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Professor of the Practice
Tufts University

Date Posted Dec. 21, 2022
Title Professor of the Practice
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department School of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering: School of Engineering: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
  • Electrical and/or Electronics

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering ( at Tufts University ( seeks candidates for a Full-time Professor of the Practice position in the area of Electrical Engineering.  Candidates must possess a doctorate degree in electrical engineering or a closely related field and have a minimum of 10 years of experience. 

We seek applicants with expertise in electrical engineering.  Principal responsibilities will include graduate and undergraduate instruction and mentorship, and University and professional service.  The successful candidate will join our Electrical Engineering program with strengths in electronic materials, photonics, sensors, biomedical devices, machine learning, and power systems. Preference will be given to candidates with a proven record of teaching. 

Tufts' School of Engineering (SOE) distinguishes itself by the interdisciplinary focus and integrative nature of its engineering education and research programs, within the intellectually rich environment of both a "Research I" university and a top-ranked undergraduate institution. The past ten years have been a period of extraordinary growth for SOE at Tufts, with recruitment of over half of its current tenured and tenure-track faculty members and a more than three-fold increase in research productivity. Tufts offers the best of a liberal arts college atmosphere, coupled with the intellectual and technological resources of a major research university. Home to seven graduate and professional schools across three campuses, Tufts University prides itself on its culture of cross-school partnerships. Located on Tufts' Medford/Somerville campus, only six miles from historic downtown Boston, SOE faculty members have extensive opportunities for academic and industrial collaboration, as well as participation in the rich intellectual life of the region.



A good Professor of the Practice candidate will additionally possess a wealth of industry experience to share with our students. The Professor of the Practice rank is awarded when a candidate has demonstrated outstanding professional accomplishments and achieved senior stature in his/her field, demonstrated by a career path of increasing responsibility and scope. In the case of this position, we would consider a part-time hire if the finalist wished to maintain part-time employment in industry.


Application Instructions

Questions about the position should be addressed to Professor Vandervelde, search committee chair/department chair;  Candidates should submit their application, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests and objectives, and contact information for three references online through Interfolio at Candidates are encouraged to demonstrate attention to diversity and inclusion as it relates to teaching and scholarship throughout their application.  Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled; applications submitted after October 1, 2022 are welcome.

  • 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 has also committed to becoming an anti-racist institution and prides itself on the continuous improvement of diversity, equity and inclusion work. 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. See the University’s Non-Discrimination statement and policy here If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at

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