Employment Opportunities

  • The Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Computer Science seeks applicants for tenure-track faculty positions at all levels and across all areas of computer science. The department is particularly interested in applicants in the areas of computational biology, bioinformatics, human-computer interaction, and machine learning. The search will focus on candidates applying at the Assistant Professor level, however all qualified applicants will be considered.

    The Department of Computer Science has 31 full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty members, 8 research and 6 teaching faculty members, 225 PhD students, over 200 MSE/MSSI students, and over 600 undergraduate students. There are several affiliated research centers and institutes including the Center for Computational Biology (CCB), the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics (LCSR), the Center for Language and Speech Processing (CLSP), the JHU Information Security Institute (JHU ISI), the Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES), the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare (MCEH), the Institute for Assured Autonomy (IAA), and other labs and research groups. More information about the Department of Computer Science can be found at www.cs.jhu.edu and about the Whiting School of Engineering at https://engineering.jhu.edu.

    Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, three recent publications, and complete contact information for at least three references.

    Applications must be made on-line at http://apply.interfolio.com/78946. While candidates who complete their applications by December 15, 2020 will receive full consideration, the department will consider applications submitted after that date. Questions may be directed to fsearch2020@cs.jhu.edu.

    The department is conducting a broad and inclusive search and is committed to identifying candidates who through their research, teaching and service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. More information on diversity and inclusion in the department is available at https://www.cs.jhu.edu/diversity/.

    The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved.

  • The Johns Hopkins Mathematical Institute for Data Science (MINDS) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position. The successful candidate is expected to conduct fundamental research in the mathematical, statistical and computational foundations of machine learning.

    Outstanding candidates at all academic ranks will be considered. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, or related fields, and will be expected to establish a strong, independent, multidisciplinary, and internationally recognized research program. Commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels is required.

    Primary appointments will be in the academic Department most appropriate for the candidate within the Whiting School of Engineering – e.g. Applied Math and Statistics, or Computer Science. For additional information see https://www.minds.jhu.edu/job-openings/.

    Opportunities for interactions across the University include the Center for Imaging Science, the Center for Language and Speech Processing, the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics, the Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science, the Institute for Computational Medicine, the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, and the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

    All applicants should submit their application online at https://apply.interfolio.com/80037 Electronic applications should include a cover letter describing the principal expertise of the applicant, a statement of teaching interests, a statement of research interests, a complete resume, and a publication list. Applications at the Assistant Professor level should also include at least three reference letters. Applications at the Associate or Full Professor levels should not include reference letters or names at this stage.

    Applications will be reviewed starting December 1, 2020 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Online interviews will be conducted early 2021.

    The Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that actively encourages interest from minorities and women and is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply. The Johns Hopkins University is an EEO/AA Employer.

  • 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 undergraduate and graduate courses, depending on the candidate’s background. 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. 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 webpage at https://cs.jhu.edu for additional information about the department, including undergraduate and graduate programs and current course descriptions.

    Applicants for the position should have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field. 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/78726.  Questions may be directed to lecsearch2020@cs.jhu.edu. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by December 1, 2020. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    The Department is conducting a broad and inclusive search and is committed to identifying candidates who through their teaching and service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

    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 Grants & Contracts Manager is responsible for all activities related to the sponsored projects for the Department of Computer Science and related research centers including the Information Security Institute (ISI), the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare (MCEH), and the Institute for Assured Autonomy (IAA). The ideal candidate will oversee the pre-award, post-award and closeout activities for a variety of grants/contracts, with varying levels of complexity; oversight and management of non-sponsored funds is also part of this role. This role also manages two current grants and contracts staff as well as a budget specialist.  The Manager serves as the first point of contact and resource guide for department faculty and analysts for the planning and development of budgets, for submission with grant packages to various federal agencies, private agencies, foundations and commercial contract proposals. This includes providing instruction on protocol, regulations and guidelines pertinent to the agency/ or university.

    This position will provide broad/in-depth guidance on protocols, regulations and guidelines to Principal Investigator (PI) and other scientific/research professionals, both within the University and with other associated research/administrative professionals outside of the University.  This position offers guidance and learning support to Grants & Contracts Analysts, Specialists, Coordinators and budget staff within the department.  S/he will work closely with faculty and staff on complex awards and submissions; provide ongoing staff training; disseminate information on new regulations and compliance rules; provide quarterly and annual sponsored funding reports as needed to department, center and/or division leadership as required.  S/he will act as the final point of contact for the department, center, and/or division with faculty, grants and sponsored research staff.

