Employment Opportunities

Multiple Tenure Track Positions in Computer Science & Engineering, Penn State, University Park Campus

Applications are invited for multiple tenure-track positions at the assistant, associate and/or full professor levels across all areas of computer science and engineering. The department is looking to grow rapidly in different areas, with the possibility of cluster hires in each area. 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: All areas of machine learning, Al, and data science will be considered, including theory, NLP, computer vision, robotics, optimization, and fairness, and applications to scientific data.
  4. Computer Security: All areas of computer security will be considered, including software security, systems and hardware security, network security, and applied cryptography. We offer a top 10 ranked security research environment (as per csrankings.org) across these disciplines.

Please apply at the link near the end of this advertisement. Additionally, Penn State requires all applicants to register and complete an internal application form that can be found at https://psu.jobs/job/90806.

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 as a whole, provides unusually rich collaboration opportunities due to a large, diverse range of colleges and departments, numerous venues for inter-departmental colloquia and the like, and excellent internal support for successful grantsmanship. 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, 2020 though applications will continue to be accepted until all positions are filled. E-mail your questions regarding the application process to Erin Ammerman at 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.

Academic jobs online application link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14482

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
W209 Westgate Building
University Park, PA 16802

New Faculty Searches in Electrical Engineering

The Department of Electrical Engineering (EE) in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Pennsylvania State University invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at all levels. Those considered at the Associate and Full Professor levels must demonstrate an established record in research. Successful candidates will be expected to establish and sustain an outstanding research program and to be effective, inspiring teachers at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates must have a doctorate in electrical engineering, or a related discipline completed before the start date of the position. The EE Department has 38 tenured/tenure-track faculty members, with annual research expenditures of over $15 million. The undergraduate (juniors and seniors) and graduate programs currently enroll over 550 and 220 students, respectively. The Department is committed to embracing diversity and fostering an inclusive and supportive environment for its students, faculty, and staff.

Exceptional candidates for multiple positions covering a broad range of areas in electrical engineering will be considered, including but not limited to applied electromagnetics (RF, millimeter wave, and terahertz systems), communications systems, control systems, electronic devices and circuits, environmental remote sensing, signal processing, and machine learning and all of its applications.

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: curriculum vita, statement of research, statement of teaching, and 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 Pam Stauffer at pjw3@psu.edu or 814-863-4255.

Apply online at apptrkr.com/1593278.

Faculty Position in Hyperspectral Imaging and Water Resource Sensing

The Department of Electrical Engineering in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-line faculty position at the rank of assistant/associate/full professor in the broad area of imaging spectroscopy, or hyperspectral imaging (HSI), with research applications in water resource sensing. This search is part of a Penn State cluster hire in water resources (https://iee.psu.edu/water), and the successful candidate will assume a key role in interdisciplinary research and teaching collaborations and be co-funded by Penn State’s Institutes of Energy and the Environment (http://www.iee.psu.edu/).

The HSI position will enhance the role of remote sensing in campus-wide efforts investigating water resources. Excellent opportunities exist for candidates to interact with faculty on multidisciplinary projects through the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment, Sustainability Institute, Center for Climate Risk Management, Institute for Computational and Data Sciences, Materials Research Institute, among others. Penn State is one of the nation’s leading research universities with expenditures exceeding $900 million annually. The University is also one of the nation’s leaders in industry-sponsored research, with partnerships involving over 400 companies on an annual basis. Successful candidates will be expected to establish and sustain an outstanding research program and to be effective, inspiring teachers at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates must have a doctorate in electrical engineering, or a related discipline, completed before the start date of the position.

The University Park campus is located within State College, PA, which was recently ranked number 5 in a ranking of top college towns by the American Institute for Economic Research, and number 15 in a ranking of the Safest College Towns in America by Safewise. For more inforation, visit www.statecollegepa.us and www.statecollege.com.  Located in a valley in the Appalachian Mountains, in Centre County, Pennsylvania, employment at Penn State offers an incredible opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the central Pennsylvania outdoors combined with all the culture, sports, and entertainment a large university community can bring, and is a 3-4 hour drive from New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Washington DC.

We are committed to nurturing a learning and working environment that respects differences in culture, age, gender, race, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, and religious affiliation. In welcoming every candidate, we strive to meet the needs of professional families by actively assisting with partner-placement needs. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Applicants should submit a single PDF file that includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, three publications, and contact information for four references. Nominations and applications will be considered until the position has been filled. Review of applications will continue until the position has been filled. Apply to job 92758 at https://psu.jobs/job/92758.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affi rmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.



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 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.

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

The Pennsylvania State University

207 Electrical Engineering West

University Park, PA 16802


Department of Computer Science and Engineering


Department of Electrical Engineering