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Tenure-Track/Tenured Professor of Computer Science

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Job Summary 

The Department of Computer Science in the College of Science at Purdue University invites applications for multiple tenure-track or tenured positions in all areas of computer science. These appointments will be at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. The positions are part of a continued expansion in a large-scale hiring effort across key strategic areas in the College of Science.


Applicants must hold a PhD in Computer Science or a related discipline, have demonstrated excellence in research and a strong commitment to teaching. 

Principal Duties

Successful candidates will be expected to develop research programs in their fields of expertise supported by extramural funding, teach courses in computer science, and participate in department and university activities.

The Department and College 

The Department of Computer Science offers a stimulating academic environment with active research programs in most areas of computer science. The department offers undergraduate programs in Computer Science, Data Science, and Artificial Intelligence; and graduate MS and PhD programs, including a Professional MS in Information Security. For more information, see https://www.cs.purdue.edu. 

Computer Science is part of the College of Science, which comprises the computing, physical, and life sciences at Purdue. It is the second-largest college at Purdue with over 350 faculty and more than 7,000 students. The College is pursuing significant new initiatives which complement campus-wide plans, including an Integrative Data Science Initiative. Opportunities for collaboration exist across mathematics, probability, statistics, and the physical and life sciences. Purdue itself is one of the nation’s leading land-grant universities, with an enrollment of over 50,000 students primarily focused on STEM subjects.

Purdue University, the College of Science and the Department of Computer Science are committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including discovery, instruction, and engagement.  Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values diversity and inclusion. 

Purdue University, the College of Science and the Department of Computer Science are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom.

Application Procedure

Applications need to be submitted to https://careers.purdue.edu/job-invite/22729/ and need to include (1) a complete curriculum vitae, (2) a statement of research and a statement of teaching, and (3) names and contact information of at least three references.  We also have college-wide searches in Quantum Computing and Data Science.  Candidates in those areas are encouraged to also apply to those searches (available in the near future). 

Reference Collection 

After submitting the application, you will receive an email from system@successfactors.com titled "Follow-up to your application." Please follow the instructions in the email to submit your references. You MUST complete this step in order to move forward in the process. 

A background check will be required for employment in this position. Review of applications and interviews will begin on November 23, 2022, and will continue until positions are filled. Inquiries can be sent to search@cs.purdue.edu.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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