The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) at Boston University (BU) anticipates a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in the area of optics and photonics with impact in disciplines such as quantum optics, solid-state materials and quantum devices, optoelectronic and fiber-based devices, biomedical optics, imaging, ultrafast and nonlinear optics, and nanophotonics, pending Provost approval. The BU footprint in these areas is growing significantly. Candidates with research programs that transcend the traditional boundaries of ECE are welcome to explore affiliated appointments in appropriate units, such as Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering.
BU ECE is a rising department that attracts exceptional graduate-student and faculty talent at all levels. Research activity by primary faculty is approximately $26M per year. The College of Engineering is currently ranked 35th in the nation by US News and World Report, and 15th among private universities. BU ECE faculty lead and participate in several high-profile, multidisciplinary research centers, including the Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Science and Engineering, the Neurophotonics Center, and the Photonics Center.
We are looking for outstanding candidates with a Ph.D. in a relevant area who demonstrate potential for leading an independent and vibrant funded research program, teach effectively at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and utilize their expertise to strengthen collaborative research within the department and beyond.
Boston University is an AAU institution with a rich tradition dedicated to inclusion and social justice. We are proud that we were the first American university to award a PhD to a woman and that Martin Luther
King Jr. received his PhD here. We are dedicated to increasing the participation of all talented students and are committed to the pursuit of engineering by underrepresented groups at BU and beyond.
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.
Job Location: Boston, MA
Position Type: Full-Time, Tenure-track
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Internal Number: 2314
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