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Assistant Professor in Computer Science

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The Department of Computer Science at Vassar College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in the 2018-19 academic year.

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 this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidates will be expected to teach both introductory-level courses, as well as upper-level courses in their area of specialty. A commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research is expected.  A Ph.D. in Computer Science is required by the beginning of the 2018-19 academic year. Applicants in all areas of Computer Science are encouraged to apply; candidates in areas of research that complement existing faculty will be given special consideration. Such areas include computing systems and computational science.

Vassar faculty members are committed teacher/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and studios and in individually mentored projects.  They teach broadly in  in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College maintains a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary teaching, mentoring, and scholarship.

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.  Enrollments have tripled over the past decade; we currently have over 120 majors, an active majors committee, and students and faculty regularly attending the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing and the Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing.  For more information see http://computerscience.vassar.edu/.

To apply, please visit https://employment.vassar.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52319 to link to the posting for this position. Candidates should submit a letter of application, a CV, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, a statement of research experience, a candidate diversity statement highlighting contributions to and/or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, research and/or professional involvements, an unofficial graduate transcript, and three (3) letters of recommendation, at least one of which directly addresses teaching. Additional information on candidate diversity statements can be found at http://deanofthefaculty.vassar.edu/positions/candidate-diversity-statement.html. For further inquiries, email csFacSearch@vassar.edu.

Review of applications will begin on November 1st and continue until the position is filled.

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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.