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Tenure track faculty position in Computer Science

Job type
Tenure-track faculty
Time status
Full-time
Area of study
Computer Science
Description

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in Computer Science at the assistant or associate professor level, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021.

We invite applications from all areas of Computer Science. Areas of special interest include (but are not limited to) both machine learning and algorithms (broadly construed). There is also a tenure-track search in the theory of quantum information and computation, posted at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9835.

We seek candidates who have a strong research record and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and training. We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, including women and minorities.

Computer Science at Harvard benefits from outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, world-leading faculty, significant industrial collaboration, and substantial support from SEAS. Starting in Spring 2021, Computer Science will be among the founding occupants of Harvard’s new Science and Engineering Complex, with ample space for growth and surrounded by state-of-the-art facilities. Information about Harvard’s current faculty, research, and educational programs in computer science is available at http://www.seas.harvard.edu/computer-science.

The associated Institute for Applied Computational Science (http://iacs.seas.harvard.edu), Data Science Initiative (https://datascience.harvard.edu/), and Center for Research on Computation and Society (http://crcs.seas.harvard.edu/) foster connections among computer science, applied math, data science, and various domain sciences at Harvard through its graduate programs and events.

A doctorate or terminal degree in a relevant field is required by the expected start date.

How to Apply

Required application documents include a cover letter, CV, a statement of research interests, a teaching statement, and up to three representative papers. In addition, we ask for a statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas. Candidates are also required to submit the names and contact information for at least three and up to five references, and the application is complete only when three letters have been submitted. At least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the candidate’s undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral advisor. We encourage candidates to apply by December 15, 2020, but will continue to review applications until the position is filled. Applicants can apply online at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9834.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Tenure track faculty position in the Theory of Quantum Information and Computation

Job type
Tenure-track faculty
Time status
Full-time
Area of study
Computer Science
Description

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) area of Computer Science and the Harvard Quantum Initiative seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in Computer Science at the assistant or associate professor level in the area of the theory of quantum information and/or computation.

 

Areas of interest may include but are not limited to quantum algorithms, communication, complexity, control, cryptography, and information processing. The expected start date is July 1, 2021.

 

There is another, broader search for a tenure-track position in Computer Science, posted at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9834. Candidates interested in both positions should apply for each position separately.

We seek candidates who have a strong research record and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and training. We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, including women and minorities.

Computer Science at Harvard benefits from outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, world-leading faculty, significant industrial collaboration, and substantial support from SEAS. Starting in Spring 2021, Computer Science will be among the founding occupants of Harvard’s new Science and Engineering Complex, with ample space for growth and surrounded by state-of-the-art facilities. Information about Harvard’s current faculty, research, and educational programs in computer science is available at http://www.seas.harvard.edu/computer-science.

The successful candidate will be part of the Harvard Quantum Initiative in Science and Engineering (HQI), a community of researchers from physics, computer science, and other fields with an intense interest in advancing the science and engineering of quantum systems and their applications.

A doctorate or terminal degree in a relevant field is required by the expected start date.

 

How to Apply

Required application documents include a cover letter, CV, a statement of research interests, a teaching statement, and up to three representative papers. In addition, we ask for a statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas. Candidates are also required to submit the names and contact information for at least three and up to five references, and the application is complete only when three letters have been submitted. At least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the candidate’s undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral advisor. We encourage candidates to apply by December 15, 2020, but will continue to review applications until the position is filled. Applicants can apply online at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9835.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Lecturer in Computational Science and Data Science

Job type
Teaching faculty
Time status
Full-time
Area of study
Applied Computation
Applied Mathematics
Computer Science
Description

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences seeks applicants for the position of Lecturer in Computational Science and Data Science in the Institute for Applied Computational Science (IACS) (http://iacs.seas.harvard.edu), with an expected start date of July 1, 2021. This is a 12-month academic appointment for three years, with the second two years contingent on a satisfactory performance review during the first year.  

Duties include teaching three computational or data science courses per year, supervising and advising master’s student projects, and conducting independent research in an area of the lecturer’s choosing. In addition, the lecturer will be expected to participate in the planning and execution of community events planned by the IACS. 

Candidates are required to have a doctoral degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, or a related field (physical science or social science with a focus on computational methods) by the expected start date. In addition, we seek candidates with programming skills in some programming language and a record of teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level. Teaching experience in parallel and distributed computing, high performance computing, and computational simulation and modeling is preferred.

How to Apply

Required documents include: a cover letter, including a description of teaching experience and philosophy and comments on any efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging; a current CV; and course evaluations for all recently taught courses. Candidates are also required to submit the names and contact information for three to five references. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received. Applicants can apply using this link: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9799.

 We encourage candidates to apply by November 15, 2020, but will continue to review applications until the position is filled.

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