The Department of Computer Science invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of visiting assistant professor, beginning in July 2017. This is a one year appointment, with possible renewal for two additional years. The teaching responsibility is two courses per semester. 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; 43 percent of our students are domestic students of color; and 10 percent of our students are international students. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand or have fulfilled all requirements for the degree by the start of the appointment. We seek a colleague who is committed to excellence in undergraduate computer science education and who is comfortable teaching courses in a variety of areas.
Amherst College is located in Western Massachusetts, about two hours drive from Boston and three hours from New York City. The College is part 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, multimedia laboratories, and a high-performance computing cluster. Applicants should submit electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/41308 a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation and a brief teaching statement, which should include a description of their teaching experience and a discussion of what courses they feel prepared to teach. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, 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, Professor John Rager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.