Assistant Professor - Electrical and Computer Engineering

Position Description:

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Tufts University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Computer Engineering to begin in September 2018. We are seeking candidates at the rank of Assistant Professor, but exceptional candidates at the rank of Associate or Full Professor will also be considered. Candidates are sought primarily in the area of Computer Engineering or a closely related field with expertise in areas including, but not limited to, security, embedded and real-time systems, computer architecture, and computer systems. In these areas, we are interested in new emerging applications such as mobile and wearable computing, artificial intelligence, data science, and robotics. Exceptional candidates in other areas will be considered.

We are looking for engaged and engaging researchers and teachers with a strong vision who can build and maintain a high-quality research program at Tufts and whose research will both connect with some of our current faculty and extend into new areas.

The Electrical and Computer Engineering has grown significantly in the past fifteen years. Located in the Boston area, the department benefits from outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, collaborative faculty, and cross-disciplinary research opportunities. Tufts' School of Engineering (SOE) distinguishes itself by the interdisciplinary focus and integrative nature of its engineering education and research programs. The past ten years have been a period of extraordinary growth for SOE at Tufts, with recruitment of over half of its current tenured and tenure-track faculty members and a more than three-fold increase in research productivity. Located on Tufts' Medford/Somerville campus, only six miles from historic downtown Boston, SOE faculty members have extensive opportunities for academic and industrial collaboration, as well as participation in the rich intellectual life of the region.

Tufts University is one of the smallest institutions ranked at the Research 1 level and offers the best of a liberal arts college atmosphere, coupled with the intellectual and technological resources of a major research university. Home to seven graduate and professional schools across three campuses, Tufts prides itself on its culture of cross-school partnerships and supports and encourages a culture of interdisciplinary research.


The successful candidate will join an active department that offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs, and thus must demonstrate excellence in teaching as well as the potential to develop an internationally recognized research program. Teaching responsibilities will include graduate and undergraduate courses. A doctorate is required. Candidates should submit a clear statement explaining why they are interested in Tufts and how their skillset will fit well into the department ecosystem.

Application Instructions:

Questions about the position should be addressed to Professor Mark Hempstead, search committee chair; [email address]. Candidates should submit their application, including:

  • A letter of application explaining your interest in Tufts and in this position
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • A statement describing your current and planned research
  • A statement of your teaching philosophy
  • A sample of your scholarly work
  • Three to five confidential reference letters

online through Interfolio at

Review of applications will begin on December 15th 2017 and will continue until the position is filled; applications submitted after December 15th 2017 are very welcome.

Candidates are encouraged to demonstrate attention to diversity and inclusion as it relates to teaching, research, and scholarship throughout their application.

EEO statement:

Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.

Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617.627.3298 or at Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at


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