Machine Learning and Optimization Assistant Professor Faculty Job Search

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The Department of Computer Science (CS) at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks outstanding candidates, for a tenure track position, with expertise in both machine learning and optimization. The opening is targeted at the level of Assistant Professor, although exceptional senior candidates at higher ranks may be considered.

We seek candidates whose primary research areas lie at the intersection of machine learning and numerical optimization, and whose research addresses challenges in theory, algorithms, implementation, and application of problems in optimization and machine learning. Candidates should demonstrate excellence in both research and teaching, have a strong interest in interdisciplinary collaboration, and aim to lead a highly visible, externally funded research program.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in computer science or a related discipline and must show promise in their ability to develop an independent and internationally recognized research program. They must display a demonstrated commitment to teaching and working with both undergraduate and graduate students.

Applications will be evaluated beginning on December 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must include a letter of application specifying their areas of specialization, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and names and contact information of three references.

Our Department’s research and education efforts are greatly enhanced by many interdisciplinary programs and collaborators in the Boulder area, including active collaborations with national labs at NIST, NOAA, NREL, and NCAR, and multiple research institutes on campus including the BioFrontiers Institute and the Institute for Cognitive Science.
The Department also benefits from and contributes to the thriving local tech community, and inhabits a picturesque location in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

Applications must be submitted online at