Assistant Professor, Computer Science

  • Professional
  • Troy, New York
  • Posted 3 months ago
  • Expires on: February 29, 2024

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in Troy, NY, invites applications for a tenure-track position in computer science, in the areas of systems, software and programming languages, quantum computing, algorithmic and theoretical foundations, and the interrelationships between these areas. Strong applicants in other areas will also be considered.

Rensselaer has invested significant resources into quantum computing. It will be the first university in the world to house on campus IBM’s integrated quantum system comprising the 127-qubit “Eagle” quantum processor. Rensselaer also launched the Future of Computing Institute focused on computing paradigms, infrastructure, languages, and software services to solve challenges facing national and global security.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Computer Science or a related area and must show evidence of research distinction and interest in education. Successful candidates will have duties that include developing and maintaining robust programs of research and scholarship, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, and service to the department, to Rensselaer, and to the professional community.

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Expected hiring range: $110,000-$130,000

The selected candidate’s salary will be determined based on factors that include the available budget, internal equity, and the final candidate’s qualifications, experience, education and other job-related credentials.

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