Assistant Professor of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at Lafayette College invites applications for a tenure-track position in computer science, to begin July 2019. The starting salary is competitive.

The Department is an ABET accredited program consisting of six full-time tenure-track faculty positions, with a diverse set of interests ranging from theoretical computer science and computer systems to tutoring systems, recommendation systems, agent based systems, natural computing and biological modeling. The department is very supportive of faculty who do interdisciplinary work and consistently reaches out to other parts of the college to support computation in all its many forms.

The department offers a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in computer science, as well as minors in computer science and computational methods. The teaching load is four courses in the first year, and five courses per year thereafter. Lafayette is very supportive of research with funds for conference/research travel available and the EXCEL Scholars student researcher program in which students work with faculty to support their research goals. For details about our program, please see:

Lafayette College is a highly selective private liberal-arts college located in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania. The college is approximately 70 miles north of Philadelphia and 70 miles west of New York City.  Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community: one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or be near completion) in computer science or a closely related field, a strong commitment to teaching, a demonstrated record in research, and be able to teach at least one systems course such as Networks, Operating Systems, Distributed Computing or Computer Organization. The successful candidate will be expected to engage with undergraduates in a diverse learning and working environment.

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, and arrange for at least three reference letters to be submitted to In your application, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or community service might support Lafayette College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity statement (

Only complete applications will be considered; applicants will be notified that a complete application has been received. Please direct inquiries to Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.