Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Skidmore College

The Department of Computer Science at Skidmore College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning September 2024. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Computer Science or closely related field. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Skidmore seeks to attract an academically and culturally diverse faculty, especially those who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the community through their teaching, scholarship, and service. Enthusiasm for advising, teaching, and mentoring a diverse population of students is essential. A commitment to quality instruction of undergraduates and continuing scholarly achievement is paramount. Tenure-track faculty are required to contribute to the general education curriculum, notably through teaching a course in the interdisciplinary First-Year Experience program. The teaching load is 18 to 20 contact hours, which usually translates into three to four courses per year, with one or two of those courses including two to four hours of laboratory sessions each week. Startup funds, pre- and post-tenure sabbaticals, internal grants, and travel funds are available.

The department has expertise in a wide range of sub-fields including artificial intelligence, the theory of computation, algorithms, databases, computer vision, networks, human-computer interaction, data science, and software engineering. With this appointment we hope to strengthen our expertise in one or more of these areas or to widen our areas of expertise. We are in the process of increasing opportunities for students to study artificial intelligence and adding opportunities for non-majors to gain exposure to computer science. In addition to strong disciplinary teaching and scholarship, including collaborative research with students, the College encourages interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship.

While Skidmore maintains numerous computing labs on campus for academic use, the department has its own Linux network including a twenty-one-seat teaching laboratory as well as machines for student and faculty research. The Linux network is supported by a dedicated system administrator within the department.

Review of applications will begin October 2, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications from women and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

To be considered for this position, please complete the online application and attach the following documents:  (1) cover letter that addresses why you are interested in an academic career at Skidmore,  (2) curriculum vitae (or resume), (3) teaching statement that describes your teaching philosophy and pedagogical approaches and plans including how you will engage a diverse student population, and (4) research statement that includes a plan for involving undergraduates.  To complete your application, you must also enter the names, affiliations, and contact information of three professional references who can provide letters of support in a timely fashion.  Letters of support will be requested through the online system.

All documents must be submitted through the application system at If you encounter difficulty, please contact Human Resources at: or 518-580-5800.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Pay Rate: $99,000 – $115,000

The hiring rate for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

Prior relevant work or industry experience.
Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
Academic discipline (faculty pay ranges reflect 9-month annual salary).
Unique applicable skills.


Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.