Postdoctoral Positions in Distributed systems, Computer Networks, AI and Robotics, and Theory Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar Qatar

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar invites applications for three postdoctoral positions (position CMUQ-CS15-002).  These positions are designed for candidates who are interested in enhancing their teaching portfolio, along with their research portfolio, to be better prepared for future academic positions.  The positions expect candidates to relocate to Carnegie Mellon’s campus in Doha with a start no later than August 1, 2018. 

Responsibilities include supporting two to three advanced undergraduate courses per year, holding recitations/office hours, working closely with students, and supporting our general educational missions. In addition to this load, successful candidates are expected to conduct research in collaboration with any CMU-Q computer science faculty of their choice.

We are particularly interested in candidates in the following areas: Distributed systems, Computer networks, AI and Robotics, and Theory. Outstanding candidates in other areas are also encouraged to apply. CMU Qatar's benefits package is highly attractive, with salaries comparable to those in the US, but free of tax. Relocation, housing, transportation, and health benefits are also covered.


  • Have completed, by the time of being hired, his/her PhD in computer science, computer engineering, or related fields.
  • A proven track record of productive research and excellent academic credentials.
  • Exceptionally strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Be able to work independently, as well as in a team.

The application should be submitted online at the following link :

Application Instructions

The process will run as follows:

- The hiring committee initially expects a Cover letter, CV, Teaching Statement, Research Statement, and video presentation.

- The video can be a 2 minute presentation from the candidate regarding his/her motivation and goals behind applying for this position; or it can be a video of the candidate giving a research talk or lecture.

- Three reference letters are expected. Your application will be fully processed when the letters are received, so please make sure you contact your referees to promptly provide these letters.

- The final stage will include an online interview with candidates that have reached this stage, and will be accompanied with offline coding or problem solving challenges.

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