Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Expiring today

Illinois, United States
26 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
26 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


The Department of Computer Science in the Physical Sciences Division at the University of Chicago invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. The search is open with respect to subfield, but we encourage applications from investigators in AI/Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Robotics, Human-Computer Interaction, Quantum Computing, and Security. 

Members of the faculty in our department are expected to lead research programs that will produce significant contributions to a field, and teach and mentor at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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. We encourage connections with researchers across the university in such areas as bioinformatics, mathematics, molecular engineering, natural language processing, statistics, public policy, and social science, among others: the University’s culture is highly collaborative.

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 recently-opened, state-of-the-art home for the Department of Computer Science.  


Completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field is required at the time of appointment.  

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted online through the University of Chicago’s Academic Jobs website:

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2020 and will continue until all positions are filled.

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;
  • applicants are required to request at least three confidential letters of recommendation via Interfolio.

The following materials are optional:

  • up to three sample publications

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at 

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email with their request.