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Assistant Professor - Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama
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  • Computer Engineering
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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering ( at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position with an effective appointment date of August 15, 2018.

The responsibilities of the successful candidate will be to: (1) establish a strong research program that achieves national and international recognition; (2) compete successfully for extramural funding to support research and a companion graduate training program; (3) establish collaborations and partnerships within and outside the College of Engineering as well as industry; (4) show a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will have broad latitude to develop a research program that focuses on technological and materials innovations, along with advances in the basic knowledge of sustainability to benefit society. Preference will be given to candidates with research backgrounds in areas such as artificial intelligence, neural engineering, imaging and signal processing, and brain-machine interface that would meet specific needs and/or complement and provide opportunities for collaboration in Biomedical Engineering and the medical school.

Candidates must have a PhD in Electrical or Computer Engineering.

The department offers an ABET-accredited BSc degree as well as MSc and PhD degrees. UAB ( is a Carnegie Foundation designated “Doctoral University: Highest Research Activity” institution with approximately 18,000 students, located in the heart of metropolitan Birmingham, home to over one million people and within driving distance to the Smoky Mountains, the Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans, and Atlanta.


  • A cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • 3-4 professional letters of reference with contact information
  • Statement of research interests
  • Statement of teaching interests

Interested candidates should apply at:

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

A pre-employment background check investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.


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