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Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science – 2021-2022

first_imgHaverford College is a small, selective, liberal arts collegelocated 10 miles outside of the center of Philadelphia and on aregional train line.Questions about the Computer Science program should be directed toJohn Dougherty at [email protected] For technical questions, please contactlnterfoliodirectlyat 1-877-997-8807 or [email protected] .Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Actionemployer that does not discriminate on the basis of race,ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationalorigin, age, marital status, disability or veteran status.Haverford has a longstanding commitment to diversity rooted invalues of inclusion and social justice, a commitment reflected inthe curriculum, classrooms, and communal composition of theCollege. Haverford welcomes applications from candidates who sharethese values and who will foster their contribution to theCollege’s mission. The Department of Computer Science of Haverford College welcomesapplications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor for the2021-2022 academic year.The appointment is renewable for an additional year, contingentupon budgetary approval and completion of a successful performancereview during the first year. Responsibilities will includeteaching the equivalent of five courses over two semesters eachyear. Labs, discussion sections, and supervising undergraduatesenior thesis often count toward this teaching load. This positioncomes with support for research, especially involving undergraduatestudents, as well as a generous benefits package.Candidates in all areas of Computer Science or connected fields areencouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D.(ABD considered) in Computer Science or a closely relateddiscipline and excellent teaching skills and experience, with theability to teach courses from the introductory to the advancedundergraduate levels. The College and Department particularly seekthose well-prepared to engage students from diverse backgrounds,and equipped to use varied pedagogies in the classroom. These andother capacities as an instructor of undergraduate students shouldbe explained in a detailed statement of teaching experiences andinterests.The appointment officially begins July 1, 2021; applicationsreceived by January 15, 2021, will be given full consideration.Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a current curriculumvitae, a statement of teaching interests, a statement of researchinterests. Please also arrange to have three letters of referencesubmitted in support of the application (including name, title,affiliation, phone number, and email address of each reference). Atleast one of these letters of reference should focus on thecandidate’s teaching abilities. Please submit your applicationmaterials here: http://apply.interfolio.com/81757last_img read more

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Professors discuss options for Syria

first_imgSyrian leader Bashar al-Assad agreed to destroy the troubled Middle Eastern country’s chemical weapons Tuesday in a deal brokered by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.  Professor David Cortright of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, who moderated Tuesday’s panel discussion on the United States’ role in the Syrian crisis, said this development proves the use of force against Syria would have been the wrong decision for the United States. “I hope what we learn from this is that diplomacy can be effective, that the solution to this turns out to be a diplomatic agreement, not military strikes,” Cortright said. “Although … the threat of military strikes helped to catalyze the diplomatic action.” Cortright said the United States should realize that Russia could be a helpful ally in dealings with the Middle East. “We can benefit from cooperating with Russia,” he said. “Everyone was sort of bashing Russia these days, but as much as we may disagree with some of Mr. Putin’s policies, the fact of the matter is that Russia’s cooperation can be very important in solving some of these difficult challenges.”  Another difficult challenge Russia could help solve is the nuclear problem in Iran, Cortright said. “It’s very significant that Iran expressed support for the Russian deal right away; within four or five hours of when it was announced, the Iranian foreign ministry said, ‘We support this proposal,’” he said. “That sent a message to Assad that … his two main patrons basically said, ‘Here’s the deal.’ He really had no choice but to accept it.”  Cortright said although the chemical weapons deal negates the possibility of immediate United States military intervention in the region, Congress may pass a resolution to discuss the use of force at a later date if Syria reneges on its promise.  “Senator [Harry] Reid made a speech just the other day … and that’s basically the veiled message that he’s making – that we need to keep the potential threat of military action still in the background, not take it off the table entirely,” Cortright said.  In the meantime, Cortright said he thinks it’s the United Nations’ job to make sure Syria sticks to its chemical weapons agreement. “I’ve advocated for a long time that the U.N. should be front and center in this whole question,” he said. “The administration initially mishandled the U.N. because the first proposal they made to the U.N. was military action. There was no way Russia was going to support that, or Argentina, or China; several countries on the [Security] Council said ‘no’ right away. So that was a mistake. But now, Secretary [of State John] Kerry, apparently, and the [Obama] administration and certainly the French, have said we need to go to the U.N. now to get the U.N. to implement the Russian deal.” Cortright said the U.N. is most qualified to ensure Syria disposes of its chemical weapons.  “I’m sure we will insist upon on-the-ground monitoring to make sure this is really happening, and that’s a role for the U.N.,” he said. “The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) – they have the experts … It’s an organization that was created through a U.N. process, although it’s an independent organization. But it reports to the U.N., so the U.N. working with the OCPW will need to play a key role in monitoring and implementing this resolution.”  Cortright said the Catholic Church has been vocal in its opposition to military interference in Syria, and its hierarchy is most likely pleased with the diplomatic deal and the role of the U.N. in implementing it. “The Church position is that war and military action is always a defeat for humankind. It’s always a violation of God’s desires for humans to be more loving and more godlike in our lives,” Cortright said. “They had this prayer vigil at the Vatican this weekend … that seemed almost like a peace rally, and the Pope stayed for most of it, and it went well into the night.” The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops also released two letters urging peaceful solutions, one addressed to Congress and the Obama Administration and one addressed to the leaders of the G20 Summit, Cortright said.  Cortright said he believes the Church is happy that military intervention in Syria is off the table, at least for now. “I haven’t seen yet a statement from the bishops or the Vatican, but I suspect that everyone’s relieved and is perhaps believing that they’re prayers were probably answered,” he said.last_img read more

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Why Hector Bellerin was left out of Arsenal’s squad to face Watford before FA Cup final

first_imgAdvertisement 🗞 Update on @HectorBellerin:Hector has a tight calf and misses #ARSWAT as a precaution pic.twitter.com/AZOFny48r3— Arsenal (@Arsenal) July 26, 2020 Comment Hector Bellerin was left out of Arsenal’s squad to face Watford (Picture: Getty)Hector Bellerin was left out of Arsenal’s squad to face Watford as a precaution after the Spaniard complained of an issue with his calf.The Spaniard is Mikel Arteta’s first choice right-back and he had been expected to play against the Hornets, who are battling to survive Premier League relegation.Arteta picked a strong side to face Watford in prepreation for next week’s FA Cup final clash against Chelsea, with the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette starting.However, Bellerin’s absence was notable and his omission panicked supporters, who are desperate to beat Chelsea next week in order to gain a Europa League spot. ADVERTISEMENT Why Hector Bellerin was left out of Arsenal’s squad to face Watford before FA Cup finalcenter_img But Arsenal allayed those fears by tweeting shortly after the team news to confirm that Bellerin had a ‘tight calf’ and was missing as a ‘precaution’.AdvertisementAdvertisementShkodran Mustafi is already a doubt for the final after limping out of the Gunners’ 2-0 win against City at Wembley last weekend.The German was not named in today’s squad and Arteta admitted earlier this week that the centre-back is a major doubt for the game against the Blues. ‘The rest is true that Musti is injured and we need to assess a little bit how long he is out,’ said Arteta. “‘I doubt it [he’ll be fit for the final]. I don’t know. We have to see how he evolves in the next few days. At the moment, I doubt it.’MORE: Manchester City target transfer for Arsenal loan star Dani Ceballos Metro Sport ReporterSunday 26 Jul 2020 3:51 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.4kShares Advertisementlast_img read more