The Amherst College Department of Computer Science invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor, beginning July 1, 2020. 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. 

We seek a colleague who is committed to excellence in undergraduate education and in research involving undergraduate students, and who is enthusiastic about teaching courses in a variety of areas. The teaching responsibility is two courses each semester.  The department has six tenure-line faculty with vibrant research programs in the areas of algorithms, data science, machine learning, and systems, all involving undergraduate students and supported by top notch research and teaching facilities.  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. A cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and three confidential letters of recommendation must be submitted electronically to Applications received by October 21, 2019, will be assured of full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. 

Amherst College is a small, highly selective liberal arts college located in western Massachusetts. 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.  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.