Job ID: 168655

Berger Chair

Tufts University

  • Oct. 1, 2021
  • Berger Chair
  • School of Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Tufts University
    Medford, MA
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Professor
    Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Ecological and Environmental
    Civil Engineering

Tufts University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is seeking applications for the endowed Berger Chair in Data Analytics. The position is expected to be filled at the level of Professor (with tenure) although exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor level will also be considered. We seek candidates who are internationally known scholars with high impact scholarship portfolios that combine deep domain expertise and versatile data science skills. The chosen candidate will be expected to contribute to one of the departmental thematic areas: climate, water and energy, extreme events, health and the environment, and resilient systems.

Tufts’ Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is focused on applying engineering and science to help society anticipate and respond to emerging challenges of our changing world. Tufts’ Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has 17 tenure-line faculty and 9 additional full-time research and teaching faculty. The department offers two ABET-accredited programs in civil engineering and environmental engineering, respectively as well as graduate programs at the Masters, and PhD levels. Tufts’ Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is situated in the Tufts School of Engineering which 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 1 university and a top-ranked undergraduate institution. At Tufts University, the combined expertise and strength in foundations of data science, engineering disciplines, policy science, and diplomacy provides a unique environment to harness the data revolution for actionable societal impact. The successful candidate for the endowed Berger Chair will have the opportunity to engage with and build on several campus-wide data science initiatives including Data-Intensive Science Center, Tufts-Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science, Data-Driven Decision Making, and the Tufts Artificial Intelligence Institute.

Tufts offers the unique strength of a liberal arts college atmosphere 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.

Please send specific questions about the position to Professor Shafiqul Islam, search committee chair. Candidates should submit their application, including the following components – 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; statements of 3) research, 4) teaching and 5) diversity and inclusion interests and objectives; and 6) contact information for three references. This information should be submitted through Interfolio at Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled; applications submitted after December 1 are also welcome. Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty; women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • 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 also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. 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 Johny Laine in 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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