Faculty Member in Computer Science

The College of the Atlantic (COA) seeks a full-time faculty member in Computer Science.  The successful candidate will be the first faculty member in computer science at COA. The faculty member will offer a range of classes to help students gain basic to advanced programming skills, while introducing students to the central questions of computer science and exposing them to the styles of thought and habits of mind associated with computer scientists. The faculty member is expected to help students make connections between computer science and other areas of the curriculum, including art and design and the humanities, as well as the natural and social sciences.

In addition to introductory and intermediate programming classes, we are interested in a candidate who can offer engaging and challenging courses that explore the intersections of computer science and computing with different aspects of the human experience and academic and creative areas. Examples of such classes might include some of the following: cryptography and computer security, information visualization, human-computer interaction, machine learning and artificial intelligence, generative art, digital humanities, agent-based modeling, data mining, and micro-controller programming (e.g, Arduino and Raspberry Pi devices).

The successful candidate must have the ability and interest in teaching some courses in mathematics or related areas. These might not be math classes per se, but it is essential that this faculty member’s classes connect strongly with the existing mathematics curriculum and offer courses that meet the college’s quantitative reasoning requirement. It is essential that the faculty member has a background in computing and programming and be enthusiastic about and focused on developing creative ways to teach computer science to students with a wide range of backgrounds and goals. The faculty member should have a Ph.D. in computer science, engineering, computational science, applied mathematics, physics, or a related area and demonstrated potential for excellent and innovative teaching.

Interested candidates should submit a CV, a cover letter addressing interest in and qualifications for the position, and a brief statement of teaching that includes a discussion of the roles of computer science in an interdisciplinary curriculum. The CV should include contact information for three professional references; please do not have references send letters. For full consideration, please submit all application materials as a single pdf file to cs@coa.edu by November 27, 2017.

Dining Hall Manager

COA is looking for a flexible individual to help manage the front of the house dining room operations, as well as oversee cash handling, record keeping, supervision of work study students, inventory maintenance, and other general duties. At times, this person will assist with food preparation and catered events. Must be able to work with students, faculty, staff and general public. Must be mature, reliable and responsible. This is an eleven-month (December off) position with excellent benefits. Hours are Monday through Friday 6 AM-1:30 PM with 6-7 weekend days for special events. Please send resume with references to: Lise Desrochers, Co-Director of Food Service and Search Committee Chair, at ldesrochers@coa.edu. Electronic applications only. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Faculty Member in Chemistry

College of the Atlantic (COA) is seeking a full-time faculty member in chemistry (open rank) to teach a wide range of classes to students of Human Ecology. The new faculty member will have curricular and creative control over the design of introductory through advanced courses. Beginning in Fall 2018, the successful candidate will teach two-term sequences in general chemistry, offered every year, and organic chemistry, offered alternate years. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to develop one or more courses in environmental chemistry, preferably with a strong lab component. We are also interested in courses in materials science, chemistry of food, green chemistry, biochemistry, and other courses that explore the intersections of chemistry with the human experience as well as the wider academic domains of the sciences, arts, and humanities. At COA, all students design their own program. We seek a colleague who is interested in collaborating on teaching and research projects across disciplines in order to offer challenging and engaging opportunities for students with a wide range of interests. Faculty are also responsible for advising and mentoring students, directing senior projects, and supervising independent studies.  Other service includes participation in our self-governed community through regular attendance at faculty meeting and committee work.  In the near future, we will be adding and updating laboratory space to our current configuration and will look to the new faculty member for guidance and expertise around design of teaching labs and curriculum-based infrastructure needs.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter that speaks to their unique qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae that includes contact information for three references, a statement of teaching philosophy including a brief description of three potential course offerings that will complement and extend our current curriculum in a single PDF file to chemistry@coa.edu by September 15, 2017.  The candidate must possess a Ph.D. by August 2018. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Full-time faculty appointments are unranked and salaries are calculated according to earned degrees and years of relevant experience. College of the Atlantic is committed to academic excellence, cultural diversity, and multicultural education. COA is an AA/EEO employer. Applications are especially encouraged from persons who would enhance COA’s ethnic, gender, and cultural diversity.

Night Prep Cook/Dishwasher

College of the Atlantic is seeking a person to assist with dinner prep, service, and clean-up. Emphasis is on creative, healthy, scratch cooking. Must work well in a congenial atmosphere. A knowledge of vegetarian and vegan cooking and some cooking experience in a professional setting required. This position will normally work early afternoon through dinner, weekdays, but must have some flexibility to work with catering and special events. 11-month position per year; includes benefits. Send resume with references to KSebelin@coa.edu. Electronic applications only, please. COA is an AA/EEO employer.



College of the Atlantic is committed to academic excellence, cultural diversity, and multicultural education. COA is an AA/EEO employer. Applications are especially encouraged from persons who could enhance the ethnic, gender, and cultural diversity of the College.