Faculty Positions

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Harvey Mudd College Hixon-Riggs Early Career Fellowship in Science and Technology Studies

Harvey Mudd College (Claremont, California) invites applications for the Hixon-Riggs Early Career Fellowship in Science and Technology Studies, beginning fall 2018. Applications are invited from scholars working on any aspect of science and technology and their social dimensions. We especially encourage applicants whose work draws attention to intersections of science and technology with race, gender, sexuality, class and/or disability. We seek applicants whose research methods draw from fields that can include, but are not limited to, anthropology, communication, history, literature, media studies, philosophy, and sociology. The successful candidate will have a PhD by the time of appointment, a strong and ongoing research program, and the potential for excellence in teaching. Harvey Mudd College is committed to broadening participation in STEM fields. Applicants are asked to provide in their cover letter detailed examples of strategies used to support underrepresented students and to promote diversity in the classroom.

This 1 to 2-year early-career fellowship balances teaching and research. The fellow will teach two undergraduate courses per academic year, and will be encouraged to take advantage of the resources available to support teaching development at the Claremont Colleges. While pursuing their own independent research, we expect the fellow to act as a catalyst for conversations among faculty and students. The fellow will work with the Hixon-Riggs director to lead a faculty reading group in the first year, and to organize and host a workshop or conference in the second year. The annual salary for the position is $65000 and includes health benefits. In addition, the fellow will receive a professional allowance of $3000 per year to support travel and research. Second-year renewal is contingent upon successful performance in the first year.

Harvey Mudd College is a highly selective, academically challenging institution that offers majors in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering. This position, funded by the Hixon Riggs Program for Responsive Science and Engineering, is housed in the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts – an interdisciplinary department supporting the college’s liberal arts program. HMC’s membership in the Claremont Colleges consortium allows significant opportunities for collaboration with colleagues at the other Claremont Colleges and the Claremont Graduate University, especially in the Intercollegiate STS Program. Situated approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, Claremont offers easy access to LA’s cultural scene.

Applications must be submitted to: AcademicJobsOnline number 10031. Preference will be given to applications received by Nov. 15, 2017. Applicants will be asked to submit: a letter of application, a CV, a short research statement, a writing sample, a teaching portfolio including testimony of effective teaching and a statement of teaching philosophy, two sample syllabi for proposed courses, and three letters of recommendation.

Harvey Mudd College enthusiastically welcomes applications from talented individuals from all cultural backgrounds. The College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will be given consideration for employment without regard to age, race, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. Further questions may be addressed to Vivien Hamilton, Hixon-Riggs Director and chair of the search committee: vhamilton@hmc.edu.

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions at Harvey Mudd College

Department of Computer Science

The Computer Science Department at Harvey Mudd College (HMC) has two tenure-track openings for assistant professors commencing July 1, 2018. Candidates in all areas of computer science will be considered.

HMC is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college (850 students) emphasizing science, mathematics, and engineering. HMC is part of the Claremont Colleges, a consortium that includes five colleges and two graduate schools.

The Computer Science Department currently has fourteen tenure-track faculty members and serves three major programs (the computer science major, the joint major in computer science and mathematics, and the joint major in mathematical and computational biology) totaling more than eighty students in each graduating class. The department and the college place a high value on engaging students from traditionally underrepresented groups, and candidates from these groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Among the department’s strengths are its success in recruiting women (who comprise about half of both our faculty and our majors) to computer science, an innovative and rigorous curriculum that prepares students for both employment and graduate school, and an active research program that involves a substantial number of undergraduates. Most classes are relatively small. The teaching load is two courses per semester, plus supervision of one or two industry-supported senior capstone Computer Science Clinic projects per year. Please visit www.cs.hmc.edu for more information about the department and the Clinic program.

The department will begin accepting applications via AcademicJobsOnline number 9628. Candidates should submit: (1) a cover letter describing their interests in teaching undergraduates at Harvey Mudd College in particular and in promoting inclusion and diversity in computer science, (2) a curriculum vita, (3) a statement regarding teaching philosophy and experience, including evidence of commitment to promoting inclusion and diversity as well as teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness, and (4) a statement of research interests and how undergraduates could participate in this work. Concurrently, please request three references to submit letters (the letter writers indicated in the application will automatically receive a request to upload their letters). It is desirable that at least one letter address the candidate’s potential as a teacher. All application materials, including letters of reference, should be received by December 1, 2017 to receive maximum consideration.

Questions about the position can be addressed to the search committee chair, Professor Robert Keller, at cssearch@cs.hmc.edu.

