Faculty Positions

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Tenure-Track Appointment as the Inaugural Annenberg Chair in Leadership

Harvey Mudd College seeks a dynamic educator to serve as the inaugural recipient of the Annenberg Chair in Leadership. The College welcomes the interest of proven leaders from inside or outside the academy who are actively advancing the arena of leadership through such activities as teaching, practicing, publishing, and speaking at conferences. In the position of the Chair this person will be a teacher, scholar, thought leader, and catalyst for creating new educational opportunities for an exceptionally talented collection of undergraduate students.

The successful candidate will engage in teaching and professional activity that directly addresses the Harvey Mudd College mission of graduating students who can “assume leadership in their fields with a clear understanding of the impact of their work on society.” In addition, the Chair will build on the education, skills, and interests of Harvey Mudd students, while capitalizing on Harvey Mudd College’s strengths in such areas as student leadership, project-based experiential learning, cross-disciplinary collaboration and teamwork, community outreach and service, faculty-student collaboration and engagement, and a strong and active honor code. The Chair will be an excellent teacher or be able to demonstrate clear potential for excellent teaching. The Chair will possess a strong scholarly or professional record and will exhibit professional or service experience outside the academy, which might include but is not limited to research, public service, consulting, business, industry, entrepreneurship, or social entrepreneurship.

The successful candidate will demonstrate most, if not all, of the attributes below:

  • A PhD, MBA, J.D., or other advanced degree (for PhDs, preference is for a science, technology, engineering, or math-related field);
  • A professional, industrial, or academic track record that merits an appointment as a tenure-line faculty member at the associate or full professor level in one of Harvey Mudd College’s academic departments;
  • Experience building consensus and using influence to bring people together;
  • A history of creating relationships outside the academy, either through professional or industrial experience or as a part of work within an academic institution;
  • A record of excellent teaching or an ability to demonstrate clear potential for excellent teaching;
  • A commitment to undergraduate education;
  • Interest in training and mentoring; and
  • A commitment to a campus culture of collegiality and shared faculty governance.

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’s status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. The College’s Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Statement and information about accommodations is available.

Confidential nominations, applications, and inquiries are being accepted for the position. Review of candidates will continue until the position is filled. Nominators should send a letter that includes relevant contact information (mailing address, email address, and telephone number) as well as the context of the nomination. Applications should include a concise cover letter, CV, and reference list that identifies people who have directly observed the candidate in her/his leadership role(s). Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and CVs with cover letters should be sent via the Isaacson, Miller website listing. Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.

Department of Biology

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Genomics

The Harvey Mudd College Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall 2016.  We are seeking candidates with a research program in the area of experimental genomics (or other -omic areas) with a significant computational, statistical or modeling component.

Candidates should have a significant interest in education and be dedicated to becoming an excellent undergraduate teacher. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses that contribute to the integration of computational and quantitative approaches throughout the undergraduate life sciences curriculum. These may include lecture and laboratory courses in introductory biology, molecular biology, and genetics/genomics. In addition, the successful candidate will develop a vigorous, externally funded, experimental research program involving undergraduate students.

Harvey Mudd College is a small and highly selective private undergraduate college of science, mathematics, and engineering. In their first two years, all Harvey Mudd students complete a core curriculum comprising courses in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, and physics, as well as the humanities, social sciences and arts. Harvey Mudd is a member of the Claremont University Consortium, which includes four other undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions. Claremont is about 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

A Ph.D. is required and postdoctoral research experience is highly desirable.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a 2-page statement of teaching experience and interests, and a 2-page statement of externally-fundable research plans as PDF files to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5827. Application materials should explicitly address how the applicant’s teaching and research will take advantage of the unique education offered by the Harvey Mudd Core Curriculum and the department’s interdisciplinary joint major programs. Experience with or demonstrated ability to effectively teach students from diverse backgrounds will be considered among the criteria for appointment. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015.  For further information contact: Prof. Anna Ahn (ahn@g.hmc.edu).

Harvey Mudd 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.

Department of Computer Science

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Computer Science

The Computer Science Department at Harvey Mudd College (HMC) has one tenure-track opening for an assistant professor commencing July 1, 2016.

Candidates in all areas of computer science will be considered. HMC is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college (800 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 thirteen 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 nearly 40% of our faculty and more than 40% of 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, and supervision of one or two industry-supported senior capstone Computer Science Clinic projects per year. Please visit Computer Science Department website for more information about the department and the Clinic program.

An applicant should use the AcademicJobsOnline system to submit (1) a cover letter describing his or her interests in teaching undergraduates at Harvey Mudd College and in promoting inclusion and diversity in computer science, (2) a curriculum vita, (3) a statement regarding teaching philosophy and experience, (4) a statement of research interests and how undergraduates could participate in this work, (5) if available, teaching evaluations or other evidence of commitment to teaching effectiveness, and (6) if available, evidence of commitment to promoting inclusion and diversity in computer science. 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 in by December 1, 2015 to receive maximum consideration.

Questions about the position can be addressed to Professor Ran Libeskind-Hadas, at cssearch@cs.hmc.edu.

Harvey Mudd 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’s status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Department of Engineering

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in Communications

Harvey Mudd College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in Communications. As a premier undergraduate general engineering program, the Department of Engineering seeks candidates with experience and knowledge in applications of communications who can support a broadly based curriculum focused on design, systems engineering, and engineering science. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in electrical engineering or a related field, and a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence. Industrial or other practical experience in the field is valued but not required. The anticipated appointment is at the assistant professor level.

Teaching duties include participation on teaching teams in the design or systems engineering course sequences, teaching in the engineering science course sequence, supervising sponsored projects in the Engineering Clinic program, and teaching and developing courses in communications and information theory. Candidates should provide evidence of excellence in teaching and an interest in engaging with undergraduate students in research, consulting, or other forms of professional development.

Candidates must be committed to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population, particularly groups traditionally underrepresented in engineering; candidates from these groups are encouraged to apply. All candidates are encouraged to describe in the cover letter the nature of their commitment to and experience broadening participation of underrepresented groups in engineering.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statements of teaching philosophy and research and/or other professional development interests, and names of at least three references to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5815. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2015.

Department of Physics

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Physics

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 September 2016. The physics department has thirteen full-time members; we graduate approximately twenty physics majors each year.

We seek an experimental or theoretical physicist 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, laser-induced fusion, mesoscale statistical mechanics, geophysics, semiconductor physics and the environment, theoretical astrophysics and observational astronomy, 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 research program in AMO or condensed matter physics.

For full consideration, applications should be received by 6 November 2015, 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), where they should submit a curriculum vitæ, a statement of teaching experience and interests, a statement of research interests that describes how undergraduates would be involved in the proposed research, and three letters of reference, at least one of which addresses teaching ability or potential. Please address the cover letter to Professor Peter N. Saeta, Chair, Department of Physics, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA 91711.

Harvey Mudd 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. Experience with or demonstrated ability to effectively teach students from diverse backgrounds will be considered among the criteria for appointment.