Assistant Professor, College of Engineering Tracking Code22599929800819Job Description
The College of Engineering at Boston University has embarked on a bold new strategic plan that will pursue excellence and impact along convergent and collaborative research. The College has an opening for a junior, tenure-track faculty member. We seek a candidate with research interests in the area of Photonics and Computing that aim to create enabling device technologies, photonic integrated circuits, and optical neural networks for application in artificial intelligence, computational optics, computer vision, microscopy, robotics and other computing tasks. This faculty member will join a vibrant group of successful researchers in the Boston University Photonics Center exploring how photonics can improve the world. Candidates will likely hold a primary appointment in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department.
The BU College of Engineering believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. The College is a recipient of the Bronze award for ASEE Diversity Recognition Program. We are especially eager to have join our ranks a colleague who supports our institutional commitment to ensuring BU is inclusive, equitable, diverse, and a place where all constituents can thrive.
The College of Engineering is ranked 16th among private universities, with all of its individual programs ranked in the top 20. The College is 5th in the nation in total funding from NSF among engineering schools at private universities. BU ECE faculty lead and participate in several high-profile, multidisciplinary research centers, including the Center for Information and Systems Engineering, the Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science and Engineering, the Center for Systems Neuroscience, the Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Science and Engineering, and the Photonics Center.
Boston University expects excellence in teaching and in research and is committed to building a culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse scholarly community, which is essential to its mission as expressed at https://www.bu.edu/info/about/diversity. We are proud of our record, including being the first American university to award a Ph.D. degree to a woman and the university from which Martin Luther King Jr. received his Ph.D. We are dedicated to increasing participation of all talented students, especially women and other underrepresented groups in Engineering.
Candidates must hold a PhD in an appropriate area and show potential for leading an independent, vibrant, world-class research program. BU College of Engineering also places high value on excellence in teaching and in community. Candidates will be expected to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses.
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Job LocationBoston, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular