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Full Time Faculty

Assistant Professor (tenure-track)

Position Description

The Department of Computer Science at Tufts University invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions to begin in September 2018. We are seeking 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/Robotics, Security, and Systems for Data Science, where these areas are broadly construed. Exceptional candidates in other areas will be considered as well.

We are looking for engaged and engaging researchers and teachers with a strong vision who can build and maintain a high-quality research program at Tufts and whose research will both connect with some of our current faculty and extend into new areas.

Artificial Intelligence: We seek candidates to complement the department's strengths in artificial intelligence, machine learning, 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.

Security: We seek candidates to complement the department's strengths in language-based security, cybersecurity policy, and privacy. Areas of particular interest include network security, systems security, security of IoT systems, and resilience, but candidates in all security-related areas are encouraged to apply.

Systems for Data Science: We seek candidates to complement the department's strengths in system management for big data, networking, programming languages, visual analytics and human-computer interaction. Applicants in all areas of systems for big data (that enable the collection, storage, computation, retrieval, enrichment, interaction, analysis, communication, and human understanding of large amounts of data) are encouraged to apply.

The department has grown significantly in the past decade in faculty and student size and in research funding. Located in the Boston area, 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, School of Arts and Sciences, the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, and our other graduate and professional schools.

The Tufts School of Engineering distinguishes itself by the interdisciplinary focus and integrative nature of its engineering education within the intellectually rich environment of a research 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 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.

Qualifications

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/Robotics, Security, or Systems for Data Science is preferred.

Application Instructions

Please submit your application online through Interfolio.  We request the following:

  1. A letter of application explaining your interest in Tufts and in this position
  2. Your curriculum vitae
  3. a statement describing your current and planned research
  4. a statement of your teaching philosophy
  5. a sample of your scholarly work
  6. three to five confidential reference letters

Candidates are encouraged to demonstrate attention to diversity and inclusion as it relates to teaching, research, and scholarship throughout their application.

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about the department or the position, please visit our web page.  Inquiries should be emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

For assistance with Interfolio, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 877-997-8807.

EEO statement

Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.

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. 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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at the OEO page.

Full-time Lecturer in Computer Science (full time)

Position Description

The Department of Computer Science in the School of Engineering at Tufts University invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position to begin in Spring 2018.

Candidates may have expertise in any area of computer science or a closely related field including but not limited to Algorithms, Complexity, AI, Analytics, Machine Learning, Databases, Distributed Systems, Computational Biology, Hardware-Software Interfaces, Human-Computer Interaction, Robotics, Mobile Development, Natural Language Processing, Power Management, Security, Software Development, Visualization, and Web Infrastructure and Design.

This is a full-time non-tenure-track position. The initial appointment term will be for two years with the possibility of renewal contingent on annual performance review results.

Qualifications

The ideal Lecturer candidate will possess prior teaching experience, especially with undergraduate students, and have an engaging teaching style. The candidate must have a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring.

Candidates are encouraged to demonstrate attention to diversity and inclusion as it relates to teaching, research, and scholarship throughout their application.

A doctoral degree is preferred but not required.

Application Instructions

We request that each application include the following materials:

  1. A letter of application explaining the applicant's interest in the position
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. A statement of teaching philosophy
  4. At least three reference letters
  5. A sample of material developed for the classroom, such as a syllabus, a homework assignment, or a laboratory exercise

Items (a) through (e) should be submitted online through Interfolio.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about the department or the position, please visit our web page. Inquiries should be emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For assistance with Interfolio, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 877-997-8807.

About Tufts

Tufts' School of Engineering distinguishes itself by the interdisciplinary focus and integrative nature of its engineering education within the intellectually rich environment of a research 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 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 recruitment of outstanding new faculty, a quadrupling of funded research over the last ten years, addition of new laboratory space, an emphasis on building diversity in engineering, and major curricular initiatives at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Department of Computer Science has grown significantly in the past decade in number of faculty and students, graduating over 125 majors annually. Located in the Boston area, 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, and 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, and through graduate and professional schools.

EEO Statement

Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.

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. 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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accomodations at the the Office of Equal Opportunity website.

Part-Time Lecturers

The CS Dept. has an ongoing search for non-tenure track part-time lecturers.

Staff positions

Full-Time Staff

Education Technology Software Developer (full time)

Position Description

The Department of Computer Science in the School of Engineering at Tufts University invites applications for an education technology software developer.

The successful applicant will work with department faculty to design, develop, deliver, document, and support software for key academic courses in the CS department. This position involves interfacing closely with course instructors, helping them to define requirements for custom software that provides students with a high-quality educational experience.

Using software engineering best practices, the applicant will develop software for supporting homework and labs, submitting assignments, grading, managing the grading process, archiving submissions, maintaining course Web sites and other course-related infrastructure, and managing hourly teaching assistants. The position includes responsibility for assisting instructors with the implementation of online courses as needed.

In addition to these tasks, the successful applicant will work as part of the systems team to manage any teaching-related code that is released into production. This role includes monitoring application performance, managing access control, deploying virtual machine instances, and performing security audits.

