Two Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Vassar College
Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at Vassar College invites applications for a two-year position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor to begin in the Fall semester of 2023.

Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2400 undergraduate students, located in the Hudson Valley, seventy-five miles north of New York City. Vassar stands upon the homelands of the Munsee Lenape. The College is located in Poughkeepsie, home to a culturally diverse community, and benefits from convenient commuter rail access to New York City. Vassar faculty are committed teachers/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and studios and in individually-mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College maintains a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.

Requirements: A commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. A Ph.D. by the time of appointment is desired, but individuals nearing completion will also be considered. Strong candidates with a M.S., including those with industry experience, are also encouraged to apply.

Teaching responsibilities will include introductory, intermediate, and upper-level courses. The expected teaching load will be one lab course and one non-lab course per semester.

Vassar faculty members are committed teacher/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and in individually mentored projects. Vassar College has a strong undergraduate program in Computer Science, with a history going back to 1963. The department is housed within Vassar’s Integrated Science Commons. The department maintains Linux laboratories for introductory and advanced instruction. Each faculty member is provided with a Linux workstation and a laptop. For more information see

Candidates should submit a letter of application, C.V., graduate school transcript (unofficial copies accepted for initial application), a diversity statement highlighting contributions to and/or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, research and/or professional involvements, three letters of recommendation (at least one of which directly addresses teaching), and a statement of teaching experience and philosophy.

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Review of applicant materials will begin on Friday, February 24, 2023, and will continue until the position has been filled. There is no guarantee that applications received after this date will be reviewed. Please direct any questions about the position to Marc Smith, Chair of the Computer Science Department (