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Assistant Professor/Tenure -Track Faculty in Computer Science (AI, ML, SE, Privacy/Security)

Apply now Job no: 495299
Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: College of Computing and Informatics, Drexel University

About Drexel 

Drexel is a private university committed to research with real-world applications. The university has over 24,000 students in 15 colleges and schools and offers one of the largest and best-known cooperative education programs in the country, with over 1,600 co-op employers.  Drexel is located on Philadelphia’s “Avenue of Technology” in the University City district, a hub of the academic, cultural, and historical resources of the nation’s eighth-largest metropolitan region.

The College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) is uniquely positioned as an interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial research and education leader for the 21st century. The two departments complement each other to offer trailblazing research and education to drive innovation to the digital future. CCI has seen substantial enrollment growth to over 2000 students, and has introduced new programs in Data Science and in AI and Machine Learning. Over the past year, CCI has relocated to a brand new state-of-the-art building and successfully recruited 10 new faculty. With a commitment to further expand the college and grow the faculty in key areas of strength, CCI seeks intellectually curious and rigorous candidates to engage in cutting-edge research and teaching. Successful applicants will be expected to establish strong sponsored research programs, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, advise and mentor Ph.D. students, and engage in service to the college, the university, and the global academic community. Candidates must be able to work with individuals across disciplines both internal and external to the College.

Job Summary:

The College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) invites applications for multiple tenure-track and tenured faculty positions at the Assistant Professor and Associate Professor levels. Preference will be given to applicants in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Privacy/Security, and Software Engineering. We welcome applicants with an interest in using these areas of expertise to solve socially relevant problems. The positions are open in the Department of Computer Science. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Information Science, or a related field by the time of appointment, as well as a record of high-quality scholarly activities. Applicants for senior positions are expected to have demonstrated exceptional leadership in large-scale, multidisciplinary research programs.

Essential Functions 

Establish/maintain strong sponsored research, Teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Advise Ph.D. students. Provide service to the college and/or university.

Required Qualifications 

PhD, Computer Science, or related field.

zero to a minimum of 20 years’ experience.

Other Requirements

Record of high-quality scholarly activities. Must be able to work with individuals across a spectrum of disciplines both internal and external to the College.

Physical Demands 

Typically sitting at a desk/table.


University City – Philadelphia, PA

Special Instructions:

Applicants should submit the following materials - a cover letter, CV, list of references, and statements describing their research program and teaching interests.  Applications must be submitted online at Drexel Careers to be considered.

Please apply online for Computer Science or for Information Science. If both areas are relevant, apply to the one you see as the best fit and include your preferences for consideration in the cover letter.

Evaluation of applications will be conducted on a rolling basis. Applicants should apply by February 1, 2021, for full consideration.

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The College of Computing & Informatics is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University's acceptance of the results of the background investigation. 

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