Assistant or Associate Professor of Computer Science

Department of Computer Science, Whitman College

About the Company:

Whitman College is committed to cultivating an inclusive learning community. The Department of Computer Science strives to support and mentor a growing cohort of students from underrepresented groups, including women, international students, and domestic students of color. Applicants should be able to demonstrate their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and articulate how their classroom and scholarly practices work to advance antiracism in the learning environment. This statement can be included in the cover letter or the teaching statement. In their cover letter, candidates should address their interest in working at a small college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction.


Position Description:

Located in the historic community of Walla Walla, Whitman’s beautiful tree-lined campus is home to an intellectually diverse, dynamic, and supportive community of some 500 staff and faculty serving roughly 1,500 students from the local region and across the globe. With exceptional students, accomplished faculty and staff, along with a fiercely loyal and growing number of engaged alumni, Whitman College continues to build on its national reputation for academic excellence as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.


The Department of Computer Science seeks applicants for a tenure-track position beginning August 2023, rank open. Applicants must have a Ph.D. by the start of the position. In addition to traditional areas of computer science research, we welcome candidates working in interdisciplinary, emerging, and socially-engaged areas. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: algorithms, algorithmic bias, artificial intelligence, assistive technology, computational biology, computer graphics, computer vision, computing education, computing and society, computing ethics, databases, data science, human-computer interaction, information visualization, machine learning, natural language processing, networking, programming languages, robotics, scientific computing, software engineering, security, systems, and theory.


We seek candidates who will strive for excellence in teaching as well as scholarship, including those who currently hold industry positions. The successful candidate will offer core and elective computer science courses across all levels, supervise senior capstone projects, and contribute to the College’s general education program. The standard annual teaching load is five courses. The College provides a generous pre-tenure sabbatical leave program and professional development support for both research and teaching.

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