Tenured and tenure-track assistant and associate professor positions


  • Professional
  • Boston, MA
  • Posted 2 months ago
  • Expires on: January 31, 2023

Boston University
Computing & Data Sciences

Boston University invites applications for several faculty positions at the associate (tenured) and assistant (tenure-track) levels as part of a 3-year cluster hiring initiative covering foundational, methodological, and use-inspired dimensions of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Led by the Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences, this initiative is pursued in collaboration with the departments of Computer Science (CS), Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), and Mathematics & Statistics (Math/Stats). Qualifications required of all applicants include a PhD in any of the disciplines that span computing and data sciences; a strong record of research; a demonstrated capacity for interdisciplinary collaboration; and a commitment to innovative teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Founded in 2019, the Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences (CDS) at Boston University (BU) is a university-wide, degree-granting academic unit that augments and complements the traditional cognate disciplines of computer science, computer engineering, and statistics by laying the foundation for innovation-driven, civic-minded computing to maximize the real-world impact of its research, curricular, and co-curricular programs. Supporting its undergraduate and PhD programs, CDS has 11 core faculty members and 32 secondary and affiliated faculty members who are drawn from across the landscape of disciplines at BU. CDS is housed in the top five floors of an iconic 19-story building with a convention-bending design that also houses of the CS and Math departments, the Hariri Institute for Computing, and state-of-the-art classrooms, labs, and collaboration spaces. Additional information about the computing landscape at BU is available at: https://www.bu.edu/cds-faculty/explore/.

BU 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. BU is an AAU institution with a rich tradition of inclusion and social justice. We are proud of our record, including being the first American university to award a PhD to a woman and the university from which Martin Luther King Jr. received his PhD. We are dedicated to increasing participation of all talented students, especially women and other underrepresented groups in Computing and Data Sciences.

All candidates pursuing research at the nexus of computing and data sciences will be considered. Candidates from underrepresented groups and candidates working in one or more of the following dimensions of Data Science, Machine Learning, and AI are encouraged to apply:

Foundations. Foundational research in the theoretical underpinnings of AI methodologies at the nexus of algorithms, logic, information theory, optimization, and statistics, including the exploration of connections between machine learning and topics such as causal inference, uncertainty quantification, and statistical physics.

Methods. General purpose supervised, unsupervised, and reinforcement machine learning methods and platforms of broad applicability, including Deep Neural Networks, Federated Learning, Natural Language Processing, Large Language Models, Multimodal Machine Learning, and Artificial General Intelligence.

Use-Inspired. Research in data science, machine learning and AI, which is inspired by and/or address unique challenges in domains beyond computing and IT, including scientific machine learning, analysis of complex systems, cognitive neuroscience, sociotechnical platforms, AI-driven decision systems, Explainable AI, and Human Computer Interaction.

Qualified faculty candidates are invited to submit their applications through the search web portal at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22966. Consideration and review of applications for appointment in one of the academic units participating in this initiative for this year (CDS, CS, and Math/Stats) will start on November 1, 2022 and will continue on a rolling basis until April 15, 2023.

BU is 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.