Employment opportunities

Faculty positions

The Department of Computer Science at Tufts University invites applications for multiple open faculty positions. Women, African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino(a), Native American/Alaska Native candidates, and those from other marginalized groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. Throughout their application, all 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.

Tenure-track faculty positions in Security and AI starting Fall 2022

We seek candidates for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. We are especially interested in candidates with research in Security, particularly Systems Security, Network Security, and Real-World or Applied Cryptography; and candidates in Artificial Intelligence, particularly Cognitive Systems, Common Sense Reasoning, Natural Language Understanding, Machine Vision, and Human-AI Interaction. Exceptional candidates in other areas will be considered as well, including mid-career candidates with strong academic leadership potential. Submit your application at https://apply.interfolio.com/92330. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Send inquiries to ttsearch@cs.tufts.edu.

Teaching-track faculty position starting Spring or Fall 2022

We seek candidates at the rank of Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor. Candidates are expected to have strong foundational knowledge in one or more areas of our core curriculum, including Data Structures, Algorithms, Operating Systems, 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. Submit your application at https://apply.interfolio.com/92332. Applications are due January 15, 2022, but review of applications will begin October 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Send inquiries 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/89783.


Staff positions

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


Postdoctoral opportunities

Postdoc Position in Interactive High Dimensional Data Visualization
Tufts University, Medford, MA

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher with expertise in visualizations of high dimensional data. The postdoc position is funded by the Merck Exploratory Science Center in Cambridge, MA with the goal of developing visualizations and interaction techniques to allow biology researchers to facilitate target discovery and elucidate mechanism of action derived from high dimensional single cell data (e.g., sequencing, flow cytometry, and proteomics). The postdoc hired for this position will work within Tufts university but will collaborate closely with researchers at Merck.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in using and understanding of dimension reduction (projection) methods, developing web-based visualizations that communicate with back-end (server-side) computation processes, and experience with using deep learning models for visualization. Knowledge about biological data is a plus but not required.

The position is open now, but the start date can be negotiable. The postdoc position is expected to be 2 years (subject to renewal after the first year).

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 quickly becoming a hub for visualization research including but not limited to research activities at Tufts, Harvard, MIT, Google, Northeastern, WPI, Brown, UMass, UMass Dartmouth, Boston College, Smith, and New Hampshire. In addition, the greater Boston area (Boston/Cambridge) has over 1,000 biotech companies and is quickly becoming the center of the nation’s biotechnology industry. 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 Remco Chang (remco@cs.tufts.edu) that includes a CV and an optional research statement.

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Postdoc Position in Interactive High Dimensional Data Visualization
Tufts University, Medford, MA

We are soliciting applications for a postdoctoral scholar with expertise in assistive technology and/or human-robot interaction at Tufts University (Medford, MA).  This researcher will be responsible for coordinating efforts and conducting research on a new NSF-funded project on Mutually Assistive Robotics, under the direction of PI Elaine Short, and co-PIs Jivko Sinapov, Matthias Scheutz, and Chris Rogers.

This project takes a strengths-based approach to assistive robotics, developing new methods that allow the robot and user to freely assist each other to complete tasks, and evaluating those methods in activities that improve people's quality of life and where users' autonomy and control over both the goal and manner of completing a task are important.  Project outcomes will include new methods for robot learning that empower people with disabilities to collaboratively design, control, and influence robot behavior while engaging in pleasurable hobbies, controlling their own appearance, and generally engaging in creative interaction with the world.

The primary task for the postdoctoral scholar will be to coordinate high-quality research within this project, including both individual work and collaborations with PhD students and undergraduates.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, Human Factors Engineering, Human-Computer Interaction, or closely related field
  • Strong interest in assistive technology
  • Experience in human-centered/user-centered research practices and assistive applications
  • Experience with mentoring and outreach to the non-academic community

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in designing and implementing computer, robotic, and/or cyber-physical systems (especially in C++/Python)
  • Publications in HRI and/or Assistive Technology
  • Experience in machine learning or AI, especially in robotics or assistive applications
  • Commitment to supporting the disability community and/or advocating for accessibility in the tech industry

This is a limited-term appointment starting as early as January 2021, with an initial appointment of one year and the option to renew for up to three years, depending on performance.

To apply, candidates should email Elaine Short (elaine.short@tufts.edu) with the subject line "Postdoctoral Scholar Application", and include a CV and 1-2 page cover letter describing their interest in the position, research background, and qualifications.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received, until the position is filled.

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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. 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. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. 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 Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at johny.laine@tufts.edu. Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at http://oeo.tufts.edu.