Professor of Computer Science

The University of Chicago
Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science in the Physical Sciences Division at the University of Chicago invites applications for tenured faculty positions at the rank of Professor. The search is open with respect to subfield, but we encourage applications from investigators working in Computer Systems, Quantum Computing, Robotics, Theoretical Computer Science and Visual Computing.

Members of the faculty are expected to lead research programs that will produce significant contributions to a field, and teach and mentor at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Department of Computer Science ( is the hub of a large, diverse community of researchers focused on advancing the foundations of computing and driving its most advanced applications.  The larger computer science community at the University of Chicago includes the Data Science Institute (jointly run by the departments of computer science and statistics), the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC), the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Argonne National Laboratory.  We encourage connections with researchers across the university in such areas as bioinformatics, data science, mathematics, molecular engineering, linguistics, statistics, public policy, and social science, among others: the University’s culture is highly collaborative.

The University of Chicago is in the midst of an ambitious, multi-year effort to significantly expand its computing and data science activities. The Department of Computer Science is housed in a newly-designed, state-of-the-art building that encourages collaboration, experimentation and interaction.

All University departments and institutes are charged with building a faculty from a diversity of backgrounds and with diverse viewpoints; with cultivating an inclusive community that values freedom of expression; and with welcoming and supporting all their members.


Completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field is required at the time of appointment. Candidates must have evidence of leadership in their field and successful independent research.

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted online through the University of Chicago’s Academic Jobs website:

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2022 and will continue until all positions are filled.

The following materials are required:

-cover letter;
-curriculum vitae including a list of publications;
-statement describing past and current research accomplishments and outlining future research plans;
-description of teaching and mentoring philosophy and experience;

The following materials are optional:

-up to three sample publications;
-names of three or more people who can provide confidential letters of recommendation.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-3988 or email with their request.