Saint Mary's College of California, Mathematics

Position ID: 1030-APCHCSDS [#23506]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Cluster Hires in Computer Science or Data Science (full-time, tenure-track)
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Moraga, California 94575, United States [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: none (posted 2023/10/13)
Position Description:    

Assistant Professor, Cluster Hires in Computer Science or Data Science (full-time, tenure-track)

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: Sep 26, 2023

Description: Saint Mary's College invites applications for three tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor rank to start July 2024. These positions are a part of a new campus-wide multi-year cluster initiative, for a total of five hires in two years, that spans across the School of Economics and Business Administration and the School of Science around the theme of Artificial Intelligence, Data, and Society. With targeted hiring we aim to attract and support a diverse cohort of teacher-scholars who will produce multidisciplinary collaboration and innovative curriculum design. The new faculty members are also expected to participate in College governance and service and provide support in the cluster hire initiative. A successful candidate will have a clear commitment to excellence and growth in teaching and a passion for education in a Liberal Arts context.

To support this cluster theme, preference will be given to candidates with expertise in all areas of Artificial Intelligence including those concerned with AI, ethics and the impact of AI on Society, as well as Computer Vision, Deep Learning, Statistics, Information Science, Data Science, Business Analytics, Data Analytics, Decision Science, Computational Science, or Symbolic AI. Exceptional candidates with expertise in other areas and a strong interest in teaching and research in areas of Computer Science or Data Science may also be given consideration.

Saint Mary's faculty are expected to maintain an active scholarly agenda and demonstrate intellectual growth and significant achievement appropriate to their field. All faculty also contribute to the mission in alignment with Transformation 2028 strategic priorities and as it relates to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice, and interdisciplinary programming.

All faculty serve the College and community in many ways, such as academic advising, student and community outreach, participation in departmental and College-wide committees, and the development and assessment of the College's Core Curriculum. Faculty are also encouraged to teach in the College's Core Curriculum, January Term, and Collegiate Seminar programs.

Institutional Description/Background:

Saint Mary's College of California (Saint Mary's) is a comprehensive university, grounded in the liberal arts, Catholic, and Lasallian traditions in addition to being a vibrant and inclusive Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) that engages the intellect and the spirit with exceptional academics. Saint Mary's was founded by the De La Salle Christian Brothers and remains a living legacy of the life and work of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, the founder of the Christian Brothers and patron saint of teachers. We provide an education that changes lives and inspires the desire to find one's calling in a world in need of transformation. Saint Mary's invites students to passionately embrace knowledge, the challenges of scholarship, and their own capacity to make lasting change in the world. We are an institution made up of committed faculty and staff who value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction with practices and policies that reflect a commitment to inclusive excellence and a community in which all are valued, respected, and supported.

The salary range for this position is reflected in the Faculty Salary Scale, available here. In addition to base pay, salary supplementals are offered for these disciplines and determined by current Faculty Salary policies in consultation with the Dean and Provost.

Required qualifications

  • A Ph.D. in a field related to Computer Science, Data Science or Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Information Science, Cognitive Science, Decision Science or Statistics, by the time of appointment.

  • Demonstrated record of teaching with clear evidence of teaching potential. Experience as a graduate teaching assistant will be considered.

  • Demonstrated record of research potential and an established vision for future research in areas pertaining to the cluster theme.

  • Knowledge of diversity issues and concerns in the computing and data professions.

  • Demonstrated experience in mentoring underrepresented students in the sciences and knowledge of the ways that minoritized groups have been marginalized in computing and data fields and their applications and approaches to address these issues.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with curricular and program development.

  • Experience working in interdisciplinary teams.

Many Saint Mary’s students are first-generation-to-college, and the College has been designated a Minority and Hispanic-Serving Institution. We seek greater diversity in our faculty and staff to broaden students’ academic experience and to enrich our campus community. Candidates must be sensitive to the needs of and possess an interest in working in an academic community that is diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation or identity, disability status, and protected veteran status. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to supporting and further building our community in these dimensions. Our community believes that diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to the fulfillment of our institutional mission. We value inclusiveness in learning, curricular and cocurricular programming, campus climate, recruitment, admissions, hiring and retention. For more information, please visit our Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion website.

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