Assistant Professor- Computer Science Department


Lafayette College
Computer Science

Assistant Professor

Computer Science Department * 2 Full Time Positions

The Lafayette College Computer Science Department invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor positions commencing in July 2023. Candidates from all computing related research areas including interdisciplinary ones are encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates should have earned 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. Candidates with credentials meriting an initial appointment at the associate professor level will also be considered. The Department is an ABET accredited program consisting of seven full-time tenure-track faculty positions. The department faculty have a diverse set of interests ranging from theoretical computer science and computer systems to tutoring systems, agent-based systems, natural computing and biological modeling. Reflecting this wide range of interests, the department is very supportive of interdisciplinary work and consistently reaches out to other parts of the college to support computation in all its many forms. The department offers Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in computer science, as well as minors in computer science and computational methods. Department faculty also play a key role in the newly established data science minor. Faculty members teach the equivalent of four courses in their first year and five courses 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. For more details about the department, program and the position, please see our webpage: https://compsci.lafayette.edu.

Applicants should submit their application materials through https://apply.interfolio.com/108985.

The application materials (cover letter, c.v., teaching statement, research statement and 3 letters of recommendation) should demonstrate the applicant’s commitment to teaching in an undergraduate, liberal arts environment and address how the applicant’s teaching, research, and/or service will support Lafayette’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as articulated in the college’s diversity statement (diversity.lafayette.edu/diversity-statement/).

Review of applications will begin on October 24, 2022. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to Prof. Chun Wai Liew, Department Head and Search Committee Chair, at liewc@lafayette.edu.

Located within 70 miles of New York and Philadelphia, Lafayette College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts and engineering institution with significant resources to support faculty members in their teaching and scholarship.

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. All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.