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Computer Science Open Positions

Faculty Positions

The Tulane Computer Science Department anticipates multiple open rank positions starting in Fall 2020. Applications are encouraged from leading researchers who are interested in joining a unique program that focuses equally on core computer science and on its applications to the myriad of areas where computer science is having a fundamental effect on how research is conducted. These openings are aimed at candidates with research interests in data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence, and in networks, visualization, and databases. We also welcome applications from colleagues working in systems, cloud computing, and related areas.

The Tulane Computer Science department currently has seven tenured / tenure-track faculty and two Professors of Practice. We anticipate attaining a critical mass of ten tenure-stream faculty within the next year, and a stable state of fifteen faculty within the following two - three years.

Areas of Focus

Tenured/Tenure-Track Open Rank Positions

The Tulane Computer Science Department invites applications for several tenure-track/tenured open rank positions to begin in Fall 2020. We are especially interested in applicants who work in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science. We have two faculty working in this area, and are interested in building a group in the area that will focus on applications of these areas to collaborative research with colleagues in other departments throughout the university.

We also invite applications from colleagues who work in Distributed Systems, Networks and Cloud Computing, with applications to cyber security, and in Visualization and Large Data and its relation to HCI. Our faculty are actively engaged in research in these and related areas and in their application to research in related disciplines across the university. 

The computer science department has placed a special emphasis on applying computer science and its underlying principles to related disciplines in the sciences, engineering, the health sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities. This emphasis is reflected across our curriculum, from the undergraduate coordinate major which requires a capstone project that illustrates the application of computer science and its underlying principles to related areas, to the PhD program that requires all students to complete an interdisciplinary project in their second year, and to the research of the faculty and postdocs that emphasizes applying new research results to related areas. All faculty are expected to establish research collaborations with colleagues in related areas in the School of Science and Engineering, in the School of Liberal Arts, and in the Health Sciences on the Tulane downtown campus.  

Successful candidates for these positions will have outstanding research records that emphasize the application of computer science and its principles to research in related areas, excellent teaching records, and have strong records of attracting research funding on a continued basis. Junior faculty who have postdoctoral experience establishing their research program and who ideally have teaching experience also are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin January 1, 2020, and continue until the positions are filled.

Applicants for these positions whose research is relevant to AI and the applications to Robotics or to NLP could also be considered for a joint appointment with the Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition.

Yahoo! Founder Chair

One of the above positions could be a candidate for the Yahoo! Founder Chair in Computer Science. The Yahoo! Founder Chair is a pivotal appointment for our program that will establish Tulane's Computer Science program as being among the national and international leaders in the application of computer science to related disciplines. The successful candidate will be an internationally recognized scholar whose presence will enhance existing research collaborations at Tulane and establish new ones both within the computer science department, within the School of Science and Engineering, and across the other Tulane schools and colleges. We encourage applications from senior colleagues whose work is in an area related to data science. The successful candidate will have excellent research credentials nationally and internationally, an established record of substantial research funding and experience in leading multidisciplinary research collaborations, and an established record of excellent teaching at the undergraduate and PhD levels. Potential candidates for this position are encouraged to contact Professor Michael Mislove, chair of the computer science department, at mislove@tulane.edu about their candidacy.

This position has the potential for a joint appointment with the Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition.
 

Electronic Applications

Complete applications for the Tenured/Tenure-Track Open Rank position should include a current CV, statements on research and teaching, and at least three letters of recommendation. Applications for these positions will be reviewed starting January 1, 2020; the review and interview process will continue until the positions are filled. These positions are subject to final administrative approval.

Candidates interested in the Tenured/Tenure-Track Open Rank positions should apply electronically via the following link: https://apply.interfolio.com/68021.

Complete applications for the Yahoo! Founder Chair should include a CV, statements on research and on teaching, and at least three letters of recommendation. Applications for this position will be reviewed starting January 1, 2020; the review and interview process will continue until the position is filled. This position is subject to final administrative approval.

Candidates interested in the Yahoo! Founder Chair position may access the electronic application via the following link: https://apply.interfolio.com/46655.


 

Tulane University is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / ADA Employer that is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. We therefore encourage applications from underrepresented groups.

About the Computer Science Department and Tulane University

The Tulane Computer Science department was re-established in July 2012. We currently have seven tenured/tenure-track faculty, each of whom is working on applying computer science to related areas of research. These areas include structural computational biology, computational geometry, artificial intelligence and computational social choice, scientific visualization and large data, and computational models for classical and quantum computing. We also have a professor of practice who oversees our undergraduate program. Overall, our goal is to achieve a critical mass of ten tenured/tenure-track faculty within the next two years, and a stable state of fifteen faculty within another two - three years.

The department offers an undergraduate coordinate major in computer science. The focus of the program is to produce computer scientists who understand the application of computer science and its principles to one of the myriad related areas of research strength at Tulane. Each student is required to complete a capstone project that demonstrates the application of computer science and its principles to a related area in which the student is also doing research. The related area is usually the student’s primary major, but any academic area in which the student is working can be the focus of the project.

The department also offers a PhD program as well as an Interdisciplinary PhD program. Our areas of hiring emphasis are aimed at broadening the range of expertise in the department to provide the breadth expected of leading PhD programs.

The Tulane Computer Science Department is housed in the School of Science and Engineering, which has strong research representation in a number of areas that are relevant to the searches we are conducting.

Included among these are:

There also are strong links to the health sciences, including: