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Visiting Assistant Professors in Computer Science

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The Department of Computer Science at Vassar College invites applications for multiple one- and two-year positions at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor beginning Fall semester 2017.

Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Applicants who have demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion are particularly encouraged to apply.

A commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research is expected.  The Ph.D. in Computer Science required. Strong candidates in all areas of Computer Science are encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory, intermediate, and upper level courses. The expected teaching load will be one lab course and one non-lab course per semester.

Vassar faculty members are committed teacher/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and in individually mentored projects. Vassar College has a strong undergraduate program in Computer Science, with a history stretching back to 1963. The department recently moved into newly renovated quarters within Vassar’s Integrated Science Commons. Introductory courses are taught using Scheme and Java.  The department maintains Linux laboratories for introductory and advanced instruction.  Each faculty member is provided with a Linux workstation and a laptop.  For more information see http://computerscience.vassar.edu/

Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2450 undergraduates (no graduate students) located in the beautiful and historic Hudson Valley seventy-five miles north of New York City. The city of Poughkeepsie benefits from rich cultural diversity and from convenient commuter rail access to New York City.

Candidates are asked to submit a letter of application, C.V., graduate school transcript (unofficial copies accepted for initial application), three letters of recommendation, and a statement of teaching experience and philosophy. To apply, please visit


Review of applications will begin on February 1st and will continue until all positions are filled. Please direct any questions about the position to Marc Smith, Chair of the Computer Science Department (mlsmith@vassar.edu).

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Vassar College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.