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.

  • 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, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, or Electrical and Computer Engineering. 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/57726 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 January 15, 2019 and will be accepted until the position is filled.

    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 Whiting School of Engineering and the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics (LCSR) at Johns Hopkins University are seeking outstanding faculty candidates whose research will contribute to the development and advancement of engineering methods in robotics. More information about the Whiting School of Engineering can be found at https://engineering.jhu.edu, and more information about LCSR may be found at https://lcsr.jhu.edu.

    This search is open to all faculty ranks and to candidates in all engineering disciplines including Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering. Tenure-line appointments will be in an appropriate academic department within the Whiting School of Engineering.  Of particular interest are established candidates with a focus on robotics in all aspects of healthcare.  Examples include interventional/surgical systems, rehabilitation, assistive robotics for healthcare, medical imaging, or neuroscience, nursing assistants, etc.  Candidates with a demonstrated ability to translate their work to healthcare-related settings are especially sought.

    LCSR is a large multi-disciplinary center within the Whiting School of Engineering with over 200 people.  LCSR’s research strategy emphasizes both fundamental and translational research in many aspects of robotics.  The Center collaborates actively with the School of Medicine, with the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, with other divisions within the University, and with leading Industry and academic research institutions worldwide.

    Opportunities exist for interactions across Johns Hopkins in transdisciplinary Centers and Institutes including LCSR, the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare, the Institute for Computational Medicine, the Institute for NanoBio Technology, the Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science, the Environment, Energy, Sustainability, and Health Institute, and Divisions across Johns Hopkins including the JHU Applied Physics Laboratory, the JHU School of Medicine, the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, and the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

    All applicants must hold a Ph.D. in an engineering or related field 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.

    Applicants at the level of Assistant Professor should apply using the Interfolio web portal (https://apply.interfolio.com/58569) by supplying a current CV, Research Statement, Teaching Statement, recent publications, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Applicants at the level of Associate or Full Professor should contact LCSR_Fac_Search@jhu.edu regarding instructions on how to apply.  Questions may be directed to LCSR_Fac_Search@jhu.edu.  Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis until the position is filled. Candidates who complete their applications by February 15, 2019 will receive full consideration for appointments starting in the 2019 academic year.

    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 LCSR are committed to building a diverse educational environment, and women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • 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.

  • 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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