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Assistant / Associate Professor Positions

The College of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions in computer science for the 2016-2017 academic year. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related area, and should show evidence of exceptional research promise.  

Subareas of interest include 1) Security and Privacy and 2) Data Science. We are seeking talented applicants at both the assistant and associate professor levels.  Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration. In a separately advertised search, we are also hiring in the area of wearable and mobile health sensing.

Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is in the midst of a major expansion of its highly ranked program. Recent initiatives include its elevation to a College, creation of the Center for Data Science, and formation of the Cybersecurity Institute. Our college is highly supportive of junior faculty, providing both formal and informal mentoring. Many of our faculty are involved in interdisciplinary research, working closely with other departments including statistics/mathematics, linguistics, electrical and industrial engineering, biology, physics, behavioral sciences, economics, political science, and nursing, as well as new "green" initiatives. Amherst, a historic New England town, is the center of a vibrant and culturally rich area that includes four other colleges. For more information, visit

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vita, research statement, statement of teaching interests, and the names and contact information for three references, using the submission link specific to the position. (Security and Privacy) (Data Science)

Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2015 and may continue until a suitable candidate pool has been identified. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Inquiries and requests for more information can be sent to:

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.