Employment opportunities

Faculty positions

The Department of Computer Science at Tufts University invites applications for multiple open faculty positions. Throughout their application, candidates are encouraged to demonstrate their attention to diversity and inclusion as these topics relate to teaching, research (as applicable), and engagement within the academic environment. Women, African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinx, and Native American/Alaskan Native candidates are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. The department especially values candidates who have an interest in civic engagement, social impact, and the betterment of society.

Tenure-track faculty positions in Theoretical Computer Science, and any area with leadership potential, starting Fall 2023

We seek candidates for multiple, tenure-track faculty positions. We are interested in candidates at the Assistant or Associate Professor level with research in Theoretical Computer Science. We are seeking those who conduct research advancing the design and analysis of algorithms, computational complexity, and/or the rigorous experimental study and application of algorithms to other areas within and outside computer science. We also seek candidates for the Ada Lovelace Professorship, in any area and at any rank. Candidates for this professorship must demonstrate strong leadership potential. Mid-career, new or established Associate Professors or recently promoted Full Professors are preferred. The Lovelace Professorship title is for a 5-year term, after which the candidate will continue as a faculty member at the same rank. Exceptional candidates not matching either the Theory or the Lovelace position descriptions will also be considered. Please submit your application through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/112019. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be emailed to ttsearch@cs.tufts.edu.

Online teaching-track faculty position starting Spring or Fall 2023

We seek candidates at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Teaching Professor. The primary responsibility for this position will be teaching and curriculum development for the department’s Online MS and Post Baccalaureate programs, though the candidate may also, but is not required to, teach in our in-person program. Candidates may have expertise in any area of computer science or a closely related field. They are expected to have strong foundational knowledge in one or more areas of our core curriculum, including Data Structures, Algorithms, Programming Languages, and Computation Theory. This is a full-time, non-tenure-track position. The initial appointment is for two years, with possible renewal contingent on annual performance review results. A doctoral degree is preferred but not required. Please submit your application through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/111036. Applications are due December 15, 2022, but review of applications will begin October 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be emailed to cssearch@cs.tufts.edu.

Adjunct faculty positions

We conduct an ongoing search for qualified part-time lecturers for in-person and online courses. Submit your application at https://apply.interfolio.com/109976.

Staff positions

Please check jobs.hr.tufts.edu for staff opportunities in the Tufts Department of Computer Science.

Postdoctoral opportunities

Postdoc Position in Cybersecurity Policy
Tufts University, Medford, MA

Tufts University has an opening for a postdoc in cybersecurity policy to start in fall 2022. The postdoc will be conducting research in cybersecurity policy. Area of specialization is open but several different directions are of particular interest. Research in international and military use of cyber technologies, as well as government regulation of security tools are of strong interest, as is work related to Russian cybersecurity policy. In addition, current Tufts faculty conduct research in surveillance and privacy, home IoT and privacy and security issues, cybersecurity incident liability, and impact of legal responses to cybersecurity incidents. An aspect of this fellowship is improving cross-disciplinary background and skills in policy to have tech-informed cybersecurity policy. Thus, it is expected that the postdoc appointee will spend some effort gaining technical background to understand technical aspects of privacy and/or security (Tufts offers a number of courses in this).

In fall 2020 Tufts University initiated a masters program in cybersecurity and public policy combining the efforts of The Fletcher School and the School of Engineering, Department of Computer Science; there are a number of associated talks, seminars, and other activities. It is expected that the postdoc will participate in these, which include an annual student paper symposium in cybersecurity policy each spring. The Fletcher School and Tufts School of Engineering' Department of Computer Science offers courses in security and in cybersecurity policy, and this will provide additional interesting opportunities for the postdoctoral scholar, who may participate in some teaching. In addition, Tufts University is located in the Boston area -- it is two stops away on the subway to Harvard and two additional stops away from MIT. Boston is a hub for exciting research including but not limited to research activities at Harvard, MIT, Facebook, Google, Northeastern, and Boston University, providing a rich array of talks and scholars in cybersecurity, policy, and related areas; the postdoc researcher is encouraged to take advantage of this. The postdoc position will be from September 1, 2022 to May 30, 2024; a later start is possible (but a later ending date is not). Candidates outside the U.S. are encouraged to apply.


  • Completion of a PhD or JD in cybersecurity policy or a related area on or after September 1, 2019.
  • Evidence of background in tech-related policy.

Application materials include: a cover letter explaining your background and interest in the area, CV, a writing sample; a list of three recommenders (names and contact information), a description of research interests, and graduate school transcript. These materials should be submitted to joshua.anderson@tufts.edu; any questions about these positions should also be sent to joshua.anderson@tufts.edu.


Postdoc Position in Networked Systems
Tufts University, Medford, MA

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher with a background in networked systems to work on emerging AR/VR applications. The ideal candidate would have a track record of strong research in one or more of the following areas: network measurements, system design and implementation, and mobile/cloud computing. Background in machine learning or AR/VR applications will be beneficial but not required.

The postdoc position is part of a collaborative project between Tufts University and Facebook Reality Labs, Pittsburgh. It presents an opportunity to work closely with industry on practical problems while also being able to publish results in top-tier research conferences. The post-doc will also mentor PhD students and MS/undergrad students at Tufts.

The successful candidate is expected to start as soon as possible but the start date is negotiable. Note that there is no citizenship requirement for this position. Candidates outside of the US are encouraged to apply.

Tufts University is located in the Boston area -- it is two stops away on the subway to Harvard and two additional stops away from MIT. Boston is a hub for exciting research including but not limited to research activities at Harvard, MIT, Facebook, Google, Tufts, Northeastern, WPI, Brown, UMass, UMass Dartmouth, Smith, and New Hampshire. The postdoc researcher is encouraged to take advantage of the Boston area by collaborating and building relationships with these nearby universities.

Interested applicants should send an email to Fahad Dogar (fahad@cs.tufts.edu) that includes a CV and an optional research statement.

About Tufts

The Tufts CS department has grown significantly in the past decade in faculty, student size, and research funding. The department recently moved into the brand-new Joyce Cummings Center, which is also the home of Math, Economics, the Data Intensive Studies Center, and the Derby Entrepreneurship Center. Tufts offers the best of a liberal arts college atmosphere coupled with the intellectual and technological resources of an R1 research university. We support and encourage a culture of interdisciplinary research, and there are numerous such opportunities within the university. Located only six miles from historic downtown Boston, faculty members on the Tufts Medford/Somerville campus have extensive opportunities for academic and industrial collaboration outside of Tufts as well as participation in the rich intellectual life of the area.

Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. See the University’s Non-Discrimination statement and policy at https://oeo.tufts.edu/policies-procedures/non-discrimination/. If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at oeo@tufts.edu. Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at http://oeo.tufts.edu.