Requisition Number: FTFR000233
Division/College: College of Engineering
FT/PT: Full Time
The Departments of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) and Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Northeastern University invite applications and nominations for a tenure-track faculty position beginning in September 2013 at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, as a possible joint appointment between the two departments in the College of Engineering. Applicants at the senior level with well-established, well-funded, and internationally recognized research programs will also be considered. Candidates are sought to expand the college’s research efforts in security including but not limited to threat-detection and mitigation such as for use in the screening of suicide bombers or airline passengers; security of critical infrastructures such as transportation, power, and communication systems; unmanned or remote-controlled devices for harsh environment exploration, hazard diagnosis and removal; enhanced armor or exo-skeletal systems for intelligent hazard diagnosis. Software- or algorithm-based security efforts that show promise such as compressive sensing may also be considered.
A doctorate in mechanical engineering, electrical and computer engineering or in a closely related field is required. Excellence in teaching is expected.
The MIE Department at Northeastern is a large and growing academic enterprise comprising 41 full-time faculty with $10 million in annual research funding, approximately 100 Ph.D., 300 M.S., and an undergraduate student population of over 1,100. In addition, the MIE Department is home to three federally funded research centers (of the eight federal centers in the College of Engineering): 1) The NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing, 2) The NSF Center for Health Organization Transformation and 3) The Department of Veterans Affairs New England Healthcare Engineering Partnership. The ECE department, with 47 faculty members, $13.1 million in annual research funding, approximately 200 Ph.D., 230 M.S., and 550 undergraduate students, has established areas of excellence in sensing and imaging (NSF ERC), communications and digital signal processing, power and control systems, power electronics, RF/microwave magnetic and multiferroic materials and device technologies. The ECE Department, in addition to the NSF ERC Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems, is home to the ALERT Homeland Security Center of Excellence, and shares the Institute of Information Assurance with the College of Computer Science. At the core of the Northeastern engineering education experience is our top ranked cooperative education program which contributes significantly to the integrated learning model in use in the College of Engineering. Northeastern University also has a 7,000 square foot class 10/100/1000 micro/nanofabrication facility available to faculty, the Kostas Center (http://www.kostas.neu.edu/), and has recently opened the 70,000 square foot Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security at our Burlington campus.
Northeastern is an urban university in Boston located among the nation’s best hospitals, world renowned research institutions, and historical arts and music landmarks of the city. Northeastern University is a national leader in cooperative education and recently has enjoyed an unprecedented rise in the National Research University rankings in US News and World Report. Northeastern is also the recipient of an NSF-funded ADVANCE grant for promoting the careers of women in engineering and science. The university is currently expanding with plans to add 150 faculty to the current pool of talented full-time scholars.
Applications should include a cover letter, a statement of current and future research interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. For more information contact Professor Andrew Gouldstone, Search Committee Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.