The Amherst College Department of Computer Science invites applications for two full-time tenure-track positions at the rank of assistant professor, beginning July 1, 2018. Candidates in all areas of computer science are encouraged to apply.  Amherst College is committed to attracting and supporting a student body diverse in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, race, and nationality. This commitment has resulted in a student body in which nearly one-quarter of the students are Pell Grant recipients; 45 percent of the students identify as domestic students of color; and 10 percent of the students are international students. We seek candidates who will excel at teaching and mentoring our diverse mix of students.

The successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in computer science in hand or have fulfilled all requirements for the degree by the start of the appointment. We seek colleagues who are committed to excellence in undergraduate computer science education and in research, who are enthusiastic about teaching courses in a variety of areas, and who are 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 1.5 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, multimedia laboratories, and a high-performance computing cluster.

A cover letter, curriculum vitae and three confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically to  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 November 15, 2017, will be assured of full consideration.  Review of applications will continue until the positions are 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, Prof. John Rager, at