Earlham College, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: Earlham-VAP [#19943]
Position Title: VAP in Computer Science, Mathematics and/or Physics
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Richmond, Indiana 47374, United States [map]
Application Deadline: none (still accepting and 1st round interviews posted 2022/04/23)
Position Description:   URMs  

*** the listing date or deadline for this position has passed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Earlham College invites applications for two 3-year visiting positions that are shared between Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics, beginning in August 2022. Specifically, we are looking to hire two candidates who can contribute to at least two of the following areas: Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics, and Physics and Astronomy. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in game design and or cybersecurity and are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be passionate about teaching and interacting with the community at a small liberal arts college.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
•Manage a teaching load of three courses per semester.
•Attend weekly department meetings in the areas where you contribute.
•Contribute to the development of a broadly welcoming, engaging community for our students and faculty.

Experience and Qualification:
Minimum Qualifications:
• A Ph.D. or ABD in mathematics, computer science, physics, or in a closely related field.
• Ability to contribute to at least 2 areas among: Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics, and Physics and Astronomy.
• Teaching experience in any of the fields.

Bonus Points For:
• Ability to teach game design and/or cybersecurity courses.
• Ability and interest in engaging in research with undergraduate students (paid opportunities for undergraduate research exist during the summer).
• Interest in engagement with the broader Earlham community.

Review of applications will begin in late April and will continue until the positions have been filled.

Description of Earlham:
Earlham College is a small liberal arts college located in Richmond, IN, a small city of about 35,000 people. The city has many parks and is roughly an hour's drive away from Indianapolis, IN on the west and Dayton and Cincinnati, OH on the east. Our community assumes no religious affiliation but follows Quaker principles and practices, which include respect for persons, integrity, a commitment to peace and justice, simplicity, and consensus-based community decision-making. Earlham is committed to and proud of being a diverse and inclusive place – most clearly visible in our student body: fully 22% of our student body are international, coming from 59 nations in 2017, and 25% are domestic students of color. Faculty and staff also bring tremendous diversity to the College — many have lived and worked outside the United States, and they make a point of drawing on those experiences in their interactions with students. Additionally, Earlham makes it a priority to serve as a safe and welcoming place for LGBTQ+ communities. Our community is characterized by respect for every person and a commitment to social justice. Earlham recently affirmed making equity and inclusion work among our primary institutional goals.

Application Instructions:
Candidates should submit the following:
1. a letter of interest
2. curriculum vitae
3. statement of your teaching philosophy
4. research statement
5. statement on diversity: 300–500 word statement that describes your ability and commitment to contribute to the advancement of Earlham’s goal of being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution. (Examples of helpful topics include: your understanding of DEI principles, past experiences with DEI, and/or future plans to contribute to DEI at Earlham.)
6. three letters of recommendation (at least two of which should specifically address teaching)

Earlham College requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or apply for and receive a qualified exemption within two weeks of the employment start date.

Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States. Earlham College is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse community, one that reflects the makeup of society at large and that particularly welcomes and supports individuals from groups that have been historically marginalized because of factors such as race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and physical ability. The College strongly encourages applications from women and people of color. As an institution with a Quaker identity, the College also solicits applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Department of Mathematics
Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, IN 47374