Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Computer Science


The Department of Computer Science at Vassar College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in the 2019-20 academic year.

Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Applicants who have demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion are particularly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach both intro level courses, as well as upper level courses in their area of specialty. A commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research is expected. A PhD in Computer Science or related field is required by the start of the fall semester. Applicants in all areas of Computer Science are encouraged to apply; candidates in areas of research that complement existing faculty will be given special consideration. A typical teaching load is one lab course and one non-lab course each semester.

Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2450 undergraduates (no graduate students) located in the beautiful and historic Hudson Valley, 75 miles north of New York City. The city of Poughkeepsie benefits from rich cultural diversity and from convenient commuter-rail access to New York City.

Vassar faculty members are committed teacher/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and studios and in individually mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College maintains a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.

Vassar College has built a strong undergraduate program in Computer Science. Introductory courses are taught using Scheme and Java. The department maintains Linux laboratories for introductory and advanced instruction. Faculty members are provided with workstations and laptops. For more information see computerscience.vassar.edu.

To apply, please visit the posting for this position. Candidates should submit a letter of application, C.V., diversity statement, graduate school transcript (unofficial copies accepted for initial application), at least three letters of recommendation (at least one of which directly addresses teaching), a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and research statement. For inquiries, email Marc Smith, Chair, Computer Science Department, Vassar College, mlsmith@vassar.edu.

Review of applications will begin on October 15th and continue until the position is filled.