Brown University — Faculty Positions, Department of Computer Science

Brown University
Department of Computer Science 

Faculty Positions Available

The Department of Computer Science at Brown University seeks applicants for multiple faculty positions in Computer Science. We invite applications at all ranks (with a preference for junior and mid-career candidates) and from all areas of Computer Science, especially those whose work has strong societal and social impact. The preferred starting date for these positions is July 1, 2019. In selecting candidates, we will consider quality of research, teaching, and compatibility with the needs and interests of the department.

These positions are a part of a major expansion plan for the department as it plans to increase its faculty roster by 50% over the next five years. 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.  

The department has 28 tenure-stream and 3 research faculty members, 2 lecturers, and several adjunct and visiting faculty members. In addition to its strong graduate program, the department has a strong undergraduate culture, anchored by a mature, endowed program for undergraduate teaching and research assistants. Department members frequently take advantage of Brown’s interdisciplinary culture via 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 including Data Science, Humanity Centered Robotics, Cybersecurity, and Computational and Molecular Biology.  

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and global academic community. As an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without discrimination on the basis of gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. 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.  

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 cities and is home to diverse intellectual, artistic, and business communities. 

Junior applicants must have completed all requirements for the doctoral degree by the start of the position. The initial appointment as assistant professor is for four years and is renewable. Applicants for a junior position must submit three letters of reference, and applicants for senior positions should submit five names of references whom the committee may contact. We are eager to try to accommodate the needs of, and welcome applications from, dual career couples. 

Applications will be considered until the position(s) are filled but we strongly encourage the candidates to submit complete applications (including reference letters) by November 1, 2018 for full consideration. We will start application reviews and interviewing immediately and highly encourage early applications. Applicants who would like confidentiality should explicitly mention this desire in the first paragraph of their cover letters. To apply, please use Interfolio ( 

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