CIS Open Faculty Positions

CIS Tenure or Tenure-track Position 2019-2020

The School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania is growing its faculty by 33% over the next five years. As part of this initiative, the Department of Computer and Information Science is engaged in an aggressive, multi-year hiring effort for several tenure-track positions at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels, with an emphasis on junior appointments. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science. We are looking for exceptional candidates in all areas of computer science, with special preference to computer security, machine learning, data science, and computer architecture.We are especially interested in candidates whose interests are aligned with the school’s strategic plan:www.seas.upenn.edu/PennEngineering2020

We seek individuals with stellar research achievement and potential, who will excel in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and take a position of international leadership in defining their field of study. Leadership in cross-disciplinary collaborations is of particular interest. Successful applicants will find Penn to be a stimulating environment conducive to professional growth.

We seek individuals who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. To ensure full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply by November 30th, 2018. However, applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and names of 4 references. Other supporting documents are optional.

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CIS Lecturer Position 2019

The University of Pennsylvania's Department of Computer & Information Science is thrilled to welcome applications for multiple teaching positions as a Lecturer.  It's a very exciting time at Penn now, as we are experiencing incredible growth and interest in CS courses at all levels, are developing new on-campus and online learning programs, and are rapidly growing the size of our faculty.

We are seeking dedicated, accomplished, full-time instructors to teachintroductory-sequence courses, undergraduate electives, and Masters-level courses in data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, software systems, cybersecurity, and other areas, starting in July 2019.

Additionally (see separate job posting), as part of our revamped teaching-track faculty career path, last year we introduced an Assistant Professor of Practice position, which is a great career choice forteaching-focused faculty members who are interested in conducting research in engineering education and developing innovative pedagogical techniques. Applicants are encouraged to apply for any/all positions for which they think they may be qualified.

Additionally, members of our teaching faculty have been working closelywith our Director of Diversity & Inclusion to work closely with studentsto identify and address diversity challenges in our department. As such, within the applicants’ teaching statements, wewelcome a discussion of candidates’ experiencesin establishing and maintaining supportive, inclusive environments fordiverse student communities, and what plans they have for being involvedin diversity efforts at Penn.

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CIS Practice Professor Teaching Track Faculty 2019

The University of Pennsylvania's Department of Computer & InformationScience is thrilled to welcome applications for teaching faculty under the Practice Professor track.  It's a very exciting time at Penn now, as we are experiencing incredible growth and interest in CS courses at all levels, are developing new on-campus and online learning programs, and are rapidly growing the size of our faculty.

We are seeking dedicated, accomplished, full-time faculty to teach introductory-sequence courses, undergraduate electives, and Masters-level courses in data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, software systems, cybersecurity, and other areas, starting in July 2019.

As part of our revamped teaching-track career path, our Assistant Professor of Practice position seeks teaching-focused faculty members who are interested in conducting research in engineering education and developing innovative pedagogical techniques. For applicants interested purely in teaching without an expectation of education research, please see also our posting for a Lecturer position. Applicants are encouraged to apply for any/all positions for which they think they may be qualified.


Additionally, members of our teaching faculty have been working closely with our Director of Diversity & Inclusion to work closely with students to identify and address diversity challenges in our department. As such, within the applicant teaching statement, we welcome a discussion of the candidate's experiences in establishing and maintaining supportive, inclusive environments for diverse student communities, and plans for being involved in diversity efforts at Penn.

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