Applications are invited for tenure-track positions to start in August 2017. Outstanding candidates in all areas of computer science will be considered, with priority areas including computer systems (including parallel and distributed systems, database systems, operating systems, and systems aspects of data mining), data analytics, cybersecurity, algorithms, and pervasive intelligence (robotics, the Internet of Things, and human-computer interaction). Rank will be commensurate with experience.
The successful applicants will hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a closely related field. The candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to quality undergraduate and graduate education, and the potential to develop and conduct a high-impact research program with external support. Applicants should have an interest in teaching core courses in computer science as well as courses in their research area. The successful applicants will also be expected to contribute to interdisciplinary research programs, including the Data X Initiative (http://lehigh.edu/datax), which includes not only data analytics, but also the underlying algorithms and systems that make large-scale data analytics possible.
The faculty of the Computer Science and Engineering department maintains an outstanding international reputation in a variety of research areas, and includes ACM and IEEE fellows as well as five NSF CAREER award winners. The department currently has 18 full-time faculty members, more than 350 undergraduate and 45 graduate students, more than half of whom are doctoral students. We offer B.A., B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and jointly oversee B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degree programs in Computer Engineering with the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. We also offer a B.S. in Computer Science and Business with the College of Business and Economics.
The department maintains state-of-the-art computing and laboratory facilities, and also has access to powerful university-supported facilities dedicated to high performance computing through a high-speed campus network. The university is well connected to the Internet, Internet2, and is a charter member of the 1600-mile PennREN commonwealth-wide research network. In AY 2017-18, the department will move to new home in a large former industrial building now undergoing a major renovation to create a spectacular collaborative space for the highly interdisciplinary Data X Initiative.
Lehigh University is a private, highly selective institution that is consistently ranked among the top 50 national research universities by U.S. News & World Report. Located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Lehigh is 80 miles west of New York City and 50 miles north of Philadelphia, providing an accessible and convenient location that offers an appealing mix of urban and rural lifestyles. Lehigh Valley International Airport, just six miles from campus, provides easy access to the world. Lehigh Valley cities and towns are regularly listed as among the best places to live in the country.
Applications can be submitted online here and should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, both teaching and research statements, and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.