Dean of the Faculty

Computer Science

Tenure-Track Position in Computer Science

Position Description
The Department of Computer Science at Reed College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position, rank open, beginning in the fall of 2021. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in computer science or a closely related field by the time of the appointment and should be committed to excellence in their teaching and in their scholarship. Applicants from all areas of computer science are welcome to apply, though particular attention will be given to applicants in systems/application research areas (e.g., networks, database systems, security, distributed computing, operating systems, robotics, etc.). The successful applicant will help teach the core computer science curriculum at all levels in the major, in cooperation with their fellow faculty, and will develop one or more courses in their areas of expertise. The department is committed to giving all its students the opportunity to explore research topics in computer science and in its applications. The successful candidate will advise several year-long senior thesis projects that are required of all Reed students. 

Reed is a distinguished liberal arts college with approximately 1400 students that offers a demanding academic program to bright and dedicated undergraduates. The college believes that cultural diversity is essential to the excellence of our academic program (see Applicants to the position are encouraged to contact Adam Groce (, the chair of the search committee, for further details about the position and the college's computer science program. Information about the position is also posted at

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit their applications electronically through Interfolio at and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, diversity statement, and three letters of recommendation. The cover letter should address how the applicant's teaching and scholarship are suited to the liberal arts college environment. The diversity statement should address how the applicant can further the diversity and inclusivity of the computer science program.

 Though thorough review of applications will continue until the position is filled, applications submitted by October 30, 2020 are assured to get the fullest consideration. Reed College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building an excellent diverse scholarly community. Members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Deadline: by October 30, 2020 for fullest consideration