŻApplications from women and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in computer science  

Preferred Qualifications

teaching experience  

Required Applicant Documents

Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Additional Materials
Teaching Statement
Research Statement

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, military or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics or prior arrest or conviction record or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.


Keyword Phrases

  • Mathematics & Computer Science
  • Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • Creative Thought Matters
  • Fostering a Diverse & Inclusive Community
  • Country-style living; big city access
  • Computer Science
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: See Job Description