Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Oberlin College
Ohio, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 23, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Computer Science Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences.  Initial appointment to this position will be for a term of four years, beginning fall semester of 2022 and will carry the rank of Assistant Professor.

Founded in 1833, Oberlin is a private, four-year, highly selective national liberal arts college near Cleveland, Ohio and is also home to an outstanding Conservatory of Music. Together, the two divisions enroll approximately 2900 students. Oberlin College was the first college in the US to make interracial education and co-education central to its mission. The College continues to view a diverse, equitable and inclusive educational environment as essential to the excellence of its academic program.  Among liberal arts colleges, Oberlin is a national leader in successfully placing graduates into PhD programs.    The Computer Science department has 8 faculty positions (including this position) with research interests spanning the areas of machine learning, computer vision, privacy, security, human-computer interaction, theory, and computer science education. Our majors are enthusiastic and actively engaged in their education.  Many of our majors go on to earn advanced degrees from leading CS graduate programs.   The incumbent will teach the standard teaching load (4.5 courses per year, with labs counting towards this total) at all levels of undergraduate Computer Science including advanced courses in the incumbent’s area of research.   The incumbent will also be expected to engage in sustained scholarly research and/or other creative work appropriate to the position and participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including academic advising and service on committees.   Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree (in hand or expected by first semester of academic year 2022-23).  Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching.  Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable. Oberlin College is committed to student and faculty diversity, equity and inclusion. The incumbent will bring understanding of or experience working with underrepresented and diverse academic populations. Oberlin is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service. Oberlin recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran’s status, and/or other protected status as required by applicable law.   A complete application will be comprised of: 1) a Cover Letter describing your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and service, detailing any connections to supporting an inclusive learning environment; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) an unofficial graduate transcript;  4) a statement detailing your commitment to and expertise in diversity and equity in teaching; 5) a Research Statement that includes how you will support undergraduate research and, if applicable, how you might incorporate undergraduate students into your research program; and 6) Letters of Reference from three recommenders.*     *By providing three letters of reference, you agree that we may contact your letter writers.    Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by  October 31 will be guaranteed full consideration.     Questions about the position can be addressed to or Robert Geitz, Chair of Computer Science, at 440-775-8386.

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