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Data Science Initiative

The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) at Boston University (BU) is seeking candidates for several faculty positions. We are seeking candidates for an endowed full professor in the general areas of photonics, solid-state devices and nanostructures.  We are also seeking candidates for two tenure track assistant professors: one in the areas of data sciences, machine learning and information systems, and a second in the areas of photonics materials and devices and their applications  The Department is seeking to foster growth in the broad, interdisciplinary topics of energy, health, information and cyberphysical systems. Candidates with research interests that transcend the traditional boundaries of ECE are strongly encouraged to apply, and explore potential collaborations with BU’s multidisciplinary centers such as the Photonics Center and the Center for Information and Systems Engineering.  Joint appointments with other BU departments and with the Division of Material Science & Engineering and Division of Systems Engineering are available for candidates with appropriate experience and interests.

Qualified candidates must possess a relevant, earned PhD, and have a demonstrable ability to teach effectively at graduate and undergraduate levels, develop funded research programs in their area of expertise, and contribute to the tradition of excellence in research that is characteristic of the ECE Department. Self-motivated individuals who thrive on challenge and are eager to utilize their expertise to strengthen an ambitious program of departmental enhancement are desired.  Women, minorities, and candidates from other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply and help us continue building an exceptional 21st century university department.

ECE at BU is a world-class department with excellent resources that is steadily gaining national and international prominence for its exceptional research and education record. ECE is part of BU’s rapidly growing and innovative College of Engineering, currently ranked 39th and in the top 20 in research funding per faculty member.  ECE currently consists of 40 faculty members, 250 graduate students, and 250 BS majors. Outstanding collaboration opportunities are available with nationally recognized medical centers and universities/colleges, nearby research centers, and industry throughout the Boston area.

Beyond its research and academic activities, BU has a lively, urban campus situated along the banks of the Charles River in Boston’s historic Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood. The campus and surrounding areas offer limitless opportunities for recreational activities, from world-class art and performances to sporting events and fine dining.



The application deadline is December 31, 2014; however, late applications that are received before March 1, 2015 will be considered.

Boston University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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Boston University (BU) is embarking on a three-year plan to strengthen its existing base of faculty who conduct research in core data-science fields. Through the Provost’s Data Science Faculty Search initiative, BU will provide positions and funding to recruit six new faculty members, complementing existing and planned data-science faculty searches in various colleges and departments. This initiative is a reflection of BU’s institutional strategic plan to emphasize interdisciplinary research and scholarship.