Professor / Associate / Assistant in The Computing and Mathematical Sciences (CMS)

California (US)
Wednesday, 16 September 2020
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 2 December 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


CMS/HSS Tenure-track Faculty Position

Applications Due:
December 2, 2020

The Computing and Mathematical Sciences (CMS) Department in the Division of Engineering and Applied Science and the Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the intersection of computer science, operations research, and social science. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to) algorithmic game theory; social learning and dynamics in games; social choice; fairness and ethics; privacy; mechanism design, pricing, and auctions; market design; and matching markets.

Caltech is a unique environment where research in computer science, operations research, and economics is conducted in a collegial and interdisciplinary atmosphere. A commitment to world-class research, as well as high-quality teaching and mentoring, is expected. The initial appointment at the assistant professor level is for four years, and is contingent upon the completion of a Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics, computer science, economics, operations research, statistics, or in a related field in engineering or the social sciences.

Applications will be reviewed beginning December 2, 2020 and applicants are encouraged to have all their application materials, including letters of recommendation, on file by this date. 

Questions about the application process may be directed to

Instructions for Applicants

  1. Create an account.
  2. Fill out the application form.
  3. After you submit your application form send the link that is provided to your three references and have them upload their letters of recommendation.
  4. Upload the following documents (as individual files or in one combined pdf):
  • your curriculum vitae;
  • a statement of teaching and research interests;
  • up to three representative publications;
  • and a diversity and inclusion statement that discusses past and/or anticipated contributions to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the areas of research, teaching, and/or outreach.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Caltech is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Click here to read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO).

Caltech is committed to working with and providing access and reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. To request disability accommodations for any part of the interview or hiring process, please contact 626-395-4555 for assistance or contact

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