Assistant/Associate Research Professor

About University of Massachusetts Amherst:

The College of Information and Computer Sciences 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 five colleges. For more information about our college, visit

Job Description:

The College of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for research faculty positions in Computer Science for the 2018-2019 academic year. 
Applications for Assistant and Associate level Research Professors in various fields of the Information and Computer Sciences will be considered, but we are particularly interested in individuals with a concentration in Data Science. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

Assistant/Associate Research Professors

  • Conduct and publish novel computer science research.
  • As faculty members, contribute to the intellectual vibrancy of the College of Information and Computer Sciences through discussion and collaboration with other faculty, as well as postdocs, staff, and students.
  • Serve as advisors to graduate research assistants in their projects, education and theses.
  • Present research to the national and international research communities, industry and research sponsors.
  • Write research proposals for sponsorship.
  • Perform faculty service within the College of Information and Computer Sciences and across the University.
  • At the Research Faculty member's option, teach classes at the graduate and/or undergraduate level.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related area, and should show evidence of exceptional research promise.

Additional Information:

The initial appointment period for this position will be at least one year. Rank and salary will be highly competitive and 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.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin on November 21, 2017 and we will continue to accept applications through May 31, 2018.

All applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and research statement. Applicants at the Assistant Research Professor level should submit the names and contact information for three references and links to two papers that best represent their research/experience. Applicants at the Associate Research Professor level should submit the names and contact information for four references and links to three papers that best represent their research/experience.