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The Computer Science Department will be hiring a three-year term faculty member to start in Fall 2021. The official job posting appears below. If you explore our department, you’ll find that Grinnell’s CS department is an energetic and exciting place where we balance and connect our teaching and scholarship.

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GRINNELL COLLEGE. The Department of Computer Science invites applications for a three-year appointment beginning Fall 2021. Ph.D. in Computer Science preferred, but candidates with degrees (e.g., Ed.D., ABD, or Master’s) in closely related fields and relevant experience will be considered. Research and teaching interests might include, but are not limited to: theory, systems, software engineering, social and ethical issues in computing, security, programming languages, parallel and distributed computing, organization and architecture, HCI, graphics, data science, databases, CS education, algorithms, AI, or accessibility technology.

Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong tradition of social responsibility. In letters of application, candidates should discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by 26 February 2021. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Please visit our application website at and to find more details about the job and submit applications online. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable), a description of scholarship and scholarly activities, and a teaching statement. In the teaching statement, candidates should indicate how they plan to support diversity in the department, the College, and the discipline. Candidates must also provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Samuel A. Rebelsky, at or 641-269-3169.

Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class.

An offer for this position will be contingent on successful completion of a background check.