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Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Search in Natural Language Processing

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Boulder, Colorado





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Job Summary

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in natural language processing (NLP). We seek candidates at the assistant, associate, or full professor level with a strong background in core NLP topics. We are especially looking for applicants who are interested in or have experience with applying NLP to interdisciplinary problems, e.g., in the areas of Computational Social Science, Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Science of Science, Trustworthy AI, or Bioinformatics and Health Sciences. This list is not exhaustive. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the department's research, teaching, and service missions. This position is anticipated to be hired at the Assistant Professor rank; however, qualified candidates may be considered at the Associate Professor or Professor rank.

We are looking for one faculty member in the area with the potential for a second hire based on the candidate pool.

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 nearly 1,300 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. Computer Science has a strong tradition and national reputation for excellence in NLP, a field that has seen a dramatic increase in student interest. This search aims to continue our prominence in the area and deepen interdisciplinary collaborations with departments such as Linguistics, Information Science, Applied Mathematics, Psychology, and Business and Law schools.

Our department is committed to fostering an inclusive environment, and we seek candidates who understand the benefits of interdisciplinary collaborations with students, faculty, and other researchers from across CU. Our department is also responsive to dual-career situations. For more information about the Department of Computer Science, please visit:

The University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) is among the most research-active public universities in the country, and the College of Engineering and Applied Science is the second largest school or college on the CU Boulder campus. We are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and academically excellent community.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Successful candidates will be expected to engage in undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring; develop an externally funded research program in their technical area; contribute professional leadership and service to their unit, the college, and their professional community; and cultivate and contribute to the inclusive excellence of our academic community.
  • Contribute solutions to complex global challenges, aiming to improve economic competitiveness, security, and quality of life. Your efforts will bolster our national leadership, ensuring that advancements in NLP are inclusive and transcend social, economic, and geographical boundaries, fostering a diverse academic and social environment.
  • The typical distribution of work for this role is 40% teaching, 40% scholarly and creative work (research), and 20% leadership and service.

What You Should Know

  • The anticipated start date for this position is Fall 2024, but a later start date may be negotiated.
  • This search is aimed at increasing our critical mass of faculty with expertise in natural language processing (NLP). We seek candidates whose teaching, research, and service will contribute to the department's leadership in NLP and help foster an inclusive academic culture of excellence in the College of Engineering and Applied Science.
  • As part of the University of Colorado Boulder’s deep commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, the campus has implemented a reference check program with respect to final candidates for tenured faculty appointments. The reference check 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.

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.

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What We Require

  • Applicants must have earned a research doctorate in Computer Science, Information Science, Computational Linguistics, Computer Engineering, or a similar field or have their degree conferred before starting a tenure-track faculty appointment.
  • Candidates being considered for appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor rank must meet University standards and unit criteria for tenure and promotion to the designated rank. This generally includes having 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 individual PDF files:

  1. Cover Letter: A one-page cover letter describing your interest in the position and summarizing your personal academic goals.
  2. Resume/CV: A current curriculum vitae.
  3. A Statement of Research Philosophy: A statement of your experience and plans for research and/or creative work that contributes to the body of knowledge in your field and provides broader benefits to education and society (2-3 pages).
  4. A Statement of Teaching Philosophy: A statement of your experience and plans for teaching and mentoring a diverse student body (2-3 pages).
  5. A Contributions to Diversity and Inclusion Statement: A statement on how your teaching, research, and leadership and service demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Examples might include scholarly work, efforts to improve access to higher education for underserved individuals or groups, or other contributions to diverse communities. For guidance in writing this statement please see the link: (1-2 pages).
  6. List of References: Please upload a document that lists the name and contact information for references who may be contacted by phone. *Note - during the application process, you will separately be asked to provide the contact information for three (3) references who may be asked to provide letters of recommendation later in the search process. These references may be the same or different than those you list on your phone check document.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, for full consideration please apply by November 26, 2023. Background checks will be conducted for all final candidates.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs (search by job title or by requisition number: 52139).

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