Visiting Assistant Professor

The Department of Computer Science at Vassar College invites applications for one position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor to begin in the Fall semester of 2020. The position will be for a period of two years.

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 this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

A commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research is expected. A Ph.D., ABD, or equivalent experience in Computer Science is required by the start of the fall semester. Strong candidates in all areas of Computer Science are encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory, intermediate, and upper level courses. The expected teaching load will be one lab course and one non-lab course per semester.

Vassar faculty members are committed teacher/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and in individually mentored projects. Vassar College has a strong undergraduate program in Computer Science, with a history going back to 1963. The department is housed within Vassar’s Integrated Science Commons. Introductory courses are taught using Scheme, Java and Python. The department maintains Linux laboratories for introductory and advanced instruction. Each faculty member is provided with a Linux workstation and a laptop. For more information see https://computerscience.vassar.edu/.

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

Candidates are asked to submit a letter of application, C.V., graduate school transcript (unofficial copies accepted for initial application), a diversity statement highlighting contributions to and/or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, research and/or professional involvements, three letters of recommendation (at least one of which directly addresses teaching), and a statement of teaching experience and philosophy. To apply, please visit https://employment.vassar.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52981.

Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications should be received by March 28, 2020. Please direct any questions about the position to Luke Hunsberger, Chair of the Computer Science Department (hunsberger@vassar.edu).