Computer Science Department, Swarthmore College

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Position ID:Swarthmore-Computer Science Department-AP [#8018]
Position Title: Tenure Track Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081, United States [map]
Subject Area: Computer Science / Algorithms
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2016/09/19, finished 2017/04/12, listed until 2017/09/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

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The Computer Science Department invites applications for one tenure-track position and multiple visiting positions at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall semester 2017.

Swarthmore College is a small, selective, liberal arts college located 10 miles outside of Philadelphia. The Computer Science Department offers majors and minors at the undergraduate level.

Swarthmore College has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity and inclusivity in its educational program and employment practices. The College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrated commitments to a more inclusive society and world. For more information on Faculty Diversity and Excellence at Swarthmore, see

Applicants must have teaching experience and should be comfortable teaching a wide range of courses at the introductory and intermediate level. Candidates should additionally have a strong commitment to involving undergraduates in their research. A Ph.D. in Computer Science at or near the time of appointment is required.

For the tenure-track position, we are interested in applicants whose areas fit broadly into theory and algorithms, systems, or programming languages. Priority will be given to complete applications received by November 15, 2016.

Applications will continue to be accepted after these dates until the positions are filled.

Applications should include a cover letter, vita, teaching statement, research statement, and three letters of reference, at least one (preferably two) of which should speak to the candidate's teaching ability. In your cover letter, please briefly describe your current research agenda; what would be attractive to you about teaching in a liberal arts college environment; and what background, experience, or interests are likely to make you a strong teacher of a diverse group of Swarthmore College students.

Candidates may apply for both positions.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Swarthmore College
Computer Science Department
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081

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