Open Faculty Positions

CDS Faculty Search (2022)

The Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences at Boston University invites applications for one tenured Associate Professor position and three tenure-track Assistant Professor positions. Qualifications required of all applicants include a PhD in any of the disciplines that span computing and data science; a strong record of research; a demonstrated capacity for interdisciplinary collaboration; and a commitment to innovative teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Founded in 2019, the Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences is a university-wide, degree-granting academic unit focused on core and applied areas of computing, computational, and data-driven inquiry. Housed in an iconic 19-story building with a convention-bending design to be completed in 2022, CDS complements traditional cognate academic disciplines by laying the foundation for innovation-driven, civic-minded computing to maximize the real-world impact of research, curricular, and co-curricular programs that are thematically aligned with strategic goals of the university.

Boston University expects excellence in teaching and in research and is committed to building a culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse scholarly community, which is essential to its mission as expressed at BU is an AAU institution with a rich tradition of inclusion and social justice. We are proud of our record, including being the first American university to award a PhD to a woman and the university from which Martin Luther King Jr. received his PhD. We are dedicated to increasing participation of all talented students, especially women and other underrepresented groups in Computing and Data Sciences.

All candidates pursuing research at the nexus of computing and data sciences will be considered. Candidates from underrepresented groups and candidates working in the following broad areas of research are encouraged to apply:

(1) Basic research focused on the design, analysis, and implementation of data mining, machine learning, and AI systems, which are inspired by concepts from and/or address unique challenges arising in specific application domains, ranging from the natural, physical, biomedical, and social sciences to economics, education, public health, business intelligence, emerging media communications, computational humanities, and digital arts.

(2) Basic research focused on the design, implementation, and application of computational and data science methodologies and platforms to tackle important problems in biology, including research in algorithm development, computational modeling, machine learning, data mining, AI systems, and tools for generating and analyzing large biological datasets across all fields of biology and medicine, broadly interpreted.

(3) Fundamental, applied, and empirical research examining socio-technical and human-in-the-loop machine learning and AI systems operating within the context of legal, societal, economic, and public policy frameworks, including consideration of transparency, fairness, privacy, security, verifiability, and trust of data and software systems as they relate to concepts of autonomy, consent, governance, liability, and ethics.

We are accepting applications for three tenure-track positions – one in each of the three areas identified above. We are also accepting applications for a tenured position in the first of the three area identified above. Consideration and review of applications will start on November 1, 2021, and will continue on a rolling basis until April 15, 2022. Interested applicants should apply at

BU is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

// Applicants are also encouraged to consider teaching faculty positions in CDS, as well as faculty positions in related academic units at BU, including a tenure-track faculty search pursued jointly with Law School and cognate tenure-track faculty searches in the departments of Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Mathematics & Statistics.

// Upon request and review, successful candidates will have the opportunity to secure secondary appointments in cognate academic units at Boston University as appropriate.