Carleton College — Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Carleton College invites applications for a tenure-track position in computer science, beginning September 1, 2020. A Ph.D. in hand or its imminent completion by the start date is required. We expect to make appointments at the assistant professor level, but highly qualified candidates at any rank will be considered. We are interested in candidates with any specialization in computer science that will complement the existing strengths of the department. We are particularly interested in candidates committed to teaching a diverse student body.

Carleton is a highly selective liberal arts college with outstanding, enthusiastic students. We seek an equally enthusiastic computer scientist committed to excellence in teaching, curriculum design, ongoing research, and undergraduate research advising. We are particularly interested in applicants who have a commitment to attracting and retaining students from underrepresented groups. The appointee would be expected to teach courses at a range of levels, from the introductory level to advanced undergraduate electives.

Carleton’s Department of Computer Science ( includes nine faculty and an experienced full-time system administrator, and typically graduates between 60 and 70 majors annually. Carleton is a liberal arts college with a student body of approximately 2,000. Located in the thriving two-college town of Northfield, Minnesota, it is forty-five miles from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, in easy reach of a vibrant metropolitan area that is home to three million people and rich cultural resources.

To apply, please visit the Carleton College website at and complete the online application, including a cover letter, CV, a graduate transcript, and contact information for writers of three letters of reference (at least one of which should address your teaching), a statement about teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts environment and how you would contribute to a college community that embraces a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values, and a statement about research and other scholarly activity in an undergraduate liberal arts environment. Questions about the position or the application process may be directed to Applications completed by Friday, November 1, 2019, including reference letters, will receive full consideration.

Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities. We are committed to developing our faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.