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

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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 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