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Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Posting Number 00119
Tenure Track Tenure Track Position

Position Summary Information


Carleton College invites applications for two tenure-track positions in computer science, beginning September 1, 2018. A Ph.D. in hand or its imminent completion by the start date is required. We expect to make appointments at the assistant professor level, but highly qualified candidates at any rank will be considered. For the first position, we especially seek candidates interested in teaching courses in operating systems and related topics. For the second position, we are interested in candidates with any specialization in computer science that will complement the existing strengths of the department.

Carleton is a highly selective liberal arts college with outstanding, enthusiastic students. We seek an equally enthusiastic computer scientist committed to excellence in teaching, curriculum design, ongoing research, and undergraduate research advising. We are particularly interested in applicants who have a commitment to attracting and retaining students from underrepresented groups. The appointee would be expected to teach courses at a range of levels, from the introductory level to advanced undergraduate electives.

Carleton’s Department of Computer Science ( includes eight faculty and an experienced full-time system administrator, and typically graduates between 50 and 60 majors annually.

Application Documents

To apply, please visit the Carleton College website at and complete the online application, including a cover letter, CV, a graduate transcript, and contact information for writers of three letters of reference (at least one of which should address your teaching), a statement about teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts environment and how you would contribute to a college community that embraces a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values, and a statement about research and other scholarly activity in an undergraduate liberal arts environment. Questions about the position or the application process may be directed to Applications completed by November 30, 2017, including reference letters, will receive full consideration.

Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities. We are committed to developing our faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 07/10/2017

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Where did you hear about this job opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • A journal, webpage, or listserv other than the primary job listing for my discipline
    • Direct contact from Carleton faculty or staff at a conference, by phone, or email
    • A mentor called my attention to the position
    • Other
  2. If you choose "Professional Society or Organization" or "Other" please let us know what the exact source is here.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Graduate Transcript
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Research/Scholarly Agenda
Optional Documents