Teaching Track Faculty

Computational Biology Department
Computational Biology Department
United States Pennsylvania Pittsburgh


The School of Computer Science (SCS) at Carnegie Mellon University is one of the world’s leading organizations for computer science academic research and education. The college houses seven departments: Computational Biology, Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Software and Societal Systems, Language Technology, Machine Learning, and Robotics. Carnegie Mellon University is located in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, a vibrant yet affordable city known especially for its opportunities and resources in medicine, technology, the arts, and higher education.

The Computational Biology Department is a world leader in the development of rigorous computational approaches to biomedical research problems with a long track record of educational innovation in computational biology. The department’s teaching mission encompasses education of students in PhD, MS, BS, undergraduate minor, and pre-college programs in computational biology, as well as training of experimental biologists and other scientists in computational methods, mathematical and statistical foundations, data-driven scientific discovery, and automated and computationally-directed laboratory science. We seek candidates with commitment to and experience in computational biology education and mentoring within a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment.

SCS is seeking to fill several teaching track faculty positions, across all departments, including the Computational Biology Department, with joint appointments when appropriate.
The teaching track is a career-oriented, renewable appointment with an initial appointment of three years. Typically initial appointments are at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor, with the possibility of promotion to the ranks of Associate Teaching Professor and Teaching Professor. Teaching track positions are not tenured, but do provide substantial opportunities for professional growth and long-term contributions to education at Carnegie Mellon University.

In addition to being excellent educators, candidates are encouraged to contribute to their department(s) through activities such as education research, outreach, advising, or curriculum development.

Candidates with a commitment to building an equitable and diverse scholarly community are particularly encouraged to apply. We encourage applications from candidates who have a demonstrated track record in mentoring and nurturing students from groups traditionally underrepresented in computer science.
SCS will begin accepting applications beginning August 2, 2022. We will review applications based on two deadlines: October 2, 2022 and December 8, 2022. To ensure full consideration of your application, please submit all materials no later than your chosen deadline. In your cover letter, please indicate clearly the department(s) to which you are applying. You can learn more about the hiring plans of each department and application instructions by visiting scsdean.cs.cmu.edu/faculty-hiring.
Please email faculty-search@cs.cmu.edu with any questions.

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Candidates for teaching track appointments should have strong interest and experience in graduate and undergraduate education, a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a relevant field, and outstanding academic credentials. Some programs will consider applicants with an MS and significant experience. We encourage candidates looking to gain teaching experience to explore the Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow programs available in SCS.

Start date

August 01, 2023

How to Apply