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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.

Applicants should submit a brief cover letter of interest, statements of research and teaching accomplishments and future plans, a current CV including a list of publications, and contact information of three or more references at the appropriate link below

We encourage candidates to apply early. Applications received by December 15, 2017 will be given full consideration.

Applicants interested in the Cybersecurity position might also be interested in open positions at BU’s Computer Science Department. Details can be found here


Boston University is 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.

These searches are subject to final approval by the Provost.


Tracking Code: 9583/I0216
Job Description: The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boston University invites applications for an anticipated teaching position beginning the fall term of 2017. This non-tenure track position will be at the level of Instructor, Lecturer or possibly a Professor of Practice. Interested candidates should be committed to delivering excellent courses at all levels in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Particular areas of need are introductory programming, software engineering, operating systems, networks and algorithms, and senior design.

Required Skills: Applicants for the position must have a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field. Ideal candidates will have a track record of excellence in teaching. Salary will be provided for the 9-month academic year. Possibilities of support in the summer include summer classes, and various outreach programs. Instructional faculty in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department are expected to teach multiple courses per year (typically at least four) with multiple sections of the same course counting towards that total. These positions come with full benefits. Job Location:Boston, Massachusetts, United States.Position Type: Full-Time/Regular. Salary: Based on experience.

Apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae by e-mail to: the ECE main office or contact the department by regular mail.

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, and currently consists of 47 faculty members, 325 graduate students, and 350 BS majors. 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.
We are an equal opportunity 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.