Two Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Vassar College

Vassar College
Two Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Department: Computer Science Department
Posting Number: F099P
For full consideration applicants should apply by: 02/01/2024
About Vassar College
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.
Position Introduction
The Department of Computer Science at Vassar College invites applications for two, full-time two-year positions at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor to begin in the Fall semester of 2024.
AA Statement
Vassar College is deeply committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. The College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and especially welcomes applications from veterans, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of racial, ethnic, and other groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding.
Position Description
A commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research is expected. 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. A typical teaching load is 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 and maintains Linux laboratories for introductory and advanced instruction. For more information see
Salary Wage Range
Pay Transparency Disclosure: The annual base starting salary range for each of these two full-time visiting positions is $94,000 to $98,000 (USD). When extending an offer of employment, Vassar College considers factors such as (but not limited to) candidate’s education/training, work experience, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations. This salary range represents the College’s good faith and reasonable estimate at the time of posting.
How to Apply
Candidates should submit:
• A letter of application
• CV
• Graduate transcript (an unofficial copy is acceptable for initial application)
• Statement of teaching philosophy and pedagogical approaches to engage a diverse student population
• Diversity statement (additional information can be found at
• Three letters of recommendation (with at least one letter specifically addressing teaching ability).
Applications should be addressed to Jason Waterman, chair of the search committee, and submitted online at: For all inquiries, please reach out to Review of applications will begin on February 1st, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. Applications received after that date are not guaranteed to be reviewed.
Special Instructions to Applicants
To Apply
All applicants must apply online at:
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