Employment Opportunities

  • The Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University (https://engineering.jhu.edu/) invites nominations and applications for the role of Head of the Department of Computer Science. This is an outstanding opportunity for an accomplished scholar with leadership experience, in collaboration with a growing faculty and an enterprising dean, to further strengthen an exceptional department at the nation’s first research university.  Important opportunities for impact include continued expansion of the breadth, depth, and intensity of research and education in the Department; recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and students; increasing the diversity of faculty, students, and staff; broadening the Department’s engagement with industry as well as with other departments, centers, and institutes in the University; increasing gift and grant support; and ensuring that degree programs are in the forefront of their fields. The means to these ends, the measures of success, and the prioritization of activities designed to achieve them are matters the Head will define in collaboration with the faculty and the Dean.

    Established in 1986, the Department of Computer Science (CS) has grown to become one of the largest departments in the Whiting School. It currently has 29 full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty members, three full-time teaching faculty, 11 full-time and adjunct research faculty members, over 450 undergraduate students pursuing a first or second major, and approximately 250 graduate students. The annual research budget has grown to over $20M per year, and the research portfolio includes hundreds of papers appearing at top conferences and journals. The CS website is https://www.cs.jhu.edu.

    Serving a renewable five-year term, the Head will be appointed as a full-time tenured faculty member in CS and will be encouraged to remain active in research, though strategic leadership of the Department will be his/her top priority. S/he will be a distinguished computer scientist and proven leader who can inspire and collaborate with faculty, staff, and students and who will work proactively with the Dean, other WSE department leaders, and leaders of academic and research units across and beyond Hopkins. Successful applicants will evidence the intellectual distinction, entrepreneurial creativity, collaborative spirit, transparency, inclusiveness, and creativity that characterize the School’s culture, along with the scholarly credentials required for appointment as full professor.

    The Whiting School of Engineering has engaged Opus Partners to support the recruitment of the CS Department Head. Applicants should submit a single PDF containing a letter of interest outlining their research and leadership experience, their CV, and a two- to three-page statement of research interests to laura.jenks@opuspartners.net. Nominations, recommendations, expressions of interest, and inquiries should go to the same address. Applications received by July 31, 2018 will receive full consideration. Every effort will be made to ensure candidate confidentiality.

    The Whiting School of Engineering and the Department of Computer Science are committed to building a diverse educational environment, and women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, other legally protected characteristics or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The University promotes Affirmative Action for minorities, women, individuals who are disabled, and veterans. Johns Hopkins University is a drug-free, smoke-free workplace.

  • The Department of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University seeks applicants for a full-time teaching position. This is a career-oriented, renewable appointment that is responsible for the development and delivery of courses primarily to undergraduate students both within and outside the major. These positions carry a 3 course load per semester, usually with only 2 different preps. Teaching faculty are also encouraged to engage in departmental and university service and may have advising responsibilities. Opportunities to teach graduate level courses will depend on the candidate’s background. Extensive grading support is given to all instructors. The university has instituted a non-tenure track career path for full-time teaching faculty culminating in the rank of Teaching Professor.

    Johns Hopkins is a private university known for its commitment to academic excellence and research. The Computer Science department is one of nine academic departments in the Whiting School of Engineering, on the beautiful Homewood Campus. We are located in Baltimore, MD in close proximity to Washington, DC and Philadelphia, PA. See the department webpages at https://cs.jhu.edu for additional information about the department, including undergraduate programs and current course descriptions.

    Applicants for the position should have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field; applicants with a Master’s degree and significant relevant industry experience will also be considered. Demonstrated excellence in and commitment to teaching, and excellent communication skills are expected of all applicants. Applications may be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/55708. Questions may be directed to lecsearch2018@cs.jhu.edu. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by December 1, 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    The Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University 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. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.

    The Whiting School of Engineering and the Department of Computer Science are committed to building a diverse educational environment.

  • Applications are invited for a computational postdoctoral fellow to drive a research program on search engines for genomic data. The Langmead Lab has developed tools (Rail-RNA, Snaptron) and resources (recount2) that altogether constitute a powerful search engine for public RNA sequencing data. The fellow will take these efforts to the next level and apply them to new data types and scientific questions.

    The fellow should have experience in areas relevant to the lab’s agenda, e.g. (a) efficient software for analyzing high-throughput biological data, especially sequencing data, (b) scalable software for analyzing many datasets at once, and (c) indexing, sketching and other techniques for making large datasets — raw or summarized — easy and efficient to query.

    Recent publications from lab members can be viewed at www.langmead-lab.org/publications/. There will be opportunities to collaborate with the excellent biomedical researchers at JHU, as well as opportunities for teaching and mentoring.

    Ideal applicants will have
    • A Ph.D. in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, or related field
    • Strong programming skills in relevant languages and frameworks such as C/C++, Python, Hadoop and Spark
    • Experience analyzing sequencing data
    • Published papers in English
    • Excellent communication skills

    The Langmead lab has a track record of developing usable, high-impact software tools for studying big genomic datasets. Projects of current and former lab members include Bowtie, Bowtie 2, Crossbow, Myrna and Rail-RNA, which together have been cited over 20,000 times.

    JHU has a large community of researchers studying methods and software for genomics. Computational genomics researchers at JHU publish in the most competitive journals in the field. For more details about the genomics community at JHU, see http://ccb.jhu.edu.

    To apply, send langmea (at) cs.jhu.edu a letter of interest and current CV. Please also arrangefor two letters of recommendation to be sent to that address. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Questions should be directed to
    langmea (at) cs.jhu.edu.

    The Johns Hopkins University is an EEO/AA employer.

  • In 2013, the university announced the funding by alumnus Michael R. Bloomberg of 50 new Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships to anchor programs of cross-disciplinary collaboration across the university. Computer Science is pleased to be involved in several of these searches.



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