Assistant Professor in Electrical & Computer Engineering

Boston University
Boston , Massachusetts, United States
01 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
29 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Tracking Code 9885/J3117

Job Description

The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) at Boston University (BU) anticipates openings for multiple Tenure-Track Assistant Professor positions. Priorities are in: (a)  analog and RF electronics for integrated or flexible sensor or actuator systems, with impact in applications such as biomedicine, neuroscience, prosthetics, wearable technology, autonomous vehicles, or Internet-of-Things, (b) machine learning, data science, and large-scale optimization, with impact in areas such as biological, social, and health sciences, or applications such as recommender systems or smart vehicles, and (c) software and systems security, with impact in applications such as mobile security, biomedical devices, or autonomous vehicles. Candidates with research programs that transcend the traditional boundaries of ECE are welcome to explore affiliated appointments in appropriate departments, such as Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics and Statistics. The BU footprint in both data science and security is growing significantly creating synergistic communities and opportunities. Departments involved in this growth initiative include Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics and Statistics.

BU ECE is a rising department and attracts exceptional graduate student and faculty talent at all levels. Research activity by primary faculty is approximately $26M per year. The College of Engineering is currently ranked 35th in the nation by US News and World Report, and 15th among 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, Center for Systems Neuroscience, Center for Integrated Life Science and Engineering, and the Photonics Center.

We are looking for outstanding candidates who demonstrate potential for leading an independent and vibrant funded research program in their area of expertise, teach effectively at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and utilize their expertise to strengthen collaborative research within the department and beyond.

Boston University is an AAU institution with a rich tradition dedicated to inclusion and social justice. We are proud that we were the first American university to award a PhD to a woman and that Martin Luther King Jr. received his PhD here. We are dedicated to increasing the participation of all talented students and are committed to the pursuit of engineering by underrepresented groups at BU and beyond

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We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location Boston , Massachusetts, United States

Position Type Full-Time/Regular