Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Amherst College

  • Professional
  • Amherst, MA
  • Posted 6 days ago
  • Expires on: December 31, 2022

Amherst College
Computer Science

The Amherst College Department of Computer Science invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor, beginning July 1, 2023.  Candidates in all areas of computer science are encouraged to apply.  The college is committed to cultivating an inclusive and critically engaging educational environment.  Nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; close to half are domestic students of color; 10 percent are international students; and 15 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 57 percent of our students receive financial aid.  The expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring our extraordinarily talented students, who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual identity, disability, and religion.

Both research and teaching are 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 comprises eight tenure-line faculty with research programs in performance modeling, natural language processing, data science, machine learning, distributed algorithms, 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.

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 in hand or have fulfilled all requirements for the degree by the start of the appointment. Applicants are asked to submit electronically to a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and three confidential letters of recommendation.

Applications received by October 24, 2022, will be assured of full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is 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.