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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) in the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois 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.
For full consideration, applications must be received by December 13, 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled.
Overview: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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Bridge to the Faculty Postdoctoral Fellowship for Diverse Faculty
The University of Illinois Chicago invites applications for a Bridge to the Faculty Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, to begin August 16, 2020.
Purpose: Bridge to the Faculty is a new postdoctoral program designed to recruit scholars with the goal of transitioning them to faculty members after two years. Successful post-docs will have the opportunity to transition to faculty starting in the 2022-2023 academic year. This recruitment initiative aims to attract and retain promising scholars to UIC as well as diversify our faculty. Fellows will participate in a mentoring experience, with the opportunity to meet other Fellows and faculty through the Diverse Faculty Learning Community (Office of Diversity and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs).
The Bridge to the Faculty Fellowship is funded by the Chancellor’s Office, and administered through the Office of the Provost.
The ECE department is looking for a dynamic postdoctoral research associate with experience in Electromagnetics and Wireless Communication. The postdoctoral research associate will work on a project with members of the ECE faculty in the Andrew Electromagnetics Laboratory. The sought candidate has a strong background in RF/microwave/milimeter-wave front-end technologies, antennas, circuits, and wireless systems. Such a candidate would enhance existing strengths in the department (i.e., Electromagnetics, Communications, Networking, and Hardware) and contribute to the establishment of an Engineering Research Center on “nG wireless” aimed to pioneer future communications networks (e.g., 6G and beyond). The department envisions that the postdoctoral research associate will assist exisiting faculty to initiate the process for the creation of the “nG wireless” research center, offer courses in related programs, increase the visibility of the department through scholarly work published in high-impact journals and conferences, and help secure federal and industrial grants.
UIC seeks applicants whose creative work/research, teaching and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. The program is particularly interested in scholars with the potential to bring to their academic careers the critical perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in higher education. The position is available in the Fall 2020 semester and the initial term of employment will be for 24 months. PhD must be obtained by within 5 years before August 16, 2020.
Context: Located in the heart of one of the most vibrant cities in the United States, UIC is a comprehensive urban public research (R1) university with a diverse student body and a strong tradition of support for difference and equality. Part of the University of Illinois land grant higher education system, UIC is among the nation’s top five most diverse campuses; it is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). UIC’s undergraduate population is currently 26.4% Hispanic, 23.1% Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander, 7.9% Black, 35.8% White, 9.3% International, and 4.3% other/unknown. 53% of UIC’s students are low income, and 36% are Pell eligible.
Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations. Postdoctoral research associates will teach one class each year (these may include both undergraduate and graduate students), and participate in program activities. The fellowship is designed to encourage scholarly publications.
This is a full-time position and includes a competitive salary and benefits package.
Applicants should submit materials here.
- Cover letter addressing interest in Fellowship, ECE and UIC. The University of Illinois is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.
- Three letters of recommendation; one must be from the dissertation committee chair or faculty advisor.
- A writing sample (dissertation proposal or publication)
All application materials must be submitted by February 15, 2020.
The University of Illinois Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
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Working in Chicago and at UIC ECE
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering houses about 30 highly accomplished faculty members. We welcome interest from researchers and instructors who are interested in joining our scholarly community. ECE faculty achieve a distinctive and noteworthy balance between pursuing their research agendas and serving the more than 650 students who call our department home, exemplifying the service mission of the University of Illinois Chicago.
UIC is a major public research university (Carnegie R1) with about 2,800 faculty and more than 31,000 students. It is ranked No. 13 by U.S. News & World Report for diversity, and it ranks No. 8 in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education list of best value institutions. This is a recognition given to universities that provide an excellent education compared with net cost. UIC also is a Hispanic-Serving Institution.
Chicago epitomizes the modern, livable, vibrant, and diverse city. World-class amenities such as the lakefront, arts and culture venues, festivals, and two international airports make Chicago a singularly enjoyable place to live with an affordable cost of living, whether in an 88th-floor condominium downtown or on a tree-lined street in one of the nation’s finest school districts. The birthplace of the modern skyscraper, Chicago boasts one of the world’s tallest and most iconic skylines, an 8,100-acre park system, and extensive public transit and biking networks.
UIC is committed to increasing access to education, employment, programs and services for all. The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. UIC is committed to supporting the success of dual-career couples. 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.