Faculty search in Computer Science, open rank


The Amherst College Department of Computer Science invites applications for a full-time tenured or tenure-track position, beginning July 1, 2019. This is an open-rank search. Candidates in all areas of computer science are encouraged to apply.  Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, race, and nationality. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; 45 percent of our students identify as domestic students of color; and 10 percent of our students are international students. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in computer science in hand or have fulfilled all requirements for the degree by the start of the appointment. An appointment at the assistant, or possibly, the associate professor rank, will be tenure track. A senior appointment would be with tenure. Any appointment with tenure will be contingent upon a tenure review. We seek a colleague who is committed to excellence in undergraduate computer science education and in research, who is enthusiastic about teaching courses in a variety of areas, and who is excited about involving undergraduate students in research projects. The teaching responsibility is two courses each semester. The successful candidate will also supervise senior honors projects.

Amherst College is a small, highly selective liberal arts college located in Western Massachusetts, about two hours drive from Boston and three hours from New York City.  The college is part of the Five College Consortium, which supports collaborations with nearby Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges, and with the University of Massachusetts. Students and faculty enjoy top-notch computing facilities, including technology-equipped classrooms, computer and hardware labs, and a high-performance computing cluster.

A cover letter, curriculum vitae and three confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/54964.  In the cover letter, please briefly describe your current research agenda; what would be attractive to you about teaching at a liberal arts college; and what background, experience, or interests are likely to make you a strong teacher of a diverse range of Amherst College students.  Applications received by February 1, 2019, will be assured of full consideration.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

 Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages persons of all genders, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

For questions, contact the department chair, Prof. Lyle McGeoch, at lamcgeoch@amherst.edu.