Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of visiting assistant professor, beginning July 1, 2021. This is a two-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal for one additional year. The teaching responsibility is two courses per semester.

 Within the past two decades, 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 a two-hour 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 Candidates are asked to send 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. Applications received by February 15, 2021 will be guaranteed consideration.

 Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, 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.  For questions, contact the department chair, Prof. Scott Kaplan at