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Computer Science Open Positions

The Tulane Computer Science Department is seeking candidates for the following open positions to begin Fall 2015:


Faculty Positions

To Apply

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 February 1, 2015; the review and interview process will continue until the position is filled. Positions are subject to final administrative approval.

All applicants should apply electronically via the following link: https://apply.interfolio.com/27214.

The Tulane University Computer Science Department is seeking candidates for multiple open positions at all levels. Candidates at the Associate and Full Professor level are especially encouraged to apply. These positions begin in Fall 2015. This is part of a multi-year effort to build a new program in computer science that focuses on interdisciplinary research with other areas represented at Tulane. Interested applicants should review the research interests of the department faculty, as well as those of other departments at Tulane to determine the potential for research collaboration.

The areas of focus are:

Systems: We are interested in establishing a research group in systems that can take advantage of the collaborative opportunities at Tulane. Areas of focus include high-performance computing, big data and database research. Applications from candidates in other areas, such as distributed systems, also are encouraged, Researchers in these areas would have opportunities for collaboration at Tulane in a wide array of areas, from the sciences and engineering, to the health sciences, to emerging areas in the liberal arts.

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning: We also are seeking to establish a research group in machine learning. In addition to broadening the representation of AI in the department, participation is possible in computational biology research already underway between the department and colleagues in the health sciences on Tulane’s downtown campus. The department also is launching a Masters program in computational linguistics in collaboration with faculty in linguistics.

We also welcome applications by outstanding candidates from other areas of Computer Science. We particularly encourage applications from candidates who are interested in helping us build a program that emphasizes the application of computer science to areas where its principles and tools can have a defining impact on the course of research.

Electronic Applications

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 February 1, 2015; the review and interview process will continue until the position is filled. Positions are subject to final administrative approval.

All applicants should apply electronically via the following link:
https://apply.interfolio.com/27214.

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 embarked on its new program in July 2012. We currently have four tenured/tenure-track 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 also have a Professor of Practice who oversees our undergraduate program. Overall, our goal is to achieve a critical mass of 10 tenured/tenure-track faculty within the next 2-3 years. Going forward, we expect to achieve a stable state of 15 faculty within the next 3-5 years.

The department offers an undergraduate coordinate major in computer science. The program educates undergraduates in computer science and its applications to the myriad areas of active research at Tulane. Each student is required to complete a capstone project in their senior year that forms a component of the capstone project for their primary major, in which the student demonstrates the application of computer science to the primary major.

We also have an interdisciplinary PhD program in collaboration with a number of departments and programs at Tulane. These include mathematics and statistics, biology, the health sciences, psychology and the linguistics faculty, among other possibilities. In this program, individualized curricula are devised to suit the particular interests of each student, focusing on the area of application and developing a group of computer science and disciplinary courses that reflect that interest.

Our next goal is to establish a stand-alone PhD program. The areas of focus listed above are needed in order to broaden our expertise enough to allow us to prepare a credible PhD program proposal.

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:



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Tulane has close ties with IHMC — Professor K. Brent Venable has a joint appointment at IHMC. Any of the 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.


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