Faculty Position Opening Computer Science Department

W&L Faculty Position Opening, Washington and Lee University Department of Computer Science

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at Washington and Lee University invites applications for a tenure-track opening at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 1, 2015. New faculty will join three current full-time members of the department in supporting a thriving undergraduate computer science major. Candidates should have a commitment to excellence in teaching and an active research program, and should, by September 1, 2015, hold a Ph.D. in computer science.

Washington and Lee University is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college located in the scenic Shenandoah Valley of southwestern Virginia. The Department of Computer Science offers a congenial working environment with small classes, excellent students, and state-of-the-art facilities. The academic calendar consists of two twelve-week terms followed by a four-week spring term. A typical teaching assignment is two courses in the fall, two courses plus an accompanying lab for one of the two courses in the winter, and one course every other spring. Many opportunities exist for collaboration across disciplines, particularly with other faculty in the sciences.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, and contact information for three references, at least one of whom can evaluate the candidate's promise as a teacher. Candidates should also ask their references to send letters directly to the search committee. Applications, letters, and questions about the position should be addressed to Dr. Kenneth Lambert, Chair, Department of Computer Science, 406 Parmly Hall, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia 24450. Electronic submissions in PDF format are preferred and can be sent to lambertk@wlu.edu. For more details, see https://jobs.wlu.edu/postings/2136

Application review will begin by October 15, 2014.

A Snapshot of Washington & Lee University:

  • Approximately 1800 undergraduates, 400 law students
  • 8 to 1 student to faculty ratio
  • Endowment of over $1.45 billion
  • Ranked among the top 14 independent liberal arts colleges in U.S. News and World Report

Faculty Support includes:

  • Sabbatical leave program every fifth year
  • Pre-tenure sabbatical program
  • Aggressive grants office for seeking outside funding
  • Internal support for summer research
  • Internal support for summer student research assistants
  • Attractive fringe benefits, including reduced mortgage rate and tuition benefits for children
  • Generous professional travel support

Lexington, VA is located at the southern end of the scenic Shenandoah Valley between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains. There are many interesting historic attractions, museums, and cultural opportunities, as well as abundant opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, white water canoeing, and fishing. Lexington is within 1.5 hours of Charlottesville (University of Virginia), Blacksburg (Virginia Tech), Harrisonburg (James Madison University), Roanoke, and Lynchburg. It is two hours to Richmond and three hours to Washington D.C.