Associate Professor and Program Director of Computer Science, full-time, tenure-track

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7075482 (Ref.No. 2165668)
Posted: February 25, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Associate Professor and Program Director of Computer Science, full-time, tenure-track

Location: Moraga, CA

Open Date: Nov 24, 2020


Saint Mary's College of California invites applications for the full-time, tenure-track faculty position of Program Director of Computer Science at the rank of Associate Professor beginning in fall of 2021. The founding Director will use their extensive computer science background to further develop the curriculum, recruit new faculty, and work with the Computer Science Steering Committee to ensure the program's long-term growth and resiliency. The Director will initially have a four course per year teaching load.

Saint Mary's currently provides robust undergraduate Computer Science offerings. Due to burgeoning student interest, a diverse group of departments has formed a Computer Science Steering Committee to support the Computer Science program within our Lasallian, liberal arts context. We aim to provide students with a strong foundation in computer science; further our students develop strong critical thinking skills, social and cultural understanding, and a sense of civic responsibility. The successful candidate will value close interactions with our enthusiastic student body and provide impactful, student-centered pedagogy.


Leadership of the Computer Science program at the College.

Development of innovative computer science curriculum aligned with the College's three traditions.

Continued pursuit of scholarship.

Participation in College governance.

Initial Teaching Load of 4 courses per year. The normal teaching load is 6 courses per year.

Institutional Background

Saint Mary's College of California is a private, Catholic, comprehensive and coeducational university that engages students in rigorous critical thinking, promotes social justice, and educates for human fulfillment consistent with its liberal arts, Catholic and Lasallian traditions. The de La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff who value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring Saint Mary's heritage to life. Located on a stunning 420- acre campus in the Moraga Hills outside of San Francisco, Saint Mary's is known for its rigorous liberal arts education and its high quality graduate programs, including business, education, counseling, leadership, and the arts. Saint Mary's has a diverse student body of approximately 4,000 students, and the College's practices and policies reflect a commitment to inclusive excellence and a community in which all are valued, respected and supported. For more information about Saint Mary's mission and history, see:


Academic leadership experience

Demonstrated success in establishing or developing academic programs

Record of outstanding teaching, scholarly research and publication in the field.

Evidence of effective teaching, advising and mentoring a culturally and educationally varied student body.

Ph.D. in Computer Science or closely related field.

Experience within a small liberal arts environment is desired.

Desire to contribute widely across Saint Mary’s, including to the Collegiate Seminar (Great Books) and January Term Programs.

Saint Mary's has a vibrant heritage as a liberal arts, Catholic, and Lasallian institution. These traditions are manifest in the work of our outstanding faculty and staff, who value shared inquiry, integrative learning, and student interaction both in and outside the classroom. Many Saint Mary’s students are first-generation-to-college, and the College has been designated a Minority and Hispanic-Serving Institution. We seek candidates who can engage and support students of color, women, and underrepresented groups, and who are interested in participating in initiatives that aim to increase inclusivity.

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