Occidental College seeks two full-time Visiting Assistant Professors who will teach a 3/3 load
during the 2022-2023 academic year, starting in August 2022.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND GOALS
Occidental College seeks two Visiting Assistant Professors who will teach a 3/3 load during the 2022-2023 academic year, starting in
August 2022. This is a full-time teaching position, although Visitors may choose to supervise undergraduate students in research projects
related to their interests. This is a benefits-eligible position within the nontenure track faculty’s union, SIEU Local 721, and comes
with the possibility for renewal in future years. Women and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply, and we welcome candidates
from related fields such as mathematics, statistics, data science, or informatics.
Occidental College serves a diverse body of
students, a diversity reflected in the demographics of the Computer Science major and the enrollment in our courses. Many of our students
have interests extending outside CS, and we especially welcome Visitors who can connect CS to other fields and non-academic applications.
The department is committed to ethics and equity in CS and has worked with students to create a Statement of Values
(https://tinyurl.com/oxy-csvalues) and invest in the cultural competence of the community. We pledge to mentor and support non-tenure-track
faculty for the liberal arts environment and prepare them for future career opportunities. Occidental additionally provides support for
teaching through our Center for Teaching Excellence.
The two Visitor positions are responsible for different courses. The first
position will teach:
Applicants should have a Master’s degree in computer science, computer science education, or related fields that intersect computation,
with PhD and college-level teaching experience preferred. Note that candidates with only a Master’s degree will be hired as Visiting
Instructors and not as Visiting Assistant Professors.
should submit their application via email to the Chair of Computer Science, Justin Li, at [email protected], with the subject “Computer Science Visitor Application.” The
application should state which of the two Visitor positions (or both) the application is interested in, and should include:
a curriculum vitae;
· a statement of teaching interests and experience (maximum two pages);
· (optional) a
research statement that includes possible projects for undergraduates (maximum one page); and
· a list of three references
(they will only be contacted after the interview stage)
Review of applications will begin April 26 and continue until the position
is filled. References will not be contacted for candidates until interviews are scheduled. Please direct all questions about the position
to Justin Li at [email protected].
Occidental is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against
employees or applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy,
breastfeeding or related medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental
disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic or information, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by
state or federal law. Occidental is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and to
fostering an inclusive, equitable, and just environment within which students, staff, and faculty thrive. Candidates who can contribute to
this goal through their work are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals advancing the
College’s strategic equity and justice goals and those from groups that are underrepresented in the field are particularly encouraged
The salary range for this position is $70,000-79,000, and includes a comprehensive benefits package that contains:
excellent health, dental, life, and retirement benefits; tuition benefits for the employee, spouse, domestic partner, and dependents;
additional extras including use of gym facilities and the College Library. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit https://www.oxy.edu/offices-services/human-resources/benefits-information. This is an in-person position with the
possibility of occasional remote work.
All qualified applicants will be considered for employment, including those with criminal
histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair
Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.
Occidental College is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to
applicants with qualifying disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the application or
employment process, please contact Human Resources ([email protected]).
condition of hire for a staff position and for appointment to a faculty position, Occidental College requires that all candidates who have
received a conditional offer of employment complete an application form (if they have not already done so) and consent to a background
check. Satisfactory completion of a background check, along with pre-employment verifications and references are required as a condition of
employment, but only as permitted by federal, state, and local law, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring
Occidental College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.