Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2014. The position is in the area of distributed systems, broadly defined, for example in networks, cluster or cloud computing, parallel programming, or computation with massive datasets.  Students and faculty enjoy top-notch classroom and computing facilities, including technology-equipped classrooms, multimedia laboratories, and a high-performance computing cluster.  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. We seek a colleague who is committed to excellence in education at the undergraduate level, comfortable teaching courses both within and outside his or her specialty, and able to direct undergraduate research projects.   We are looking for someone with a record that demonstrates high quality teaching and research, and who has a clear vision for a program of future research.  Interested candidates should send the following materials to search2014@cs.amherst.edu: (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, (4) a research statement, and (5) at least three letters of reference. Applications received by January 1, 2014, will receive full consideration.

 

VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

 The Department of Computer Science also invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor,  beginning in July 2014.

This is a two-year appointment, with possible renewal for one additional year.

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. We seek a colleague who is committed to excellence in undergraduate computer science education, who is comfortable teaching courses in a variety of areas, and who is able to direct undergraduate research projects.

Amherst College is located in Western Massachusetts, about 1.5 hours drive from Boston and 3 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.

Interested candidates should send the following materials to search2014@cs.amherst.edu: (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, and (4) contact information for three professional references. Applications received by February 18, 2014, 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 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. Catherine McGeoch, at ccm@cs.amherst.edu.