Posted on October 15, 2020

Faculty Position in Computer Science

DOF: Computer Science


  • Job type: Full-time
  • Hiring From: Providence, RI
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  • Category:
  • Management Consulting


The Department of Computer Science at Brown University is hiring a tenure-track faculty member at the level of Assistant Professor. We strive tobuild a diverse and inclusive environmentfor all members of our community, and are particularly interested in candidates whose scholarship, teaching and service can further our efforts. Brown also aims to foster a diverse and inclusive environment; its detailed vision and action plan for realizing this commitment is articulated inPathways to Diversity and Inclusion.

We are focused on candidates whose research addresses at least one of the following:

  • theoretical computer science, especially design and analysis of algorithms

  • computer science education

  • algorithmic fairness, accountability, and transparency with application to broader social issues

While we are specifically interested in candidates who connect to the areas listed above, we will also consider other candidates who have the potential to make exceptional contributions to our goals. Applicants whose research may relate to our other open position in Data Science (www.brown.edu/initiatives/data-science/about/jobs-dsi) are encouraged to apply to both searches.

These positions are a part of a major expansion plan for the department as it works to increase its faculty roster by close to 50% over a five-year period. While many of these positions will be used to strengthen and expand core CS areas, some will be used to build bridges with other campus disciplines to facilitate interdisciplinary research and teaching. As a part of our overall plan, we are also emphasizingsocially responsible computingthroughout our curriculum.

The department has 31 tenure-stream and 3 research faculty members, 3 lecturers, and several adjunct and visiting faculty members. In addition to its strong graduate program, the department has astrong undergraduate culture, anchored by a mature, endowed program forundergraduate teaching assistantsandresearch assistants. Department members frequently take advantage of Brown’sinterdisciplinary culturevia collaborations with numerous other Brown units including Applied Mathematics, Biology, Brain Sciences, Cognitive Linguistic and Psychological Sciences, Economics, Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine, Public Health, Public Policy, and Visual Arts, as well as the Rhode Island School of Design. CS is a founding partner and plays key roles in major university-wide programs and initiatives includingData Science,Humanity Centered Robotics,Cybersecurity, andComputational and Molecular Biology.

Brown University is located in Providence, RI,an hour from Boston and about three hours from New York City, both accessible via frequent rail service, and close to Narragansett Bay.Providence has been consistently rated among the Northeast’s most livable citiesand is home to diverse intellectual, artistic, and business communities.

Brown University is committed to fosteringa diverse, inclusive, and global academic community.The department is similarly committed to building a diverse faculty and strongly encourages women, underrepresented minorities and those who can contribute to the excellence, diversity, and inclusivity of our academic community. We strongly encourage the candidates to report any relevant experience, including work with diverse constituents, and plans in their teaching statements or in a separate diversity statement.

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