Birmingham-Southern College invites applications for a tenure track
appointment as Assistant Professor in our new Creative and Applied
Computing program effective February, 2017. BSC’s planned Creative and
Applied Computing (CAC) major, in development for launch fall 2017, will
bring the best of our liberal arts educational traditions together with
practical core skills required for technology-proficient professionals of
the twenty-first century. Our vision is to provide CAC students with the
skills of liberal education they will need in the working world –
analytical acuity, outstanding communication abilities, critical thinking,
and creativity – and technical skills that can be applied to solving
problems. In the workplace of the future, having conceptual awareness and
practical facility with technology will continue to grow in importance.
Our program will position BSC graduates with an understanding not only of
the fundamentals of coding but also an informed appreciation for how
technological change intersects with legal, ethical, business, scientific,
social, and cultural domains, and the background to envision and champion
The successful candidate will have an aptitude for and interest in
participating in the collaborative development of this new program.
Candidates should have an advanced degree in computer science or a related
discipline, broad scholarly interests, and the creative vision to help us
to imagine our new degree program. Responsibilities will include helping
to craft and launch the new program in creative and applied computing,
ability to offer foundational courses in computing, and collaborating to
create new courses. The faculty teaching load at Birmingham-Southern
College is three courses each term and an intensive course in the January
The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in
undergraduate teaching and to the liberal arts; the College seeks
applicants who show a genuine passion for teaching and scholarly inquiry.
Questions concerning the new program and the position may be directed to
the chair of the search committee, Dr. Peter Van Zandt at
pvanz...@bsc.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is
filled; application review will begin October 24. Send cover letter, CV,
copy of graduate transcripts, and names/contact information for three
references to cacsea...@bsc.edu.
Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) is a selective residential liberal arts
college enrolling approximately 1300 undergraduate students. BSC is
included in Pope's Colleges that Change Lives and is a sheltering
institution for Phi Beta Kappa. The College's curriculum is based on close
faculty-student interaction in teaching, advising, and research. For more
on the College's faculty, students, educational mission, and national
reputation, visit www.bsc.edu.
Birmingham-Southern College is located just minutes from downtown
Birmingham, the largest city in Alabama. Birmingham is a leading hub for
banking and medical research and is a vibrant center for arts,
entertainment, commerce, and recreational activities. There are six higher
education institutions within a short commute, a symphony, a ballet, the
largest art museum in the Southeast, and annual art, music, and film
BSC is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in
qualified candidates who can contribute through their teaching, research,
and service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and E-Verify.