The College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, a world leader in information and communication technology, has extended its global reach into Africa. Offering master’s degrees to full-time resident students from across Africa at our base in Kigali, Rwanda, CMU-Africa is educating future leaders who will create the technology and business innovations that will transform Africa.

We are seeking highly qualified faculty candidates at all levels, from new PhDs to senior personnel, to join our dynamic, world-class faculty in contributing to the emerging knowledge-based economies across the continent. CMU-Africa faculty members collaborate with industry and deliver innovative, interdisciplinary graduate teaching and research programs in the African context.

Carnegie Mellon is seeking exceptional candidates who can deliver innovative, interdisciplinary graduate programs in the areas of:

  • Software engineering
  • Mobile computing
  • Cloud computing
  • Communications
  • Cyber-security and privacy
  • Wireless networking
  • Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technologies
  • Broadband applications
  • Embedded systems
  • Energy systems
  • Image and signal processing
  • Innovation and technology management
  • Data Science
  • Artificial Intelligence

Candidates should possess a Ph.D. from a leading research university with a serious interest in both teaching and research in the context of opportunities in Africa.  We are particularly interested in applicants who have passion for a culturally diverse environment and who demonstrate a willingness to nurture the inclusive Carnegie Mellon environment. We are actively committed to considering a diverse applicant pool in terms of gender, race, veteran status, and disability. Carnegie Mellon University seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples and is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) that assists with dual-career searches. 

Applications should include a comprehensive resume including a complete list of publications, 3-5 professional references, a statement of research and teaching interests (less than 2 pages each), and copies of 2 research papers (journal or conference papers).  We invite you to learn more about our program and the exciting opportunities in the new Africa at

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