Faculty Positions in Computer Science
The Computer Science Department at the University of Rochester seeks applicants for two tenure-track positions. Outstanding candidates will be considered in any area of computer science and at any level of seniority. We are particularly eager to grow our strength in human-computer interaction and in the theory and practice of security and privacy.
Candidates must have (or be about to receive) a doctorate in computer science or a related discipline. Applications should be submitted online (at https://www.rochester.edu/faculty-recruiting/login) no later than January 1, 2018, for full consideration; submissions beyond this date risk being overlooked due to limited interview slots.
The Department of Computer Science (https://www.cs.rochester.edu) has a distinguished history of research in artificial intelligence, HCI, systems, and theory. We nurture a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary culture, with exceptionally strong external funding and with active ties to numerous allied departments, including brain and cognitive science, linguistics, biomedical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and several departments in the medical center. Recent faculty hires have received a host of national honors, including the NSF CAREER award, the MIT TR35 award, honorable mention in the ACM dissertation competition, multiple Google research awards, and best paper designations at top-tier conferences. In 2015 we were one of only two CS departments nationwide to secure three NSF CRII awards for junior faculty.
The department is deeply committed to building a more diverse and representative faculty, and strongly encourages applications from groups underrepresented in higher education. We have a vibrant Women in Computing community, and are a charter member of the ABI/HMC BRAID Initiative. With funding from the NSF, the CRA, and major industrial sponsors, BRAID works to increase diversity and inclusivity in the undergraduate program and to rigorously evaluate factors that contribute to change. In 2017, women constituted 33% of our BA/BS graduates, and we are actively working to improve the environment for other underrepresented groups.
The University of Rochester is a private, Tier I research institution with approximately 5,000 undergraduates and a comparable number of graduate students. It has recently committed $50M to the multidisciplinary Goergen Institute for Data Science (GIDS), of which Computer Science is the leading departmental member – and with which it shares a newly constructed state-of-the-art facility. Ongoing hiring in GIDS provides exciting opportunities for collaboration between computing and other disciplines.
Anchoring the Finger Lakes region of western New York State, the greater Rochester area is home to over a million people, and offers unsurpassed quality of life, with a thriving arts scene, outstanding public schools, affordable housing, and a huge range of cultural and recreational opportunities. Traditionally strong in optics research and manufacturing, the area was recently selected by the Department of Defense as the hub of a $600M Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation.