Alvin H. Howell Endowed Professorship in Electrical Engineering

We are pleased to report that this Professorship has recently been filled.

Tenure-track position in Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Tufts University seeks a junior tenure-track faculty member at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. Truly exceptional senior candidates may also be considered at the level of Full Professor. The department is particularly interested in attracting an individual with expertise in the field of Signals and Systems. Particular subfields of interest include statistical and wireless communications with an emphasis on physical-layer communications and network information theory including the study of network coding, co-operative communications, and security and secrecy in information and communication systems. The ideal candidate will have two to three years of postdoctoral experience that includes a strong publication record, supervision of graduate students, and substantive interaction with funding agencies. Primary evaluation criteria will include an ability to build and sustain cross-disciplinary research programs, the potential for developing collaborations with current faculty, and a strong desire to inclusively mentor both graduate and undergraduate students. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will also contribute to one or more of the School’s three strategic focal areas: Engineering for Human Health, Engineering for Sustainability, and Engineering the Human-Computer Interface.

The past seven years have been a period of extraordinary growth for Tufts’ School of Engineering, witnessing recruitment of over half of its current tenured and tenure-track faculty members and close to a three-fold increase in research expenditures. The SOE distinguishes itself by the interdisciplinary and integrative nature of its engineering education and research programs within the environment of both a "Research Class 1" University and a top-ranked undergraduate institution. We offer the best of a liberal arts college atmosphere, coupled with the intellectual and technological resources of a major research university. As home to seven graduate and professional schools across three campuses, Tufts University prides itself on its culture of cross-School partnerships. Located on Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus, only six miles from historic downtown Boston, SOE faculty members have extensive opportunities for academic and industrial collaboration, as well as participation in the rich intellectual life of the region.

Candidates should possess an earned doctorate in Electrical Engineering or a closely related discipline. The applicant should clearly describe a research and teaching plan that builds on existing strengths and focal areas within the ECE Department and the School of Engineering. Candidates should upload a letter of application, research and educational plans, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references to Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Tufts University is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.