Open-Rank Tenure Track Professor in Computer Science


  • Professional
  • Greenville, SC
  • Posted 1 month ago
  • Expires on: July 20, 2021

Furman University
Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at Furman University invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank to begin August 1, 2022.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field, and all areas of specialty will be considered.  The position requires a demonstrated potential for superb teaching, including the ability to work with a diverse population of students, excellence in a scholarly and professional activity involving undergraduates with a broad spectrum of backgrounds and abilities, effective institutional service, and a willingness to work with colleagues across disciplines.

Furman Computer Science professors mentor undergraduates both formally and informally and strive to build an inclusive student-faculty community in which every member is treated with dignity, and all are welcomed to participate in the life of the department and in the respectful exploration of ideas.  This involves regular interactions of both curricular and extracurricular nature.  The candidate should show interest in and aptitude for contributing to this endeavor.

The Department of Computer Science confers degrees with majors in Computer Science (B.S. and B.A.) and Information Technology (B.S. and B.A.), an innovative, interdisciplinary program of study. The Department values teaching breadth and versatility, research projects that bridge Computer Science with other disciplines, efforts to provide students with learning opportunities outside the classroom and in the community, contributing to Furman’s university-wide First-Year Writing Seminar program, and a commitment to applications of algorithmic, computing, and information technology to addressing issues of accessibility, equity, and social justice.

Furman University is a selective private liberal arts and sciences college committed to helping students develop intellectually, personally, and interpersonally and providing the practical skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly-changing world. Furman professors are exceptional teacher-scholars who mentor undergraduate students within a campus community that values and encourages diverse ideas and perspectives. Our strategic vision, The Furman Advantage, promises students an individualized four-year pathway facilitated by team of mentors and infused with a rich and varied set of high-impact experiences outside the classroom that include undergraduate research, study away, internships, community-focused learning, and opportunities to engage across disciplines.

Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all facets of university life, and strives to create an anti-racist community through excellence in teaching, mentorship, and programming.  Numerous initiatives and programs are underway or planned to promote these ideals, including:  historic projects, dialogue initiatives, the Center for Inclusive Communities, and a proposed major in Africana Studies. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. In keeping with our commitment to equity and inclusion, domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits and faculty/staff affinity groups exist to offer support for faculty/staff that identify as LGBTQIA+ and /or Black /African-American.

The successful candidate will have the ability to work with historically underrepresented students, including students of color, and be committed to assisting the university in its continuing efforts to become a model of inclusive excellence.

Furman is located in Greenville, South Carolina, which is one of the fastest-growing cities in the Southeast and is ranked among “America’s Ten Best” by Forbes Magazine. The charming downtown features excellent restaurants, in-town parks, shops, museums, galleries, music venues, and theaters. The city also has excellent public and private schools and a vibrant international community. A 20-mile bike and running trail connects the university to Greenville and to Travelers Rest, which was named “one of America’s coolest small towns.” The surrounding area abounds with outdoor recreational activities and has some of the most beautiful lakes, rivers, and mountains in the country. Greenville is within easy reach of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Atlantic beaches. The newly renovated Greenville-Spartanburg Airport, located just 25 minutes from downtown, runs daily flights to major cities and airline hubs. Greenville is 2 1/2 hours from Atlanta and only one hour from Asheville, North Carolina.  It is an ideal place to live and work.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, statement of research interests, an official copy of most recent transcripts, and a diversity statement that describes how your teaching, scholarship, mentoring and/or service might contribute to a liberal arts college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values.  Three letters of recommendation should be sent separately upon request.

Review of applications will commence on September 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions can be directed to the chair of the Department of Computer Science, Dr. Kevin Treu, at kevin.treu@furman.edu.

To submit an application and letters of recommendation, please visit https://furman.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Furman_Careers/job/Main-Campus/Open-Rank-Tenure-Track-Professor-in-Computer-Science_R001166