The Department of Computer Science in the School of Engineering at Tufts University invites applications for a full-time Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Teaching position. The primary responsibility for this position will be teaching and curriculum development for the department’s online MS and post-baccalaureate programs, though the candidate may also, but is not required to, teach in our in-person program. The position will begin in Spring or Fall 2023.

Candidates may have expertise in any area of computer science or a closely related field. They are expected to have strong foundational knowledge in one or more areas of our core curriculum, including Data Structures, Algorithms, Programming Languages, and Computation Theory. Women, African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino(a), Native American/Alaska Native candidates, and those from other marginalized groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. The department especially values candidates who have an interest in civic engagement, social impact, and the betterment of society.

This is a full-time, non-tenure track position. The initial appointment term will be for two years with the possibility of renewal contingent on annual performance review results.

Tufts University offers the best of a liberal arts college atmosphere coupled with the intellectual and technological resources of a major research university. The Department of Computer Science, housed in the brand-new Joyce Cummings Center, benefits from outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, collaborative faculty, and cross-disciplinary partnerships. The commitment to an engaged and innovative teaching faculty is essential to our department’s mission. Our teaching faculty are supported by a wide range of developmental resources and creative freedoms. They are expected to contribute across all departmental decision-making.

Tufts University supports and encourages a culture of interdisciplinary scholarship, and there are numerous such opportunities within the School of Engineering, the School of Arts and Sciences, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, the School of Medicine, and our other graduate and professional schools.

Located only six miles from historic downtown Boston, faculty members on the Tufts Medford/Somerville campus have extensive opportunities for academic and industrial collaboration as well as participation in the rich intellectual life of the area. The new Medford/Tufts MBTA stop on the Green Line is slated to open in late 2022, and is located immediately adjacent to the Joyce Cummings Center. The School of Engineering is in the midst of a period of exciting growth that has seen the recruitment of outstanding new faculty, a quadrupling of funded research over the last ten years, the addition of new buildings and laboratory space, an emphasis on building diversity in engineering, and major curricular initiatives at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.


The ideal Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Teaching candidate will possess prior teaching experience, especially with undergraduate students, and have an engaging teaching style. The candidate must have a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring. The candidate may, but is not required to, work fully remotely. The candidate must reside in the United States but need not be located in the Boston area. Regardless of their location, the candidate should anticipate needing to come to campus a few times per year for meetings. If a candidate does not live within commuting distance to Tufts, the department will pay for any required travel to campus.

A doctoral degree is preferred but not required.