Job no: 510752
Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Date opened: 26 Oct 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
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.
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