    This position works independently on a variety of complex level grants/contracts, including those from NIH, NSF, DOD and NASA.  These grants, contracts and awards may involve highly detailed budgets, multiple projects, Cores and Sub-awards, Investigator-initiated, Consortium and New Center, Dept. of Defense grants, higher complexity Foundation grants and pharmaceutical company clinical trials.  The ideal candidates will also provide direction and assistance to Analysts with details related to Sub-awards from other institutions on their federal pass-through grants.  S/he may also work directly with management of non-sponsored funds, including general funds and gifts, on a limited basis.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Serve as department/division liaison for Departmental Sponsored Projects Office, Office of Research Administration (ORA) and University Shared Services
    • Partner with and act as final point of contact with departmental faculty and/or budgetary staff and JHU Research Administration (JHURA) toward the planning and development of application submissions to various federal offices, private agencies/foundations and commercial companies
    • Responsible for departmental pre-review of complex proposals
    • Manage process of final grant package presentation and approval with ORA
    • Responsible for the timely preparation of proposal budgets for PI Review
    • Revise and advise on approved budget changes to awarded grants/contracts
    • Manage the sponsored portfolios of various departmental faculty
    • Develop and oversee the maintenance of budget monitoring systems for JHU departmental funds Review SAP reports, analyze variances and take appropriate action
    • Manage internal sponsored audits and the development of an account reconciliation system for sponsored accounts
    • Develop reports for forecasting and trending of expenditures of awards
    • Manage the process for delivering the technical and financial reports for private and government sponsors
    • Provide on-going guidance, facilitation & expertise to faculty in their grant pursuit efforts by providing analysis of all grant and contract applications
    • Ensure compliance in all other areas related to grant and contract management, including sponsoring organization guidelines, internal protocols, accurate protocol information within grant documents, conflicts of interest, etc.
    • Maintain ongoing updates and communications related to current grants and contracts, this includes regular auditing and reporting to principal investigators on financial status of grants, contracts and discretionary accounts
    • Provide relevant updates and reports to departmental leadership, as needed
    • Provide regular reporting to principal investigators on financial status of grants, contracts and discretionary accounts
    • Assist with closeout of grants and contracts
    • Ensure that related post-award processes are coordinated appropriately by members of the grants & contracts team, including award setup, review, account setup verification, and ensuring that staff is setup appropriately
    • Ensure that post-award responsibilities are completed, including budget distribution, account reconciliation, e-form setup, effort reporting, cost transfers, paying invoices and paperwork finalization related to subcontract setup
    • Oversee and direct all aspects of complex award management activities and provide oversight to other members of the grants & contracts team, including monitoring and managing accounts, audits, evaluations and reporting
    • Provide information and direct assistance required to complete contract and grant closeouts, as needed
    • Ensure that all closeouts handled by other members of the grants & contracts team have been handled appropriately
    • Ensure compliance in all other areas related to grant and contract management, including compliance registrations, safety and environmental health issues, internal protocols, conflicts of interest, etc.
    • Manage the performance and efficiency of other members of the departmental grants and contracts team

    Minimum Qualifications: 

    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • Five years of related experience in sponsored research and/or financial positions, preferably in an academic or medical setting
    • Two of those years must include working in a lead or supervisory capacity with extensive supervisory responsibilities or high level, direct involvement in JHU grants and contracts leadership development training projects, serving as a recognized subject matter expert
    • Successful completion of the Research Administration Training Program (15 months) is equivalent to two years of relevant experience for this position. If an employee does not successfully complete the program, no additional experience will be applied.
    • Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
      • JHU Equivalency Formula:  30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.  Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis.  For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.      

    The position interacts with the following clients and offices:

    • Faculty, Students, and Staff (provide direction, advise/consult, may lead)
    • Department Chair and Center/Institute Directors (provide direction, exchange information, advise/consult)
    • Other department finance staff (lead/supervise, provide direction, collaborate)
    • Cross divisional collaborators (KSAS, SoM, APL, BSPH, SoE) (collaborate, advise/consult, provide direction)
    • Sponsored Shared Services (collaborate, provide direction)
    • JHURA (collaborate)
    • Accounts Payable Department (collaborate)
    • Purchasing Department (collaborate)
    • Fixed Assets (collaborate)
    • Financial Research Compliance (collaborate)
    • Accounts Receivable (collaborate)
    • Cash Accounting (collaborate)
    • Tax Office (collaborate)
    • JH Export controls (collaborate)
    • Homewood IRB (collaborate)
    • External Vendors and Visitors (provide direction)
    • External Sponsors and program managers (collaborate, provide direction)
    • Development Office (collaborate)
    • Foundation Relations (collaborate)
    • JH Tech Ventures (collaborate)

    The position is primarily unsupervised and provides guidance and direction for faculty, staff, and students. Work flows to the position by faculty request to submit proposals for funding. Work will also flow from the department administrator. Management of the awards is divided between staff depending on faculty assignment, complexity and expertise, or sometimes existing workload. Accuracy and timeliness are monitored by JHU central finance dashboards, central shared services offices, WSE business office, department administrator, and JHURA. PI interaction also drives the work when changes to effort distribution or projections for future funding periods are needed, for example. This position will supervise other finance staff, overseeing their work product, providing direction and training as needed specific to policies, processes, procedures, reprioritizing workload as well as employee development. This position may also provide guidance on activities such as sponsor requirements or processes to similar positions in other units.

