Faculty Search

The Division of Systems Engineering (SE) at Boston University (BU) is seeking candidates for a tenured faculty position at the rank of Professor in the area of Network Systems. The Division of Systems Engineering is seeking a proven accomplished researcher to provide leadership in the area of network systems and to bring together a number of already existing related activities which span the ECE and ME Departments. The Division, in conjunction with the Center for Information and Systems Engineering (CISE), has established world-class research excellence in areas such as Sensor Networks, Multi-Agent Systems, and Mobile Robotics. These and other areas where Division faculty are active represent instances of a broader emerging class of network systems. Beyond traditional computer and communication networks, this new class is characterized by network structures whose nodes are complex dynamic systems in themselves (wireless physical devices, robots, power supply centers in a smart grid, vehicles in smart cities, factories/warehouse in supply chains, etc). Candidates with research interests that transcend the traditional boundaries of SE are strongly encouraged to apply.  The candidate would be given a primary appointment in our Mechanical Engineering or Electrical and Computer Engineering departments as applicable. Additional appointments with other BU departments and the Division of Materials Science and 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 and contribute to the graduate program in SE, develop funded research programs in their area of expertise, and contribute to the tradition of excellence in research that is characteristic of SE at BU. Self-motivated individuals who thrive on challenge and are eager to utilize their expertise to strengthen an ambitious program of divisional enhancement are desired.  Women, minorities, and candidates from other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

SE at BU is a world-class Division with excellent resources, including the Center for Information and Systems Engineering (CISE), that is steadily gaining national and international prominence for its exceptional research and education record. SE is part of BU’s rapidly growing and innovative College of Engineering. The College of Engineering is comprised of three departments (Biomedical, Electrical & Computer, and Mechanical) and two graduate divisions (Systems and Materials Science & Engineering) consisting of 120 faculty, 75 staff, 1350 undergraduates and 700 graduate students. The College of Engineering has risen rapidly in distinction over the past decade and is currently ranked 38th and in the top 20 in research dollars per faculty member. Significant investments in the SE area by the College and University are significant and will continue. 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.

Please visit http://www.bu.edu/SE/ for more information about the SE Division.   To apply, please visit and follow application instructions online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3207. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Preferred deadline for full consideration is December 31, 2013. Therefore, applicants are encouraged to apply early.  Boston University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.