Assistant/Associate Professor, ECE Faculty Positions 2015-2016 - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Hiring at assistant/ associate level. Candidates will teach at both graduate and undergraduate levels in electrical/computer engineering. Develop an externally funded research program in the field of expertise, guide graduate and undergraduate students, and publish research results in professional journals. Be active in technical and professional societies.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Alabama invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions. The department has research foci in electromechanical systems, embedded systems, and devices/materials. A number of research centers, with many collaborative opportunities across these foci, find their home in the College of Engineering. Applicants in all areas will be considered, but we are particularly interested in candidates for our electromechanical systems area that can contribute to research efforts including but not limited to:

• Electromechanical devices, including motor/generator design (with potential emphasis on energy scavenging)
• Renewable energy applications (including wind, tidal, and micro-hydro generation)
• Power system analysis, operation, and control
• Power electronics
• Electric and hybrid-electric vehicle technologies

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in electrical or computer engineering or a closely related field by the date of appointment. Applicants must show the potential to establish a quality research program, collaborate effectively with other faculty, and excel in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. For consideration at the Associate Professor level, applicants must demonstrate a strong external funding record, publication record, and Ph.D. graduation rate commensurate with this level of appointment.

The College of Engineering is experiencing unparalleled growth and prosperity, having completed the $330M, four building, Shelby Engineering and Science Quad in the summer of 2013. Over the last five years, the undergraduate engineering enrollment has grown from 2773 to 5301 with the average ACT score growing from 27.3 to 29.8. Additionally, the faculty of the college of engineering has grown from 107 to 125 over the same five year period. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is benefiting significantly from such growth and currently serves almost 600 undergraduate and graduate students with 19 faculty members. The department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, with ABET-accredited programs in both electrical engineering and computer engineering. More information about the department can be found at

Established in 1831, the University of Alabama currently serves over 36,000 students and employs over 1,700 full and part-time faculty members in thirteen colleges and schools. The University offers an impressive array of academic programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees and a growing number of educational opportunities through distance learning technology. More information on The University of Alabama can be found at

The University is located on a beautiful 1,168 acre residential campus in Tuscaloosa, a dynamic and resilient community of over 150,000 in central Alabama. Tuscaloosa is conveniently located between Atlanta, New Orleans, and the white sandy beaches of the Gulf coast. The area offers excellent climate, minimal urban congestion, and abundant outdoor recreation. The Tuscaloosa community provides rich cultural, educational, and athletic activities for a broad range of lifestyles.

Applicants should apply online at Required application documents include: resume/curriculum vitae, cover letter, and names of three references. Review of applications will begin immediately. The University of Alabama is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Fei Hu
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Alabama
Box 870286
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0286
Phone: (205) 348-1436

Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

Keyword Phrases

  • The Capstone of Higher Education
  • Student Centered Research University
  • Fostering a diverse student body & workforce
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Associate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter