Positions

The following positions are currently available:

Faculty

Tenure-track Faculty in Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at Brown University is hiring a tenure-track faculty member at the level of Assistant Professor. We strive to build a diverse and inclusive environment for all members of our community, and are particularly interested in candidates whose scholarship, teaching and service can further our efforts. Brown also aims to foster a diverse and inclusive environment; its detailed vision and action plan for realizing this commitment is articulated in Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion

We are focused on candidates whose research addresses at least one of the following:

While we are specifically interested in candidates who connect to the areas listed above, we will also consider other candidates who have the potential to make exceptional contributions to our goals. Applicants whose research may relate to our other open position in Data Science (https://apply.interfolio.com/80251) are encouraged to apply to both searches.

These positions are a part of a major expansion plan for the department as it works to increase its faculty roster by close to 50% over a five-year period. While many of these positions will be used to strengthen and expand core CS areas, some will be used to build bridges with other campus disciplines to facilitate interdisciplinary research and teaching. As a part of our overall plan, we are also emphasizing socially responsible computing throughout our curriculum.   

The department has 31 tenure-stream and 3 research faculty members, 3 lecturers, and several adjunct and visiting faculty members. In addition to its strong graduate program, the department has a strong undergraduate culture, anchored by a mature, 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 including Applied Mathematics, Biology, Brain Sciences, Cognitive Linguistic and Psychological Sciences, Economics, Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine, Public Health, Public Policy, and Visual Arts, as well as the Rhode Island School of Design. CS is a founding partner and plays key roles in major university-wide programs and initiatives including Data Science, Humanity Centered Robotics, Cybersecurity, and Computational and Molecular Biology.

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, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. The department is similarly committed to building a diverse faculty and strongly encourages women, underrepresented minorities and those who can contribute to the excellence, diversity, and inclusivity of our academic community. We strongly encourage the candidates to report any relevant experience, including work with diverse constituents, and plans in their teaching statements or in a separate diversity statement. 

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

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 must submit a cover letter, a CV, a teaching statement, and a research statement. Candidates must also arrange for at least three letters of reference to be submitted through the application website. Please also provide a diversity statement (which can be included as a part of your teaching statement), in which you summarize your past and planned contributions to diversity and inclusion. These contributions may arise from teaching/mentoring, outreach, lived experience, or other activities. (For additional information about the university's and department's commitment to diversity and inclusion, see www.brown.edu/about/administration/institutional-diversity/pathways and www.cs.brown.edu/about/diversity.) We are eager to try to accommodate the needs of, and welcome applications from, dual career couples.

Applications will be considered until the position(s) are filled but we strongly encourage the candidates to submit complete applications (including reference letters) by December 1, 2020 for full consideration. We will start application reviews and interviewing immediately and highly encourage early applications. Applicants who would like confidentiality should explicitly mention this desire in the first paragraph of their cover letters. To apply, please use Interfolio: (https://apply.interfolio.com/79395). Inquiries may be addressed to: faculty_search_2021@lists.cs.brown.edu.


Open-rank Faculty Position in Data Science

The Data Science Initiative (DSI)  at Brown University seeks applications for an open rank faculty position, in partnership with Brown University’s Department of Computer Science. Successful candidates will have a joint appointment and space for themselves and trainees in DSI, with the Department of Computer Science as their tenure home.  

Engaging partners across campus and beyond, DSI facilitates and conducts both domain-driven and fundamental research in data science, educates the next generation of data scientists, and is particularly interested in the impact of the data revolution on culture, society, and social justice. DSI and CS strive to build a diverse and inclusive environment for all members of our community, and are particularly interested in candidates whose scholarship, teaching and service can further our efforts. Brown also aims to foster a diverse and inclusive environment; its detailed vision and action plan for realizing this commitment is articulated in Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion (see more details in Application Instructions below).

While we welcome applicants working on a range of fundamental problems areas in data science and computer science, we are particularly interested in candidates whose work addresses real-world societal challenges in domains such as social equity and justice, and health. The Department of Computer Science is conducting an additional faculty search for an Assistant Professor; candidates who wish to be considered in both searches should apply to each search separately; detailed information on the CS search is available at https://apply.interfolio.com/79395.

