Computer Science

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at Williams College invites applications for an opening at the Assistant Professor level for the fall of 2017. This is a tenure-track position with a three-year initial term. A more senior appointment is possible in exceptional circumstances. This position is open to all areas of computer science. New faculty will join eight current members of the department in supporting a thriving and robust undergraduate computer science major. Candidates should have a commitment to excellence in teaching, an active research program, and should, by September 2017, possess a Ph.D. in computer science or a closely related field. The successful candidate will teach a total of three courses during the academic year, along with associated labs.

Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. The Department of Computer Science offers a congenial working environment with small classes, an excellent and diverse student body, and state-of-the-art facilities. Many opportunities exist for collaboration across disciplines, particularly with other faculty in the sciences.

We welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field, and applicants are encouraged to state in their cover letter how, if hired, they will enhance our current course offerings and educational experiences. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.  Applications should also include a curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, and three letters of reference, at least one of which speaks to the candidate’s promise as a teacher. Application materials must be submitted electronically via http://www.cs.williams.edu. Materials may be addressed to:

Professor Brent Heeringa, Chair
Department of Computer Science
Williams College
Williamstown, MA 01267

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Please direct all correspondence to hiring@cs.williams.edu. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available at http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy.

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.