Assistant/Associate Professor, ECE Faculty Positions - 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

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 University of Alabama Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions. The department has research foci in electromechanical systems, embedded systems, and devices/materials. Applicants in all areas will be considered, but one successful applicant will be expected to collaborate closely with research efforts being conducted by the Environmental Institute as an integral part of a College of Engineering focus hire supporting environmental and water resource engineering. We are particularly interested in candidates 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
• RF Electronics
• Wireless sensor networks (with potential emphasis on water resource monitoring and control)
• Biomedical signal processing and pattern recognition
• Ambient and wearable embedded systems

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 and publication record commensurate with this level of appointment.

The College of Engineering is experiencing unparalleled growth and prosperity, having completed a four building Engineering and Science Quad in the summer of 2013. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is benefiting significantly from such growth and currently serves almost 600 undergraduate and graduate students. 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 1,000 acre residential campus in Tuscaloosa, a dynamic and resilient community of 90,000 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.

Required application documents include: resume/curriculum vitae, cover letter, teaching philosophy, research/scholarship/creative activities statement, 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. Jeff Jackson
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Alabama
Box 870286
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0286
Phone: (205) 348-6351

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