Assistant Professor

  • University of Maryland College Park
  • University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD, USA
  • Nov 23, 2021
Full time Education

Job Description

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

The A. James Clark’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering consistently ranks in the top 20 ECE programs in the country by US News, and it offers a collegial, supportive environment in which faculty can thrive. The Department is closely involved with internationally recognized multi-disciplinary research institutes and centers, such as the Institute for Systems Research (ISR), the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), the Maryland Robotics Center (MRC), the Maryland Cyber-security Center (MC2), the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI), the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QUICS), and the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics (IREAP). The Department has launched the Academy of Machine Learning and an Internet-of-Things (IoT) program for undergraduate students as well as a new Master program in Machine Learning, and is rapidly expanding collaborations with industry and government laboratories in these areas. The innovation and entrepreneurship programs on campus recently brought the University to the top 10 in Entrepreneurship Magazine.
Some notable facts include:
● Received the 8th largest gift in history to a public higher education institution from A. James & Alice B Clark Foundation of $220M. This includes funding to assist faculty and attract and fund first-year Ph.D. students.
● The Clark School has a dedicated external relations staff to help promote faculty research, which has been featured on covers of Science magazine, ABC, Washington Post, New York Times, and CNN.
● Opened Clark Hall in January 2018 with almost 40,000 sq ft of lab space and an innovation lab for capstone design projects and student teams.
● The Great College Park initiative is a $1B public-private investment in the town that is the home of UMD. It is creating not only a dynamic and innovative academic environment, but also a vibrant downtown community with restaurants, new residential units, live music, and amenities.Background Checks

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. A prior criminal conviction or convictions will not automatically disqualify a finalist from employment in the position.

Vaccine Protocol

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, invites applications for at least one tenure-track faculty position in computer engineering, especially analog and neuromorphic computing, embedded and IoT systems, resilient systems, and formal methods. The tenure-track appointments are expected to be at the Assistant Professor level, although more senior candidates with outstanding records of research achievements may be considered.  Successful applicants will be expected to lead active, funded research programs, and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Electrical and Computer Engineering.  Collaborative efforts with colleagues in other disciplines to apply computer engineering to achieve substantial scientific and societal impact are encouraged.

The Clark School at the University of Maryland serves as the catalyst for high-quality research, innovation, and learning, delivering on a promise that all graduates will leave ready to impact the Grand Challenges (e.g., energy, environment, security, and human health) of the 21st century. The Clark School is dedicated to leading and transforming the engineering discipline and profession, to accelerating entrepreneurship, and to transforming research and learning activities into new innovations that benefit millions.

Minimum Qualifications:  A Ph.D. in Electrical/Computer Engineering or a related discipline is required. Candidates should be creative and adaptable and should have a high potential for both research and teaching.

 Additional Information:
An application should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list with contact information of three references, examples of research achievements including three significant publications, a research statement (up to three pages, not including references), and a statement of teaching philosophy (up to two pages).  The cover letter should include up to five concise keywords that best describe the applicant’s research expertise and areas of strength, and include URLs of Google Scholar, ORCID, and/or other weblinks outlining his/her work. Inquiries can be directed to ece@umd.edu .