Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Photonics and Computing
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Type: Full Time
Professor / Faculty
Years of Experience:
The College of Engineering at Boston University has embarked on a bold new strategic plan that will pursue excellence and impact along convergent and collaborative research. The College anticipates an opening for a junior, tenure-track faculty member. We seek a candidate with research interests in the area of Photonics and Computing that aim to create enabling device technologies, photonic integrated circuits, and optical neural networks for application in artificial intelligence, computational optics, computer vision, microscopy, robotics and other computing tasks. This faculty member will join a vibrant group of successful researchers in the Boston University Photonics Center exploring how photonics can improve the world. Candidates will likely hold a primary appointment in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department.
The BU College of Engineering believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. The College is a recipient of the Bronze award for ASEE Diversity Recognition Program. We are especially eager to have join our ranks a colleague who supports our institutional commitment to ensuring BU is inclusive, equitable, diverse, and a place where all constituents can thrive.
The College of Engineering is ranked 16th among private universities, with all of its individual programs ranked in the top 20. The College is 5th in the nation in total funding from NSF among engineering schools at private universities. BU ECE faculty lead and participate in several high-profile, multidisciplinary research centers, including the Center for Information and Systems Engineering, the Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science and Engineering, the Center for Systems Neuroscience, the Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Science and Engineering, and the Photonics Center.
Boston University expects excellence in teaching and in research and is committed to building a culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse scholarly community, which is essential to its mission as expressed at https://www.bu.edu/info/about/diversity. We are proud of our record, including being the first American university to award a Ph.D. degree to a woman and the university from which Martin Luther King Jr. received his Ph.D. We are dedicated to increasing participation of all talented students, especially women and other underrepresented groups in Engineering.
Candidates must hold a PhD in an appropriate area and show potential for leading an independent, vibrant, world-class research program. BU College of Engineering also places high value on excellence in teaching and in community. Candidates will be expected to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Boston University is an international, comprehensive, private research university, committed to educating students to be reflective, resourceful individuals ready to live, adapt, and lead in an interconnected world. Boston University is committed to generating new knowledge to benefit society.
We remain dedicated to our founding principles: that higher education should be accessible to all and that research, scholarship, artistic creation, and professional practice should be conducted in the service of the wider community—local and international. These principles endure in the University’s insistence on the value of diversity, in its tradition and standards of excellence, and in its dynamic engagement with the City of Boston and the world.
Boston University comprises a remarkable range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs built on a strong foundation of the liberal arts and sciences. With the support and oversight of the Board of Trustees, the University, through our faculty, continually innovates in education and research to ensure that we meet the needs of students and an ever-changing world.