2015–2016 Faculty Search
Department of Computer Science
University of Colorado Boulder


Accepting Applications!

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the faculty search for the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder!

Use the URL above to go to CU Careers to submit your application.

Applications must include a cover letter specifying the applicant’s areas of specialization and describing their interest in the Department of Computer Science at CU Boulder. Applications must also include a curriculum vita, statements of research and teaching interests, and names and contact information for three references. In their statements, candidates should describe and include specific examples of how their experience would contribute to the department’ mission and values, including, but not limited to, their research record, pedagogical approaches, teaching content, mentoring and recruiting activities, community engagement, and experiences working with underrepresented communities.

If you have questions about the search or how to apply, contact Prof. Ken Anderson at <ken.anderson@colorado.edu>.


This year, we are conducting a broad search and all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. While we are searching broadly, the following areas of computer science research are of particular interest.

  • secure and reliable software systems (with an emphasis in software engineering and/or security)
  • network science
  • scientific data analysis and visualization
  • computer systems as applied to autonomous and networked devices
  • theoretical computer science

Our vision of successful candidates are those who demonstrate the potential for excellence in both research and teaching, have a strong interest in interdisciplinary collaboration, and aim to lead a 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 also display an ability, a record of excellence, and/or a commitment to teaching and working with undergraduate and graduate students of diverse backgrounds.

About the Department

The Department’s research and education efforts interact broadly with many interdisciplinary programs and collaborators in the Boulder area, including national labs at NIST, NOAA, NREL, and NCAR, and CU Boulder research institutes including the ATLAS Institute, the BioFrontiers Institute, and the Institute for Cognitive Science. The Department has a long-standing partnership with the National Center for Women & IT and has faculty active in increasing the broadening of participation in computer science via their research, teaching, and service. The Department also has extensive ties with the thriving local tech community and inhabits a picturesque location in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

Visit the Department's website for more details.