Tenure-Track Faculty, Department of Computer Science

The Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Computer Science invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions. We anticipate making multiple offers across all areas of Computer Science and at all ranks. We will also offer an Early Action application option. 

This year’s search begins a large-scale expansion of the Whiting School of Engineering, with the goal of adding 150 new tenure-track professors at all ranks, of which 80 will be part of the new Artificial Intelligence Institute. As part of this expansion, the Department of Computer Science will experience substantial growth across all research areas to become one of the largest departments at a private University.

The Department currently has 35 full-time tenure-track faculty members, 7 research and 8 teaching faculty members, 225 Ph.D. students, over 200 MSE/MSSI students, and over 700 undergraduate students. There are several affiliated research centers and institutes including the Center for Computational Biology (CCB), the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics (LCSR), the Center for Language and Speech Processing (CLSP), the JHU Information Security Institute (JHU ISI), the Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES), the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare (MCEH), the Institute for Assured Autonomy (IAA), the Mathematical Institute for Data Science (MINDS), and the SNF Agora Institute. More information about the Department of Computer Science can be found at https://www.cs.jhu.edu and about the Whiting School of Engineering at https://engineering.jhu.edu.

The department is conducting a broad and inclusive search and is committed to identifying candidates who through their research, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. We welcome candidates who are poised to address grand challenges within Computer Science, can work across disciplines to solve societal challenges, and support JHU’s leading role in increasing undergraduate diversity across elite universities. More information on diversity and inclusion in the department is available at https://www.cs.jhu.edu/diversity/.

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved.

About Johns Hopkins University, Computer Science Department

Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University (CS@JHU) is a diverse, collaborative, and intensely research-focused department. Although small, the faculty spans a broad spectrum of disciplines encompassing core computer science and several cross-disciplinary application areas including: Computational Biology and Medicine; Information Security; Machine Learning & Data Intensive Computing; Robotics, Vision & Graphics; Speech & Language Processing; Systems; and Theory & Programming Languages. Many CS faculty members have extra-departmental ties to our various multidisciplinary research centers, which are an important part of the Johns Hopkins intellectual environment. Computer Science collaborates within the Whiting School of Engineering (primarily with Electrical and Computer Engineering and with Mechanical Engineering, and to a lesser extent with Biomedical Engineering) and between divisions (primarily with Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Medicine and the Applied Physics Lab).

The department offers a full spectrum of undergraduate and graduate studies, and our graduates are successful at landing jobs in major companies and universities around the world. In addition, many graduates have started their own companies both here in the Baltimore-Washington area, as well as in other major tech centers. One of the qualities that sets CS@JHU apart is the flexibility of our program and the individualized attention that our students are given through faculty advising, independent studies and undergraduate research opportunities.

CS@JHU also benefits from, and contributes to, the broader research and educational enterprise of the Johns Hopkins University. Our mission in the university is to enhance discovery and innovation in science, engineering and society through computing research and education:

  • To advance disciplinary science and engineering in core and applied computing with a applications focus on data intensive science and engineering, medicine, information security, language and robotics
  • To enhance computing science research and education broadly in the school and the university through unique course offerings customized to students of varied backgrounds
  • To identify and lead new computing-intensive initiatives for the school and the university

One challenge in computing research everywhere is the fast pace of progress and change within the field. In response, our department has grown rapidly over the past three years, and we expect to continue to evolve in carefully selected areas that will advance our twin science and education missions. In particular, we expect to cultivate support for fundamental computer science and systems, while advancing research in Cloud Computing, Data Intensive Computing, and Trusted Computing. Finally, we will strategically hire in applied areas, including robotics, bioinformatics, and language processing, taking advantage of the strengths of Johns Hopkins.

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