Title: 2019-2020 ECE Open Rank Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty Search (Job ID #124263) Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering Category: Faculty Location: Chicago Close Date: August 15, 2020 Description: The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) in the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applications for multiple tenured and tenure-track faculty positions at all levels. The faculty positions start on August 16, 2020, or on a mutually agreed date thereafter. The successful candidate is expected to establish and sustain an outstanding research program, as well as be strongly committed to student success both at graduate and undergraduate levels. Areas of particular interest include: (i) Power Electronics and Power Systems (including smart grid, renewable-energy systems, and wide-bandgap technologies), (ii) Artificial Intelligence (including machine learning, data science, robotics, autonomous vehicles, cyber physical systems, internet of things, control, optimization for dynamic systems, and AI optimized hardware), (ii) Computer System Security, software and hardware, and (iv) Quantum Devices and Computing. However, exceptional candidates in all other areas of ECE will also be considered. Candidates working on multidisciplinary research are especially encouraged to apply.
Applications should include: (1) a letter of application indicating the area(s) of expertise and candidate’s qualifications, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) names and contact information of at least three references entered in the reference tab, (4) separate concise statements outlining future teaching and research plans, (5) diversity statement. For full consideration, applications must be received by December 13, 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled.
Located in the heart of Chicago, UIC is the largest institution of higher education in the area, serving one of the nation's most diverse student bodies. UIC is a major public research university (R1, according to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education) with over 2,800 faculty and over 33,000 students (https://uic.edu/about). UIC is well-positioned for multidisciplinary research, with opportunities to work with the largest medical school in the country and with experts in health sciences, social sciences, urban planning, business and law.
UIC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. UIC is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Duties: The role of tenured/tenure-track faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is to perform teaching, research, and professional and university service, in support of the mission of the University and the College of Engineering by preparing students for careers of leadership and innovation in electrical and computer engineering and related fields. The faculty member is expected to advise undergraduate and graduate students, and to possess the enthusiasm and energy to motivate students and attract them into the department’s programs. The faculty member is also expected to expand the base of electrical and computer engineering knowledge through original research, demonstrating scholarship through publications and graduate student supervision. Finally, knowledge of contemporary methods and research practices of all globally ongoing research in his or her area of specialization is required.
Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field is required, with the degree requirements completed before the date of appointment.
Internal Number: 124263
About University of Illinois at Chicago
With approximately 31,000 students and more than 13,000 employees, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is Chicago’s largest public research university and second-largest university employer. UIC has 16 top-ranking colleges and a health sciences system that includes a hospital, clinics and seven health sciences colleges. Our mission, for our students as well as for our faculty and staff, is to provide access to excellence and success. UIC offers competitive salaries and benefits including health, dental and vision insurance and paid holiday and leave time. Our strength is derived from our commitment to diversity and inclusion. UIC is among the most diverse campuses in the nation and our campus culture encourages the contributions and success of every individual. Equal employment opportunities are provided to all individuals regardless of their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income or military status. This is in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.
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