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SUNY New Paltz seeks an accomplished computer scientist for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning in Fall 2013 with the ability to combine art/design and/or humanities within his or her teaching and research. The candidate should possess outstanding technical skill, theoretical knowledge, and demonstrated experience in interdisciplinary and collaborative teaching and research. Areas of specialization should include, but are not limited to, analysis and visualization/sonifcaton of multidimensional data sets from the natural and social sciences, arts, and humanities and digital applications in the humanities and the arts.

Duties: The successful applicant is expected to promote and to contribute actively to visionary interdisciplinary research between the arts, humanities and sciences across the academic units of Fine and Performing Arts, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Science and Engineering. The faculty member will be expected to teach three courses each semester and to direct graduate and undergraduate student research consistent with the interdisciplinary nature of the position. This position presents a rare opportunity to play a foundational role in a growing interdisciplinary collaboration at SUNY New Paltz between the arts, humanities and the sciences.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have a terminal degree in the arts and/or humanities and/or computer science or a closely related technological field, and an active record of teaching and creative work appropriate to specialization. Exceptional ABD candidates with a firm completion date will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to individuals with teaching and research profiles that include a clear and productive dialogue between the arts, humanities, and sciences. The ideal candidate will have command of multiple fields and an ability to pursue transformative teaching and research in a comprehensive university setting. The successful candidate will also be expected to initiate and encourage interdisciplinary collaboration between faculty and students.

Candidates who bring diverse cultural experience and who are especially qualified to mentor and advise all members of our diverse student population are especially encouraged to apply.  The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer.

To Apply:

Only electronic applications will be accepted. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, and three letters of recommendation collectively addressing teaching and research to:

interdisciplinary@newpaltz.edu

Please note search #F12-XX on all materials submitted. Applications accepted until position is filled; priority given to applications received by January 15, 2013.

Recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs, New Paltz is a highly-selective comprehensive public college of about 7,800 students, offering a variety of undergraduate as well as some graduate degree programs. New Paltz is located 80 miles north of New York City, at the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, with easy access to the City and to nearby cultural and recreational amenities.

Federal Law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three-year period. Please refer to the University Police web site for the complete Annual Security Report (“Clery Report”) at www.newpaltz.edu/police/securityact.html.

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