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Postdoctoral Fellow, Computer Science

Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

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Postdoctoral Fellow, Computer Science

New Orleans, LA
Open Date:
Jun 17, 2024

The Department of Computer Science in the School of Science and Engineering at Tulane University seeks outstanding applicants for one or more postdoctoral positions in the Laboratory for Software Design ( supervised by Dr. Hridesh Rajan. This position is expected to be filled as early as August 16, 2024. The candidate will be responsible for conducting research in broadly defined areas of Programming Languages (PL) and Software Engineering (SE) with a specific focus on SE/PL techniques for Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled systems.

The laboratory is leading several initiatives in the areas of modular deep learning, dependable data driven discovery and Responsible AI. The goal of these projects is to advance foundational research on ensuring that AI-enabled systems are trustworthy and of high quality. The successful candidate is being sought in part to contribute to the modular deep learning and D4 (Dependable Data Driven Discovery) projects.

The successful candidates will be responsible for developing and sustaining a strong research program; developing collaborative and interdisciplinary research; publishing in top venues; mentoring outstanding graduate students; and enhancing TU through professional and institutional service. We are interested in exceptional candidates that can directly contribute to the two projects mentioned above. Preference will be given to candidates working on SE/PL for AI-enabled systems.

Opportunities to contribute to undergraduate and graduate education may also be available depending on the departmental needs.


Our friendly and collaborative department currently has 13 tenure-track/tenured faculty and 4 Professors of Practice with a commitment to grow over the next few years. In our research and teaching, we take pride in our equal focus on both computer science and its 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


Tulane University is a private Carnegie-R1 university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). Tulane brings together bold and creative scholars, scientists and students who are committed to crossing boundaries. Data-intensive discovery lies at the heart of research and education at Tulane and is fueled by Tulane’s new Connolly Alexander Institute for Data Science, the Jurist Center for Artificial Intelligence, and the Center for Community-Engaged Artificial Intelligence. Tulane resides in historic New Orleans, Louisiana – a city that takes the utmost pride in its vibrant music scene, world-class restaurants, rich confluence of cultures and traditions, and festive Mardi Gras parades. "The things that make life worth living – eating, drinking and the making of merriment – are the air that New Orleans breathes." - Adam Karlin, Lonely Planet.


Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Ph.D. or equivalent degree in computer science or a closely related field.
  2. Publications in top tier venues.

Preferred Qualifications:  

  1. Experience that demonstrates a strong publication record.
  2. Demonstrated ability or potential to mentor research of undergraduate and graduate students.
  3. Demonstrated ability or potential to engage in professional and institutional service and leadership.
  4. Evidence of ability to work with diverse student, faculty, and staff populations.

Application Instructions:

Candidates must apply via Interfolio and provide the following:

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae.
  • Letter of Application/Cover Letter covering your interest or experience related to the projects mentioned above.
  • Contact Information for Three Professional References. Once you submit your application, we may contact your references.

Position will close on July 15, 2024, or when the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane University is committed to creating a community and culture that foster a sense of belonging for all. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We are intentionally seeking candidates who are committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in support of Tulane’s Strategy for Tomorrow.

Tulane University is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources & Institutional Equity by phone at 504-865-4748 or email

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