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Assist. Professor - CS/multimedia, HCI, AI - Wellesley College

  • Deadline:
    Jan. 10, 2006, midnight

Wellesley College is delighted to announce a visiting fellowship generously funded by the Norma Wilentz Hess Faculty and Program Fund in Computer Science. This fellowship will help Wellesley maintain a flexible Computer Science curriculum that explores interdisciplinary learning and new directions of special promise.

We are seeking an outstanding teacher and scholar to be the first Norma Wilentz Hess Fellow, a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position starting in September, 2006. Applicants should have a Ph.D in Computer Science or a related discipline. Strong candidates in any area of specialty will be considered, but we especially encourage applicants in interdisciplinary fields such as multimedia, human/computer interaction, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, educational computing, and ethical, social, and legal aspects of computing. With a teaching load of one course per semester, the Hess Fellow will have ample opportunity for innovative course development and collaborative teaching and research projects with Wellesley faculty and students. The fellowship also includes support for travel, research, equipment, conference attendance, and other academic activities.

Wellesley College is a highly selective private undergraduate liberal arts college for women that places heavy emphasis on excellence in teaching as well as research. Located 13 miles west of Boston, Wellesley provides a unique combination of access to a major metropolitan center while retaining a sense of the country with its 500 acre campus, lake, and woodlands.

The Computer Science Department offers both a major and a minor in computer science and supports interdisciplinary programs in media arts and sciences, cognitive science, and neuroscience. Cross-registration programs with MIT, Olin College, Brandeis, and Babson and proximity to other Boston-area universities and industries dramatically increase the curricular and research resources available to Wellesley's faculty, staff, and students. For more information about the department and the college, please visit http://cs.wellesley.edu.

To apply for this position, candidates should (1) submit their application materials and (2) arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation sent by electronic mail to HessPosition@wellesley.edu
Signed copies of the recommendations should also be sent to

Hess Fellow Search
c/o Rita Purcell
Computer Science Department
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley MA 02481

The application should include a CV as well as a statement discussing teaching philosophy and ideas for course development and research projects that the applicant
will undertake in the position. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. For full consideration, all materials should be received by January 10, 2006. All questions concerning the position should be directed by email to Randy Shull at rshull@wellesley.edu.

Wellesley College is an EO/AA educational institution and employer. The College is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they will contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.