Assistant Professor in Computer Science

Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Sep 21, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Mathematical Sciences Department at Lycoming College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor in Computer Science with a starting date of August 2021.  A Ph.D. in either Computer Science or a closely related field is required, though ABDs who will complete their Ph.D. prior to August 2021 are welcome to apply.  Prior experience teaching undergraduate students is strongly preferred.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach a subset of Introduction to Computer Science (Java), Advanced Programming (C++), and Applied Discrete Mathematics in support of Lycoming’s minors in computer science and computational science.  In addition, they will be expected to teach both Data Structures and one or more upper level courses, which can either be courses currently on the books such as Web-Based Programming and Database Systems, or electives in the successful candidate’s own area of specialization.  Lycoming has a strong first year seminar program, and interest in developing a first-year seminar in issues surrounding computer science is a plus.  The College is considering adding majors in computer science and/or data science.

Lycoming College is a small liberal arts college committed exclusively to the education of undergraduate students.  The general teaching load is 3 courses per semester.  Often, this will be two courses with labs.  Highly effective teaching is the top priority of all faculty, and innovative approaches to teaching are welcome.  Professional achievement (broadly defined but resulting in peer-reviewed work) as well as service to the department, College, and community are also required for tenure and promotion. 

To apply, please submit a cover letter addressing your interest in teaching computer science at a liberal arts college, a current CV and a statement of teaching philosophy.  Applications can be directly submitted through our employment opportunities website. In addition, please arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation, at least two of which address teaching, to be sent on your behalf.  Letters of recommendation may be sent electronically to or hard copies may be sent to:

Attention:  Missy Cashner, HR Generalists

Lycoming College

One College Place, Campus Box 861

Williamsport, PA  17701


Review of applications begins on December 8; applications received by this time will be given full consideration.  Preliminary interviews will be conducted remotely.  Circumstances permitting, finalists will be interviewed on campus early in the spring semester.  Questions may be directed to Mike Smith, .  A post-offer, pre-employment drug screening will be conducted. 


Founded in 1812, Lycoming College is one of the nation's oldest and most respected residential liberal arts colleges. Lycoming is ranked by Forbes as a Top ROI College and by The Princeton Review as one of The 385 Best Colleges. Lycoming College's strong endowment-per-student and fiscal acumen provide the foundation to support a first-rate undergraduate education. The College is dedicated to providing a high-quality liberal arts and sciences education including more than 100 majors, minors, and concentrations. Our community of scholars collaborate with and mentor our diverse student body of approximately 1,200 active learners, including 35 percent international and domestic students of color, representing over 50 states, territories, and countries. Students compete in 17 NCAA Division III sports, participate in faculty-driven research, thrive in a robust program of internships, and study abroad in more than two dozen countries. Lycoming is located in Williamsport, PA, a city rich in the arts and ideally situated for outdoor recreation. Williamsport is the site of a world-class healthcare system (UPMC Susquehanna), modern manufacturing, federal offices and county seat, energy and natural gas resources, and home to and the birthplace of the Little League World Series. Learn more at

Lycoming College proudly celebrates and values diversity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive campus community supporting all faculty, staff, and students. We encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and all who are interested in supporting and contributing to our mission. Lycoming College is an equal opportunity employer.

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