Assistant Professor of Computer Science

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Assistant Professor of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at Lafayette College invites applications for a tenure-track position in computer science, to begin July 2018.  We seek applicants who are grounded in computer science and able to teach systems courses. A Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field in hand or near completion, a strong commitment to teaching, and demonstrated record in research are required. Salary is competitive.

The Department is an ABET-accredited program with six full-time tenure-track faculty positions, offering BS and BA degrees in computer science, as well as minors in computer science and computational methods.  Faculty interests range from theoretical to applied computer science, including tutoring systems, computational geometry, and natural computing.  The department is very supportive of interdisciplinary work and consistently collaborates with other college departments to support computation in all its many forms. For details about our program, please see our homepage:

The teaching load is four courses in the first year, and five courses per year thereafter.  Funding for conference/research travel is available, as well as the EXCEL Scholars program which supports student research with faculty.

Lafayette College is a highly selective private liberal-arts college located in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania.  The college is approximately 70 miles north of Philadelphia and 70 miles west of New York City. 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.

Application Instructions

Applications should be submitted to:  Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and teaching and research statements, and arrange for three reference letters to be submitted. In your letter of application please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring and/or community service might support Lafayette’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as articulated in the college’s diversity statement ( Only complete applications will be processed; candidates will be notified when the application is complete.  Inquiries may be directed to the search committee and chair at [email protected]  Application review will begin March 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

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 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of sex); the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of disability); Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin); and title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which requires that the college not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin); and other applicable laws and College policies.





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Posted: 1/19/2018
Application Due: 3/20/2018
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