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Job ID: 130600

Open Faculty Position
Washington University in St. Louis

Date Posted Oct. 3, 2019
Title Open Faculty Position
University Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO, United States
Department Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Application Deadline Dec. 15, 2019
Position Start Date On or after July 1,2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Computer Engineering
    Computer Science

Washington University in St. Louis
Computer Science & Engineering

Open Faculty Position

The Department of Computer Science & Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis seeks outstanding tenure-track faculty to begin on or after July 1, 2020. Our department has been growing with plans to continue expanding in the coming years. We seek talented and highly motivated individuals who will build transformative research programs through work in the core disciplines of computer science and computer engineering, as well as through interdisciplinary collaborations. While exceptional candidates from all areas of computer science and engineering will be considered, we particularly welcome those who can help the department advance in two major fronts. The first front is data science approaches for solving critical social problems. The second front is security and privacy in cyber-physical and AI/ML systems with applications in areas such as healthcare, automation and transportation. Successful candidates should show exceptional promise for research leadership and a strong commitment to high-quality teaching. Candidates will be expected to publish their research in peer-reviewed conferences and journals, teach, and participate in department and university service. The usual teaching load is one course per semester.

Our faculty is engaged in a broad range of research activities. Key strategic themes include: tight integration of computation with the human and physical worlds, the extraction of knowledge from massive data sets, and the design of safe, secure, and scalable computing systems. The impact of our work is magnified through interdisciplinary collaborations throughout the McKelvey School of Engineering, with colleagues in the sciences, arts, and humanities, and with our world-renowned Brown School of Social Work and the School of Medicine. In particular, the department recently initiated a new inter-disciplinary Ph.D. program, jointly with the Brown School of Social Work and the departments of Political Science and Psychological and Brain Sciences, aimed at training students to apply modern computational and statistical methods to problems in social science. Our doctoral graduates go on to leadership positions in both academia and industry. The department values both fundamental and applied research and has a strong tradition of successful technology transfer. Our faculty is known for its collegiality and for providing a supportive environment for new arrivals.

Washington University is a private university with roughly 7,000 full-time undergraduates and 7,000 graduate students. It is nationally known for the exceptional quality of its student body and for its attractive campus, which borders residential neighborhoods and one of the nation’s largest urban parks. Many faculty walk or bike to work. St. Louis combines a Midwest cost of living with a vibrant metropolitan area, offering a wealth of cultural and entertainment opportunities.

Appointment is expected at the rank of Assistant Professor; however, exceptionally qualified applicants may be considered for appointments at the Associate or Full Professor level. Applicants must hold a doctorate in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a closely related field. Qualified applicants should submit a complete application (cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and contact information for at least three references) through AcademicJobsOnline at Other communications may be directed to Prof. Roch Guérin, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Campus Box 1045, Washington University in St. Louis, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899.

Diversity and Inclusion are core values at Washington University, and the strong candidate will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive.

Applications received by December 15, 2019, will receive full consideration. An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, Washington University seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans, and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Washington University is an AA/EOE and is strongly committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty; minority and women applicants are especially encouraged. Employment eligibility verification will be required upon employment.

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