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Job no: 510752
Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Engineering
Date opened: 26 Oct 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
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The Department of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Computer Engineering, with a starting date of September 1, 2022. We seek energetic candidates with strong experimental research track records capable of establishing and maintaining a nationally recognized and externally funded applied research program in the fields of Robotics or Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). Research areas may include (but not limited to): AI, Robotics, CPS, reinforcement learning, control systems, smart cities, real-time machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous vehicle and UAV, computer vision, novel actuator and sensor technology, CPS safety and security, digital system design, etc.

UMass Boston is the only public research university in the greater Boston area and is undertaking a multi-year engineering strategic planning. At present, the Engineering Department offers BS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, with the intent to develop additional four-year BS degrees in the future. The Department has at its core a cross-disciplinary research, educational and engineering design philosophy. The successful candidate is expected to draw graduate student support from the existing graduate programs in Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology, Physics, Integrative Biosciences (IB), Computational Sciences (CSci), Biology, Chemistry, and/or Environmental Sciences while the Engineering Department’s graduate programs are developed.

Successful candidates will have experience in and enthusiasm for teaching undergraduate courses and a desire to contribute to the growth of a strong Engineering Department. We seek a colleague who will support our goal of ensuring an inclusive, equitable, and diverse workplace. A completed Ph.D. in Computer and/or Electrical Engineering or a closely related field at the time of hiring is required.

Applicants should apply online and upload (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a concise statement of research accomplishments and long-term vision, (4) a statement of teaching experience and goals, (5) a diversity statement that reflects the candidate’s experience and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. and (6) names and contact information for three letters of reference.

Review of applications will begin January 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information. In addition to federal law requirements, the University of Massachusetts Boston complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment

UMass Boston requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to confirm proof of their vaccination status. Exemptions from the vaccine requirement will be permitted only for qualifying religious or medical reasons. Regardless of vaccination status, you must wear a face covering in public indoor spaces on campus.

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The University of Massachusetts Boston is nationally recognized as a model of excellence for urban public universities. The scenic waterfront campus is located next to the John F. Kennedy Library, with easy access to downtown Boston. 

The second-largest campus in the UMass system, UMass Boston combines a small-college experience with the vast resources of a major research university. With a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students easily interact with professors because most teaching occurs in small class sizes. Ninety-three percent of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their fields.

UMass Boston’s academic excellence is reflected by a growing student body of nearly 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university’s eight colleges offer more than 100 undergraduate programs and 50 graduate programs. The University Honors Program serves 300 students who thrive on intellectual challenge. Enriched courses probe more deeply into theory or venture further into application.

UMass Boston’s diverse student body provides a global context for student learning, and its location in a major U.S. city provides connections to employers in industries such as finance, health care, technology, service, and education, offering students opportunities to gain valuable in-school experience via internships, clinicals, and other career-related placements.

More than 100 student organizations — including clubs, literary magazines, newspaperradio stationart gallery, and 16 NCAA Division III sports teams — offer a rich campus life. Students live throughout Greater Boston and in apartment communities just steps from the campus, and enjoy the rich amenities, cultural attractions, and educational opportunities that make the city the biggest and best college town in the nation.

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