Colgate University

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at Colgate University invites applications for two tenure-stream positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2022. A Ph.D. in computer science or a related field is required at the time of appointment or shortly after. We expect applicants to be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and in research.

We encourage candidates from all areas of computer science to apply. We are interested in candidates who are enthusiastic to teach in our computer science curriculum at all levels and to develop new courses in their area(s) of expertise. We welcome applications from candidates with cross-disciplinary expertise related to the Middle Campus Initiative for Arts, Creativity, and Innovation and/or related to the Robert H. N. Ho Mind, Brain, and Behavior Initiative, which are part of Colgate's Third-Century Plan. We seek applicants that complement and broaden the department program, through teaching, research or service.

Teaching responsibilities for each semester consist of two course sections plus one or two labs (for a total of three labs over the academic year). Successful candidates will be productive scholars and teach courses in their areas of expertise, departmental courses, and the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.

Review of applications will begin October 20, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted after this date until both positions are filled. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, diversity and inclusion statement, and the names of three writers of letters of recommendation. Candidates should include in their teaching statement courses they are interested in teaching. At least one of the letters of reference should speak to the candidate’s promise as a teacher. Candidates should describe in the diversity and inclusion statement how their approach to teaching, scholarship and/or mentorship might support the university’s Plan for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities and to make all students feel welcome, respected, and fully included in the classroom.

Colgate University is a vibrant liberal-arts college of 3200 undergraduate students situated in a picturesque village in central New York. The department offers a strong and diverse student body and state-of-the art teaching and research facilities, and the university is committed to promoting excellence in both teaching and research. Faculty members have access to funding for travel, research supplies, and academic-year and summer student researchers. For more information about the department and the position, please visit our website at

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. We welcome dual-position applications; in this case, each candidate should submit a separate application. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at Disclosure of dual-career considerations is entirely at the discretion of the applicants.

Submit applications at Please direct questions to the search committee chair, Elodie Fourquet, at

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Last updated: 2021-09-17