Position Number: 127875
Title: Assistant Professor
Functional Title: Assistant Professor
Category Status: 02-Faculty Non-Tenured, On Track
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 100
Unit: ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering
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.
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Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland invites applications for tenure track faculty positions in all areas of electrical and computer engineering, with a particular interest on computer engineering. 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 advance the field by developing an active, innovative research program, and to mentor and educate undergraduate and graduate students in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
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.
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.
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.
Interested candidates should apply on-line at https://ejobs.umd.edu/
in order to receive consideration. Search under Faculty for position 127875. 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 their work. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is committed to increasing the diversity of our community. Underrepresented minorities and women are encouraged to apply, and candidates with experience and commitment to working with a diverse range of faculty, staff and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to describe their experience in their research and teaching statements. Inquiries can be directed to email@example.com.
Posting Date: 11/03/2022
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 02/23/2023
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
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