Assistant Professor - Electrical & Computer Engineering

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918
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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. We seek an early tenure-track career faculty member with specialty in power systems and sub-specialty in either power electronics or electric drives, starting fall semester 2021.

The position will teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the areas of power systems, power electronics, and electric drives. Specific courses include ECE3910: Power Systems I, ECE4910, Power Systems II, and ECE4955/5955: Power Electronics. The position will also introduce new courses (e.g., electric machines, power system protective relaying, utility scale battery energy storage systems) depending on curriculum requirements.

The successful candidate will possess a solid publication record and demonstrate potential for attracting external research funding, as well as the ability to interface their research with the department’s existing strengths in microelectronic circuits, VLSI design, computers, communications/signal processing, and controls. The department is interested in candidates with a strong commitment to pursuing externally funded research and teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels.

This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).


Applications submitted by December 31, 2020 will receive full consideration.


Who we are:

The ECE Department at UCCS is relatively small in size; thus all tenure-track faculty in the department are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate classes while simultaneously developing an individual program of research. Considerable flexibility exists in the choice of research focus so long as areas align with Department strengths. The College of Engineering and Applied Science at UCCS offers degrees at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels. The Microelectronics Research Laboratory (MRL) of the ECE Department has a well-equipped 4000 sq. ft. class-100 clean room, with device processing and characterization facilities. The Microwave Measurements Laboratory is able to test EMI from high-power circuits. The High-Capacity Battery Research Laboratory has facilities to test and characterize cells, modules, and battery packs for hybrid and electric vehicles. The undergraduate communications laboratory has recently been upgraded with new 6.5 GHz FieldFox spectrum/network analyzers and waveform generators to augment the wideband digital oscilloscopes.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.

Colorado Springs (pop. 400K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.


What We Offer:

The 9-month salary range for this position is $86,000 to $93,000 (USD firm), depending on qualifications.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.


UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs, or any other characteristic protected by law.


The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.



Minimum Requirements:


A Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering or a closely related field; conferred by date of appointment

Specific expertise in power systems and either power electronics or electric drives. Expertise obtained during graduate studies will also be considered. This expertise might be demonstrated via published papers, related employment, proposal-writing experience, or supervision of relevant research or industry projects, for example.

Four months of teaching experience in an academic setting as a teaching assistant, instructor of record or the equivalent.


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