The following faculty and postdoctoral positions are currently available:

Faculty Positions

The Department of Computer Science at Brown University is hiring multiple tenure-track faculty members at the level of Assistant Professor in several strategic research areas.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Science and Technology

Application website: http://apply.interfolio.com/135124

For this search, we are specifically interested in candidates doing interdisciplinary research, with experience in both computer science and another area of interest. The interdisciplinary combinations we are seeking are one of:

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Visual Computing & CS Education

Application website: http://apply.interfolio.com/135116

For this search, we are specifically interested in candidates whose research focus is in visual computing (i.e., areas related to computer graphics and computer vision) or CS education, including, but not limited to:

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Architecture & Databases

Application website: http://apply.interfolio.com/134965

For this search, we are specifically interested in candidates whose research focus is in architecture and database systems, including but not limited to: 

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Computer Systems

Application website: http://apply.interfolio.com/135118

For this search, we are specifically interested in candidates whose research focus is in core computer systems, including, but not limited to:

How to Apply

Applicants must have completed all requirements for the doctoral degree by the start of the position. The initial appointment as assistant professor is for four years and is renewable. Applicants should submit the following materials on the application website for the search they are interested in: (1) cover letter; (2) CV; (3) research statement; (4) teaching statement; and (5) diversity statement. Applicants should also arrange for three or four letters of reference to be submitted through the application website. The diversity statement should summarize past and planned contributions by the candidate to diversity and inclusion. These contributions may arise from research, teaching/mentoring, outreach, lived experience, or other activities. 

We welcome applications from and will try to accommodate the needs of dual-career couples. 

We ask candidates and their references to submit complete applications by December 1, 2023, for full consideration; soon after that, we will stop considering new applications and start making initial invitations for interviews. Applicants who would like confidentiality should explicitly mention this desire in the first paragraph of their cover letters. Inquiries may be addressed to: faculty_search_2024@lists.cs.brown.edu.

The department strives to build a diverse and inclusive environment for all members of our community and is particularly interested in candidates whose experience, teaching, service, or scholarship can further these efforts. Our department’s vision and plan for diversity fit within Brown’s broader commitment. We are pursuing a major expansion of our faculty roster in the near term.  While many of these positions will strengthen and expand core and emerging CS areas, some will be used to build bridges with other campus disciplines to facilitate interdisciplinary research and teaching. As a part of our growth plan, we also emphasize socially responsible computing throughout our curriculum and research.   

The department has 33 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 16 teaching faculty, 2 research faculty, and 26 affiliated and visiting faculty. In addition to its strong doctoral and Master’s programs, the department has a thriving undergraduate culture, anchored by its flagship endowed program for undergraduate teaching assistants and research assistants. Department members frequently take advantage of Brown's interdisciplinary culture via collaborations with numerous other Brown units. CS has a strong partnership with major university-wide institutes and centers, including the Data Science Institute,  the Center for Computational Molecular Biology, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, the Carney Institute for Brain Science, and the recently launched  Center for Technology Responsibility. 

Brown University is located in Providence, RI, 50 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City, both accessible via frequent rail service, and close to Narragansett Bay. Providence is consistently rated among the Northeast's most livable cities and is home to diverse intellectual, artistic, and business communities.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and global academic community. As an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without discrimination on the basis of gender, race, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Postdoctoral Opportunities

Presidential Postdoctoral Research Associate

Brown University invites applications for its 2023-25 Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowships, a two-year program designed to support the development of early career scholars from diverse backgrounds (with particular attention to historically underrepresented groups) who show promise as innovative scholars. The fellows’ research interests must align with an existing academic program or institute at Brown University.

Successful candidates will teach one course per year as part of the appointment and will participate in activities related to the Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows Program. This postdoctoral fellowship is not renewable beyond year two.

Scholars with a Ph.D. in the physical sciences, engineering, life sciences, humanities, or social sciences will be considered.  Candidates  will be considered if their dissertation is completed by July 1, 2023. We are interested in scholars who demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and three confidential letters of recommendation.

The cover letter should include a description of your research and teaching interests, your work and interest in diversity and inclusion. You should also identify the academic department(s) and/or institute(s) in which you would like to work. Priority review will be given to applicants who apply by February 1, 2023.

To apply, please use Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/117883

Provost’s STEM Postdoctoral Fellowships for Diversity, Inclusion, and Impact

Brown University is pleased to announce the  Provost’s STEM Postdoctoral Fellow Program.  Fellows, appointed for two years, will form a multidisciplinary cohort of scholars with tenure-track faculty aspirations who can leverage Brown's unique low-boundary collaborative environment to build exceptionally creative and influential projects across STEM disciplines. Teaching and mentoring opportunities may also be arranged for interested Fellows.  We seek candidates with the ability to work successfully in multidisciplinary teams and with demonstrated evidence of sustained support for the inclusion of members underrepresented groups in their disciplines.  Interested candidates with a recent Ph.D. in any STEM area are encouraged to apply.  The anticipated start date for the positions is July 1, 2023. Other start dates may be considered.

Successful candidates will work under the close guidance of discipline-specific Brown faculty as well as collaborate with a community of faculty and staff who will help galvanize and coordinate cross-disciplinary activity as part of Brown’s STEMJazz organization.  Fellows will engage in bi-weekly cohort meetings for detailed technical exchange and will participate in a variety of workshops to amplify skills, productivity, and impact in preparation for academic careers. 

We will consider candidates in all STEM disciplines represented in the University’s academic departments, centers, and Institutes across Engineering, the Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and the School of Public Health. We also welcome applications from dual career couples and will work to accommodate the needs of both partners.

Applicants must have or expect to complete a doctoral degree before the start of the position. Successful candidates must have a record of demonstrated support for diversity and inclusion through their research, teaching and service. They must hold the promise of exceptional contributions to their departments’ scholarship.

Applicants must submit a cover letter listing up to three academic departments, centers, and/or institutes aligned with their expertise and interests, a CV, a research statement  that exhibits their potential for multidisciplinary work, and a diversity statement. In this last document, please summarize your past and planned contributions to diversity and inclusion in your discipline and in potential allied disciplines. These contributions may arise from scholarship, teaching/mentoring, service, or other activities. Optional: Candidates may arrange for up to  three letters of reference to be submitted on their behalf. Applicants who choose not to supply reference letters now will not be disadvantaged. They may be asked for references later in the search process.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis but we strongly encourage the candidates to submit complete applications by January 9, 2023. We will start application reviews and interviewing immediately, and we highly encourage early applications. To apply, please use Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/117882. Inquiries may be addressed to Christopher Rose, Associate Provost for STEM Initiatives at: christopher_rose at brown.edu.


There are no staff positions available at this time.