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Tenure Track Faculty Position in Health (Computer and Information Sciences)

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College / VP Area: College of Engineering
Work type: Faculty
Location: Newark
Categories: Computer & Information Sciences, Full Time

Tenure Track/Tenured Faculty Position in Health (Open-Rank) 

Department of Computer and Information Sciences 

University of Delaware 

The University of Delaware, located between Washington, DC, and New York City, invites applications for an open-rank tenure track position. Areas of high interest include but are not limited to AI, machine learning, systems, computer vision, high-performance computing, human-centered computing, network science, and algorithms with a particular focus on applications in health (e.g., computational biomedicine, biomedical data science and imaging, disease modeling, and simulation). Outstanding candidates in all areas will also be considered. The position will have a primary appointment in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) and a possibility of a secondary appointment in either the Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department or the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or its equivalent in a relevant field. Recent Ph.D. graduates and postdocs are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Over the past five years, CIS has witnessed a 40% growth in its faculty. Among our esteemed faculty members, 45% have been honored as NSF CAREER awardees. Furthermore, we proudly maintain a diverse academic environment, with 29% of our faculty being female. As we continue to grow, we provide a dynamic and inclusive environment, ideal for prospective faculty members seeking excellence and innovation. The Department is vibrant and growing, currently comprising 25 tenure-track, 8 teaching, and 5 research faculty members. We have a community of about 115 Ph.D. students, 70 Masters students, and 613 undergraduate students. Our Department has substantial external funding, e.g., the total R&D expenditure is $5M (2023), including grants from NSF, NIH, DOE, Air Force, Army, Navy, and various industries. 

New faculty will have the opportunity to participate in various university initiatives, including the Institute for Engineering Driven Health (, Data Science Institute (, Cybersecurity Initiative (,  the AI Center of Excellence (, UD Mobility Initiative (, and those supported by the Delaware Biotechnology Institute (, Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (, Institute for Financial Services Analytics (, Army CECOM Research Development and Engineering Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground (, and Health Sciences at the STAR campus ( 

Applications should include a cover letter indicating the rank applied for, a comprehensive CV including a list of 3 to 5 references with contact information, a statement on research, and a statement on teaching. Questions may be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Lena Mashayekhy ( 

Review of applications will begin on Jan 21, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. 

The University of Delaware, the 7th oldest institution of higher education in the country and a Carnegie R1 research institution, today ranks among the nation's top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering and among the top 50 engineering schools nationwide. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity as one of its core values and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates, including women, those from historically underrepresented groups, and people with disabilities. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be viewed at 

More information about the Department and the University is available at and, respectively. 

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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