Assistant Professor -Computer Science #2021-0022

Date Posted
November 20, 2020
Job Description

Ohio Wesleyan University’s Department of Mathematics and Computer Science invites
applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in computer science to begin in
August 2021. We seek an enthusiastic instructor with a demonstrated interest in teaching a wide
variety of computer science courses across the curriculum.  Candidates who have experience in
databases, software engineering, data mining, network security, or other applied computer
science fields are especially encouraged to apply. 


Qualified candidates will (1) be excellent teachers, able to teach a variety of undergraduate
computer science courses at all levels, (2) be eager to participate in the department’s efforts to
engage in mentored research opportunities with students in mathematics, statistics, computer
science, and data analytics, (3) maintain a productive, ongoing research program, and (4)
contribute actively to the growth of the department and its efforts to attract and retain a diverse
student body. Ideal candidates will have experience teaching and mentoring students of all
backgrounds, including those who are traditionally underrepresented in computer science. We
will also look favorably on candidates who can effectively teach courses in which students
possess a range of skill levels. A PhD or ABD in computer science or a closely related field is
required, with a preference for a completed PhD.


The OWU Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is a collaborative department in
which faculty members work together to offer a diverse range of courses, mentored research
opportunities, and other educational experiences (like participation in math/programming
contests, travel learning experiences, etc.). We have a history of supporting innovation and
interdisciplinarity in our course offerings. Recent interdisciplinary courses developed, or co-
developed with faculty in other departments, include: data mining and machine learning,
topological data analysis applied to neuroimaging, biostatistics, mathematical modeling in
marine biology, generative art, and mathematical modeling of climate systems. The person
hired into this position will be supported and encouraged to develop new courses in their own
areas of interest. OWU also offers a number of interdisciplinary programs and majors (e.g.,
Neuroscience, Data Analytics, Quantitative Economics, Environmental Studies, Social Justice,
and others). The person in this position will be supported and encouraged to contribute to these
programs as their expertise, interest, and opportunity allows.


All application material should be submitted through www.mathjobs.org. To ensure full
consideration, applications should be submitted by 01/15/2021. 


More Information:
This job is part of a cluster of positions with which Ohio Wesleyan seeks to further diversify its
curriculum and faculty.  This faculty cohort will join an educational community that values equity
and interdisciplinarity and fosters close working relationships with students through our
signature program in experiential learning, the OWU Connection. Incoming faculty will be
provided with mentoring, professional development funds, and opportunities to connect with
faculty across the Ohio 5 and GLCA consortia.  For more information about the cluster, please
visit www.owu.edu/joinOWUfaculty. For more information about Academic Affairs and its
commitment to anti-racism, please visit https://owu.edu/dei.


Located in the Columbus, Ohio metropolitan area, Ohio Wesleyan is a selective residential
liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,500 students from across the nation and around
the world.  The college’s signature program, the OWU Connection, is designed to integrate
student knowledge across disciplines, consider diverse and global perspectives, and teach

students to apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book
Colleges That Change Lives and was recently listed as the No. 1 liberal arts college in Ohio for
social mobility by U.S. News and World Report.  OWU is located in Delaware, OH, a lively
college town just 30 minutes from Columbus, the 14th most populous city in the United States
and part of the fastest growing, most economically vibrant areas of the Midwest.  Columbus was
named by LinkedIn as one of the top 10 U.S. cities in which to launch your career.
To achieve our mission, we continually strive to foster a diverse, inclusive, and anti-racist
campus community, which celebrates the value of all persons regardless of race, ethnicity,
gender, color, gender identity and or expression, sexual orientation, family configuration,
disability, socioeconomic status, religion, national origin, age or military status. OWU is an equal
opportunity institution and seeks applications from individuals who will help us honor and
strengthen our commitments to diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism.   


Required Documents:
1) Cover Letter: A short letter addressing the areas mentioned in the advertisement.
2) Curriculum vita 
3) Teaching Statement: A statement articulating your teaching philosophy. Please address your
ability to teach a wide range of courses and employ a variety of pedagogical techniques to
reach students from different backgrounds.
4) Research Statement: A statement on your research program and how you would approach
mentoring students in research projects related to your scholarly interests.
5) Diversity Statement: A 1-page statement that describes your experience and/or approach to
supporting students from underrepresented groups, including examples of ways you have
intentionally addressed diversity, equity, and inclusion in your classroom.
6) Transcripts of graduate work (unofficial acceptable for initial application).
7) Three letters of recommendation, at least one of which addresses your teaching
effectiveness and potential.

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