Professor, Computer Science

Chicago, Illinois
18 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Chicago invites applications from qualified candidates for faculty positions at the rank of Professor. The University of Chicago is in the midst of an ambitious, multi-year effort to significantly expand its computing and data science activities including a new, state-of-the-art home for the Department of Computer Science that opened this year. Candidates with research interests in all areas of computer science will be considered. However, applications are especially encouraged in all aspects of AI and Machine Learning, Data Science and Analytics, Security, Human-Computer Interaction, and Visual Computing.

Candidates must have demonstrated excellence in research and a strong commitment to teaching. Completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field is required at the time of appointment. Candidates must have demonstrated leadership in their field, have established an outstanding independent research program and have a record of excellence in teaching and student mentorship.

Applications must be submitted through the University's Academic Jobs website. To apply, go to

The following materials are required:

  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae including a list of publications
  • statement describing past and current research accomplishments and outlining future research plans
  • description of teaching philosophy and experience
  • the names of at least three references

Please have your references submit their letters via e-mail to

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2018 and continue until positions are filled.

The University of Chicago has the highest standards for scholarship and faculty quality, is dedicated to fundamental research, and encourages collaboration across disciplines. We encourage connections with researchers across campus in such areas as bioinformatics, mathematics, molecular engineering, natural language processing, statistics, public policy, and social science to mention just a few.

The Department of Computer Science ( is the hub of a large, diverse community of researchers focused on advancing the foundations of computing and driving its most advanced applications. The larger computing and data science community at the University of Chicago includes the Department of Statistics, the Center for Data and Applied Computing, the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC), the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation and the Argonne National Laboratory.

The Chicago metropolitan area provides a diverse and exciting environment.

The local economy is vigorous, with international stature in banking, trade, commerce, manufacturing, transportation and a growing tech start-up scene. Lifestyle advantages include diverse cultures, fantastic restaurants, vibrant theater, world-renowned symphony, opera, jazz, and blues. The University is located in Hyde Park, a Chicago neighborhood on the Lake Michigan shore just a few minutes from downtown.