Faculty Positions

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Hixon Professor in Sustainable Environmental Design

Harvey Mudd College seeks a dynamic, engaging, and committed thinker to serve as the inaugural Hixon Professor in Sustainable Environmental Design. The College construes “design” in a broad sense to include any area of science, mathematics, or engineering concerned with proactive problem- solving to promote sustainability. The College welcomes the interest of those with a variety of experiences and qualifications outside of academia. In the position of the Professorship this person will be a teacher, scholar, thought leader, and catalyst for creating new educational opportunities for an exceptionally talented collection of undergraduate students.

Department of Biology

Visiting Assistant Professor (Molecular Biology)

Harvey Mudd College invites applications for a one-year visiting faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall 2014. We are seeking candidates with teaching and research expertise in an area of molecular or cellular biology; specific interests might include genetics, developmental biology, cell biology, microbiology, neurobiology, synthetic biology, or systems biology.  We seek candidates who have a significant interest in education and are dedicated to becoming an excellent undergraduate teacher.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in his/her area of expertise, and will have the opportunity to advise undergraduates in independent research.  Modest funds and space to support the visitor’s research program are available.

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 (http://www.claremont.edu), which includes four other undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions. Claremont is about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

A Ph.D. is required and postdoctoral research experience is highly desirable.  Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching experience and research interests (not to exceed 2 pages each), and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted as PDF files to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3792. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2014.  For further information contact: Professor Stephen Adolph (adolph@g.hmc.edu).  Harvey Mudd College is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the recruitment of candidates historically underrepresented on college faculties.

Department of Chemistry

Sabbatical Replacement Faculty Position

Harvey Mudd College invites applications for a one-year visiting position for the 2013-2014 academic year. The successful candidate will teach general chemistry, general chemistry laboratory, and an advanced course in their area of specialty. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to involve students in original research. Excellent facilities for teaching and research are available, including state-of-the-art instrumentation (see www.chem.hmc.edu). A Ph.D. is required; postdoctoral experience is preferred but not required. Please supply a curriculum vita, transcripts, statement of your approach to and experience in teaching chemistry, an outline of research interests (if applicable), and two letters of recommendation (preferably with at least one letter addressing your teaching ability) via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2593.

For questions, contact chemistry@hmc.edu. Review of applications will begin on April 8, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. Experience with or demonstrated ability to effectively teach students from diverse backgrounds will be considered among the criteria for appointment and should be addressed in the application. Harvey Mudd College, a member of the Claremont Colleges in Claremont, California is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the recruitment of candidates historically underrepresented on college faculties.

Department of Computer Science

Two Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

The Computer Science Department at Harvey Mudd College (HMC) has two tenure-track openings for assistant professors commencing July 1, 2014. HMC is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college (770 students) emphasizing science, mathematics, and engineering. HMC is part of the Claremont consortium, which includes five colleges and two graduate schools.

Candidates in all areas of computer science will be considered. Applicants should provide evidence of both excellence in teaching and interest in engaging with undergraduate students in research and industry-sponsored projects. The candidate must be committed to recruiting, teaching, and retaining a broadly diverse student body including, but not limited to, African Americans, Southeast Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, women, persons with disabilities, and other groups underrepresented in computer science. Candidates from these groups are especially encouraged to apply. All candidates are invited to describe explicitly the nature of their commitment and experience with underrepresented groups.

The Department of Computer Science currently has ten permanent faculty members and serves three major programs (the computer science major, a joint major in computer science and mathematics, and a second joint major in mathematical and computational biology) with a total of more than eighty students in each graduating class.

Among the department’s strengths are its success in recruiting women (who comprise 30% of our faculty and 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 four courses per year on the semester system and supervision of up to two industry-supported yearlong senior capstone Computer Science Clinic projects. Please visit Computer Science website for more information about the department and the Clinic program.

Applicants should apply with a cover letter describing their interest in teaching specifically at Harvey Mudd College, a curriculum vita, a statement regarding teaching philosophy and experience, any supporting materials such as teaching evaluations, and a statement of research interests. Concurrently, please request three references to submit letters via using the secure web-based systemhttps://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs. It is desirable that at least one letter address the candidate’s potential as a teacher. Applications received by December 15, 2013 will receive full consideration. Questions about the position can addressed to Professor Robert M. 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 Engineering

Faculty Position in Materials Engineering

Harvey Mudd College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Materials Engineering. As a premier undergraduate general engineering program, the Department of Engineering seeks candidates with experience and knowledge in applications of materials science 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 materials 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 the department’s required course in materials engineering, participation on teaching teams in the design or systems engineering sequences, supervising sponsored projects in the Engineering Clinic program, and developing courses in the applicant’s area of specialty. 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 explicitly describe the nature of their commitment and experience with underrepresented groups in the cover letter.

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/3399. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 15, 2013. For further information, contact materialssearch@g.hmc.edu.

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

Digital Electronics and Computer Architecture

The Department of Engineering at Harvey Mudd College invites applications for a one-year visiting position for the 2014-2015 academic year with the possibility of extension to a second year. The successful candidate will teach digital electronics and computer architecture, embedded systems, and an advanced undergraduate elective in her/his area of specialty. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to involve students in original research. A Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or a related field and a demonstrated passion for teaching are required.

Experience with or demonstrated ability to effectively teach students from diverse backgrounds will be considered among the criteria for appointment and should be addressed in the application. Harvey Mudd College, a member of the Claremont Colleges in Claremont, California is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the recruitment of candidates historically underrepresented on college faculties.

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vita, statement of interest, and list of three references (with at least one who can address your teaching ability) by email to digitalsearch_2014@sakai.claremont.edu. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on March 3 and will continue until the position is filled.

Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts

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

Harvey Mudd College (Claremont, California) is looking for an early career scholar in Science and Technology Studies, who works in the area of “techno-science and expert cultures.” We invite scholars whose work draws on anthropology, communication, history, media studies, philosophy, or sociology to bring an empirical and critical perspective to this theme.
Harvey Mudd College is a highly selective 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.

This 1 to 2-year early-career fellowship balances teaching and research. The fellow will teach one undergraduate course per semester. In addition, he or she will direct a faculty reading group on the theme of expert cultures in the first year, and organize and host a workshop or conference on the same topic in the second year. We expect him or her to act as a catalyst, furthering conversations among faculty and students. In addition to pursuing his or her own research in the area, the scholar will work closely with the Hixon program director and other faculty at the college. Harvey Mudd College offers a competitive salary and benefits, some support for travel and research, and mentoring opportunities. Second-year renewal is contingent upon successful performance in the first year.

Qualifications include a strong academic record in STS. The ideal candidate may be trained in any number of disciplines, but should have a solid social scientific or humanistic methodological, analytical, and theoretical foundation, be interested in questions related to science, technology, society and culture, and ready to work in a highly interdisciplinary and academically challenging environment.

Applicants are expected to have completed the requirements for a PhD, including submission of their dissertation, prior to joining Harvey Mudd College. Please send a letter of application, CV, a short research statement, a brief writing sample, a teaching portfolio including testimony of effective teaching, two sample syllabi for proposed courses, and a statement of teaching philosophy to: Hixon Search, Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts, Harvey Mudd College, 301 Platt Bvd., Claremont CA 91711. Please also arrange for the submission of three letters of recommendation. The letter of application should address the candidate’s commitment to effectively teaching students from diverse backgrounds and promoting a diverse academic environment. Harvey Mudd College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to the recruitment of candidates historically underrepresented on college faculties. Further questions may be addressed to Marianne de Laet, delaet@g.hmc.edu, Hixon director and chair of the search committee.

Application deadline: February 7, 2014.