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Multiple Tenure Track Positions in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Penn State University

Applications are invited for multiple tenure-track positions at the Assistant, Associate and/or Full Professor levels across all areas of Computer Science and Engineering, at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus. The department has hired 20 faculty in the last four years (13 in the last two years) and aims to continue its rapid growth across areas over the coming years. Computer Science and Engineering welcomes diversity among its workforce and works within the Penn State community to address special considerations, as needed. We are particularly looking to fill multiple positions in:?

  • Data Science: All areas of machine learning, Al, and data science will be considered, including theory, NLP, computer vision, robotics, optimization, fairness, and applications to scientific data.
  • Computer Systems and Architecture: Candidates working at all layers of the system stack will be considered. We offer unique collaboration opportunities with faculty spanning both computer science and computer engineering in one unified department.
  • Computer Security: All areas of computer security will be considered, including software security, systems and hardware security, network security, and applied cryptography.? We offer a top 10 ranked security research environment (as per across these disciplines.

In addition to submitting the Penn State application, an application must be submitted at In order to be considered, candidates must apply on both sites.

Please note that the Department of Computer Science and Engineering has two faculty ads posted this year. The other ad is available under Multiple Tenure Track Positions in Bioinformatics and Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Penn State University. We expect applicants to apply for the ad that best fits their profile.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science or closely related field by the start date and should be committed to excellence in both research and teaching. The Assistant Professor must have demonstrated the ability as a teacher or research worker; and must have shown definite evidence of growth in scholarly or professional achievement. Those considered for the Associate and full Professor levels must have established a national/international track record of excellence in scholarship and research. The Associate Professor should possess the same qualifications as the Assistant Professor but must also provide evidence of an established reputation in scholarly or professional achievement. The Professor should possess the same qualifications as the Associate Professor but must also provide evidence of a substantial record of advanced research and/or creative work, and of leadership in their field of specialization.

Our department, and the University as a whole, provides unusually rich collaboration opportunities due to a large, diverse range of colleges and departments, numerous venues for inter-departmental colloquia and the like, and excellent internal support for successful grantsmanship. We expect our hires to establish a strong research program, supervise graduate and undergraduate students, and teach relevant undergraduate and graduate courses. Applicants should submit a detailed curriculum vita listing all publications, research and teaching statements, and the names and email addresses of four references.

Applications will be reviewed starting December 1, 2021 and continue until the positions are filled.

Penn State is a premier public research, land grant university. The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is a part of the School of EECS in the College of Engineering. We are looking for candidates, who will add to the department’s diverse culture and research strengths. Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in all of its forms. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

The University is located in State College, which is ranked one of the best college towns in the U.S. The area offers a wide variety of cultural and outdoor recreational activities, and outstanding University events, from collegiate sports to fine arts productions. The public-school system is excellent, with a nationally ranked high school by U.S. News and World Report.

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