Assistant Professor of Computer Science

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Job location: Worcester

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-11-20
Req: R0001140

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.

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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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Job No:
Posted: 12/1/2020
Application Due: 4/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time