Faculty Position in Computer and Information Science

University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science

United States


The School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania is growing its faculty by 33% over a five year period. As part of this initiative, the Department of Computer and Information Science is engaged in an aggressive, multi-year hiring effort for several tenure-track positions at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels, with an emphasis on junior appointments. 

We seek individuals with stellar research achievement and potential, who will excel in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and take a position of international leadership in defining their field of study. Leadership in cross-disciplinary collaborations is of particular interest. Successful applicants will find Penn to be a stimulating environment conducive to professional growth. This position will start July 1, 2021.

We seek individuals who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. Our faculty participate in departmental and school-level efforts to promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and to work closely with students to identify and address diversity challenges. We request a discussion of candidates’ experiences in establishing and maintaining supportive, inclusive environments for diverse student communities, and what plans they have for being involved in diversity efforts at Penn.


Applicants must have a PhD in Computer Science or relevant discipline. We are looking for exceptional candidates in all areas of computer science, with special preference to computer security, machine learning, data science, information visualization, and human-computer interaction. We are especially interested in candidates whose interests are aligned with the school’s strategic plan: www.seas.upenn.edu/PennEngineering2020.

Application Instructions

Application Instructions: To ensure full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply by November 30th, 2020. However, applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, statement on inclusion and diversity, and names of 3 references. Other supporting documents are optional. Applications must be submitted online through Interfolio.

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