Professor (Open Rank)

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Professor (Open Rank)

Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Position Status:

Basic Function:
WPI invites applications for tenure track (open rank) Professor positions with a research focus in Computer Science to begin in the Fall of 2018.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Computer Science Department anticipates hiring multiple tenure-track faculty for the Fall of 2018 whose expertise is in the following areas:

    1) Human-Computer Interaction;
    2) Visualization and Visual Analytics;
    3) Dependable Software Systems; and
    4) Algorithms, particularly with expertise that may be complementary to interdisciplinary programs in Bioinformatics, Data Science and Learning Science.

    Positions in Robotics, Interactive Media and Game Development, and Computational Neuroscience need to be applied for separately.

    Position Requirements

  • In addition to these specific areas, outstanding candidates in any area will receive full consideration. Candidates should have a PhD in Computer Science or a closely related field, as well as the potential for excellence in research and teaching.

    WPI’s reputation as a rigorous and innovative university rests on the shoulders of its faculty. A highly selective, private technological university and one of the nation’s first, WPI believes that when great minds work together, great advances follow. At WPI the boundaries to multidisciplinary collaboration are low—-faculty members, students, and other partners work together on the real-world projects and purposeful research that are hallmarks of the WPI experience. We are most proud of a recent No. 1 ranking for “faculty who best combine research and teaching.” (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Ed, 2016). Located one hour west of Boston, the university’s campus is in Worcester, Massachusetts, a thriving 21st century college city recognized as a growing hub of scientific and technological innovation.

    Questions about the hiring process should be sent to [email protected]
    More information about the positions and instructions for applying are available at You will need to include detailed research and teaching statements, vitae and contact information for at least three references.

    The deadline for applications is December 15, 2017 with applications continuing to be considered after that date until the positions are filled.

    Posting Date: 09/25/2017

    Open Until Filled:

    Special Instructions to Applicants:
    Three letters of reference are required.

    EEO Information:
    WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

    Criminal Background Check Statement:
    A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

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    Posted: 9/28/2017
    Application Due: 7/5/2018
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