Tenure-Track Faculty, Computer Science

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at Bucknell University seeks applications for one or more open-rank tenure-track positions to begin in August 2022. Finalists for the positions who wish to be considered for tenure upon appointment will be asked to submit a complete tenure dossier. We seek applicants who demonstrate interest in reflexive, multicultural, and inclusive teaching practices and who commit to collaborating with departmental colleagues and students. The successful candidates will teach in one or more areas of our core CS curriculum. After their first year, the successful candidates will have opportunities to develop elective courses in their areas of expertise. Although candidates from all research areas are strongly encouraged to apply, we are particularly interested in those from areas that extend the range of expertise of our faculty, such as artificial intelligence, programming language design, and cybersecurity. The successful candidates will contribute to the teaching of programming language design, software engineering, and/or artificial intelligence. 

As a liberal arts institution, we value a broad definition of computer science, and we are particularly interested in candidates whose research areas either expand the range of expertise in the department or lead to connections with other disciplines, such as the humanities, arts, social sciences, or natural sciences. Candidates will be expected to develop a scholarly program that creates opportunities for student mentorship and participation. Bucknell University provides support for a pre-tenure sabbatical leave, scholarly travel and development funds, and numerous programs to fund faculty-guided undergraduate research. In addition to the College of Engineering’s state-of-the-art equipment and labs, the Department of Computer Science’s spaces include a high-performance computing lab, a dedicated research lab for students and faculty, and a community space for collaborative projects between students and faculty.  It is expected that the successful candidates will have earned their PhD by the start of employment in the fall of 2022.

Bucknell is a nationally recognized leader in undergraduate education. The Department of Computer Science provides an undergraduate education in a liberal arts context that features close interactions with a small student body. The department is committed to student-centered, high-impact activities that foster the intellectual development of students, and to a community that supports diversity. We welcome candidates who offer embodied diversity in all forms. The successful candidate will demonstrate inclusive pedagogical practices and cultural conversance in the computer science classroom. Evidence of the candidate’s commitment to equity in both the classroom and in scholarly collaboration must be included in the application materials.

Review of applications will begin on November 8 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, a statement describing any past experience, training, or engagement with issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the contact information for three references (letters of recommendation will be requested in a later stage of the process). Applications are accepted exclusively through careers.bucknell.edu. Questions should be directed to L. Felipe Perrone, Professor and Chair of Computer Science (perrone@bucknell.edu).

About Bucknell

Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, primarily undergraduate, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, management, education, and music.

Bucknell University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The university believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education are encouraged.

Bucknell is committed to creating a climate that fosters inclusion, growth, and development for a diverse student body, and seeks candidates who are also committed to these goals.

Bucknell is committed to supporting the teacher-scholar model of faculty development. With a student-faculty ratio of about 9:1, small class sizes are a hallmark of the Bucknell educational experience. The university sponsors a range of activities to support the development of its faculty, including a Teaching-Learning Center and generous research support and leave policies.

Bucknell is located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, on the banks of the Susquehanna River. The Lewisburg area offers a combination of outdoor recreation opportunities and small-town amenities. In addition to the cultural and athletic events offered at the University and in town, the region offers strong schools and medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. Bucknell is about three hours from Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

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