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Brown CS Announces A Search For Two Faculty Positions


    The Department of Computer Science at Brown University seeks applicants for faculty positions in the following areas, broadly construed:

    • robotics, including such diverse applications as manipulation and navigation and human-robot interaction, and such diverse methods as machine learning and computer vision and programming languages; and
    • graphics, visualization, and interaction, including such diverse areas as computational photography, interaction devices and systems, and information visualization.

    The positions are expected to start on September 1, 2016. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research will help us build bridges to university-level priorities in data science and humanity-centered robotics, as well as other areas of strength in the department. We will consider applications at all levels, with a preference for junior candidates. We strongly encourage applications from women and under-represented minorities.

    The department has 27 tenured and tenure-­track faculty members as well as several adjunct, research, and visiting faculty members. Department members frequently take advantage of Brown's interdisciplinary culture via collaborations with numerous other departments and centers, including Africana Studies, Applied Mathematics, Art, Biology, Brain Science, Cognitive Linguistic and Psychological Sciences, Computational Molecular Biology, Computer Vision, Economics, Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine, the Physical Sciences, and Psychology.

    Brown University is located in Providence, RI, an hour from Boston and about three hours from New York City. Providence is a small city with big life: it has distinctive architecture, a vibrant arts community, superb food, easy access to major East Coast metropolises, and spectacular coastlines only minutes away. To learn more, go to

    Applications should be completed by December 15, 2015. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

    Inquiries may be addressed to


    Junior applicants must have completed all requirements for the doctoral degree by September 1, 2016. The initial appointment as assistant professor is for four years and is renewable. 

    Application Instructions

    All applicants must submit a curriculum vita and brief statements of research and teaching interests. The department emphasizes  quality and impact over quantity in evaluating the work of candidates, as also recommended by the CRA, so applicants should also identify a small number of the best results (papers, systems, etc.) for their contributions are significant.

    Applicants for a junior position must submit at least 3 letters of reference; senior candidates must submit 5 names of references whom the committee may contact.

    Applications must be submitted via Interfolio; the application page is, and requests all necessary information from each applicant.