    Brief description of the types of sponsored awards for which the position is responsible:
    The position is responsible for awards from NSF, NIH, DARPA, DoD, ONR, ARL, ARO, external research labs (i.e. JHUAPL,  LANL, CSHL), foundations, industry, and sub-awarded entities. This list is representative of the primary sponsors. It is not all-inclusive. Proposals/awards may require IRBs, NDAs, MOUs, patents, and licensing agreements. The sponsored awards require the submission of reports via several systems including COEUS, TFIMS, Grants.Gov, Fastlane, ERA Commons, and more. Awards vary in funded amounts from $100,000 or smaller to as large as $10 million.

    Brief description of the nature and scope of sponsored awards for which the position is responsible:
    The awards managed by this position can be small – i.e. single PI, single year awards with a half month of effort. More often they are multi PI, multi-year, multi-entity projects that include faculty, researcher, postdoc, student salary and benefits, as well as travel, subawards, equipment, publication and/or participant support costs. We have awards as large as $10M and as small as $100,000. Some awards require monthly expense reports that are completed by this position.

    Brief description of the types of expenses, billing and reporting requirements for which the position is responsible:
    Expenses on the awards managed include salary, fringe, fellowships, equipment, supplies, domestic and international travel, participant support, tuition and health insurance, publication costs, asset fabrication, sub-awards, consultants. Billing frequency and mechanisms vary depending on the sponsor. Billing consists of sub-award monitoring and invoice review, milestone billing, utilization of CLINS, LOC and other methods. Awards may require monthly monitoring and reporting on activity and finances by task, phase, month, hours and government fiscal year. These are created and tracked in Excel portfolios and interactive Word documents.  Reports also consist of effort, projections, actual expenses to date, conversion of effort to hours.

    Special Skills/Knowledge:

    • Knowledge of accounting and budgeting theory and practices required
    • Thorough knowledge and understanding of The Johns Hopkins University accounting system and related fiscal offices preferred
    • Ability to make independent judgments and to act on decisions on a daily basis
    • Proven ability to provide leadership, management and training to the sponsored research team
    • Ability to work with flexibility on several tasks simultaneously and to meet various concurrent deadlines
    • Thorough knowledge of external Federal guidelines/procedures for grants and contracts, including NIH, NSF, DOD and NASA
    • Strong communication skills are required as well as tact and discretion
    • Maintain strict confidentiality of payroll/personnel and budget information
    • Knowledge of Excel, Access and Word
    • Knowledge of JHU on-line systems for budgets, purchasing and accounting preferred

    Classified Title: Grants & Contracts Manager
    Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE
    Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
    Employee group: Full Time
    Schedule: M-F 8:00 – 4:30
    Exempt Status: Exempt
    Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus
    Department name: 10001488-Department of Computer Science
    Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering

    The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

    If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

    The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

    During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

    The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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  • If you love developing fundamental machine learning models and algorithms inspired by complex phenomena such as natural language, please consider joining Johns Hopkins University as an Assistant Research Professor of Computer Science. You would be affiliated with the Center for Language and Speech Processing (CLSP), one of the largest and most influential academic groups in NLP and speech.

    This is a great launching pad to start an academic career, or to move back into academia from industry. This opportunity is appropriate for individuals who are also considering postdoctoral, industrial, or tenure-track employment. It provides a competitive salary and an excellent platform for career advancement. Initially, you would be working closely with Jason Eisner and his excellent students, helping to advise and develop a range of ongoing research projects.

    Appointment renewal will be based on performance and funding availability. Currently funding is available for the first 3 years. There would be several paths for you to raise further funding if you wished to continue in the position. The university has instituted a non-tenure track career path for full-time research faculty culminating in the rank of (full) Research Professor.

    Desirable qualifications for this position:

    • D. in computer science or a closely related field
    • Background in ML, preferably structured prediction and/or reinforcement learning
    • Background in NLP, preferably with knowledge of linguistics or grammar formalisms
    • Some familiarity with programming language design, data structures / algorithms, or HCI
    • Strong writing skills, including mathematical exposition
    • Intellectual curiosity, scientific integrity, concern for experimental design
    • Management and mentoring skills

    Application Instructions:
    Applications may be submitted online through Interfolio by clicking here. Questions should be directed to jason@cs.jhu.edu . Start date of summer or fall 2021 (negotiable). Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

  • Applications are invited for a cybersecurity postdoctoral fellow to conduct research on vulnerability discovery, analysis, and patching in the System Security Lab lead by Dr. Cao (https://yinzhicao.org).  The System Security Lab has profound experience in Web Security and a track record in publishing academic papers in the top-four cybersecurity conference.

    Ideal applicants will have:

    • A Ph.D. in Computer Science, or related field • Strong programming skills in relevant languages and frameworks such as JavaScript and IBM WALA • Strong programming analysis skills, such as control and data flow analysis • Published papers in English • Excellent communication skills

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