Faculty Positions

The Employment at Harvey Mudd page has the College’s Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Statement and information about how to request a disability accommodation during the application and recruitment process.

Department of Computer Science

The Computer Science Department at Harvey Mudd College has two tenure-track openings for assistant professors commencing July 1, 2017. Candidates in all areas of computer science will be considered.

Harvey Mudd College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college (850 students) emphasizing science, mathematics, and engineering.Harvey Mudd College 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 nearly 40% of our faculty and more than 40 percent 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, 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.

Applicants should use the AcademicJobsOnline system to submit (1) a cover letter describing their 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, 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, 2016 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 Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to the recruitment of candidates traditionally underrepresented on college faculties.

Department of Engineering

Harvey Mudd College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis on physical realization of mechanical systems. The Department of Engineering seeks candidates with experience and knowledge in applications of mechanical engineering who can excel in teaching a broadly-based undergraduate curriculum focused on design, systems engineering, and engineering science. Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence and professional growth. Industrial or other practical experience in the field is valued but not required. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in mechanical engineering or a related field is required. The appointment is anticipated to be at the assistant professor level.

Teaching opportunities include the department’s required courses in solid/fluid mechanics and experimental engineering, participation on teaching teams in the design and/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 the ability to increase students’ hands-on engineering skills.

Harvey Mudd is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college emphasizing science, mathematics, and engineering. Candidates should discuss how the Harvey Mudd environment would provide opportunities for professional growth in research, consulting, or other forms of scholarship, and how undergraduate students might be engaged in these activities.

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 in broadening participation of underrepresented groups in engineering.

Applicants should submit: a cover letter, a curriculum vitæ, a teaching statement, a professional growth/research statement, and the names of at least three references. For full consideration, applications should be received by December 15, 2016, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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.

Any questions may be sent to the Search Committee Chair at me-search@g.hmc.edu. Apply at  AcademicJobsOnline, listing 8153.

Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts

The Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Cultural Geography beginning July 1, 2017.  We seek candidates whose scholarly work addresses social justice, urban landscapes, and/or the environment. We welcome scholars working with diverse methodologies, including fieldwork and geovisualization, as well as more theoretical approaches.

We enthusiastically welcome applications from talented individuals from all cultural backgrounds. Candidates must have completed a PhD on or before the start date and be able to provide evidence of excellence in teaching and promise of significant scholarship. Among the criteria for appointment are experience with students from diverse backgrounds and/or the ability to teach those students effectively.

Harvey Mudd College is a highly selective institution that offers majors in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering.  The position is in the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts, an interdisciplinary department supporting a broad-based liberal arts program.  The teaching load is five semester-courses per year, including a writing-intensive first-year seminar and an introductory cultural geography course.

Harvey Mudd College’s membership in the Claremont consortium offers significant opportunities for cooperation and collaboration with colleagues at the Claremont Colleges and the Claremont Graduate University. Situated approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, at the foot of the San Gabriel mountains, Claremont offers easy access to LA’s vibrant cultural scene as well as the ocean, mountains, and deserts of Southern California.

For full consideration, applications should be received by November 18, 2016, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should apply online, where they should submit: (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitæ, (3) a sample of scholarly work (no more than 35 pages), (4) 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, (5) syllabi for three proposed courses, (6) course evaluations, and (7) three letters of reference, at least one of which addresses teaching ability or potential. Please address the cover letter to Prof. Debra Mashek, Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA 91711. Questions may be directed to culturalgeography@hmc.edu.

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.

Department of 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 2017. The department has thirteen full‐time members; we graduate between 20 and 30 physics majors each year.

We seek an experimental, theoretical, or computational 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, 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 or condensed matter physics.

For full consideration, applications should be received by November 4, 2016, 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: (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.