Central College seeks an outstanding teacher for an Assistant or Associate Professor tenure-line appointment in computer and data sciences beginning January or August 2022. This position will support existing majors in computer science and information systems, as well as emerging programs in data science.
Our new colleague will have the opportunity to teach undergraduate courses in computer science, data science, and college-wide interdisciplinary courses. Specific course assignments will be based on the individual’s interests and the needs of the department. All faculty at Central have regular support to pursue scholarly activities, and there are grant opportunities for special projects.
The dynamic and creative faculty in Central’s Analytical and Physical Sciences department supports majors in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering, while contributing to interdisciplinary majors in Information Systems and Actuarial Science. The department has a history of close collaboration among its disciplines, including leading recent efforts to create a Self-Designed Interdisciplinary minor in data science as a step toward eventually creating a standalone major and minor. The department is housed in the Vermeer Science Center, the first LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building in Iowa and the first LEED-certified science building in the nation.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in computer science, data science, or a closely related field (ABD considered). Demonstrated success teaching at the college level is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will be able to teach a range of courses, sustain a program of scholarly activity, and contribute to Faculty governance. Research with undergraduates is encouraged and supported through summer grant opportunities.
About Central College
Founded in 1853, Central College of Pella, Iowa, is a private, residential four-year liberal arts college known for its academic rigor and strength in global experiential learning, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), sustainability education, athletics success and tradition, and leadership and service. Central continues to value its long-standing relationship with the Reformed Church in America. The college participates in NCAA Division III athletics and is a member of the American Rivers Conference. Central is an active part of the Greater Des Moines region and just minutes from Lake Red Rock, Iowa's largest lake.
Central College is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. In furtherance of that commitment, the college encourages candidates that are from diverse backgrounds, historically underrepresented groups, and/or have had experience working with and interacting with individuals from diverse populations to apply. Central College is an equal opportunity employer and a drug/tobacco free workplace.