Carnegie Mellon University

Tenure-track Position in Societal Computing

Building on a decade of world-leading research by our interdisciplinary faculty, we are forging a new scientific discipline that is changing the world. Societal Computing is the branch of computer science that designs computational technology to shape tomorrow's digital world and uses computational methods to understand the societal challenges a digital world poses.

The Institute for Software Research in Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science seeks candidates with outstanding academic credentials and compelling research vision for tenure-track faculty appointments. We enthusiastically encourage applications from outstanding scholars with a focus in our key areas, including:

  • Privacy and Security
  • Internet of Things
  • Social Networks and Network Science
  • Complex Socio-Technical Systems
  • Computing Technology Policy
  • Computing and Sustainability
  • Regulatory Compliance of Computational Systems
  • Computational Modeling and Simulation
  • Social Media Analytics
  • Computing and Health

We are especially interested in candidates with diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to excellence and leadership in research, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. We particularly encourage applications from candidates who have a demonstrated track record in mentoring and nurturing female and underrepresented minority students. In keeping with the CRA best practices on evaluating scholarship, we pay close attention to a candidate’s educational contributions, research quality and impact as opposed to arbitrary numerical measures of productivity.

The School of Computer Science (SCS) at Carnegie Mellon is home to seven departments and over 200 tenure-track, research, and teaching faculty with expertise spanning traditional computer science, human computer interaction, language technology, machine learning, computational biology, software engineering, policy and computing, and robotics. The SCS offers a highly collaborative and uniquely interdisciplinary research environment that promotes innovation and entrepreneurship in both teaching and research.