Tenure-Track and Research Faculty Positions

Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago
Department of Computer Science

Tenure-Track and Research Faculty Positions at the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago

The Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC) invites applications for the following faculty positions in computer science:

While we welcome applications from many areas of computer science, we will give preference to candidates working in the following areas:

  • machine learning
  • computer vision
  • natural language processing and speech
  • robotics
  • computational biology
  • algorithms and complexity theory

About TTIC

TTIC (www.ttic.edu) is a philanthropically endowed academic institute dedicated to fundamental research and graduate education in computer science. All TTIC faculty positions are supported by the endowment.

TTIC produces cutting-edge research and offers world-class graduate education. Our faculty routinely publish their results at top conferences and are recognized with distinctions such as the Sloan Research Fellowships, NSF CAREER Awards, Best Paper Awards, and the NAS Michael and Sheila Held Prize. TTIC research faculty alumni have an excellent employment track record (https://www.ttic.edu/faculty-alumni/).

Further, TTIC faculty members enjoy a uniquely light teaching load, which helps them focus on their research. TTIC has only PhD students, so all courses and activities are focused on advanced learning and research.

Located on the University of Chicago campus, TTIC has strong ties to the University as well as providing opportunities to collaborate with UChicago faculty and students.

We invite candidates with an outstanding academic record and passion for computer science research to join our world-class team of tenured/tenure-track and research faculty members (www.ttic.edu/faculty/).

Teaching Requirements

Tenured/tenure-track faculty teach one quarter per year. Research faculty have no teaching duties, but have the opportunity to teach and co-advise students.

TTIC/Simons-Berkeley Joint Program

Applicants for research assistant professor (RAP) positions in relevant areas are encouraged to simultaneously apply for the TTIC RAP program and the Simons-Berkeley Research Fellowship.

Applicants selected by both institutions will be able to participate in a program at the Simons Institute before joining TTIC. Please note that applicants interested in the joint program must submit separate applications to TTIC and the Simons Institute.


We will start reviewing applications on December 1, 2022, and will continue until the positions are filled.

Application Requirements

  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • research statement
  • teaching statement (optional for Research Assistant Professor applicants)
  • names and contact information of at least three references

If interested in the joint program with the Simons Institute, please check the Simons Fellowship requirements (https://simons.berkeley.edu/programs/fellows). Please note that the Simons Institute has a different deadline.

Where to Apply

Please apply here: https://ttic.edu/facultyapplication

Senior applicants may directly contact the Chief Academic Officer (avrim@ttic.edu) or faculty members in their areas.



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