Computer Science Tenure Track 2022-23

St. Olaf College
Minnesota, United States
Competitive Salary
Jul 06, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science at St. Olaf College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in Computer Science at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to begin August 2022. We are looking for candidates who have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, or a closely related field, who can contribute broadly to our growing computer science program through teaching, research and supervision of undergraduate research. We will consider all areas of specialization, especially those that do not duplicate current faculty expertise in robotics, multi-agent systems, graphics, and computer vision.  We expect that the successful candidate will also provide leadership in the program and a vision for the future as computer science continues to grow at St Olaf.

St. Olaf’s Computer Science Program is particularly interested in applicants who can and will advance the College’s goals for diversity, equity, and inclusion. We request that in the letter of application, candidates address their potential to contribute to the St. Olaf community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. We strongly encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, people of color and other members of underrepresented groups in accordance with our equity goals.

The normal teaching load is six courses per year. Regular teaching responsibilities include courses at all levels of a curriculum—from introductory programming courses to upper-level courses in one’s field of expertise—that is mindful of ACM/IEEE standards for undergraduate programs in computer science.

Applicants must submit materials online at A complete application includes:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Graduate transcript (official or unofficial)
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy and practices
  5. Statement of scholarly work and interests
  6. Statement on diversity and inclusion in computer science (1 page)
  7. The contact information for three professional references who can speak to your abilities in teaching and scholarship (St. Olaf solicits letters directly after an initial round of screening.)

Review of applications will begin on October 18, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Finalist interviews are expected in December.

Questions about the position, department, or College may be directed to Prof. Katie Ziegler-Graham, Search Committee Chair, at Applicants who need assistance with the online application process should call 507-786-3356.

About MSCS at St. Olaf.  Our department includes thriving programs in mathematics, statistics and data science, computer science, mathematics education, and mathematical biology. While maintaining disciplinary rigor, we promote interactions and synergy among MSCS programs and across the college. Our Center for Interdisciplinary Research, for example, is a nationally recognized program that pairs MSCS faculty and students with faculty and students from other disciplines “to share in the excitement and challenge of working across the traditional academic boundaries to collaborate on research.” Possibilities abound for collaborative research; projects involving undergraduates are supported by St. Olaf’s Collaborative Undergraduate Research and Inquiry program. The St. Olaf mathematics program is among the largest and most successful at American undergraduate institutions, annually graduating about 70 mathematics majors. The statistics and data science program is also vibrant, with five tenured/tenure-track faculty members and approximately 50 statistics and data science concentrators each year. The computer science program is growing quickly, doubling the number of majors (from the 20’s to the 40’s) in just a few years. St. Olaf is among the nation’s top undergraduate origins of PhDs in the mathematical sciences. For more information about our department and computer science program, please visit

Founded in 1874, St. Olaf College is a residential, coeducational liberal arts college with approximately 3,000 students and 800 faculty and staff employees. It is located in Northfield, Minnesota, about 45 minutes from Minneapolis and St. Paul with their rich and diverse cultural resources. The College offers an academically rigorous, nationally ranked liberal arts education that fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit and emphasizes learning in an inclusive and globally engaged community.

St. Olaf College is proud to be:

  • Included in multiple editions of Colleges that Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About College
  • An institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
  • Ranked #1 among baccalaureate colleges in the number of students who study abroad
  • One of the top producers of Fulbright U.S. students among liberal arts colleges
  • Ranked #20 for best undergraduate teaching by U.S. News & World Report, 2018

To provide a safe and secure educational environment, St. Olaf College verifies the accuracy of all credentials presented by applicants and conducts a criminal background check on every new hire.

St. Olaf College is an equal employment opportunity and voluntary affirmative action employer.  The College is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community. With regard to its hiring and employment practices, the College prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment based upon an individual’s legally protected status including race, color, creed, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, or status with regard to public assistance.

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