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The Department of Computer Science in the School of Engineering at Tufts University invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position to begin as soon as possible in AY 2017-18 (either Fall 2017 or Spring 2018).

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 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.

A doctoral degree is preferred but not required.

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.

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.

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 each application include the following materials: (a) a letter of application explaining the applicant's interest in the position, (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) a statement of teaching philosophy, (d) at least three reference letters, and (e) 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 at https:// apply.interfolio.com/42628.

Review of applications will begin July 10, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about the department, the position, and the application procedure, please visit http://www.cs.tufts.edu/. Inquiries should be emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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.

 

Part-Time Lecturers

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

 

Postdoctoral Fellows

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.