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Faculty positions: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

The Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has embarked on a multi-year effort to grow its faculty, enhance its strengths in many areas of computing, and extend its impact in interdisciplinary areas. As part of this endeavor, we invite highly qualified candidates in all areas of computer science, across the spectrum from technology-driven to problem-driven research, to apply to positions at the assistant and associate levels that will begin in August 2020.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in computer science or in a closely related field prior to the start of the appointment. Successful candidates will show potential for developing an outstanding scholarly research program in one or more area(s) of computer science that is recognized by the leaders of the area(s) and for innovative, student-centered teaching in computer science at all levels. Duties will include individual and classroom teaching in computer science at the undergraduate and graduate levels and advising and mentoring graduate students majoring in computer science or related areas. Service to the department, college, university, and academic community, nationally or internationally, is required.

At the assistant professor level, successful candidates will show potential for developing an outstanding scholarly research program in one or more area(s) of computer science that is recognized by the leaders of the area(s) and for innovative and for student-centered teaching in computer science at all levels. Tenured appointments at the associate and full professor levels require record of proven excellence in teaching, research, and service.

Application materials, including a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching objectives, three sample publications, and names and contact information for at least three references, must be electronically submitted via AcademicJobsOnline. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications along with supporting material as soon as possible and no later than December 1, 2019 to ensure full consideration. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

The Department of Computer Sciences is among the oldest and top-ranked computer science departments in the world, renowned for its groundbreaking research in computer architecture, database systems, distributed and grid computing, nonlinear optimization, and many other areas of computer science. The department has a strong track record of support of transformative research and building large-scale computing infrastructures, such as HTCondor and CloudLab, and of new interdisciplinary collaborations, programs, and centers, including the Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery and the Wisconsin Institute on Software-defined Datacenters of Madison. The department has also been the beneficiary of significant donations aimed at supporting its research and educational mission.

Located at the nexus of four beautiful lakes, Madison, the capital of the state of Wisconsin and home to the University of Wisconsin–Madison, consistently ranks among the top American cities for its quality of life. With the headquarters of medical software company Epic, Microsoft’s Jim Gray Systems Lab, Google, and several other technology giants in the area, as well as a strong startup ecosystem, Madison is also among the fastest growing technology hubs in the country.

The new School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences (CDIS) is a significant resource for the Department of Computer Sciences to strengthen its interdisciplinary and cross-campus research collaborations, to establish new, innovative educational programs in the intersection of computing and other domains, and to promote engagement with high-impact, real-world challenges that can be addressed through computing. More information about CDIS can be found at http://ls.wisc.edu/areas-of-study/cdis.

UW–Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. A background check is required prior to employment.

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