Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Engineering and Public Policy
Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Engineering and Public Policy
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Academic / College and University
The Department of Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions, at any level, with a preference for junior candidates. EPP is a unique, interdisciplinary academic department, located in CMU’s College of Engineering, addressing public policy questions where science and engineering knowledge matters. Its members are widely known for their innovative, collaborative approaches to societal problems.
We will consider candidates with policy interests and expertise in (i) social, behavioral and decision science; (ii) artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science; and (iii) privacy, security, information technology and telecommunications.
We are looking for colleagues who can both advance and apply basic research, working on major public policy problems. Current EPP research topics include climate change, energy, technological innovation, cybersecurity, telecommunications, transportation, air quality, risk analysis and communication, human factors, public health, and medicine. Our faculty have broad disciplinary training, strong analytical skills, and a passion for changing the world.
Successful candidates will be expected to develop an internationally recognized, externally funded, and collaborative research program; provide excellent classroom instruction and supportive student mentoring; and help nurture an inclusive and culturally diverse environment in our department and university. Joint appointments with other departments are common for EPP faculty and strongly supported.
EPP is deeply committed to creating a community that values both professional advancement and quality of life for its faculty, staff and students. It has strong academic ties with other Carnegie Mellon departments. It has strong policy ties, locally, nationally, and internationally, and a commitment to public service.
Carnegie Mellon University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its community on a range of intellectual and cultural dimensions. Carnegie Mellon welcomes faculty applicants who will contribute to this diversity through their research, teaching and service, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who would contribute in different ways.
Carnegie Mellon seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples and is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), which assists dual-career searches.
Carnegie Mellon offers highly competitive salaries and start-up packages, in an attractive urban environment. It also offers a unique social and intellectual environment that encourages collaboration among diverse faculty on projects that advance science and society. We proudly believe that there is nowhere quite like it.
Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant discipline, and should demonstrate competence in research and teaching, as well as a commitment to collaborative work, public service, and inclusive and equitable practices. The tenure-track appointment will be made at a level commensurate with the experience of the successful applicant.
a cover letter describing your fit to this call (up to two pages);
three writing samples;
a research statement: outlining a compelling vision for a research program that goes beyond your prior (typically PhD or post-doc) experience. Your statement should include initial research projects that can be immediately pursued with graduate students, given your current expertise, and for which external funding can realistically be sought. Statements also should include a longer-term vision with more far-reaching plans, and may reference potential collaborators in the department or elsewhere at CMU (up to two pages);
a teaching statement: outlining both your experience and philosophy as well as a list of courses you are interested in teaching (up to two pages);
a diversity statement: outlining how you have contributed to as well as plan to contribute to diversity, inclusion, and equity (up to two pages);
name and contact information for three individuals that we might contact for letters of recommendation.
We will review all applications received before December 15, 2022, and continue accepting applications after that date until the position is filled.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
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About Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Engineering and Public Policy
Humanity’s greatest contemporary challenges transcend disciplinary boundaries. Crafting effective policy in domains as diverse as climate change, misinformation, national security, artificial intelligence, natural disaster response, privacy, and critical infrastructures increasingly requires expertise that spans and integrates technical and social science fields.
The Department of Engineering and Public Policy (EPP; www.cmu.edu/epp) at Carnegie Mellon University is a unique department that works to solve problems at the interface of science, technology, and society.
We offer multiple double-major options for undergraduate students (in partnership with each of the five Engineering departments and the School of Computer Science), Master's degree programs in Engineering & Public Policy and in Engineering & Technology Innovation and Management, and a research-oriented Ph.D. program. Our students build skills in policy analysis, risk assessment, data science, and decision-making needed to solve today’s complex problems in business, government, and non-profits across the globe.