California Institute of Technology, CMS

1219 18566Position ID: CMS-CMS [#18566]
Position Title: CMS Tenure-Track Faculty Position
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Pasadena, California 91125, United States [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: finished (2021/10/11, finished 2022/04/15)
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 appointments. Exceptional applications at the tenured level may also be considered. 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. 

We welcome applicants with research and teaching interests in any area of computer science and/or applied mathematics, broadly defined, including research that connects to other fields at Caltech. Commitments to world-class research, to high-quality teaching and mentoring, and to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusivity are expected. Appointment as an assistant professor is contingent upon the completion of a Ph.D. degree in computer science, applied mathematics or related areas. An 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 2022.  


  • Applications will be reviewed beginning 25 October 2021, and all applications completed with all required materials uploaded before 1 December 2021 will receive full consideration. 


  • Applications completed before 10 November will be considered for interviews in January.


  • Applications completed after 10 November will be considered for interviews in February.


Applicants should include a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement that discusses past and/or anticipated contributions to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, service 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 has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy effective October 15, 2021, requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees (with Institute-approved exemptions for religious or medical contraindications only). At present, an individual is deemed “fully vaccinated” when that person has received, at least 14 days prior, either the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series (e.g., Pfizer or Moderna) or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson). Upon eligibility, employees are required to receive the COVID-19 booster as part of the vaccine mandate. As a condition of employment, employees must submit official COVID-19 vaccine documentation. More information may be found here.

We are 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, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you would like to request an accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to Sydney Garstang at

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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Contact: Sydney Garstang
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