Full-Time Lecturer - Computer Science

Medford, MA
Sep 12, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Computer Science in the School of Engineering at Tufts University invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position to begin in Spring 2018.

Candidates may have expertise in any area of computer science or a closely related field including but not limited to Algorithms, Complexity, AI, Analytics, Machine Learning, Databases, Distributed Systems, Computational Biology, Hardware-Software Interfaces, Human-Computer Interaction, Robotics, Mobile Development, Natural Language Processing, Power Management, Security, Software Development, Visualization, and Web Infrastructure and Design.

This is a full-time non-tenure-track position. The initial appointment term will be for two years with the possibility of renewal contingent on annual performance review results.

Tufts' School of Engineering distinguishes itself by the interdisciplinary focus and integrative nature of its engineering education within the intellectually rich environment of a research university. Located only six miles from historic downtown Boston, faculty members on the Tufts Medford/Somerville campus have extensive opportunities for academic and industrial collaboration as well as participation in the rich intellectual life of the area. The School of Engineering is in the midst of a period of exciting growth that has seen recruitment of outstanding new faculty, a quadrupling of funded research over the last ten years, addition of new laboratory space, an emphasis on building diversity in engineering, and major curricular initiatives at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Department of Computer Science has grown significantly in the past decade in number of faculty and students, graduating over 125 majors annually. Located in the Boston area, the department benefits from outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, collaborative faculty, and cross-disciplinary research opportunities. Tufts University is one of the smallest universities ranked as a Research 1 university, and it offers the best of a liberal arts college atmosphere, coupled with the intellectual and technological resources of a major research university. Tufts University supports and encourages a culture of interdisciplinary research and there are numerous such opportunities within the School of Engineering, the School of Arts and Sciences, and through graduate and professional schools.


The ideal Lecturer candidate will possess prior teaching experience, especially with undergraduate students, and have an engaging teaching style. The candidate must have a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring.

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

A doctoral degree is preferred but not required.

Application Instructions

We request that each application include the following materials: (a) a letter of application explaining the applicant's interest in the position, (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) a statement of teaching philosophy, (d) at least three reference letters, and (e) a sample of material developed for the classroom, such as a syllabus, a homework assignment, or a laboratory exercise. Items (a) through (e) should be submitted online through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/42628.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about the department or the position, please visit our web page. Inquiries should be emailed to cssearch@cs.tufts.edu. For assistance with Interfolio, please contact help@interfolio.com or call 877-997-8807.

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 Johny.Laine@tufts.edu. Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at http://oeo.tufts.edu.


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