Assistant Professor Search

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, 2024.  Candidates in all areas of computer science are encouraged to apply.  Amherst College is one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country. Nearly half of our students identify as domestic students of color, and another 11 percent are international, with non-U.S. citizenship; 16 percent are the first members of their families to attend college.

Amherst is committed to providing financial aid that meets 100 percent of every student’s demonstrated need, and nearly 60 percent of our students receive financial aid. 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 identity, disability/ability, and religion.

 Both research and teaching are strongly supported by the college, which is situated within a vibrant intellectual community (including the University of Massachusetts Amherst, an R1 university with a highly ranked CS department). The department has eight tenure-line faculty with research programs in areas including performance modeling, natural language processing, data science, machine learning, algorithms, complexity, and systems. A number of faculty are supported by NSF research grants. The department is housed in a recently constructed science center that contains top-notch research and teaching facilities. The teaching load is two courses per semester, in addition to advising senior honors theses.

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 affords many opportunities for joint work with researchers at the University of Massachusetts.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in computer science 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 should be submitted electronically to Applications received by October 16, 2023, 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 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 students, faculty, and staff.