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Faculty Positions in Computer Science at Tulane


Yahoo! Founder Chair, Assistant Professor, Professor of Practice

The Department of Computer Science at Tulane University invites applications for faculty positions at multiple levels beginning in Fall 2022: The Yahoo! Founder Chair, Assistant Professor, and Professor of Practice. We welcome and encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. Our friendly, collaborative, and growing department currently has 9 tenure-track/tenured faculty and two Professors of Practice, and we anticipate reaching 15 faculty within 2-3 years. We take pride in focusing equally on both computer science and interdisciplinary applications; our current faculty are engaged in collaborative research with colleagues in the School of Science and Engineering, the School of Liberal Arts, and the Health Sciences. More information about the department, its faculty, its research areas, and its undergraduate and graduate programs can be found at https://sse.tulane.edu/cs

Yahoo! Founder Chair

We encourage applications from senior colleagues whose research is related to data science, broadly understood. The successful candidate for this pivotal appointment will provide leadership by enhancing existing research collaborations and establishing new ones within the Department of Computer Science, within the School of Science and Engineering, and across other Tulane schools, centers, and institutes. The successful candidate will have excellent research credentials nationally and internationally, a record of substantial research funding, experience leading multidisciplinary research projects, a record of excellent teaching at the undergraduate and PhD levels, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Assistant Professor

The department is looking to expand expertise in areas not currently represented in the department, with a focus on systems and data intensive computing. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, computer and network systems, cloud computing, IoT as well as databases, visualization, HCI. We especially encourage applications from colleagues who have had a postdoctoral experience establishing their research program. This position is subject to final administrative approval.

Professor of Practice

Tulane Professors of Practice are faculty who design, enhance, and teach primarily undergraduate courses, and provide departmental and university service. Their term appointments are renewable every three years (initially) and every five years after promotion to Senior Professor of Practice. The typical teaching load is three courses per semester (two preps); with undergraduate teaching assistants and graduate lab instructors available. Tulane recognizes and rewards innovative and quality teaching. Candidates interested in creating and adopting pedagogical innovations, conducting scholarly activity in computer science education, or developing original elective courses will find many opportunities and support to pursue their interests. The successful candidate will have a record of excellent teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate level, and commitment to student-centered teaching and to increasing diversity in computing. This position is subject to final administrative approval.

Application Instructions

Review of applications for all positions will begin January 1, 2022, and will continue until the positions are filled.

Yahoo! Founder Chair: Potential candidates for this position are encouraged to contact Professor Carola Wenk, chair of the department, at cwenk@tulane.edu about their candidacy. Please submit a CV, statements on research and teaching, and at least three letters of recommendation at apply.interfolio.com/89722

Assistant Professor: Please submit a CV, statements on research and teaching, and at least three letters of recommendation at apply.interfolio.com/96269

Professor of Practice: Please submit a CV, a teaching statement including teaching evaluations, and at least three letters of recommendation that address teaching at apply.interfolio.com/96257

Please Note: Tulane University has officially adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. All employees and visiting faculty must be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccination or obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to beginning employment.

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane is actively building a campus culture grounded in our values of EDI and anti-racism. We seek and welcome candidate applications from historically underrepresented groups, such as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), women, LGBTQ+, and those living with disabilities as well as veterans.

Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane University will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.