DSI was founded in 2016 and serves as a campus hub at Brown University for research and education in data science; recent faculty hires have happened in partnership with the Department of Biostatistics (School of Public Health) and the Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences. On 164 Angell Street in the heart of Brown University’s main campus, DSI is co-located with and partners with Brown University’s Center for Computational Molecular Biology, whose core faculty are drawn from the Departments of Computer Science, Biostatistics, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry, as well as the Division of Applied Mathematics. 164 Angell Street also houses Brown’s Carney Institute for Brain Sciences

Junior applicants must have completed all requirements for the doctoral degree by the start of the position. The initial appointment as assistant professor at Brown University is for four years and is renewable. Applicants for a junior position must submit three letters of reference, and applicants for senior positions should submit five names of references whom the committee may contact. We are also eager to try to accommodate the needs of, and welcome applications from, dual career couples.

To apply for this position, please go to https://apply.interfolio.com/80251 and submit curriculum vitae, concise research and teaching statements, diversity statement (discussed further below), and for junior applicants, three letters of recommendation, with at least one letter addressing the applicant’s teaching abilities and experience. Applicants for senior positions should submit five names of references whom the committee may contact.

In the diversity statement, we ask that applicants summarize their past or planned contributions to diversity and inclusion. These contributions may arise from teaching/mentoring, outreach activities, lived experience, or other activities. (For additional information about the university's and Computer Science department's commitment to diversity and inclusion, see www.brown.edu/about/administration/institutional-diversity/pathways and www.cs.brown.edu/about/diversity.) 

To receive full consideration, please submit all application materials by December 1, 2020.

Inquiries should be addressed to dsi-info@brown.edu.


Lecturer in Computer Science

We're seeking applicants for a faculty position at the rank of lecturer, senior lecturer, or distinguished senior lecturer. We strive to build a diverse and inclusive environment for all members of our community, and are particularly interested in candidates whose teaching, service, and scholarship (if applicable) can further our efforts. Brown also aims to foster a diverse and inclusive environment; its detailed vision and action plan for realizing this commitment is articulated in Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion.  

The initial appointment would be for a 3-year period (renewable with potential for promotion and longer-term contracts). This position is part of a major expansion plan for the department as it is increasing its roster by 50% over the next few years. The position involves teaching four undergraduate courses per year and advising undergraduate CS majors. At least some of the teaching would be in first- and second-year courses. Candidates will also teach some upper-level undergraduate courses, based on their expertise and department needs.  The department seeks candidates who will contribute to its overall intellectual culture; lecturers are included in faculty meetings, advise undergraduate research projects, and participate in graduate research with the rest of the faculty. Lecturers with substantial research participation and supporting funds may be eligible for periodic course release. The department values teaching and educational innovation, and welcomes candidates interested in formally researching computing education in the context of their teaching. We are also emphasizing socially responsible computing throughout our curriculum.   

Brown offers a vibrant community for both teaching and research, with 31 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, three  lecturers, three research faculty and several affiliated, adjunct, and visiting faculty members. The department has a strong undergraduate culture, anchored by a mature program for undergraduate teaching assistants (endowed at $10 million), as well as a long history of top-caliber published undergraduate research. Research and graduate programs leverage disciplinary strengths in CS as well as Brown’s broader interdisciplinary culture. CS is a founding partner in multiple university-wide initiatives including Data Science, Computational and Molecular Biology, Cybersecurity, and Human-Centered Robotics.

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, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. The department is similarly committed to building a diverse faculty and strongly encourages women, underrepresented minorities and those who can contribute to the excellence, diversity, and inclusivity of our academic community. We ask the candidates to report any relevant experience, including work with diverse constituents, and plans in their teaching statements.

Brown University is located in Providence, RI, close to Narragansett Bay, an hour from Boston and about three hours from New York City. Providence has been consistently rated among the Northeast's most livable cities and is home to diverse intellectual, artistic, and business communities.

The position is expected to start in the fall of 2021. In selecting candidates, we will consider quality of teaching, evidence of effective teaching, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and compatibility with the area needs and interests of the department, as well as potential for effective participation in department or university activities. For all applicants, we will consider potential for impact beyond Brown (through teaching, research, significant system building, outreach, or other professional activities, as appropriate for the candidate). Applicants must have a Ph.D. by the start of the position. Applicants must submit a cover letter, a CV, a teaching statement, a diversity statement (which can be included in the teaching statement) and a research statement (or a statement describing other significant professional activities beyond classroom instruction). Candidates must also arrange for at least three letters of reference to be submitted through the application website.

To apply, please use Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/79399). Review will begin on November 1, 2020, but applications will be considered until the position is filled. Inquiries may be addressed to: teaching_faculty_search_2021@lists.cs.brown.edu.

Staff

There are no staff positions available at this time.