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Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science

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The Department of Computer Science at Vassar College invites applications for a one- and a two-year position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor beginning Fall semester 2018.  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.

A commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research is expected.  The Ph.D. in Computer Science is 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 lecture-plus-lab course and one lecture-only 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.  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=52494 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:


For further inquiries, email csFacSearch@vassar.edu.

Review of applications will begin on May 1st and will continue until all positions are filled. Please direct any questions about the position to Luke Hunsberger, Acting Chair of the Computer Science Department (hunsberger@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.