Assistant or Associate Professor (Computer Science)

Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics

Openings: 1


Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics to begin September 1, 2023.

Institution Information: Gustavus Adolphus College is one of the nation’s leading private liberal arts colleges serving 2,000 students, where faculty help equip students to lead purposeful lives and to act on the great challenges of our time. The College aspires to be a community of persons from diverse backgrounds who respect and affirm the dignity of all people. Gustavus is located on a scenic 340-acre hill in St. Peter, Minnesota, and within a short drive to the Minneapolis/Saint Paul and Mankato metro areas. Learn more at

Department Information: You will be joining a department of twelve faculty who are passionate about teaching and embrace inclusive pedagogies such as standards-based grading and inquiry-based learning. This position will offer you the freedom and stability to pursue your research and teaching interests, independently and in collaboration with other faculty and engaged students. For more information about the department, its faculty, students, and courses, please see the department website at:

Major/Essential Functions: Gustavus faculty teach, advise, conduct research, and serve the college and department. Currently, tenure-line Gustavus faculty have a 6-course equivalent teaching assignment. In their first year, the successful candidate will receive a reduced teaching assignment of five courses (i.e., a fully-compensated course release).

Primary teaching responsibilities will include teaching Introduction to Computer Science 1, other CS offerings consistent with background, and contributions to general education.

Other opportunities:

  • Help cultivate a welcoming community where everyone feels a sense of belonging. We strive to foster an environment where people can be themselves, build community, learn, and grow.
  • Improve your teaching by joining a teaching circle, participating in workshops, applying for an internal teaching development grant, and engaging in conversations about teaching with colleagues across campus.
  • Advance your scholarship by working with undergraduate research assistants, joining a writing retreat, applying for an internal grant, receiving travel funds to present at conferences, receiving help applying for external grants, and making use of our research facilities.
  • Develop professional skills by participating in faculty meetings and committees, attending faculty development days, and taking advantage of the College’s membership to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD).

Application Procedures: To apply, visit and complete the online application. The documents that must be uploaded include the following:

  • Letter of application that addresses the position qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A brief (one page) statement of teaching philosophy
  • A brief (one page) statement of research interests
  • A brief (one page) statement in which you describe how your lived experiences and/or activities in computer science (e.g., teaching, scholarship, service, and advising) contribute to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
  • Transcripts (scanned copies acceptable)
  • The names and contact information for three professional references (at least one must be able to address teaching experience and teaching effectiveness; please indicate the teaching reference in your letter of application). Please do not ask references to submit letters of recommendation; the committee will conduct reference checks by phone.

For full consideration, applications must be received by March 29, 2023. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. At this time, please only upload the required documents listed above; finalists may be asked to submit publications, syllabi, and/or student evaluations. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the search committee.

Working at Gustavus:

Based on AAUP (American Association of University Professors) and CUPA (College and University Professional Association) data, we offer a starting salary that is competitive with our peer institutions as well as comprehensive benefits that prioritize your personal and financial well-being.

  • Medical insurance (which includes access to Nice Healthcare) as well as dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Workplace accommodations for physical or mental health concerns
  • Access to mental health apps
  • Onsite health services
  • Free parking, exercise classes, use of library and athletic facilities
  • Paid parental leave
  • Daily multifaith sabbath
  • Employer match contribution to retirement savings plan (after one year of employment)
  • 1-on-1 financial coaching

Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.

Learn more about Gustavus's campus-wide commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging:


Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Computer Science or a related field; we will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status and who will complete their degree by September 30, 2023
  • Prior experience teaching in computer science either in a classroom, professional, or laboratory setting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Effectiveness (or potential effectiveness) in teaching as demonstrated through course development, professional development, or experience
  • The ability to teach the Introduction to Computer Science course, where students learn to develop and implement algorithms
  • The potential to teach the social impact and/or applicability of computer science to other disciplines
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting students from diverse backgrounds and identities
  • Evidence of a commitment to undergraduate student advising
  • Evidence of an active research trajectory in a field related to computer science
  • A willingness to foster and support undergraduate research
  • Evidence of engagement in leadership or service

Posted 01/16/2023


Thomas LoFaro | | 507-933-7463

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2023

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