University of Wisconsin - Madison, Dept. of Computer Sciences

1930 20421
Position ID:UWMadison-ComputerSciences-FACCLUSTER [#20421, 244404]
Position Title: Professor Computer Sciences - Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Madison, Wisconsin 53706, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Computer Science
Appl Deadline:2022/01/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/11/05, finished 2022/07/06, listed until 2022/01/31)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

As a part of the vision for the newly formed School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences (CDIS), the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has embarked on a multi-year effort to grow its faculty, enhance its strengths in many areas of computing, and extend its impact in interdisciplinary areas.

This position is one of three new faculty positions that are part of a cluster hire in ethics of computing, data, and information. Other units participating in the cluster are the School of Information and the Philosophy and the Holtz Center for Science, Technology & Society. The other job postings in this cluster include PVL 241091 and 241485; applicants who wish to be considered for multiple cluster positions should apply separately to each. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in and ability to do collaborative, cross-disciplinary work with other cluster members on important ethical questions in computing, data, or information. Of specific interest for computer science are candidates researching issues of algorithmic fairness, accountability, and transparency, broadly construed.

As part of this endeavor, we invite highly qualified candidates to apply to positions at the assistant, associate, and full professor levels that will begin in August 2022.

Duties will include individual and classroom teaching in computer science at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and advising and mentoring graduate students majoring in computer science or related areas; scholarly research in one or more area(s) of computer science; service to the department, college, university, and academic community, nationally or internationally.

Degree and area of specialization: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or in a closely related area prior to start of appointment.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: Successful candidates will show potential for developing an outstanding scholarly research program in one or more area(s) of computer science that is recognized by the leaders of the area(s) and for innovative and for student-centered teaching in computer science at all levels. Tenured appointments at the associate and full professor levels require a record of proven excellence in teaching, research, and service.

Additional Information: The Department of Computer Sciences is among the oldest and top-ranked computer science departments in the world, renowned for its groundbreaking research in several areas of computer science. The department has a strong track record of support of transformative research and building large-scale computing infrastructures, such as HTCondor and CloudLab, and of new interdisciplinary collaborations, programs, and centers, including the Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery (WID). The department has also been the beneficiary of significant donations aimed at supporting its research and educational mission.

The new School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences (CDIS) is a significant resource for the Department of Computer Sciences to strengthen its interdisciplinary and cross-campus research collaborations, to establish new, innovative educational programs in the intersection of computing and other domains, and to promote engagement with high-impact, real-world challenges that can be addressed through computing. More information about CDIS can be found at The construction of a new innovative building for CDIS, which will be the new home of the Department of Computer Sciences, was recently announced, which can be seen at:

Located at the nexus of four beautiful lakes, Madison, the capital of the state of Wisconsin and home to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, consistently ranks among the top American cities for its quality of life. With the headquarters of medical software company Epic, Microsoft's Jim Gray Systems Lab, Google, and several other technology giants in the area, as well as a strong startup ecosystem, Madison is also among the fastest growing technology hubs in the country. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. A background check is required prior to employment.

Additional Application Procedures: All applications must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online. Application materials, including a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching objectives, three sample publications, and names and contact information for at least three references, must be electronically submitted via Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible and no later than December 15, 2021 to ensure full consideration. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Questions should be directed to See for further details.

A criminal background check will be required prior to employment.

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Department of Computer Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1210 W. Dayton St
Madison, WI 53706