Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Algorithms

The Computer Science Department at Dartmouth College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek qualified candidates whose research area is primarily algorithms with an emphasis on their applications to other areas such as, but not restricted to, machine learning, privacy, cryptography, fairness, and economics. Applicants should have a track record of publications in recognized theoretical computer science (TCS) venues and a demonstrated commitment to bridging TCS with one or more applied areas.

Our department is home to 24 tenure-track faculty members, and is committed to growing that number by 50% over the next decade.  The position will be located within the recently opened Class of 1982 Engineering and Computer Science Center which brings together under one roof computer scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, digital artists, designers, the DALI Lab, and electronic musicians. The new hire will have an exciting home to chart out their research direction, design new courses, and foster collaborations across disciplines. The CS Major is one of the fastest growing majors in the university, and has vibrant MS and PhD programs with students publishing at the top journals and conferences. The CS department is also home to the Digital Arts program. Our graduate students and postdoctoral scholars are supported by the Guarini School for Graduate and Advanced Studies, including their diversity and inclusion initiatives. There is a strong track-record of collaborations between the CS faculty members and our colleagues in the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Tuck School of Business, and Thayer School of Engineering. We are especially interested in applicants who have a demonstrated ability to contribute to Dartmouth's diversity initiatives in STEM research, such as the Wright Center for the Study of Computation and Just CommunitiesWomen in Science Program, E. E. Just STEM Scholars Program,  and Academic Summer Undergraduate Research Experience.

The Computer Science Department and Dartmouth are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. Dartmouth recently launched a new initiative, Toward Equity, that embraces shared definitions of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as a foundation for our success in institutional transformation. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds and with different identities and attributes. Applicants should provide a statement addressing how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This statement will be evaluated as part of the selection process.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field, or be All But Dissertation (ABD) with degree conferred by the start of the appointment. Effective classroom teaching is essential for this position.

Application Instructions

Applicants are encouraged to spell out plans for building a well thought out research program, to elucidate ideas for effective classroom teaching and mentoring, and to discuss goals for contributing to the growth and support of a diverse community of students and scholars on our campus. Please submit all application materials via Interfolio:

  1. CV,
  2. Statement of Research Experience and Plans (up to 5 pages),
  3. Statement of Teaching Experience and Plans (up to 5 pages),
  4. Statement of how the applicant's teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth's commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion (up to 5 pages),
  5. Four (4) letters of recommendation, at least one of which should comment on teaching.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

The Computer Science Department has another position open in the area of Creative Computing. For all openings in Arts and Sciences, please visit our Faculty Recruitment page.