Assistant Professor - Computer Engineering
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Lawrence, KS 66045
- Position Overview
The University of Kansas (KU) Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) seeks outstanding individuals for two tenure track Assistant Professor positions in Computer Engineering. Successful candidates are expected to contribute to the development of academic programs and contribute to the research community. Applicants are expected to have an earned doctorate, or equivalent in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or closely related fields at the time of appointment. Two positions are open with expertise in the following:
Applicants across all areas of computer engineering are encouraged to apply, especially in digital hardware design, embedded systems, and emerging computer architectures. Applicants are sought who apply their expertise to both core and emerging applications of computer engineering, including but not limited to: hardware security, reliability, and assurance; GPUs and accelerators; cyber-physical systems and internet of things; robotics; bio-inspired and neuromorphic computing; and high-performance hardware. Applicants pursuing research in areas that are synergistic with departmental strengths of security and assurance, embedded systems, communication systems, radar and remote sensing, and signal processing are preferred.
Exceptional applicants in other closely related areas to the above topics may be considered.
All qualified (including international) candidates are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the effective date of the appointment.
The University of Kansas School of Engineering (SoE) and the EECS Department strongly value diversity, equity, and inclusion. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. We seek candidates who can contribute to fostering an inclusive culture. KU SoE is one of only 29 universities to achieve the exemplar, inaugural ASEE Diversity Recognition Bronze Award https://diversityrecognition.asee.org/award-recipients/.
EECS is the largest department in the KU School of Engineering with 36 faculty members and a research volume of about $5.8 million per year. The EECS department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, interdisciplinary computing, and information technology. The department has approximately 800 undergraduate and 150 graduate students. EECS faculty engage in collaborative research projects across multiple areas of interest within the department and the University, and with other institutions. There are many interdisciplinary opportunities involving schools at KU and the KU Medical Center. The KU School of Engineering has added new faculty lines over a five-year period and has expanded research and teaching facilities.
- Job Description
40% Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department. Participate in undergraduate and graduate student academic advising. Mentor graduate students in research and serve as the major advisor and chair of Master’s and Doctoral level thesis committees.
40% Perform and conduct research in the research centers/laboratories associated with the department. Establish a strong research agenda in areas of expertise that overlaps, supports, or expands the current research in the department, leading to external grant support and publication in recognized refereed journals and conference proceedings. Collaborate with faculty and professional staff on KU campuses.
20% Perform Department, School, University and professional service activities normally expected of university faculty commensurate with rank. Participating in local, national and international professional conferences and other activities appropriate to the discipline. Perform other duties as assigned by the Department Chair.
- Required Qualifications
1. Earned doctorate, or equivalent in computer engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, or a closely related scientific or engineering discipline by the time of appointment.
2. Expertise in any research areas of computer engineering, especially in digital hardware design, embedded systems, and emerging computer architectures. Applicants are sought who apply their expertise to both core and emerging applications of computer engineering, including but not limited to: hardware security, reliability, and assurance; GPUs and accelerators; cyber-physical systems and internet of things; robotics; bio-inspired and neuromorphic computing; and high-performance hardware. Expertise as demonstrated by scholarly work, publications, teaching and/or service.
- Contact Information to Applicants
- Additional Candidate Instruction
A complete online application will include the following items: 1) letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of research interests and plans, 4) a statement of teaching interests including plans for broadening participation in computer engineering, and 5) contact information (including email addresses) for three individuals who can provide letters of recommendation. Candidates should address, in their application letter, how they plan to promote the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant’s contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU’s mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following questions at the time of application. Each response must be within 4,000 characters or less.
1. Please describe your experience, approach or methodologies to create and implement inclusive teaching and advising practices, pedagogical techniques and/or course materials to create an inclusive classroom environment.
2. In your current and/or previous role, please provide an example outlining how you demonstrate your ongoing commitment in working with diverse groups/populations.
Review of application materials begins November 15, 2019 and continues as long as needed to identify a qualified pool of candidates.
The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university’s programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 West Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY 9for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).
Advertised Salary Range: Commensurate with experience and rank
Application Review Begins: 15-Nov-2019
Work Location: University of Kansas – Lawrence
Employee Class: F-Faculty
Anticipated Start Date: 18-Aug-2020
Position Number: 01198545/00004016