Tenured Professor in Computer Science Harvard University, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences






Tenured Professor in Computer Science




Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences




Computer Science


Position Description

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) seeks applicants for a position at the tenured level in the area of Artificial Intelligence with Societal Impact, with an expected start date of July 1, 2018.


We seek a computer scientist whose research accomplishments include fundamental advances in AI and impact through applications that improve societal well-being.


Computer Science at Harvard is enjoying a period of substantial growth in numbers of students and faculty hiring, and in expanded facilities. We benefit from outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, world-leading faculty, an excellent location, significant industrial collaboration, and substantial support from the Harvard Paulson School. For more information, see http://www.seas.harvard.edu/computer-science.


The associated Center for Research on Computation and Society (http://crcs.seas.harvard.edu/), Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society (http://cyber.harvard.edu), Data Science Initiative (https://datascience.harvard.edu/), and Institute for Applied Computational Science (http://iacs.seas.harvard.edu) foster connections among computer science and other disciplines throughout the university.


Basic Qualifications


Candidates are required to have a doctoral degree in computer science or a related area.


Additional Qualifications


We seek candidates who have a strong research record and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and training. We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, including women and minorities.


Special Instructions


Required application documents include a cover letter, CV, a statement of research interests, a teaching statement, and up to three representative papers. Candidates are also required to submit the names and contact information for at least three references. We encourage candidates to apply by January 15, 2018, but will continue to review applications until the position is filled.


Contact Information


Meg Hastings
Area Director, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering


Contact Email




Equal Opportunity Employer


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Minimum Number of References Required




Maximum Number of References Allowed





Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you hear about this position?
  • Academic Careers online
  • Bay State Banner
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Harvard Department Website
  • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
  • HigherEdJobs
  • Inside Higher Ed
  • Nomination Letter
  • Professional Conference
  • Professional Organization or Listserv
  • Referred by a colleague
  1. Please list your research interests (200 character limit)

(Open Ended Question)

  1. What is your current faculty rank, if applicable?

(Open Ended Question)


Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research
  5. Publication
  6. Publication 2
  7. Publication 3

Optional Documents

  1. Course Evaluation
  2. Sample Syllabus


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