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Full-time tenure track Assistant Professor

SMU Lyle School of Engineering

Dallas, Texas
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SMU Lyle School of Engineering
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The Department of Electrical Engineering at Southern Methodist University invites applications for one full-time tenure track Assistant Professor.  Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in signal processing methods as applied to big data/machine learning and circuit design.  Outstanding candidates working in other areas of electrical engineering will be considered, including but not limited to the following: Wireless communications and networking, millimeter wave technologies, electromagnetics, general analog/digital mixed-mode circuits, biomedical, photonics, MEMS, semiconductor devices, control systems, and other closely related areas.


Successful candidates must have a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field, and are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as to develop an innovative, externally funded, research program.  Successful candidates will be expected to supervise Master’s and Doctoral students and participate in interdisciplinary efforts within the School.  Exceptional candidates with a proven track record will also be considered at the tenured Associate Professor level.


SMU is a private university dedicated to academic excellence.  Located in Dallas, SMU maintains a moderate size of about 11,000 students.  The Electrical Engineering Department resides within the Lyle School of Engineering and is located in the Jerry R. Junkins Building, completed in August 2002.  The Jerry R. Junkins Building houses a research laboratory complex with a 2,800 square foot Class 10,000 cleanroom.  The department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph. D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and a M.S. degree in Telecommunications.  Additional information is provided at: . To learn more about the rich cultural environment of SMU, please see: .


SMU is designated as a preferred employer in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, one of the most prolific high-tech industrial centers in the country.  The Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex is a multi-faceted business and engineering community, offering exceptional museums, diverse cultural attractions and a vibrant economy.  Dallas’ quality of life is exceptional with a relatively low cost of living, upscale apartments and homes within walking distance of campus, the opportunity to live in the city or out in the country with a relatively short commute, and the availability of both mass transit systems and plentiful on-campus parking.


Interested and qualified individuals should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of educational interests, a research plan, and a list of five references to (preferred) or by mail to: Dr. Dinesh Rajan, Electrical Engineering Faculty Search, Electrical Engineering Department, P.O. Box 750338, Dallas, TX  75275-0338.  The positions will begin on or before the Fall 2018 semester. To ensure full consideration, applications must be emailed or postmarked prior to January 31, 2018.  The committee, however, will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.  Please reference position number 5787.


SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression.  The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.