Faculty Position - Theory


North Carolina State University
Department of Computer Science
Theoretical Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University (NCSU) seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position in theoretical computer science (TCS) with an expected start date of August 16, 2021.  Candidates with additional expertise in algorithms, graph theory, computational geometry, experimental algorithmics, topological data analysis, or in the theoretical aspects of quantum computing, cryptography, machine learning, or complex systems, are of particular (but not exclusive) interest.  While the department expects to hire at the Assistant Professor level, candidates with exceptional research records may be considered for Associate or Full Professor positions.

A successful candidate must have a strong commitment to academic and research excellence, and an outstanding research record commensurate with the expectations of a major research university. Required credentials include a doctorate in Computer Science or a related field.

The Department, part of NC State’s College of Engineering, is one of the largest and oldest in the country. The department’s research expenditures and recognition have been growing steadily.  For example, we have one of the largest concentrations in the country of prestigious NSF Early Career Award winners (30 of our current or former faculty have received one).  Further, we are widely recognized as a highly diverse department, having the most female tenure-track faculty of any computer science department in the country.

NC State is located in Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina, which forms one vertex of the world-famous Research Triangle Park (RTP). RTP is an innovative environment, both as a metropolitan area with one of the most diverse industrial bases in the world, and as a center of excellence promoting technology and science. The Research Triangle area is routinely recognized in nationwide surveys as one of the best places to live in the U.S.  We enjoy outstanding public schools, affordable housing, farmer’s markets and festivals, and great weather - all in proximity to the mountains and the seashore.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, with a review deadline of December 1, 2020, and continued on-going review past that date.  The position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified.  Applicants should submit the following materials online at http://jobs.ncsu.edu (reference position number - 00001096) cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and names and complete contact information of four references, including email addresses and phone numbers.  Candidates can obtain information about the department and its research programs, as well as more detail about the position advertised here at http://www.csc.ncsu.edu/.  Inquiries may be sent via email to: csc-tcs-search@lists.ncsu.edu

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks.  Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.  If their highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at www.wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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