Faculty Position in Computer Science at Bennington College

Bennington, Vermont, United States Full-time

Bennington College invites applications for a full-time faculty position in computer science, beginning Fall 2020. Applicants with academic, industrial, and/or artistic backgrounds in computer science and from all sub-specializations are encouraged to apply. The ability to teach and develop new courses in multiple subfields of computer science that can be integrated into a broad liberal arts environment is highly desirable. An advanced degree in computer science or a closely related field is desirable, but not required. If desired, the option of a part-time position exists for an exceptional candidate.

Bennington’s open curricular structures facilitate innovative teaching across traditional disciplinary boundaries. Faculty members at Bennington are teacher-practitioners whose professional work is in ongoing dialogue with their teaching and advising. Faculty teach five courses per year, and fully engaged student advising is an expectation. Additionally, the successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to developing curriculum that invites the participation of students with a broad range of interests.

Bennington College is a small residential liberal arts college in southern Vermont, long distinguished for its progressive approach to higher education. The College was founded in 1932 on the principle of active engagement in learning, which is manifest in individualized plans of study developed by students together with faculty. We serve a diverse student population, and our faculty and staff also reflect diverse backgrounds and identities. Our aim is to educate students towards self-fulfillment and constructive social purposes, and we believe that equity, diversity, and inclusivity--in community and in curriculum--are vital to achieving those aims.

Candidates should apply online by submitting: 1) a letter of application; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of teaching philosophy that includes descriptions of three potential course offerings; 4) statement of research interests and plans; 5) links to, or examples of relevant recent professional work; 6) brief statement on the candidate’s potential to contribute to an increasingly diverse and inclusive environment through teaching, research, and/or service; and 7) contact information for three references.

In recognition of the employment challenges sometimes faced by academic couples in small communities, the College will also consider applications to share equally a single full-time faculty position. Applicants must each submit an individual application and indicate in their cover letters that they are applying jointly.

Review of applications will begin on September 30 and will continue until the position is filled. This position requires the successful completion and acceptable results of a background check.