Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Science
Belmont Abbey College invites applications for Assistant or Associate Professor of Computer Studies.
Candidates should be able to teach a wide variety of courses in support of our current service courses in office applications and our minors in information systems and computer science. In addition, candidates should be able to cooperate with our mathematics and business management departments in developing courses in data science leading perhaps to a minor or major in data science. The ideal candidate would have background in several areas such as big data storage and access, data visualization, Python, R, advanced statistics, mathematical modelling and simulation, predictive analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, etc.
An earned doctorate in computer science and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching are required. Teaching in both the day and evening programs, with a 4/4 load, is expected. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s credentials and experience. Service to the department, College, and community; scholarly development; and contributing positively to the College’s mission are expected. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
The successful candidate will be a talented and dedicated academic deeply and enthusiastically committed to the Catholic mission of Belmont Abbey College. Preference will be given to those candidates who can demonstrate 1) a strong desire to teach in a Catholic, Benedictine college that aims to provide an excellent undergraduate education “in the liberal arts and sciences so that in all things God may be glorified”; 2) a philosophy of teaching that supports the approach to education expressed in St. John Paul II’s Ex Corde Ecclesiae; 3) a record of excellence in undergraduate teaching and a sense of teaching as a vocation; and 4) a knowledge of the Catholic intellectual tradition as well as the ability to articulate the ways in which the Catholic faith integrates with one’s academic discipline.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the search is completed. Please apply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line “Computer Studies Search.” Include letter of application, vita, the names and contact information of at least three references, and a written response in which you explain how you might contribute to the College’s Catholic, Benedictine liberal arts mission, how your work engages with the Catholic intellectual tradition, or how your own faith tradition informs your vocation as teacher and scholar. (Evidence of teaching excellence and official transcripts are optional at this stage but required for interview.)