Computer Science

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Amherst College

The Department of Computer Science at Amherst College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2015.  We primarily seek applications in fields related to distributed or parallel computation, but we will accept applications in any field of computer science.  Some of the related fields include networks, cluster or cloud computing, parallel programming, or computation with massive datasets.

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. 

Amherst College is located in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. The college offers degree programs in the liberal arts tradition to some of the nation’s brightest undergraduates. It is part of the Five-College Consortium, along with nearby Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges, as well as the University of Massachusetts.

The applicant must hold a Ph.D. in computer science or must receive the degree by summer 2015. The successful candidate will be 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 seek candidates with a strong research record and a clear vision for a program of future research.  

Interested candidates should send the following materials to (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a description of teaching experience, (4) a research statement, and (5) at least three letters of reference. Applications received by January 1, 2015, will receive full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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