TTI-Chicago invites applications for the following faculty positions in computer science:

While we welcome applications from many areas of computer science, we will give preference to candidates working in the following areas:

About TTI-Chicago

TTI-Chicago is a philanthropically endowed academic institute dedicated to fundamental research and graduate education in computer science. TTI-Chicago produces cutting-edge research (our faculty routinely publish their results at top conferences and are recognized with distinctions such as the Sloan Research Fellowships, NSF CAREER Awards, and Best Paper Awards) and offers world-class graduate education. At the same time, TTI-Chicago faculty members enjoy a uniquely light teaching load, which helps them focus on their research. TTI-Chicago research assistant professor alumni have an excellent employment track record (

Located on the University of Chicago campus, TTI-Chicago has strong ties to the University. In addition to having access to TTI-Chicago’s excellent computing infrastructure, faculty members have access to many of the University of Chicago’s state-of-the-art facilities. TTI-Chicago faculty members frequently collaborate with colleagues from leading academic institutions around the world. Moreover, TTI-Chicago supports travel and visitor hosting (through annual research funds for research and tenured faculty and start-up packages for tenure-track faculty).

TTI-Chicago’s faculty and students enjoy the close proximity of a vibrant urban environment with flourishing culture, business, and entertainment scenes.

We invite candidates with an outstanding academic record and passion for computer science research to join our world-class team of 12 tenured/tenure-track faculty and 11 research faculty members.

Teaching Requirements

Tenure-track faculty teach one quarter per year. Research faculty have no teaching duties, but have the opportunity to teach and co-advise students.

TTI-Chicago/Simons-Berkeley Joint Program

Applicants for research assistant professor (RAP) positions in relevant areas are encouraged to simultaneously apply for the TTI-Chicago RAP program and the Simons-Berkeley Research Fellowship. In 2020-21, the Simons Institute is running four programs: “Probability, Geometry, and Computation in High Dimensions”, “Theory of Reinforcement Learning”, “Satisfiability: Theory, Practice, and Beyond”, and “Theoretical Foundations of Computer Systems” (see for details).

Applicants selected by TTI-Chicago will be offered an RAP position. Applicants selected by both institutions will be able to participate in a program at the Simons Institute before joining TTI-Chicago. Please note that applicants interested in the joint program must submit separate applications to TTI-Chicago and the Simons Institute.


We will start reviewing applications on December 1, 2019, and will continue until the positions are filled.

Application Requirements

1) cover letter 2) curriculum vitae 3) research statement 4) teaching statement (optional for RAP applicants) 5) names and contact information of at least three references

If interested in the joint program, please check the Simons Fellowship requirements ( Please note that the Simons Institute has a different deadline.

Where to Apply

Instead of submitting an application online, senior applicants may directly contact the Chief Academic Officer ( or faculty members in their areas.


TTI-Chicago is an equal opportunity employer.