Employment Opportunities

Tenure Track Positions in Computer Science & Engineering

Applications are invited for tenure-track positions at the Assistant, Associate and/or Full Professor levels across all areas of Computer Science and Engineering. We are particularly looking to fill multiple positions in:

  1. Theoretical Computer Science: All areas will be considered, including quantum computing, cryptography, algorithms and complexity.
  2. Computer Systems and Architecture: Candidates working at all layers of the system stack will be considered. We offer a top 10 ranked systems research department (as per csrankings.org) and unique collaboration opportunities with faculty spanning both computer science and computer engineering in one unified department.
  3. Data Science: We are interested in hiring candidates with a strong background in data science who could apply their expertise to big data problems in astronomy.

If you are applying for positions (1) and (2) above, or any other areas of Computer Science and Engineering, please apply at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11831. Additionally, Penn State requires all applicants to register and complete an internal application form that can be found at https://psu.jobs/job/83303. If you are applying for the Data Science position, please follow the instructions for the separate job posting at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11590.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related field that must be completed by the start date of the position. All applicants should be committed to excellence in both research and teaching and those considered for the Associate and Full level must demonstrate an established record in research. Our department, and the University at large, provides tremendous collaboration opportunities. We expect our hires to establish a strong research program, supervise graduate and undergraduate students, and teach relevant undergraduate and graduate courses. We strongly encourage applicants from underrepresented groups, and dual career couples. Applicants should submit a detailed curriculum vita listing all publications, research and teaching statements, and the names and email addresses of four references. Full consideration will be given to applications submitted by January 1, 2019 though applications will continue to be accepted until all positions are filled. E-mail your questions regarding the application process to recruiting@cse.psu.edu.

Penn State is a premier public research, land grant university. The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is part of the School of EECS in the College of Engineering. We are looking for candidates who will add to the department’s diverse culture and research strengths. Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, and leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

The University is located in the beautiful town of State College, which is ranked one of the best college towns in the U.S. The area offers a wide variety of cultural and outdoor recreational activities, and outstanding University events, from collegiate sports to fine arts productions. The public school system is excellent, with a nationally ranked high school by U.S. News and World Report.

Application Materials Required:

Submit the following items online to complete your application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement
  • Teaching Statement
  • Four Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers)

And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:

Erin Ammerman
W307 Westgate Building
University Park, PA 16802

Tenure-Track Faculty in Electrical Engineering

The Department of Electrical Engineering in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Pennsylvania State University invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor levels. Successful candidates will be expected to establish and sustain an outstanding research program and must have outstanding ability to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Qualification for the position is a doctorate in electrical engineering or a related discipline that must be completed by the start date in the position. Those considered for the Associate level must demonstrate an established record in research. The EE Department has 36 tenured/tenure-track faculty members, with annual research expenditures of approximately $13.5 million. The undergraduate (juniors and seniors) and graduate programs currently enroll over 600 and 220 students, respectively.

Screening of applicants will begin on November 1, 2018. Exceptional candidates for multiple positions from a broad range of areas in electrical and computer engineering will be considered, including communications, signal processing, electromagnetics, electronic devices and circuits. Areas of special interest include: fundamental limits of communications, computing, and networking; coding; information theory and foundations of learning; large-scale distributed systems, data storage, security and network science; machine learning in all its applications, and with emphasis on image, video, speech, and bio/genomic signal processing, and for complex systems; devices for quantum computing, information and sensing; control and power systems and sensors applied to smart buildings and smart cities.

Information about the Department can be found at www.eecs.psu.edu. Nominations and applications will be considered until the positions are filled. Applicants should submit the following: 1) curriculum vita, 2) statement of research, 3) statement of teaching, and 4) the names and addresses of four references. Please submit these documents electronically at psu.jobs/jobs. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Kiersten Kling at kmg5473@engr.psu.edu or 814-863-2788.

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The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was created in the spring of 2015 to allow greater access to courses offered by both departments for undergraduate and graduate students in exciting collaborative research in fields.

We offer B.S. degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering and data science and graduate degrees (master's degrees and Ph.D.'s) in electrical engineering and computer science and engineering. EECS focuses on the convergence of technologies and disciplines to meet today’s industrial demands.

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