California Institute of Technology, CMS

1219 16271Position ID: CMS-CMS [#16271]
Position Title: CMS Tenure-Track Faculty Position
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Pasadena, California 91125, United States [map]
Application Deadline: none (posted 2020/09/15)
Position Description:    

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The Computing and Mathematical Sciences (CMS) Department at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions. The CMS Department is part of the Division of Engineering and Applied Science (EAS), comprising researchers working in and between the fields of aerospace, civil, electrical, environmental, mechanical, and medical engineering, as well as materials science and applied physics. The Institute as a whole represents the full range of research in biology, chemistry, engineering, geological and planetary sciences, physics, and the social sciences. 

Fundamental research in computing and mathematical sciences, and applied research which links to activities in other parts of Caltech, are both welcomed. A commitment to world-class research, as well as high-quality teaching and mentoring, is expected, and appointment as an assistant professor is contingent upon the completion of a Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics, computer science or related areas. The initial appointment at the assistant professor level is four years.  Reappointment beyond the initial term is contingent upon successful review conducted prior to the commencement of the fourth year.

  • Interviews will take place in January and February 2021.  


  • Applications will be reviewed beginning 22 October 2020 and all applications received before 1 December 2020 will receive full consideration. 


  • Applications received before 8 November will be considered for interviews in January.


  • Applications received after 8 November will be considered for interviews in February.

To fulfill Caltech’s commitment to promoting diversity, inclusiveness, and excellence in research on our campus, we actively seek candidates who can work with, teach, and mentor students from under-represented communities. Along with other standard application materials, applicants should submit a diversity and inclusion statement that discusses past and/or anticipated contributions to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the areas of research, teaching, and/or outreach.


For a list of all documents required, and full instructions on how to apply online, please visit  Questions about the application process may be directed to

Caltech is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Caltech is committed to working with and providing access and reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. To request disability accommodations for any part of the interview or hiring process, please contact 626-395-4555 for assistance or contact

Caltech is required by law to record ethnic/racial and gender data on the Institute's workforce. We therefore are requesting that you please provide such information as part of the application process. Refusal to do so will not result in any adverse employment action. This information is confidential and will be communicated only as permitted by applicable law.

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