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Department of Computer Science

Position: Assistant Professor

Tufts University: Computer Science

Multiple: Cybersecurity / Systems / Data Science / AI / Machine Learning / NLP / Robotics / Algorithms

Boston, MA

The Department of Computer Science at Tufts University invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions to begin in September 2019. We seek candidates at the rank of Assistant Professor but exceptional candidates at the rank of Associate or Full Professor will also be considered. We are especially interested in candidates with research in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Robotics, Security, Systems for Data Science (meaning Operating Systems, Networking, or Databases with a focus on support for Data Science), and Algorithms applied to any of these areas. Exceptional candidates in other areas will be considered as well.

We are looking for engaged and engaging researchers and teachers with a compelling vision who can build and maintain a high-quality research program at Tufts. We are interested in candidates whose research will connect with some of our current faculty while also extending into new areas. Our search will be organized under two broad umbrellas:

Artificial Intelligence: We seek candidates who complement the department's strengths in artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, robotics, and human-robot interaction. We are especially interested in candidates bridging research in machine learning, natural language understanding, and robotics, but candidates in all areas of AI are encouraged to apply. We are also interested in candidates who do research in algorithms with applications to any area of AI.

Security and Systems: We seek candidates who complement the department’s strengths in language-based security, cybersecurity policy, privacy, system management for big data, networking, programming languages, visual analytics, and human-computer interaction. Under security, areas of particular interest include network security, systems security, resilience, and real-world or applied cryptography. Under systems, areas of particular interest include the collection, storage, computation, retrieval, enrichment, interaction, analysis, communication, and human understanding of large amounts of data. Candidates in all areas of security and are encouraged to apply. We are also interested in candidates who do research in algorithms with applications to any area in security or systems.

The department has grown significantly in the past decade in faculty, student size, and research funding. The department benefits from outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, collaborative faculty, and cross-disciplinary research opportunities. Tufts University is one of the smallest universities ranked as a Research 1 university, so it offers the best of a liberal arts college atmosphere coupled with the intellectual and technological resources of a major research university. Tufts University supports and encourages a culture of interdisciplinary research, and there are numerous such opportunities within the School of Engineering, the School of Arts and Sciences, the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, the School of Medicine, and our other graduate and professional schools.

Located only six miles from historic downtown Boston, faculty members on the Tufts Medford/Somerville campus have extensive opportunities for academic and industrial collaboration as well as participation in the rich intellectual life of the area. The School of Engineering is in the midst of a period of exciting growth that has seen the recruitment of outstanding new faculty, a quadrupling of funded research over the last ten years, the addition of new buildings and laboratory space, an emphasis on building diversity in engineering, and major curricular initiatives at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applicants must hold a doctorate by the beginning of the appointment, must have an active research program, must show promise of continued outstanding research activity, and must exhibit a strong commitment to excellence in teaching.

Expertise in Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning/Natural Language Processing/Robotics, Security, Systems for Data Science, or Algorithms with applications to one of those topics is preferred.

Application Instructions
Please submit your application online through Interfolio at We request the following: (a) a cover letter explaining your interest in Tufts and in this position, (b) your curriculum vitae, (c) a statement describing your current and planned research, (d) a statement of your teaching philosophy, (e) a sample of your scholarly work, and (f) three to five confidential reference letters.

Candidates are encouraged to demonstrate throughout their application their attention to diversity and inclusion as these topics relate to teaching, research, and engagement within the academic environment.

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2018 and will continue until the positions are filled. For more information about the department or the position, please visit our web page. Inquiries should be emailed to
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