Assistant Professor of Computer Science

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Assistant Professor of Computer Science


Computer Science Department

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

The WPI Computer Science Department is looking for faculty colleagues who engage deeply in both research and teaching within a curriculum that embraces student projects and independent learning.

Consider joining WPI where we seek faculty that can contribute to a diverse and inclusive community.


The Computer Science Department anticipates hiring a tenure-track faculty member for the fall of 2021 whose expertise is in Digital Health, Natural Language Processing, Social Computing, Compilers/Programming Languages, or Inclusive Computing.

In addition to these specific areas, outstanding candidates in any area (and any rank) will receive full consideration. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field and the potential for excellence in research and teaching.

The Computer Science Department includes more than 30 full-time faculty. Construction is underway on a new academic building, which will be the home of many interdisciplinary programs involving Computer Science. Occupancy in the new building is expected in spring 2022.

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 #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, 2020, with applications continuing to be considered after that date until the positions are filled.

United States of America (Exempt)

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.

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About WPI
WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

Diversity & Inclusion at WPI
WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.

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Posted: 11/20/2020
Application Due: 11/20/2032
Work Type: Full Time