Tenure Track Faculty in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Open Rank)

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Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Faculty

What We are Seeking:

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Denver (DU) invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position at all ranks (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) in Computer Engineering with applications in Biomedical Engineering; however, exceptional candidates from all areas of electrical and computer engineering will be considered. We enthusiastically invite applications from a broad and diverse pool of researchers across the basic biomedical sciences and technologies for consideration with interest in the following areas: biomedical device design and therapeutic technologies, artificial intelligence and machine learning, human health monitoring, medical imaging and signal processing, neuroscience, neuro-engineering, and biomedical controls and biorobotics. We are building academically and culturally diverse faculty and staff who teach and work in a supportive environment surrounded by people with a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Our institutional DEI action plan can be found here.

We seek exceptional teacher-scholars committed to developing or enhancing a robust research portfolio, delivering innovative, hands-on learning experiences, and supporting our DEI mission authentically. We are especially interested in faculty members who can build research partnerships with existing faculty within the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science (RSECS) and across campus (e.g., mechanical and materials engineering, biology, psychology).

Excellent opportunities exist for close collaboration with faculty in the Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging (KIHA). KIHA is an interdisciplinary research hub established in 2016 for basic science and clinical research in aging and now is functioning under the Ritchie School. KIHA hosts a dozen research groups, including faculty (with both M.D. and Ph.D. degrees) with expertise across the schools and colleges at DU. KIHA faculty conduct interdisciplinary research related to aging and age-related conditions, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. The candidate will have the opportunity to closely collaborate with KIHA faculty on projects promoting "healthy minds" and "healthy bodies," thereby furthering KIHA's founding commitment to supporting healthy aging.

A start date of September 1, 2022 is anticipated for this hire.

Who We Are:

DU is the oldest and largest independent university in the Rocky Mountain Region and is committed to building and sustaining a culturally diverse faculty, staff, and student body. The Mile High City (Denver) ranked No. 14 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the 2021 Best Places to Live. DU is a research university with high research activity and enrolls approximately 13,856 students in its undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. RSECS moved in Fall 2016 to its new $63M building that houses state-of-the-art research and instructional laboratories as well as a modern innovation and maker-space floor. DU is committed to a diverse and inclusive work and educational environment. We value the importance of academic excellence as well as work/life balance.

Following our 2017-2022 strategic plan, our programs are centered around experiential, project-based, diverse-team, and community-connected approaches to “Develop and inspire healthy global citizens and create a smart, sustainable world”.  Research and teaching directed towards these global goals are built upon six cluster areas: 1. Robotics/Mechatronics, 2. Smart and sustainable cities, 3. Biomedical devices and technologies, 4. Cyber-physical systems, 5. Artificial intelligence, and 6. STEM education. 

Currently, health-related research conducted at DU/RSECS is themed around engineering solutions to major health problems. ECE faculty members work in neuro-engineering, socially assistive robotics related to autism and the elderly with depression and dementia, and cancer detection and sensing technologies for aging populations and patients with Parkinson's disease. Mechanical and Materials Engineering faculty research is clustered around orthopedics, with expertise in computational modeling, in vivo data collection, and in vitro/cadaveric measurements related to joint replacement and cardiac devices.

Where We Are:

Denver, the Mile High City, consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in the United States. Denver’s economy is rapidly growing and diversifying, with strengths in the aerospace, healthcare, financial tech, telecommunications, and IT-software sectors. Our region features a dry climate with 300 days of sunshine annually and surprisingly mild winters. The nearby Rocky Mountains provide beautiful views and abundant recreational opportunities year-round. The city of Denver is home to several major league sports teams, diverse neighborhoods, and strong cultural and food scenes.

Qualifications:

Assistant Professors:

Required:

  • Ph.D. in computer engineering, electrical engineering, or related field with the ability to teach core electrical and computer engineering courses
  • Evidence indicating the potential for high-quality, high-impact research
  • Evidence indicating the potential for high-quality teaching
  • Evidence indicating the potential for integration of DEI into teaching, research, and service
  • Commitment to high-quality professional service

Preferred:

  • Good communication skills and a teamwork mindset
  • Interest in working on multi-disciplinary problems that contribute to the public good
  • Post-doctoral experience
  • Previous teaching experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with culturally responsive teaching methods and/or pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations

Associate Professors:

Required:

  • Ph.D. in computer engineering, electrical engineering, or related field with the ability to teach core electrical and computer engineering courses
  • Six years of increasing academic responsibility, but persons demonstrating unusually high academic promise may have gained equivalent experience in a shorter time
  • Evidence of high-quality, high-impact research
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching
  • Evidence of high-quality student mentoring
  • Evidence of integration of DEI into teaching, research, and service.
  • Evidence of integration of DEI into teaching, research, and service.
  • Evidence for high-quality professional service

Preferred:

  • Good communication skills and a teamwork mindset
  • Interest in working on multi-disciplinary problems that contribute to the public good
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with culturally responsive teaching methods and/or pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations
  • Strong funding record

Professors:

Required:

  • Ph.D. in computer engineering, electrical engineering, or related field with the ability to teach core electrical and computer engineering courses
  • Eleven to fifteen years of increasing academic responsibility, but persons demonstrating unusually high academic promise may have gained equivalent experience in a shorter time
  • Evidence of high-quality, internationally recognized, high-impact research
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching
  • Evidence of high-quality student mentoring
  • Evidence of integration of DEI into teaching, research, and service.
  • Evidence of high-quality professional service

Preferred:

  • Good communication skills and a teamwork mindset
  • Interest in working on multi-disciplinary problems that contribute to the public good
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with culturally responsive teaching methods and/or pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations
  • Strong funding record

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range:
The salary range for each rank varies. Assistant: $100,000-$109,000, Associate: $110,000-$119,000, Full Professor: $120,000-$180,000

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

Benefits:
The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Cover letter outlining your interest in the position.
  2. CV.
  3. 1 page statement describing how your teaching and scholarly work activities contribute to our DEI mission; Include your existing activities that contribute to DEI.
  4. Teaching statement describing ways you would contribute to our undergraduate and graduate academic programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
  5. A statement describing your research/scholarly activities including details about your research plans, funded projects, multidisciplinary collaborations and plans and how your scholarly work will contribute to both our existing research strengths and to our DEI mission. Please describe the larger societal impacts of your work.
  6. Names and contact information for 3 professional references.

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.


All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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