Faculty Openings

 

 

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at The University of Arizona invites applications for multiple tenured or tenure-track faculty appointments at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor ranks.

We expect to hire at least six faculty members during the calendar year 2015.


The ECE Department is currently building a Research Center on “Cognitive Sensing, Processing, and Security” and the anticipated hiring will be related to this theme. The department already has significant strengths in this domain. With the new hires, the department intends to create a synergistic atmosphere for a large research center with international reputation. Annual research expenditures are expected to exceed $10M. Newly recruited faculty members will have the opportunity to be part of this exciting Center and will be expected to contribute to its success. The theme area of this Center is also in line with the university’s commitment to research applied to defense and national security. We seek candidates with demonstrable interest in this application domain and technical expertise complementary to current departmental strengths. Applications are solicited from candidates with research expertise related to the Center’s theme, in the areas of cybersecurity, wireless communications and networking, compressive sensing, big data analytics, optical sensing/imaging, RADAR systems and signal processing, and high performance/embedded computing. Outstanding candidates in areas not explicitly mentioned are encouraged to apply if their area of expertise can contribute to the theme of the center.

The Successful Candidate

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Electrical and Computer Engineering or a related discipline. Commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels is expected. It is also essential that the candidates have potential to establish a strong, externally sponsored research program, be willing to engage in existing and future large collaborative research endeavors, and have a desire to work with academic units across campus. Candidates should apply online at http://www.uacareertrack.com, specifying the Job Number 53671.
 
Applications will be reviewed starting August 25, 2014 and will continue through the 2015 calendar year until the positions are filled. The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA Employer – M/W/D/V and is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment. We seek candidates who can make a positive impact with contributions to ethnic, cultural, and intellectual diversity.
 

Qualifications

PhD in electrical and computer engineering or a closely related field, earned prior to employment
Commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
Potential to establish a strong, externally sponsored research program
Ability to engage in existing and future large collaborative research endeavors
Ability to work effectively with faculty from a variety of disciplines in academic units across campus

ECE Department

With approximately 30 faculty members and growing, ECE is the largest department in the UA College of Engineering. The department houses four multidisciplinary research centers that support internationally recognized research in biomedical technologies, optical processing, autonomic and pervasive computing, wireless communications and networks, sensor networks, and robotic space exploration. Annual external research expenditures exceed $8 million. More than 300 undergraduates and 250 graduates are enrolled in the department, which offers BS, MS and PhD programs in electrical and computer engineering. U.S. News & World Report ranks ECE among the top 40 electrical and computer engineering programs. The Department is housed in a modern 149,582 square foot building with excellent teaching and research laboratories, conference rooms, and lounges. The faculty and students are very well supported by excellent administrative and IT staff and infrastructure. The department has a very collegial environment. Faculty within the department routinely collaborate on research projects. Inter-departmental and inter-college collaborations are also very common. The newly recruited faculty members will have the opportunity to be part of a very well-supported and collegial department.

College of Engineering

The 127-year-old UA engineering program receives more than $30 million in research awards, has 13 undergraduate engineering majors, and enrolls 2,700 undergraduate and 690 graduate students. The College’s graduate program is ranked 26th in the nation among public universities.

University of Arizona


Generating more than $600 million in research expenditures,
UA is ranked among the nation’s top 20 of public research universities. In areas such as the environment, optics, space sciences and biosciences, UA is one of the best in the world. The University enrolls 40,000 students.

Tucson

Tucson is a technology and bioscience hotspot with concentrations of business representing advanced materials, environmental technology, aerospace and space technologies, and bioscience.

Application Submission

Applications, citing job number 53671, must be submitted online at uacareertrack.com. Application review begins August 25, 2014 and continues through the 2015 calendar year until positions are filled. The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA Employer – M/W/D/V and is committed to the support and encouragement of a multi-cultural environment. ECE seeks candidates who can make a positive impact on and contributions to ethnic, cultural and intellectual diversity.


Information for prospective UA employees can be found at http://www.hr.arizona.edu/new_to_the_u


More info: ece.arizona.edu/faculty-openings

University of Arizona

Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering

PO Box 210104

Tucson, AZ 85721-0104

University of Arizona College of Engineering