Open rank tenure-track faculty positions in cross-disciplinary themes


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

Northeastern University
Khoury College of Computer Sciences

The Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University has multiple faculty positions at all ranks (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor), beginning Fall 2023.  We are especially interested in faculty whose expertise connects with broad multi-disciplinary themes, which are shared across Northeastern colleges and listed below.

Expertise in AI, ML, NLP, robotics, computer vision, resilient systems, security, cryptography, privacy and usable security, computer science education, game design and XR, HCI, data visualization, human-centered computing, social computing and assistive technology are specifically called out in the searches listed below.

·         Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Social Justice, including the following areas: algorithmic justice; ethical and social implications of AI and HCI; social computing; societal and governance issues raised by AI, HCI, ML, robotics, or big data.

·         Extraordinary HCI and Inclusive Design, including the following areas: HCI; robotics; human-robot interaction; computer vision; assistive technologies; data visualization; inclusive design; participatory and universal design; and human-centered computing.

·         Education Innovation and Extended Reality (XR), including the following areas: computer science education; AI and ML methods in education; HCI methods in education; technology-mediated personalized learning; game design and XR in education.

·         Health and Technology/Data, including the following areas: digital health and sensing; wearable computing; HCI in health; AI, ML, and natural language processing methods in health; ubiquitous computing.

·         Technology, Digital Economies, and Privacy, including the following areas: AI, ML, NLP, and computer vision; security; cryptography; privacy (especially differential privacy); usable security; human-centered computing; and digital systems resilience.

Candidates with expertise in other core areas of Computer Science including databases, programming languages, systems, software engineering, networking, and theory, whose work aligns with any of the above themes, are also strongly encouraged to apply.

The tenure home will reside in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences, with a potential joint appointment with another Northeastern college, to be determined in consultation with the person filling the position.  Northeastern University is a global university system. Positions will primarily be on the Boston campus but may be available at any of our 14 campus locations. In addition to Boston, Khoury College currently offers programs in Portland (ME), San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley, and Vancouver, and is launching new programs in Arlington (VA) and Oakland in 2023.

Faculty members at Northeastern are expected to develop independent research programs that attract external funding; teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate level; supervise students and postdocs in their area of research; and participate in service to the department, university, and discipline.  Candidates must hold a PhD in Computer Science or a related field from an accredited institution by the appointment start date.  They must be interested in conducting high-impact research and be committed to teaching excellence.  We encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, including academia and industry.

For more details and to apply, please visit https://khoury.northeastern.edu/information-for-overview/prospective-faculty/open-positions/tenure-track/

For full consideration, application materials should be received by November 15, 2022. However, applications will be accepted until the search is completed.

Khoury College has a diverse tenured/tenure-track faculty of 87 and it offers a broad array of research and educational opportunities to students.  Since 2012, the college has hired 147 outstanding tenured/tenure-track and full-time-non-tenure-track faculty members and plans to continue this strategic growth in the coming years.  Faculty research spans all areas of computing and is interdisciplinary across seven of Northeastern’s colleges; 33 of the 87 tenured/tenure-track faculty have joint appointments with other academic departments, including Electrical and Computer Engineering, Art and Design, Health Sciences, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Philosophy and Religion, Business, Mathematics, and Law. Khoury faculty members are integral to Northeastern University’s multidisciplinary institutes including the Network Science Institute, the Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute, the Institute for Experiential Robotics, and the new Institute of Experiential Artificial Intelligence.

Khoury College is committed to broadening participation in CS to increase diversity of thought and demographics.  For undergraduates, Khoury offers over 40 combined majors (CS+X) and has recently launched the Center for Inclusive Computing, which has the mission to broaden participation in undergraduate computing programs nationally. At the graduate level Khoury is now scaling its successful Align MS in CS program for people who did not study CS as an undergraduate. This includes building a consortium of universities in the U.S. to offer similar programs.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.