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Tenure Track Faculty Positions Available in Computer Science

Description of Positions

Balance. Research & Teaching, Theory & Practice, Innovation & Fundamentals, Classes & Projects. Balance defines life at WPI. If you are that unique individual who strives for and achieves it, consider joining the faculty at WPI.

The Computer Science Department anticipates hiring one or more tenure-track faculty for the Fall of 2014 whose expertise is in the following areas: Computer Security including network, system, or software security, forensics and usable security; Data Sciences including databases, data mining, big data analytics and working with different application domains; Bioinformatics working in a cross-disciplinary program with faculty from Biology and Mathematics; Serious Games working with faculty in our Interactive Media & Game Development as well as our Learning Sciences & Technologies interdisciplinary programs; and Algorithms, particularly with connections to previously listed areas.

In addition to these specific areas, outstanding candidates in any area will receive full consideration. Candidates should have a PhD in Computer Science or a closely related field, and the potential for excellence in research and teaching.

Founded in 1865, WPI is one of the nation's first technological universities. A highly selective private university located within an hour of Boston, WPI is consistently ranked among the top 60 research institutions by US News & World Report. The university is home to an innovative and intensive project-based curriculum that empowers students with the knowledge and skills to address real world problems around the globe, an approach repeatedly cited for excellence by The Fiske Guide to Colleges and The Princeton Review.

Located in the heart of New England, WPI is surrounded by cultural and recreational opportunities. The UMass Medical Center, a large number of technology companies and many colleges and universities are located in the immediate area making it ideal for two-career families.

Questions about the hiring process should be sent to Applications should be submitted per instructions at Specifically, applicants should apply for positions in Bioinformatics or Data Science with all other applicants applying for the position specific to Computer Science.

You will need to include detailed research and teaching statements, vitae and contact information for at least three references.

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

To enrich education through diversity, WPI is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

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