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September 5, 2012

The Department of Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y. seeks to hire two faculty members to join a strong and growing faculty. 

The first opening, the Hamilton Chair in Computer Science, is intended for an associate professor in the area of “cyber risk,” including but not limited to information/data security, privacy, accountability, trust, and forensics for computers, networks and cyber-physical systems. Applicants for this chaired position must demonstrate an outstanding record of research accomplishments as well as a strong committment to teaching. 

The second position, for an assistant professor, is focused on agent-based systems, including but not limited to multi-agent systems, agent learning, collective intelligence, agents in financial markets, agent-based risk assessment, and agent-based modeling, especially for networked and distributed systems.

Applicants for these positions must have a doctoral degree (or foreign degree equivalent) in computer science or in a related field. We seek highly collaborative applicants with strong technical vision and a focus on emerging 21st century technologies and challenges.

As part of the School of Science at Rensselaer, which is currently undergoing a broad expansion, the Department of Computer Science has strong undergraduate, master’s and PhD programs involving over 600 total students. The department maintains strong interdisciplinary research efforts, bolstered by the Computational Center for Nanotechnology Innovations, the Data Science Research Center, the Network Science and Engineering Center, and the Tetherless World Constellation.

Qualified applicants must submit statements of research and teaching interests and a curriculum vitae including a list of publications to https://cgi.cs.rpi.edu/faculty-apply/. Applicants must also arrange for the submission of three letters of reference. Questions about these positions may be directed to Prof. Jim Hendler (hendler@cs.rpi.edu), Department Head, or Prof. Chuck Stewart (stewart@cs.rpi.edu), Chair of the Faculty Search committee, while questions about the process may be sent to Ms. Sharon Simmons, Administrative Coordinator (simmos2@cs.rpi.edu). Review of candidates is ongoing and applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Applications received by December 1, 2012 are assured full consideration.

Successful candidates will have duties that include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in the department, developing and maintaining robust programs of research and scholarship, as well as service to the department, the School of Science and to Rensselaer.  

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Curt M. Breneman

Dean of Science (Acting)
(518) 276-6305
For speaking/appointment requests, please contact Bonnie Carson carsob@rpi.edu
(518) 276-6305
David L. Spooner
Associate Dean of Science for Academic Affairs
(518) 276-6305
Wilfredo Colón
Associate Dean of Science for Graduate Education
(518) 276-6305

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