Harvey Mudd College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to the recruitment of candidates traditionally underrepresented on college faculties.

Department of Mathematics

Harvey Mudd College invites applications for a tenure-track position in mathematics, beginning fall 2018, at the assistant professor level (or at the associate professor level in exceptional cases). All areas broadly related to mathematical data science and data analytics will be considered. Data science is a growing area of interest in our department, and may include studies of real data through statistics, probability, operations research, mathematical biology, linear algebra, geometry, topology, abstract algebra, graph theory, numerical analysis, scientific computing, optimization, or applied and industrial mathematics. The new faculty member will have the opportunity to play an important role in the development of data science initiatives.

The successful candidate will have a PhD by the time of appointment, a demonstrated excellence in teaching, and a strong research program that can effectively contribute to our many undergraduate research activities, which include summer research, senior thesis, and math-in-industry senior capstone projects. Harvey Mudd College is committed to broadening the participation of students in STEM fields. Therefore, experience with or demonstrated ability to teach or mentor underrepresented students is among the criteria for appointment.

Harvey Mudd College is a highly selective undergraduate institution of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It is located in Claremont, CA, which is approximately 35 miles east of Los Angeles, at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains.  All students enter having already taken calculus or beyond, and about two-thirds scored between 780 and 800 on their SAT 2 in Math.  The college enrolls about 850 students and is a member of the Claremont Colleges, which is comprised of five undergraduate colleges, the Claremont Graduate University, and the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences. Harvey Mudd College is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the recruitment of candidates historically underrepresented on college faculties.

The Department of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College has been recognized as a leader in teaching, research, undergraduate research mentoring, and educational outreach. In 2006, the American Mathematical Society recognized the department with its inaugural award for Exemplary Program or Achievement in a Mathematics Department. Each year there are about 40 graduates in the mathematical sciences. The teaching load is five courses semester-long per year, including research courses and courses in the college’s core curriculum. Further information about the college and the department can be found at the Home Page and Department of Mathematics.

Applications must be submitted through the MathJobs.org website, and preference will be given to applications completed by November 15, 2017. Applicants should submit:

  1. A cover letter: To further assist the search committee in its screening process, all cover letters must specifically address
    1. How an applicant’s research and teaching interests will contribute to the strengths of the department, in particular with respect to data science initiatives.
    2. Information about the applicant’s interests or experiences in promoting inclusion and diversity in the mathematical sciences.
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. A research statement
  4. A teaching statement
  5. Three letters of recommendation. At least one letter should specifically address teaching.

For further information contact:

Dr. Susan Martonosi (martonosi@hmc.edu) and Dr. Talithia Williams (twilliams@hmc.edu)
Co-Chairs, Tenure-Track Search Committee, Department of Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College

Department of Physics

The Department of Physics of Harvey Mudd College, one of the Claremont Colleges, has openings for tenure-track appointments at the assistant professor level, beginning September 2018. The department (https://physics.hmc.edu/) has thirteen full-time members; we graduate about 20 physics majors each year, the majority of whom go on to Ph.D. programs in physics and related fields.

We expect to make two hires, one of which will be an experimental physicist. The other position is open to an experimental, theoretical, or computational physicist. We seek candidates with broad intellectual interests who can excel at teaching outstanding undergraduates and who can establish an active research program involving undergraduates. Current areas of research in the department include biophysics, quantum and nonlinear optics, condensed matter physics, soft matter physics, geophysics, semiconductor physics and the environment, theoretical astrophysics and observational astronomy and cosmology, string theory, general relativity, and theoretical particle physics. We are interested in candidates who can either complement one of our existing areas of research or establish new research areas in the department.

The department and the college place a high value on engaging students from a broad range of backgrounds, and candidates with a demonstrated commitment to reaching a diverse student body and broadening participation in physics are especially encouraged to apply.

For full consideration, applications should be received by 3 November 2017, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. On-campus interviews will include both teaching an upper-division physics class and presenting a research colloquium. Applicants should apply online (using the AcademicJobsOnline.org website AcademicJobsOnline number 9452, where they should submit: (1) a curriculum vitæ; (2) a statement of teaching experience and interests, as part of which applicants are invited to comment on any experience with or demonstrated ability to effectively teach students from diverse backgrounds; (3) a statement of research interests that describes how undergraduates would be involved in the proposed research; and (4) three letters of reference, at least one of which addresses teaching ability or potential. Please address the cover letter to Professor Theresa W. Lynn, Chair, Department of Physics, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA 91711.

Equal Opportunities Statement

Harvey Mudd College enthusiastically welcomes applications from talented individuals from all cultural backgrounds. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.