BU CS invites applications for new faculty members!

Boston University Computer Science is part of a 3-year hiring initiative in AI, coordinated by the Faculty of Computing and Data Sciences (CDS). In its second year, the search invites applications for eight tenure-track faculty positions. Review of applications will start on November 1, 2023 and will continue on a rolling basis until April 15, 2024. Details on the initiative and how to apply can be found here. Applicants can indicate Computer Science as their choice for appointment.

You are also encouraged to explore other opportunities at BU, including tenure-track faculty positions in Computer Systems at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. Many ECE faculty are affiliated with our department.

The Department of Computer Science is in the midst of an extended period of sustained growth, and is looking to both deepen areas of existing strength as well as to broaden into additional, new areas.  Over the past several years, the tenure track faculty size has grown by 50%, with corresponding increases in graduate student population as well as in space and other resources. In January 2023, Boston University broke ground on a new 17-story, 350,000-square-foot Center for Computing & Data Sciences, to house Computer Science along with other units contributing to Data Science.

Boston University, which has steadily increased in rankings over the past decade, is committed to nurturing and supporting interdisciplinary and cross-departmental research. BU is situated centrally in Boston, a vibrant city with an enormous range of options for industrial and academic collaboration around technology.

The Department of  Computer Science consists of a diverse group of 36 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, and offers programs leading to B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. The Department has research strengths in data mining, databases, graphics, image and video computing, machine learning, natural language processing, networking, distributed systems, operating systems, software design and implementation, real-time systems, security and cryptography, and theory of computation and algorithms. In addition, members of the Department collaborate closely with faculty across the university including mathematics and statistics, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, biology, earth and environment, economics, law, medicine, among others. Additional information about the Department is available at http://www.bu.edu/cs.

Boston University as well as the Department of Computer Science expect excellence in research and in teaching and are committed to building a culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse scholarly community.

The department’s expectations for successful candidates for tenure in Computer Science can be found here.

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.