TS Assistant Professor of Computer Science


Colgate University
Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at Colgate University invites applications for two tenure-stream positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2023.  A Ph.D. in computer science or a related field is required at the time of appointment or shortly after the date of hire.

We encourage candidates from all areas of computer science to apply.  We welcome applications from individuals who are passionate about research, with a strong record of scholarly work and a promising trajectory of future research.  In addition, successful applicants are expected to demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level.  We seek candidates with an interest and ability to teach required courses in our curriculum and elective courses in computer science.

We encourage applications from candidates with cross-disciplinary expertise related to initiatives in Colgate’s Third-Century Plan, such as the Robert H. N. Ho Mind, Brain, and Behavior Initiative or the Middle Campus Plan for Arts, Creativity, and Innovation.  The Benton Center, the inaugural project of the Middle Campus initiative, will be the new home of the computer science department and faculty.

Teaching responsibilities for each semester consist of two course sections plus one or two labs (for a total of three labs over the academic year). Successful candidates will be productive scholars and teach courses in their areas of expertise, departmental courses, and the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.  Applicants that complement and broaden the department program – through teaching, research or service – are preferred.

Review of applications will begin on October 15th, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted after this date until the position is filled.

Applications, which can be submitted at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22748, must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, diversity and inclusion statement, and the names of three writers of letters of recommendation. Candidates should include in their teaching statement courses they are interested in teaching. At least one of the letters of reference should speak to the candidate’s promise as a teacher. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities and to make all students feel welcome, respected, and fully included in the classroom. Candidates should describe in the diversity and inclusion statement how their approach to teaching, scholarship and/or mentorship might help us achieve this goal.

Colgate University is a vibrant liberal arts college of 3200 undergraduate students situated in a picturesque village in central New York.  The department offers a strong and diverse student body and state-of-the art teaching and research facilities, and the university is committed to promoting excellence in both teaching and research.  Faculty members have access to funding for travel, research supplies, and academic-year and summer student researchers.  For more information about the department and the position, please visit our website.

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, being or having been victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law.  Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.  We welcome dual-position applications; in this case, each candidate should submit a separate application.  Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at http://www.upstatenyherc.org.  Disclosure of dual-career considerations is entirely at the discretion of the applicants.

Applicants with questions are encouraged to contact the search committee chair, Michael Hay, at mhay@colgate.edu.