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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things (WIoT)

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Position Type: Faculty Full-time (Tenure/Tenure Track)
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: College of Engineering

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:

The Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things (WIoT) at Northeastern University is an interdisciplinary research center, a think tank, and a technology incubator promoting advancement in the area of connected systems, as well as their societal applications and implications. WIoT conducts cutting-edge research, delivers new cross-disciplinary educational models, and develops new technologies in the area of connected systems at the intersection between the physical and the digital worlds and on their legal, economic, ethical, and policy implications. WIoT is funded through over $20M per year in federal and industry funding, and is home to leading national programs such as the NSF Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research, 56/6G R&D Centers, and leading programs in AI for wireless systems and future spectrum sharing and exploitation at Terahertz frequencies, medical IoT. It has unique experimental capabilities including Colosseum, the world’s largest RF emulator, and Teranova, the world’s only testbed for Terahertz wireless networks. WIoT is home to an FCC Innovation Zone and at the center of a vibrant industry consortium.

WIoT invites applications for multiple tenured/tenure track open positions at all levels. We seek exceptional candidates with research interests and accomplishments in all disciplines relevant to a future connected world, including but not limited to Internet of Things, smart and connected cities and communities, wireless systems including 5G and 6G, cybersecurity, environmental sciences, medical systems, space exploration, social media, legal, ethical, and policy implications, as well as business and entrepreneurship. The Institute is particularly interested in candidates with interdisciplinary backgrounds at the intersection of multiple of the aforementioned domain areas. Strong candidates in the aforementioned areas may be considered for faculty appointments in academic units/colleges and departments across two or more colleges and departments, and at the various campuses in the Northeastern network.


Candidates are expected to have demonstrated or show potential/vision for establishing an excellent nationally and internationally recognized research program and strong record in extramurally funded research. Candidates will also need to demonstrate high-quality in teaching and contribute to advancing the WIoT education programs. In addition, candidates should be prepared to contribute to the WIoT, department(s), college(s), and university service.


Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in any of the fields of interest to WIoT, including areas not directly connected with engineering by the appointment start date.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work productively and successfully interact with students, faculty, staff, and industry partners.

Preferred Qualifications:

Outstanding candidates at all levels will be considered. Candidates should be committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to Northeastern University education.

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Additional Information:

Application must include a cover letter, CV, statement of research interest, statement of teaching interests, statement of commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion, and the names and contact information of at least three references.


Northeastern University seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples and is a member of the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual career searches.

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.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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