Assistant or Associate Professor in Computer Science 2 tenure-track lines

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  • Easton, PA
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Expires on: December 11, 2023

Lafayette College
Computer Science Department

Assistant or Associate Professor in Computer Science – 2 tenure-track lines

The Lafayette College Computer Science Department invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor commencing July 2024. Candidates from all computing-related research areas, including interdisciplinary ones, are encouraged to apply. Candidates will have earned, or be near completion of, a Ph.D. in computer science or a related field by the start of their appointment. The department especially welcomes applications from candidates who will contribute to Lafayette’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, with a strong commitment to student research. Candidates with credentials meriting an initial appointment at the tenure-track associate professor level will also be considered.

The department is one of five ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science programs at Lafayette College. Department faculty have a diverse set of interests ranging from theoretical computer science to applied computing problems, with specific expertise in artificial intelligence, complexity theory, human-computer interface, logic, machine learning, and natural computing. Reflecting this wide range of interests, the Department of Computer Science has an interdisciplinary perspective leading us to build bridges across the college to support computation in all its many forms.

The department offers both Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in computer science, as well as minors in computer science and computational methods. The department also plays a key role in the newly established Data Science Minor in collaboration with the Department of Mathematics. Faculty members teach the equivalent of four courses in their first year and five courses (3:2) per year thereafter. The college and department are very supportive of research with funds for conference/research travel available and a student research program (the EXCEL Scholars program) where students collaborate closely with faculty to support their research goals. The students are also very active, with two vibrant organizations: Women in Computing (WinC) and a student Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) chapter.

For more details about the department, program, and position, please see our webpage:

Lafayette College is a highly selective, private undergraduate-only liberal arts college with 2,700 students located within 70 miles of New York City and Philadelphia. The College is deeply committed to creating a diverse community; a community that is inclusive, responsive, and is supportive of all its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share in the responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. All Lafayette operations reflect the College’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion (DEAI) initiatives, and Lafayette welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds.

Applicants will use Interfolio at to submit a: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, research statement, and a list of three references.

Letters of reference will be required after the first round of interviews and before onsite visits. In the cover letter, candidates should address how their teaching, research, and service will support Lafayette’s commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity statement (

Review of applications will begin on October 13, 2023.  However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to Prof. Jeffrey O. Pfaffmann, Associate Professor and Search Committee Chair, at

Lafayette College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, religion, age, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law in its educational programs and activities, admissions, or employment, as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable laws and College policies.

Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community: one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. The College seeks to promote diversity in its many manifestations. These include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability, and place of origin.