Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science
The Department of Computer Science at Bowdoin College invites
applications for a visiting assistant professor position to begin
July 1, 2023. This position is full time with a teaching load of
two courses per semester. This is intended as a 3-year position
upon successful review after an initial one-year
appointment. A PhD by July 1, 2023 is preferred; advanced ABD
considered. We seek applicants from all areas of computer science
and encourage applications from scholars in interdisciplinary
fields that intersect with computer science.
Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to
undergraduate liberal arts education and to inclusive excellence in
undergraduate teaching. For a description of inclusive excellence,
please consult the following resource:
Williams, et. al., Toward a Model of Inclusive
Bowdoin is a learning community that warmly welcomes people of all
backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates committed to
the instruction and support of a diverse student population and
from those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s
multifaceted diversity. We especially encourage people from
historically excluded groups to apply. Bowdoin College offers
opportunities for professional development, including annual
conference travel support, mentoring programming, and grants to
support scholarly research.
Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please submit
1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a 2-page statement
that describes your teaching approaches and how your teaching,
scholarship, and mentorship supports our commitment to equity and
inclusion; 4) a 2-page description of your research plans; and 5)
the names and contact information for three references who have
agreed to provide letters of recommendation. Letter writers will be
automatically contacted upon submission of your application.
Review of applications will begin January 15, 2023,
continue until the position is filled.
Founded in 1794, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective
coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country.
Located on the Maine coast and 2 hours north of Boston, the College
is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor
activities. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its
faculty and students, intimate size, strong sense of community, and
commitment to diversity (40% students of color, 7% international
students and approximately 17% first generation college students).
Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and
state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment,
admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular
programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color,
ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital
status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or
against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities
on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected
statuses. For further information about the College and our
department, please visit our website: http://www.bowdoin.edu
Applications Accepted Until
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
At the time of application, you will be required to include
information for a minimum of three references, including name,
title, email address, phone number and how you know the
Once you have provided the required reference information and
submitted your application, the reference providers will receive an
email which is generated automatically from the application system.
The email will provide them a link within which to upload a
confidential reference letter on your behalf.
You will not be able to view the reference letters but will be able
to see how many have been submitted on your behalf.
Full Time Year Round
Job Start Date
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Background Check Package Requirements
Optional Documents Supplemental Questions
- Resume / Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter
- Statement of Research Interests/Research Plans
- Teaching Philosophy/Principles
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- How did you hear about this position?
- Chronicle of Higher Education
- Diverse Issues in Higher Ed
- Google Search
- Maine Job Link
- Employee Referral
- Bowdoin College Website
- Radio Ad
- If you answered Employee Referral or Other, please specify
(Open Ended Question)