Data of Hire
Full Time. Fall 2022.
Houghton College invites applications for a full-time faculty appointment in the Department of Physics, Computer Science, and Engineering at the assistant or associate level starting in the Fall of 2022. Academic rank will be determined by previous experience, tenure-track for candidates with a Ph.D.
The Computer Science program at Houghton College provides a balanced mixture of theory and practical application, as well as extensive collaborative research between faculty and students. The Data Science program at Houghton College is designed to equip students with technical skills and hands-on experience coordinated through Houghton’s Center for Data Science Analytics (CDSA). The CDSA acts as a collaboration hub; matching students, faculty and corporations with projects and internships that correspond to their interests and skill sets. Students work closely with faculty to answer complex questions through data exploration, analysis, modeling, and visualization. Together with faculty and alumni mentors, students tackle some of the world’s most challenging problems to become the next generation of leaders using data for decision making.
Houghton College encourages faculty to pursue opportunities in their field, and provides incentives for external collaboration and outside consulting assignments that can benefit students. Startup funding and other support is available for faculty to develop innovative research and experiential learning programs with the Center for Data Science Analytics (CDSA). The Shannon Summer Research Institute (SSRI) also provides support for faculty-student collaborative research each summer.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach a broad range of undergraduate data science and computer science courses, such as Data Science I and II (these courses cover the basic elements of the DS process including data collection, wrangling, exploration, analysis, modeling, visualization, and communication of results), Programming I and II, Networking, Computer Architecture, Databases, Data Structures and Algorithms, Machine Learning, Big Data/Cloud Computing, and Statistical Computing, and Collaborative Research in Data Science. The candidate will also be expected to participate with the department in program oversight, development, and recruitment.
This position requires either a master’s degree (with significant experience) or a Ph.D. in computer science or related discipline with the background and preparation to teach the courses listed above. Successful candidates will need to have a flexible skillset to accommodate online, hybrid and/or in-person teaching.
Also required is ability to help students form respectful attitudes and interactions with people who differ in abilities, attitudes, and cultural experience, with sensitivity to factors that affect our own assessment of others.
Other important qualities for this position include a commitment to excellence and creativity in undergraduate teaching, strong interpersonal and leadership skills, a mature Christian faith and an interest in integration of faith and learning.
Visit http://www.houghton.edu/campus/human-resources/employment/faculty-openings/ and follow the PROCEDURE FOR APPLICANTS. For more information about Houghton College, visit www.houghton.edu .
For questions related specifically to this position, please contact Professor Brandon Hoffman, Chair of the Department of Physics, Computer Science and Engineering: Brandon.Hoffman@houghton.edu .
Founded in 1883, Houghton College is a Christian liberal arts college in the Wesleyan tradition with an overall student body of 1,100 representing 40 states and Canadian provinces and 25 foreign countries. US News & World Report’s "America’s Best Colleges" Guide has ranked Houghton among the Tier 1 National Liberal Arts institutions. Additional information on Houghton College can be found at: www.houghton.edu.
Houghton College is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.