Computer Scientist Search
Computer Science Search
The Department of Cognitive Science at Occidental College invites applications for an open-rank faculty position in Computer Science. We seek a computer scientist who has a strong interest in building Occidental’s Computer Science program and who can also contribute to Cognitive Science. We have a preference for candidates with research interests at the intersection of computer science and cognitive science (broadly construed), including such areas as computational neuroscience, artificial intelligence, computer vision, computational linguistics, human-computer/robotic interactions, computer science education, and game design.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or related field, and a strong commitment to educating undergraduates through teaching and research. The successful candidate is expected to:
- teach introductory and advanced courses in computer science;
- participate in team-teaching our introduction to cognitive science course;
- offer additional courses in computer science and/or cognitive science to enhance our current offerings;
- develop a rigorous research program involving undergraduates;
- advise students across the College who may be interested in computing;
- work in consultation with the Computer Science Advisory Committee to develop a vision for expansion of our current computer science program beyond a minor, and
- participate in regular service to the department and the College.
Occidental College is a nationally-ranked small liberal arts institution situated in Los Angeles. Occidental is located in the culturally-rich neighborhoods of Eagle Rock and Highland Park, near Caltech, the Jet Propulsion Lab, the Natural History Museum, and other major research institutions. The College is committed to academic excellence in a diverse community and supporting interdisciplinary and multicultural academic programs that provide a gifted and diverse group of students with an educational experience that prepares them for leadership in a pluralistic world. We, therefore, strongly encourage applications from candidates who will further Occidental’s mission of excellence and equity in their teaching, scholarship, and/or service.
Applicants should submit the following: (1) a cover letter detailing your interest in teaching in a liberal arts environment; (2) a statement of teaching philosophy, including how you will support and enhance the College’s goal of building a strong educational environment in classrooms that have an ethnically, socio-economically, and culturally diverse student body (include teaching evaluations, evidence of effective advising, or other data, if available); (3) a statement of research interests and experience, including how students will participate in or benefit from your research; (4) a curriculum vitae; and (5) three confidential letters of recommendation (request writers to send separately). Electronic application materials should be addressed to Dr. Andrew Shtulman, Chair, Computer Science Search, and sent by email to Patricia Micciche at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2016.
Occidental College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical and mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law. We strongly encourage all underrepresented candidates, especially women and persons of color, to apply.
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