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Computer Science Open Positions

The Tulane Computer Science Department is seeking candidates for the following open positions to begin Fall 2014:


Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

To Apply

Applications for the regular positions can be submitted to:

Regular Positions Search Committee
Computer Science Department
Tulane University
Stanley Thomas Hall 303
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118

Tulane is seeking applicants for two tenure-track or tenured positions. These positions are subject to final budget approval. The rank of each appointment (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor) will depend on the successful candidates. Candidates in all areas are invited to apply, but applicants in machine learning and in systems will be given additional consideration. There is a potential for a joint appointment in either area with IHMC — see details below. The successful candidates will have internationally recognized research programs that include applications to areas of science and engineering related to computer science, a history of research funding, and a record of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

A complete application should include a CV, statements on research and on teaching, and at least three letters of recommendation, either included in the submission or sent separately by the letter writers. Applications for this position will be reviewed starting January 1, 2014; the review and interview process will continue until the position is filled.

Electronic Applications

Applications for either of the tenure-track positions can be made online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3668. Applicants also can apply by sending an application packet to cshiring@tulane.edu. The Subject line should state that the application is for a Regular Position.

Tulane University is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / ADA Employer that is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. We therefore encourage applications from underrepresented groups.


Professor of Practice Position

To Apply

Applications for the Professor of Practice can be submitted to:

POP Search Committee
Computer Science Department
Tulane University
Stanley Thomas Hall 303
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118

Tulane is seeking applicants for a Professor of Practice position in computer science. This is a non-tenure-track position with an initial appointment of three years, subject to final budget approval. Renewals are possible as long as the need for the position continues, and upon the second renewal, the position can be promoted to Senior Professor of Practice, with a term of five years. The duties include teaching up to three courses per semester, helping design and develop new course offerings, and helping mentor undergraduate majors in their capstone projects. Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in Computer Science and a record of excellence in teaching computer science in a broad range of courses at varying levels. Candidates with experience teaching courses in networking and systems are particularly encouraged to apply.

A complete application should include a CV, a teaching statement, documentation of teaching excellence, and at least three letters of recommendation that address teaching. Applications should be received by January 1, 2014 to receive full consideration for this position.

Electronic Applications

Applications for the Professor of Practice position can be made online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3667. Applicants also can apply by sending an application packet to cshiring@tulane.edu. The Subject line should state that the application is for the Professor of Practice position.

Tulane University is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / ADA Employer that is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. We therefore encourage applications from underrepresented groups.


Information about the Computer Science Department and about Tulane University

The Tulane Computer Science department was re-established in July 2012. We currently have four faculty, each of whom is working on applying computer science to related areas of research. These areas include structural computational biology, computational geometry, artificial intelligence and computational social choice, and the application of mathematics and logic to computer science. We currently offer an undergraduate coordinate major in computer science, and our immediate goal is to establish a Ph.D. program — we hope to welcome the first entering class in Fall 2016. Overall, our goal is to build a department populated by faculty and students who are working on core computer science research and its application to other areas of science, engineering and the social and health sciences. More information about the faculty and their research interests can be found on the Computer Science Department home page.

The Tulane Computer Science Department is housed in the School of Science and Engineering, which has strong research representation in a number of areas that are relevant to the searches we are conducting. View Departments »

Included among these are:


There also are strong links to the health sciences, including:



The Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition

The Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition is an independent not-for-profit research institute of the State University System of Florida. IHMC has grown into one of the nation’s premier research institutes with multiple university and industry affiliations and more than 100 researchers and staff investigating a broad range of topics related to understanding cognition in both humans and machines. Current active research areas include: artificial intelligence, cognitive science, knowledge modeling and sharing, adjustable autonomy, robotics and exoskeletons, advanced interfaces and displays, cyber security, communication and collaboration, linguistics, computer-mediated learning systems, intelligent data understanding, software agents, expertise studies, work practice simulation, knowledge representation, big data and machine learning, and other related areas. IHMC researchers receive funding from a wide range of government and private sources. IHMC research partners have included: DARPA, NSF, NASA, Army, Navy, Air Force, NIH, IARPA, DOT, IDEO, Raytheon, IBM, Microsoft, Rockwell Collins, Boeing, Lockheed, SAIC, and many others.

Tulane has close ties with IHMC — Professor K. Brent Venable has a joint appointment at IHMC. Either of the regular appointments could have a similar joint appointment splitting time between Tulane and IHMC. In addition to someone who shares interests with Professor Venable, the areas of particular interest include:


  • Machine Learning and Big Data, which are becoming enabling technologies for other areas of joint interest — cyber security and natural language to name two
  • Natural language and dialogue systems, which is one of IHMC’s strengths
  • Ad hoc networks and the related area of Agile Computing, which have strong representation at IHMC.

IHMC is a leader in robotics, particularly walking robots and exoskeletons, areas that already have representation at Tulane in the Biomedical Engineering Department.


Institute for Human and Machine Cognition

School of Science and Engineering, 201 Lindy Boggs Center, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5764 sse@tulane.edu