Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor


Electrical & Computer Engineering Department

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

The System Engineering Program in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute invites applications for an open-rank tenure-track/tenured faculty position.


The person selected for this faculty position will be responsible for teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses, providing leadership for the graduate programs in Systems Engineering, developing a research program related to his/her field of interest, and advising students including MS and PhD theses. In addition, the appointee will actively participate in strengthening the strong ties between WPI and its surrounding high-tech industries and will embark on establishing connections for System Engineering and/or Systems Thinking research. Additionally, the appointee will actively participate in the committee assignments and other activities that connect the Systems Engineering Program to the rest of the campus.

An earned Ph.D. in Systems Engineering or related engineering disciplines is required. Candidates should have strong research experience in the general areas of systems engineering, but not limited to: systems thinking, system modeling, complex systems, risk management, system safety, security and reliability. Candidates must be able to contribute to the teaching mission of the department, especially for the graduate degree programs in systems engineering. A record of excellence in scholarship evidenced by publications, as appropriate for the candidate's rank, and a commitment to build a research program is required. Appointment with tenure requires documented excellence in research and teaching, and a national reputation in his or her field of study.

Founded in 1865, WPI is one of the nation's first technological universities known for its innovative project-based education. WPI's reputation as an innovative university rests on the shoulders of its faculty. A highly selective, private technological university and one of the nation's first, WPI believes that when great minds work together, great advances follow. At WPI the boundaries to multidisciplinary collaboration are low. Faculty members, students, and other partners work together on real-world projects and purposeful research. WPI is located in Worcester, a city on the rise, located just 40 miles from Boston, Massachusetts.

To apply please submit a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement and list of five professional references including contact information.

United States of America (Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

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About WPI
WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

Diversity & Inclusion at WPI
WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.

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Posted: 9/9/2020
Application Due: 9/9/2032
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