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Tenure-Track Position in Computer Science

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder is currently seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank in theoretical computer science, broadly defined. Associate and Full Professor ranks may be considered for qualified candidates. All researchers working on topics within and adjacent to the broad area of Computer Science Theory are encouraged to apply.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

Computer Science is the fastest growing and largest department within the College of Engineering and Applied Science. The department is home to 50 tenured and tenure-track faculty plus 25 instructional faculty and now hosts over 2,000 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. The CS Theory group researches all aspects of theoretical computer science, from core areas such as algorithms, complexity, and cryptography, to connections with other fields such as machine learning, algebraic geometry, economics, dynamical systems, biology, and control theory.

For more information about the Department of Computer Science, please visit:

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What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • A successful candidate will develop vigorous, externally funded research programs in their technical areas, engage in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and contribute professional service both within the university and to their professional research community. The typical effort distribution for tenure-track faculty is 40% teaching, 40% research, and 20% service.
  • We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

What You Should Know

  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.
  • As part of the University of Colorado Boulder’s deep commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, the campus has implemented a reference check pilot program with respect to final candidates for tenured faculty appointments. The reference check pilot program is intended to allow CU Boulder to collect and review information about a candidate's conduct at their previous institutions, specifically conduct related to sexual misconduct, harassment, and/or discrimination – before making hiring decisions. All final candidates for tenured faculty appointments are required to complete an Authorization to Release Information.
  • The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce and inclusive work culture that respects the rights and dignity of all individuals in our academic community. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at: The University of Colorado Boulder is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. To support those who have academic partners, the College of Engineering and Applied Science hosts a Dual Career and Relocation Assistance Program. For more information see

What We Can Offer


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be Statements

Be curious. Be impactful. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Candidates must have earned a PhD in Computer Science or in a related field such as Mathematics or Physics.
  • Candidates being considered at Associate or Full Professor rank are expected to have an established and ongoing program of original research, a strong publication record, and demonstrated ability to obtain external funding, as well as a record of high-quality teaching and mentoring.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials as PDF files:

  1. Cover Letter: A 1-page cover letter, stating your research area and highlighting anything else you wish to make the committee aware of that may or may not be elsewhere in your application.
  2. Resume/CV: A current curriculum vitae.
  3. Research Statement: A statement describing your past research accomplishments and plans for future scholarly work in your particular field.
  4. Teaching Statement: A statement describing your experience and interests in teaching undergraduates and graduates. This statement should address which core computer science courses you can teach, particularly but not exclusively those relevant to theoretical computer science.
  5. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Statement: A statement describing your experiences, perspective on, and/or future plans for improving diversity, equity, inclusion and/or accessibility in or beyond your academic communities. Initiatives along these lines at CU can be read about here: university-level, College of Engineering & Applied Science, and CS Theory Group.
  6. Reference Contact Information: Please upload a document listing three to five references who may be contacted as the search progresses. Please include name, job title, employer, and email address for each reference.

Applicants are encouraged to review the Support for Faculty Applicants website for statement guidance.

The position will remain open until filled, though for full consideration, please apply no later than December 5, 2022.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs for job requisition number: 43568.

For inquiries, please contact the Search Committee Chair: Joshua Grochow (

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