Faculty Positions

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Four Tenure-Track Faculty Positions at Harvey Mudd College

Department of Engineering

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Engineering Management

The Department of Engineering seeks applications for a tenure-track position in Engineering Management at the associate professor level. A M.S. and/or Ph.D. in engineering, a business degree, and experience with managing technical people and organizations are required. Further information will be posted soon.

Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts (HSA)

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Social Psychology

The Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts (HSA) at Harvey Mudd College seeks applications for a tenure-track position in Social Psychology, for which the contract begins on July 1, 2020.  We seek candidates who will teach five undergraduate courses per year, including foundational courses in psychology; a section of the department’s first-year research seminar; and courses from within their specialization.  We are especially interested in applicants whose research and teaching focuses on political psychology; environmental psychology; psychology of gender, race, ethnicity, and/or socioeconomic status; and the psychology of the self, particularly in relationship to media, internet, and other technologies.

The successful candidate will have completed their Ph.D., have a well-developed research program, and demonstrate a proven track record of excellence in teaching undergraduates.  Among the criteria for appointment are experience with students from diverse backgrounds and/or the ability to teach all students effectively.

The deadline for applications is September 21, 2019. All applicants must apply online by uploading required materials, listed below, to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14081

  • Letter of application, which articulates both a research statement and a description of how the applicant would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at HMC through their teaching, research, and/or service;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • No more than three examples of scholarly work, which may include preprints or manuscripts in process;
  • Teaching statement;
  • Teaching evaluations;
  • Three syllabi for proposed courses.

For further information or questions about the position contact:  Prof. Erika Dyson

Department of the Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts
Harvey Mudd College
Claremont, CA 91711   909-621-8022

psych-search-hmc-l@g.hmc.edu

Harvey Mudd College is a highly selective, residential liberal arts college for STEM education.  The high caliber of Harvey Mudd students is one of the defining features of the college. In 2018, the acceptance rate was 14 percent, and the average SAT scores of admitted students commonly rank within the top ten among US universities. Harvey Mudd ranks second among the nation’s universities for the highest percentage of graduates who earn science and engineering doctorates.

The HSA Department offers a broad-based liberal arts program with considerable interaction among faculty representing about fourteen disciplines, and an interest in integrative and interdisciplinary work.  Students take about one third of their courses in HSA fields, and work with both a major and an HSA advisor on completing their requirements for graduation.  While HMC does not offer majors in HSA disciplines, as part of the Claremont Consortium, our faculty have significant opportunities for cooperation and collaboration with colleagues at the Claremont Colleges and Claremont Graduate University, all a short walking distance away.

Harvey Mudd College is located in Claremont, California, approximately 35 miles east of Los Angeles, at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains. Compensation is competitive with comparable institutions and includes a full health and retirement benefits package, a slate of teaching and research development opportunities, and relocation costs.

Harvey Mudd College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will be given consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ethnic origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and expression), marital status, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Department of Mathematics

Tenure-Track Faculty Position

Harvey Mudd College invites applications for a tenure-track position in mathematics, beginning Fall 2020, at the assistant professor level. All areas in the mathematical sciences will be considered, with priority for candidates who can significantly contribute to our course offerings and departmental vision for data science and statistics at a liberal arts college of science and engineering.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment, demonstrated commitment to and excellence in teaching undergraduates, and a strong independent research program that can 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 participation in STEM fields. Therefore, experience with or demonstrated ability to teach, mentor, and support students from historically underrepresented groups in STEM is among the criteria for appointment.

Harvey Mudd College is a highly selective liberal arts college of science, 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 900 students, almost all of whom live on campus, and is a member of the Claremont Colleges, which comprises 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. Each year there are about 60 graduates in the mathematical sciences. The teaching load is five courses per year, which includes research supervision and courses in the college’s core curriculum. Further information about the college and the department can be found at http://www.hmc.edu/ and https://www.hmc.edu/mathematics/.

Applications must be submitted through the MathJobs.org website. Review of applications will begin October 9th, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications completed by November 20, 2019. Applicants should submit:

  • A cover letter. To further assist the search committee in its screening process, all cover letters should address your interest in the liberal arts and Harvey Mudd College in particular, and how you envision your research and teaching interests can contribute to the department and College.
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • A statement about your research program, including potential research projects for undergraduates (typically 2-3 pages).
  • A statement about your teaching philosophy: describe principles, practices, or experiences that inform the way you teach (typically 1-2 pages).
  • A statement about diversity and inclusion: describe your interests, experiences, and future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion in the mathematical sciences (typically 1-2 pages).
  • At least three letters of recommendation. At least one letter should specifically address teaching.

For further information or questions about the position contact:

Prof. Francis Su (math-search-l@g.hmc.edu)
Chair, Tenure-Track Search Committee,
Department of Mathematics,
Harvey Mudd College
Claremont, CA 91711

MathJobs link: https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/14111

Harvey Mudd College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will be given consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ethnic origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and expression), marital status, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Department of Physics

Tenure-Track Faculty Position

The Department of Physics of Harvey Mudd College, one of the Claremont Colleges, has an opening for a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level, beginning August 2020. The department (https://physics.hmc.edu/) has thirteen full-time members; we graduate about 20 physics majors each year, most of whom go on to Ph.D. programs in physics and related fields.

We seek an experimental, theoretical, or computational physicist with broad intellectual interests who can excel at teaching outstanding undergraduates and establish an active research program involving undergraduates. Current research areas 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. Although we welcome applications from outstanding candidates regardless of subfield, we are particularly interested in a candidate who can develop a vibrant research program in AMO physics or condensed matter theory.

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 1 November 2019, 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, https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14129, where they should submit:  (1) a curriculum vitæ; (2) a statement of teaching experience and interests; (3) a statement addressing the candidate’s experience with and interest in teaching and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds; (4) a statement of research interests that describes how undergraduates would be involved in the proposed research; and (5) 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.

Harvey Mudd College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will be given consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ethnic origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and expression), marital status, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.