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Tenure Track faculty positions in Computer Science

The School of Computing and Information Systems (SCIS) at the Singapore Management University (SMU) has several tenure track faculty positions, at all ranks, in the discipline of Computer Science & Engineering.

We strategically hire to build critical mass and innovative capability in our core research areas and integrative research domains. In particular, we are looking to significantly expand our faculty expertise in Cognitive Computing, Computational Neuroscience, Ethics and Trust in AI, Multimedia (3D Computer Vision/Graphics, Virtual/Augmented Reality, Metaverse), Human and Social Aspects of Software Engineering, Sustainable/Green Computing, System Security and Distributed System Security.


  • Artificial Intelligence & Data Science
    • Data Management & Mining, including databases; data mining; natural language processing; data visualisation and analytics; recommender systems; social sensing and activation.
    • Decision Making & Optimization, including large-scale optimization and meta-heuristics; economic paradigms (game theory, mechanism design, electronic markets); agent modeling and simulation; agent planning, scheduling and decision support; agent learning and adaptation; reinforcement learning and inverse reinforcement learning.
    • Machine Learning & Intelligence, including machine learning and adaptation; deep learning; computer vision; machine intelligence; explainable AI; cognitive/brain-inspired computing; human-centric AI; intelligent assistants; intelligence augmentation; human-in-the-loop AI.
  • Human-Machine Collaborative Systems
    • Pervasive Sensing & Systems, including sensing & sensor information processing; IoT and embedded systems; robotics systems; mobile and pervasive systems; context-aware and edge computing platform; embedded AI; cognition understanding.
    • Multimedia Systems, including generative media; social media; multimedia search; computer graphics; augmented reality; virtual reality. 
    • Human-Computer Interaction, including accessibility; human-AI interaction; human-robot interaction; information visualization; collaboration systems; wearable computing.
  • Information Systems & Technology
    • Software Engineering, including AI for SE; SE for AI; software analytics; formal methods; software testing; software maintenance & evolution; human-aspects in SE; engineering IoT, Cyber-Physical Systems & drones; sustainable SE.
    • Cybersecurity, including decentralised/distributed trusted systems; biometrics; computer forensics; data, media content and related applications security and privacy; software and system security; information security and usability; information security economics and risk analysis, modeling & metrics.
    • Information Systems Management, including economics of IT and management science; empirical methods, econometrics, and policy analytics; sharing economy and IT platforms; digitalisation and process transformation; fintech; marketing and healthcare IT; information security, technology innovation and IT impacts; interdisciplinary studies across the core areas.


  • Computing Practice & Education
  • Urban Systems & Operations
  • Active Citizenry & Communities
  • Safety & Security

While we encourage and nurture applied research addressing real-world problems, we simultaneously cultivate and value big ideas, and research that is intellectually deep and thought provoking. Our faculty target their academic output primarily in the most-selective, academically prestigious venues. We want our faculty striving to create research outputs that advance thinking and scholarship in the core research areas, and also seeking real-world impact in the integrative research domains in “the world of business”.

We offer extremely attractive salary and benefits that are usually superior to international competitive benchmarks.


We are continually on the lookout for outstanding faculty candidates at all levels:

  • Fresh Ph.D. graduates
  • Postdocs looking for a faculty position
  • Ph.D. holders who are currently in industry but want to return to faculty and research work
  • Mid-career or senior faculty

Tenure track faculty must have Ph.D. qualification in a relevant discipline (such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Information Technology) along with an outstanding research record.

Singaporeans selected for tenure track faculty positions may be considered for the Singapore Teaching and Academic Research Talent (START) Inauguration Grant. Details on the grant application procedure may be found here:

Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter (indicating which of the above Core Research Areas your research interest belongs to), curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, three recommendation letters, and three samples of published work to:

SCIS Faculty Recruitment 
Singapore Management University 
School of Computing and Information Systems (SCIS) 
80 Stamford Road 
Singapore 178902 
Republic of Singapore 


A premier university in Asia, the Singapore Management University (SMU) is internationally recognised for its world-class research and distinguished teaching. Established in 2000, SMU’s mission is to generate leading-edge research with global impact and produce broad-based, creative and entrepreneurial leaders for the knowledge-based economy. SMU education is known for its highly interactive, collaborative and project-based approach to learning, and for its technologically enabled pedagogy of seminar-style teaching in small class sizes.

The School of Computing and Information Systems (SCIS) offers an exceptionally supportive and inspirational environment for academic scholarship and research, applied R&D projects, and innovative education initiatives. We currently have over 40 tenure-track faculty members working across research areas in computer science & engineering, and information systems management. They are complemented by over 20 practice & education faculty members who focus on teaching, translation and pedagogical research.

Our Research. We are passionate about our research. We aim for excellence both in fundamental contribution to academic knowledge, as well as in creating technology with practical impact. Real-world industry sectors provide SCIS with a testbed and laboratory for experimentation, as well as a fertile breeding ground for new ideas. Our faculty and students apply their research results to solve real problems in a variety of industry settings and to create IT applications and systems. At the same time, our faculty actively publish in top-quality Computer Science and Management Science conferences and journals. On our faculty are several world-class scholars and rising stars in their respective disciplines.

We are committed to supporting the development of our faculty. Besides start-up support and career mentoring for junior faculty, their Ph.D. students are funded by the school rather than paid from their research grants. SCIS faculty members are encouraged to collaborate on innovative research projects and also on integrative and interdisciplinary projects. SMU as well as Singapore government agencies, such as the National Research Foundation, provide generous support for high-quality research proposals.

A noteworthy example of our funded research is the Living Analytics Research Centre (LARC), operated jointly with Carnegie Mellon University; LARC focuses on building technologies for Social Media Sensing and Analytics, and applying them in Singapore’s Smart Nation initiatives. In the area of Cybersecurity, SCIS has a Centre on Security, Mobile Applications and Cryptography that conducts research into mobile device, cloud, and platform security.

Our Education. SCIS has more than 70 students taking the Ph.D. in Information Systems and Ph.D. in Computer Science programmes. Ph.D. students can concentrate in any of our computer science oriented research areas, or in our management science oriented Information Systems & Management research area.

SCIS recently launched a new Professional Doctoral Degree, Doctor of Engineering (EngD). The programme aims to train students to become IT leaders with deep technical expertise for innovating, designing and managing complex IT systems.

SCIS also offers Master of IT in Business (MITB), a professionally oriented coursework programme, which has more than 400 students. The programme supports a Financial Technology & Analytics track focusing on FinTech and the integration of Technology & Operations in Banking, an Analytics track focusing on applied analytics for business, consumer and social insights, as well as an Artificial Intelligence (AI) track that emphasises building AI-enabled business applications.

Additionally, we have over 1,800 undergraduate students in our B.Sc. (Computer Science), B.Sc. (Information Systems) and B.Sc. (Computing & Law) programmes. The programmes have been remarkably successful in demonstrating educational innovations and creating a culture of learning, establishing external linkages and partnerships with industry, government and the social sector, and with job placement. We have an entrepreneurial student body, and many SCIS undergraduates have gone on to create or participate in start-ups.



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