The Chandra Family Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas Austin has multiple faculty openings with a start date of Fall 2024 for tenure-track and tenured faculty positions. The department has embarked on a strategic expansion of its research focus, spanning growth in: applied AI/machine learning (ML), especially robotics and ML & systems; cybersecurity, privacy, and blockchain; intelligent communications, sensing, and cloud/edge infrastructure; human centered engineering; next generation energy infrastructure; and beyond Moore technology and systems. Candidates in the following areas of electrical and computer engineering will be considered, especially as they align with the strategic focus of the department (candidates are encouraged to view these areas of emphasis in the broadest sense in determining whether they match their research skills and interests):
(i) 6G-era wireless communications, networking, and/or sensing (in this area, exceptional candidates at the associate or full professor level may be considered);
(ii) Cyber-security and privacy, including network security, secure hardware, data anonymization, data privacy, and secure data storage, as well as topics that might have a tie into emerging areas in ML;
(iii) Heterogeneous computer and communication systems, including, but not limited to computer architecture, computer networks, system software, accelerators, edge, rack, and data center system architecture, and opportunities in new multi-chip systems; and
(iv) Electromagnetics and applications including EM theory and computation, antenna design and RF systems, quantum information processing and photonics, remote sensing and radar, and biomedical systems.
The University of Texas at Austin is a recognized Hispanic Serving Institution and recipient of Seal of Excelencia for Commitment to Latino Students. We are particularly interested in candidates who will contribute to supporting our increasingly diverse student body through their teaching, research, and service. Successful candidates are also expected to contribute to and benefit from the department’s mission and values: be the driving force for education enabling individual student success, scientific discovery, and technical innovation in the service of social good; and be bold, innovative, and collaborative in our aims and endeavors, while valuing, appreciating, and welcoming individuals of all backgrounds and worldviews. The Chandra Family Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin is also committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples and single parents.
Applicants should have received or expect to receive a doctoral degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or a related discipline prior to September 2024. Successful candidates are expected to mentor graduate students, teach our diverse undergraduate and graduate student populations, develop an externally sponsored research program, collaborate with other faculty from a wide range of backgrounds, and be involved in service to the university and profession.
Applications must be submitted electronically via UT Austin Interfolio. We will begin evaluation of applications immediately and will continue throughout the academic year until positions are filled. Submission of applications by October 31, 2023, is encouraged. Applications received after November 30, 2023, may not be given equal priority. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement describing their mentoring philosophy in both research and teaching. At least three references (five for tenured positions) who will submit original letters of reference should be included. The successful candidate will be required to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification form and provide documents to verify identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. A security sensitive background check will be conducted on the applicant selected. The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Suggestions for application statements:
Describe your research contributions to date, and your short and long-term plans for your research program. An effective research statement will highlight your individual contributions and describe past and potential future collaborations with others, both within the department and UT, as well as outside the campus. Please also highlight the impact of your research and describe any potential applications that benefit society.
Describe your teaching experience to date, your teaching philosophy, and your plans for teaching. Please identify undergraduate and/or graduate courses that you could teach as an assistant professor, indicating for each your experience with the material and your interest and approach to teaching it. An effective teaching statement will describe your pedagogical approach in the classroom and convey how your prior experiences shape your teaching plans.
Describe your mentoring experience to date and your mentoring philosophy in both teaching and research. Our undergraduate student body is predominantly domestic and in-state, while our graduate student body is largely international. Please highlight your experience (possibly drawing from your personal experience as a mentee) with or interest in mentoring and advising a diverse student body and how do you plan to support the success of each individual student while ensuring their professional development, educational growth, and the ethical conduct of research and scholarship.