Washington College

Position ID: WAC-COMP [#23492]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Chestertown, Maryland 21620, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Computer Science or Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2023/11/01 11:59PMhelp popup (offers accepted posted 2023/10/12)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Washington College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank in Computer Science starting in August 2024. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence and a strong interest in developing a career as a teacher-scholar at a liberal arts institution, and will show significant promise as a scholar in computer science or a related field.   

The salary range for this position is $78,000-$82,000 with opportunities to apply for start-up funds, research funding, and conference travel support.  Washington College is also an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity, which provides independent mentoring and professional development to faculty. 

Job Duties  

Essential responsibilities include teaching a 3-3 course load in-person, supporting students through academic advising and research mentorship, continued scholarship, and service to the Department & College.  

Tenure expectations involve teaching excellence, a pattern of productive scholarship leading to peer-reviewed publication, and effective participation in the shared governance of the College. 

Qualifications   Qualified candidates will have, at the time employment begins, a Ph.D. in Computer Science or in a closely related discipline with a primary research interest that intersects with computer science. Appropriate fields include but are not limited to computer science, data science, numerical analysis, computational mathematics, digital humanities, computational physics, computational biology, computational chemistry, and epidemiology. The position is open to any specialization. 

About Us 

Faculty at Washington College enjoy pedagogical freedom/autonomy, opportunities for internal funding to support travel & research, a fully paid one-semester sabbatical after successful completion of a third-year review, and a strong culture of collaboration & support. Our faculty body is strengthened by diversity of ideas and backgrounds, and we are actively working to be better stewards of that diversity. Employee benefits include domestic partner benefits, paid parental leave, and comprehensive health & retirement plans. 

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is a vibrant department that offers degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science, and Data Science. The department has seven tenured or tenure-track faculty members, and an exciting new Data Science Innovation Lab that offers internships to students. The College financially supports undergraduates and their faculty mentors in research in the natural sciences, mathematics, and computer science though the John S. Toll Fellows program. For more information, please visit the department’s website (https://www.washcoll.edu/academic_departments/math-and-computer-science/

Washington College is an undergraduate liberal arts college of about 1000 students located in the lovely town of Chestertown on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The town offers a hearty cultural and recreational calendar. Though small, all of the amenities of larger cities are within reach; we’re about 1.5 hours from Washington, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. For more information about the College, please consult the college’s website (www.washcoll.edu).

EEO Statement & Title IX   

Washington College values diversity within our students, faculty, and staff, and strives to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people. Washington College does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and/or local laws.   

We particularly encourage members of historically underrepresented groups, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community to apply for this position.   

It is the policy of Washington College to provide reasonable accommodations. If you require any accommodations to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact hr@washcoll.edu.   

To read Washington College’s diversity statement, please navigate to https://www.washcoll.edu/people_departments/offices/president/diversitystatement.php

For information on Washington College’s Title IX compliance, please visit http://www.washcoll.edu/title-ix/

Application Instructions  

Application materials must be submitted through the college’s employment portal:  


Applicants should be prepared to upload the following application materials:   

1)    a cover letter indicating why the candidate is interested in teaching undergraduates at Washington College and how their experiences will complement or expand the program,  

2)    a CV,   

3)    a statement of your teaching philosophy that includes a description of your demonstrated commitments and contributions to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion through your teaching, mentoring, and/or student outreach,   

4)    a statement of your research interests and plans, and  

5)    names of three professional references with contact information.    

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2023, however applications will continue to be received and considered until the position is filled.     

Contact Information  

Any questions related to this position may be directed to the chairs of the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science at MathCS@washcoll.edu 

Important Information  

Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check and establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. 

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Chestertown, MD 21620
Web Page: https://www.washcoll.edu