One tenure-track position is geared toward systems, very broadly defined.
A second tenure-track position is in Applied Math, where we're aiming for a "discrete applied math" person. The right CS theory person could fit just fine. And if we see great CS theory people who really want to be in CS rather than AM, we should be able to find a way to make that work.
Here's the link to the ad for both. Here's the URL: https://www.seas.harvard.edu/csjobs. And the ad text follows. Spread the word!
Tenure-Track Positions in Computer Science and Applied MathematicsThe Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) seeks applicants for positions at the level of tenure-track assistant professor in the fields of Computer Science and Applied Math/Computer Science, with an expected start date of July 1, 2012.
Candidates are required to have a PhD or an equivalent terminal degree, or to be able to certify that they will receive the degree within one year of the expected start date. In addition, we seek candidates who have an outstanding research record and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and graduate training.
Position 1: Computer Science. We welcome outstanding applicants in all areas of computer science. We are particularly interested in systems, broadly defined, including compilers, programming languages, distributed systems, databases, networking, and operating systems. Applicants will apply online at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/3825.
Position 2: Applied Math/Computer Science. We welcome outstanding applicants in all areas of applied mathematics or theoretical computer science. We are particularly interested in topics at the boundary or intersection of these fields, including optimization, applied probability, scientific computing, combinatorics and graph theory, approximation algorithms, and numerical analysis. Applicants will apply on-line at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/3824.
In terms of applications, areas of interest include computational science, engineering, or the social sciences. We encourage applications from candidates whose research examines computational issues raised by very large data sets or massively parallel processing.
The Computer Science and Applied Mathematics programs at Harvard University benefit from outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, an excellent location, significant industrial collaboration, and substantial support from the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Information about Harvard's current faculty, research, and educational programs is available at http://www.seas.harvard.edu.
Required documents include a CV, a statement of research and teaching interests, up to three representative papers, and names and contact information for at least three references.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The review of applications will begin on December 15, 2011, and applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications by that date; however, applications will continue to be accepted at least until January 15, 2012.
Harvard is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged.