Faculty Hiring

Our 2017-2018 application period opened September 15, 2017 and will close December 15, 2017

Each year we seek candidates who have demonstrated commitment to excellence and leadership in undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, and/or service toward building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. 

We typically hire for multiple positions in a broad range of computing areas including:

  • Algorithms and Theory
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Graphics
  • Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Cryptography
  • Performance Modeling/Analysis
  • Programming Languages, Logic, and Verification
  • Systems
  • Other emerging areas in Computer Science

Tenure Track Faculty Positions

We seek candidates who have demonstrated commitment to excellence and leadership in undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, and/or service toward building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

The Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University was established in 1965 and is known worldwide for our broad view of computer science. We build upon the strong foundations our history has provided, and act quickly to explore new directions. We are fearless in pushing the frontiers of our field. Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon is also distinctive for our research style, educational programs, commitment to diversity, culture and organizational structure. It is the union of all these factors — not just one of them — that truly distinguishes us from other programs.

Tenure track candidates are expected to have a strong interest in research, outstanding academic credentials, and have earned their doctoral degree by the date of appointment as faculty. You should also have a strong interest in graduate and undergraduate education. We particularly encourage applications from candidates who have a demonstrated track record in mentoring and nurturing female and under-represented minority students.


Research TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS

Research track faculty are fully supported from sources external to the university. Primary contributions most closely resemble tenure-track faculty positions in regard to responsibility in designing, carrying out and managing research, including service as principal investigator when appropriate. You are not required to teach, though many choose to do so, and are not subject to the tenure procedure.  Performance is evaluated on a regular basis by department, school and university review committees.

Research-track faculty have the same rights and responsibilities as tenure-track faculty. In particular, research faculty may supervise PhD students and be principal investigators on research proposals. The positions are Assistant Research Professor, Associate Research Professor and Research Professor.


Teaching Track Faculty Positions

The Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University is seeking faculty candidates for teaching track positions. Individuals seeking this position will be responsible for leading the growth of our curriculum, including improving educational outcomes and extending our reach. Appointments are expected to be at the Assistant Teaching Professor level, but applicants with significant experience in teaching and major impact in CS education may be considered for a higher level.  Appointments at the level of Assistant Teaching Professor are for three years and renewable, with a career path for promotion to Associate and Full Teaching Professor.  Teaching track faculty in the Computer Science Department are full voting members of the department.

Teaching track faculty are responsible for teaching courses as well as overseeing broader aspects of the educational program. They are able to work with some of the brightest students in computing in the recently opened Gates Hillman Center featuring numerous collaborative spaces and modern labs. Teaching is usually in our core courses alongside other faculty, providing critical insight on pedagogy and maintaining overall learning outcomes, but some teaching track faculty also teach in specialized areas. Additionally, teaching track faculty are given opportunities to perform other tasks, including advising students, outreach programs for students and teachers, creating new courses, writing course materials including books and online resources, and pursuing research. Teaching track faculty perform service on various committees alongside other faculty at the department, school, and university level.

Applicants should have a PhD in Computer Science or a related computing discipline, a background of demonstrated excellence and dedication to teaching, the ability to work well with other faculty in a fast-paced environment, and must be prepared to teach larger undergraduate lecture courses. Applicants should submit 3 references who will supply recommendations that address teaching skills and contributions to computer science education. Applicants must submit a teaching statement that describes their teaching philosophy, and are encouraged to submit a video sample demonstrating their teaching methods.

The department is committed to diversity in education, with the 2016 incoming undergraduate class including 48% women. We particularly encourage applications from candidates who have a demonstrated track record in mentoring and nurturing female and underrepresented minority students. Applicants looking for a primarily research-based position or those who are looking to teach solely advanced courses are not a good fit for this position.


THE MARK STEHLIK POSTDOCTORAL TEACHING FELLOWSHIP

Applications are invited for the Mark Stehlik Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. This is a high-profile, one-year position, beginning Fall 2017, with a possibility of renewal for a second year. We seek recent PhD recipients in computer science with a strong interest, and demonstrated promise in teaching, who would like to gain teaching experience in a vibrant environment with a dynamic curriculum and excellent students. Candidates should have the ability to teach at all levels in the undergraduate curriculum.

In order to receive full consideration, applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and email addresses of three or more individuals whom the applicant has asked to provide letters of reference.


Our application process will ask you for:

  • A letter indicating the research area
  • Detailed curriculum vitae
  • Research statement (Including both current and future directions. Required for research, tenure and systems track; optional for teaching track positions.)
  • Teaching statement (Required for tenure & teaching track positions; optional for research and systems track.)
  • statement (optional)
  • Copies of 3 representative papers
  • Names and email addresses of three or more individuals who have been asked to provide letters of reference.

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For any questions regarding applications, please email:
faculty-search@cs.cmu.edu


Carnegie Mellon considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and any additional legally protected status.