Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

Posted in Education and Training

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Location: Swarthmore, Pennyslvania, USA
Open Date: Nov 10, 2022

The Department of Computer Science at Swarthmore College invites applications for multiple, two-year Visiting Assistant Professor positions to begin fall semester 2023. Applicants must have or expect to have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field by the position's start date. All areas of computer science will be considered. The Department welcomes candidates who conduct interdisciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences.

The Computer Science Department currently has eleven tenure-track faculty and four visiting faculty. Faculty teach introductory courses as well as advanced courses in their research areas. Visiting faculty teach the same course load as tenure-track faculty, are provided mentoring and professional development opportunities, and are eligible for funds to support research, conference travel, and student summer research.

Our department has grown significantly in both faculty and students in the last five years. Presently, we are one of the most popular majors at the College, with approximately 15-20% of the College's students earning a CS degree each year. Our majors and minors are much more diverse than the national averages in CS, and we have approximately 35% female majors.

Located in the suburbs of Philadelphia and near Wilmington DE, Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, and actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information on Faculty Diversity and Excellence at Swarthmore, see: Information for Faculty Candidates


Applicants must have completed or expect to complete a Ph.D. in Computer Science by fall 2023.  Strong applicants from any area of computer science will be considered. Candidates in adjacent fields with a track record of scholarship and teaching computer science will also be considered.

The strongest candidates will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to creative teaching and an active research program that speaks to and motivates undergraduates from diverse backgrounds. 

Application Instructions

Applicants should include:

  • A cover letter describing your interest in this position and highlighting your qualifications for it. Candidates should also discuss what experience and plans they have for creating a more inclusive environment for students.

  • A curriculum vitae.

  • A research statement describing any research interests and activity that could involve Swarthmore undergraduates.

  • A teaching statement that describes your teaching experience and philosophy, including which courses you can offer.

  • Three letters of recommendation, including at least one letter specifically commenting on teaching. 

Applications will not be considered until letters of recommendation have been submitted. Please address any questions you may have to Jana Daly, Computer Science Department at

Applications received by January 15, 2023 will receive full consideration.  Apply via Interfolio at  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.  Selected applicants will be invited for interviews.

Effective July 21, 2021, Swarthmore is requiring all new employees to show proof of being fully vaccinated by their start date, unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption. For more information about Swarthmore's vaccine requirements, please visit the Swarthmore COVID-19 Response website.

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