Qualifications

Basic requirements:

  1. Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a related field.
  2. Strong communication, customer-service, and problem-solving skills.
  3. General knowledge of Linux systems administration, security best practices and firewalls; and database and web applications.
  4. Experience in LAMP-based software development with an emphasis on MySQL and PHP/Python to develop, refactor, and support in-house software.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience in working with and/or developing software in an educational environment and in teaching.
  2. Familiarity with software frameworks such as Symfony, Laravel, Cake, JQuery, Node.js, Flask, Django, Pyramid.
  3. Any degree in Education, or an advanced degree in Computer Science or a related field.
  4. Teaching experience.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Application Instructions

Visit the job listing at the Tufts careers website to apply online for this position.

About Tufts

Tufts' School of Engineering distinguishes itself by the interdisciplinary focus and integrative nature of its engineering education within the intellectually rich environment of a research 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 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 recruitment of outstanding new faculty, a quadrupling of funded research over the last ten years, addition of new laboratory space, an emphasis on building diversity in engineering, and major curricular initiatives at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Department of Computer Science has grown significantly in the past decade in number of faculty and students, graduating over 125 majors annually. Located in the Boston area, 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, and 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, and through graduate and professional schools.

EEO Statement

Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.

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. 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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accomodations at the the Office of Equal Opportunity website.

Postdoctoral Scholars

Human-Robot Interaction Laboratory

The Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Laboratory at Tufts University under the direction of Professor Matthias Scheutz is looking for a two-year postdoctoral researcher to start immediately on an NSF-funded project aimed at developing robots for people with Parkinson's Disease (PD). The goal is to develop an architecture for a co-robot mediator between people with "facial masking" that reduces their ability to signal emotion, pain, personality and intentions to their family caregivers, and health care providers who often misinterpret the lack of emotional expressions as disinterest and an inability to adhere to treatment regimen, resulting in stigmatization. So far, we have developed and evaluated a robot that can conduct health questionnaires (Briggs et al. 2015) and aid in medication sorting tasks (Wilson et al. 2016). Next, we would like to develop the mediator robot that can listen in and observe interactions between caretakers and persons with PD to detect (based on the dialogues and background knowledge, and maybe other characteristics) when the interaction goes astray and intervene in the interaction in a way that preserves the dignity of the person with PD and maintains a working relationship with the caretaker.

We are looking for a highly motivated, energetic researcher who wants to leave a mark on the field of care robots by developing the next generation of social robots capable of understanding the dynamics of human interactions and intervening when they are not working out. The position is for two years, possibly renewable for another year with full benefits (including health and dental insurance, flexible spending accounts, and voluntary retirement plan). Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience.

Requirements:

The ideal candidate is a team player with demonstrated research and system building experience in social robots with natural language capabilities who will lead all algorithm and software development, disseminate research results in top-rate venues, and also help with the supervision of graduate students.

For questions about this position, please contact Professor Matthias Scheutz at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Department of Computer Science in the School of Engineering at Tufts University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Lecturer or Visiting Faculty beginning in September 2015.

We are seeking an engaged individual committed to excellent teaching, student mentoring, academic advising, and curriculum development.  Applicants are expected to teach advanced courses in their areas of expertise. Applicants must hold a PhD in Computer Science or closely related field at time of appointment, or have a solid track record of classroom instruction and curricular innovation.  The initial appointment is for two years with possibility of longer contracts.

The Department of Computer Science has grown tremendously in the past decade in faculty and student size and in research expenditures. Located in the Boston area, the department benefits from outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, collaborative faculty, and cross-disciplinary research and educational opportunities. Tufts University is one of the smallest universities ranked as a Research 1 university, and 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, and through graduate and professional schools.

Tufts' School of Engineering distinguishes itself by the interdisciplinary focus and integrative nature of its engineering education within the intellectually rich environment of a research 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 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 recruitment of outstanding new faculty, a quadrupling of funded research over the last ten years, addition of new laboratory space, an emphasis on building diversity in engineering, and major curricular initiatives at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

We request that applications include the following materials (a) letter of intent (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) a statement of teaching philosophy, (d) names and affiliations of three potential references.  All these should be submitted online through Academic Jobs Online.  Review of applications will begin February 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.


The Department of Computer Science in the School of Engineering at Tufts University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Lecturer or Visiting Faculty beginning in September 2015.

We are seeking an engaged individual committed to excellent teaching, student mentoring, academic advising, and curriculum development.  Applicants are expected to teach advanced courses in their areas of expertise. Applicants must hold a PhD in Computer Science or closely related field at time of appointment, or have a solid track record of classroom instruction and curricular innovation.  The initial appointment is for two years with possibility of longer contracts.

The Department of Computer Science has grown tremendously in the past decade in faculty and student size and in research expenditures. Located in the Boston area, the department benefits from outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, collaborative faculty, and cross-disciplinary research and educational opportunities. Tufts University is one of the smallest universities ranked as a Research 1 university, and 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, and through graduate and professional schools.

Tufts' School of Engineering distinguishes itself by the interdisciplinary focus and integrative nature of its engineering education within the intellectually rich environment of a research 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 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 recruitment of outstanding new faculty, a quadrupling of funded research over the last ten years, addition of new laboratory space, an emphasis on building diversity in engineering, and major curricular initiatives at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

We request that applications include the following materials (a) letter of intent (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) a statement of teaching philosophy, (d) names and affiliations of three potential references.  All these should be submitted online through Academic Jobs Online.  Review of applications will begin February 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.