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Visiting Professor, Assistant Professor, or Instructor of Computer Science

Whitman College
Washington, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Date posted
May 22, 2024

Visiting Professor, Assistant Professor, or Instructor of Computer Science

Location: Walla Walla, WA
Open Date: Mar 05, 2024

Located in the vibrant community of Walla Walla, WA, Whitman College 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, and engaged alumni, Whitman College continues to build on its national reputation for academic excellence as one of the top undergraduate, liberal arts colleges in the country.

The Department of Computer Science seeks applicants for a multi-year position beginning August 2024 at the rank of visiting professor, visiting assistant professor, or visiting instructor as appropriate to the candidate's qualifications. An initial offer will be made for a one-year appointment, with an extension for up to three years available with a positive review of teaching in the first year. M.S. and teaching experience in Computer Science or a related discipline is required, Ph.D. preferred.

The successful candidate will teach multiple sections of courses from our introductory curriculum, such as introductory programming in Python, data structures in C or Java, discrete mathematics, or computer systems fundamentals, plus at least one further computer science course at an intermediate or advanced level. (See the catalog for more details.) The teaching load is five course sections per year; our largest sections comprise about 30 students.

Whitman College is committed to fostering an inclusive learning community that values diverse identities, experiences, and perspectives. In the cover letter, candidates should describe their interest in teaching undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction. In doing so, candidates should address how their lived experiences and classroom and scholarly practices will advance equity and inclusion in the learning environment.

To apply, go to The online application will prompt you to upload all of the required materials: a letter of application; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; and evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction. The committee will solicit three letters of recommendation from applicants who reach the interview stage.

Review of applications will begin on April 1.

Salary Range: $68,000-$85,000, commensurate with education and experience.

Whitman College offers a competitive benefits package that is designed to attract qualified candidates and retain talented employees. Full-time employees enjoy the following benefits: Medical/Dental/Vision Insurances; basic life, accidental death and dismemberment and long term disability insurances with the capability to elect additional voluntary coverage; 403(b) Defined Contribution Retirement Plan with a 10% matching contribution after eligibility requirements are met; employee tuition waiver for one Whitman course per semester; and an Employee Assistance Program. New faculty receive reimbursement for moving expenses based on the distance of relocation and are compensated $1,500 for attending a required New Faculty Orientation.

For more information and to apply, visit

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Whitman College is cultivating a community built on inclusion and belonging. We recognize the value of those who can offer historically underrepresented perspectives and encourage applications from those whose background, knowledge, and insights from lived experience can add to the college’s working and learning environment.

Whitman College is an EEO employer. The college shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.


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