Assistant, Associate or Full Professor - Electrical & Computer Engineering

The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia
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The College of Engineering at the University of Georgia (UGA) is seeking applications for a tenure-track professor position with an expected start date of August 1, 2020 or earlier. Applications at all academic rank will be considered. While the School of Electrical & Computer Engineering has particular needs in the areas of Informatics, Robotics, Signal/Image processing and security/resilience for Internet of Things (IoT)/Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), strong candidates with research expertise in areas complimentary to Electrical or Computer Engineering will also be given consideration.

The successful applicant will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers and educators in the School of Electrical & Computer Engineering (, which provides undergraduate degree programs in both Electrical & Electronics Engineering and Computer Systems Engineering and Graduate programs with an emphasis in Electrical & Computer Engineering. Beyond supporting the Electrical & Computer Engineering educational programs, faculty in the School of Electrical & Computer Engineering are actively engaged in interdisciplinary centers, institutes and research clusters that draw on the full range of engineering and other academic disciplines to form collaborative research teams that address the major engineering challenges of modern society.

The responsibilities of the successful candidate will be to: (1) establish an outstanding research program recognized both nationally and internationally, (2) foster and establish collaborations and partnerships within and outside the College of Engineering as well as industry, (3) exhibit a strong commitment to teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and (4) compete successfully for extramural funding to support research and a companion graduate training program. The 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.

The College of Engineering, formed on July 1, 2012, is building a vibrant academic environment that fosters engineering education in a liberal arts environment and research that addresses critical societal needs. The College offers eight undergraduate and seven graduate engineering The University of Georgia Position Announcement degree programs spanning all engineering fields. The college has grown rapidly to more than 2,100 undergraduate and graduate students and over 70 faculty members. More information can be found at (

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or a related discipline. For information regarding the requirements of each faculty rank, please visit the College of Engineering’s Promotion and Tenure Guidelines ( To be eligible for tenure upon appointment, candidates must be appointed as an associate or full professor, have been tenured at a prior institution, and bring a demonstrably national reputation to the institution. Candidates must be approved for tenure upon appointment before hire.

Applicants with an excellent research record in an area broadly associated with Electrical & Computer Engineering are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with expertise in research areas related to Informatics, Robotics, Signal/Image processing and security/resilience for Internet of Things (IoT)/Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) are also encouraged to apply. Formative postdoctoral or industrial background, a strong publication record, and demonstrated success in proposal writing is also preferred.

A demonstrated record exhibiting leadership traits, effective communication, and ability to develop innovative collaborative programs is strongly preferred.

To apply, candidates should submit an application at (

Questions related to the position may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Kyle Johnsen (

Applications received before October 31, 2019 will be given full consideration.


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