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Electrical Engineering Tenure-Track Positions: Assistant and Associate Professor
University of South Florida, Tampa

Date Posted Sep. 22, 2023
Title Electrical Engineering Tenure-Track Positions: Assistant and Associate Professor
University University of South Florida, Tampa
Tampa, FL, United States
Department Electrical Engineering
Application Deadline Dec. 11, 2023
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Electrical and/or Electronics
    Engineering - Other

The Department of Electrical Engineering at USF has 23 tenure-track/tenured track faculty members and 2 professors of instruction hailing from some of the finest institutions in the country. Among these faculty we have NSF CAREER Award winners, Fellows of the IEEE, AAAS, AIMBE, and Distinguished University Professors.  Many serve in national leadership roles in technical societies, such as the IEEE, and have industry experience to complement their academic backgrounds. This diversity in our faculty enriches the learning experiences of our students.  The Department of Electrical Engineering offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees and serves approximately 700 undergraduate students, 160 M.S., students and 90 Ph.D. students.  The department also leads the newly established MS in Cybersecurity degree in collaboration with sister departments in the college of engineering.  Our faculty are active in research areas spanning machine learning applications in IoT, speech, computer vision, wireless communications, nano/microfabrication, RF MEMS and IC’s, radar, wireless and microwave systems, renewable energy source integration and smart grid automation, cybersecurity, data analytics, systems and control theory, robotics, electronic materials for sensors and energy applications, and more.  Substantial collaborations with CyberFlorida, the Institute of Applied Engineering, and Moffitt Cancer Center are part of the department’s growing research activities.  Research expenditures for 2021-2022 were $4.3 million.

Established in 1964 and currently led by Dean Robert H. Bishop, the College of Engineering at the University of South Florida is ranked #56 among public institutions (#85 overall) by U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 engineering graduate school rankings. The college serves more than 7,500 students, offering 11 bachelor’s programs, nine of which are ABET-accredited, as well as 13 master’s and eight doctoral degrees. The college is actively engaged in local and global research activities with $42.9 million in research expenditures for the fiscal year 2021-2022. The college has 12 major research centers and institutes and is actively engaged in local and global research activities focused on sustainability, biomedical engineering, computing technology and transportation.

The University of South Florida, a high-impact research university dedicated to student success and committed to community engagement, generates an annual economic impact of more than $6 billion. With campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF serves approximately 50,000 students who represent nearly 150 different countries.  For four consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has ranked USF as one of the nation’s top 50 public universities, including USF’s highest ranking ever in 2023 (No. 42). In 2023, USF became the first public university in Florida in nearly 40 years to be invited to join the Association of American Universities, a prestigious group of the leading universities in the United States and Canada. Through hundreds of millions of dollars in research activity each year and as one of top universities in the world for securing new patents, USF is a leader in solving global problems and improving lives. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference. Learn more at

The Department of Electrical Engineering in the College of Engineering invites applications for tenured/tenure-track faculty positions at the Junior (Assistant Professor) level. Preferred candidates should have completed or be near completion of a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or a closely related field.  The position is expected to commence August 2024. Qualified candidates should have demonstrated excellence in scholarly research and publications, a strong potential for sustaining an externally funded research program, and a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. Successful applicants are expected to conduct research and teach in areas across the electrical engineering discipline with a preference on the following areas:

1) next-generation wireless communication systems including but not limited to 6G wireless or quantum communications, with a particular focus on the innovative hardware/software implementation and emerging technology in machine learning and artificial intelligence, quantum photonics for communications, sensing, and computing.  2) Analog, digital, mixed-signal, RF, and photonic IC design including but not limited to emerging areas such as quantum computing and integrated circuits for 2D/3D integration.

An application package should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements describing research and teaching experience and goals, and the names and contact information of at least three references (one of which must be the current immediate supervisor of the applicant). Applicants must electronically submit the application packet as one PDF file.

Applicants must electronically submit the application packet as one PDF file to: For consideration, please apply to the appropriate position level (Assistant Professor, search Job ID#35035 or Associate Professor, search Job ID#35036) Applications will be considered starting immediately with priority consideration given to applications received by December 15, 2023. 


    USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace. The University of South Florida does not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, genetic information, national origin, pregnancy, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other unlawful basis.  Dual career couples with questions about opportunities are encouraged to contact the Department chair. To request disability accommodations in the application and interview process, please notify Khoa Dinh, the EOL Coordinator at (813) 974-9272 at least five working days in advance.

    This job is subject to Foreign Influence Screening: During the 2021 Florida legislative session, House Bill 7017 (“HB 7017”) was passed and later signed into law by Governor DeSantis.  The new law modifies a variety of Florida Statutes to address concerns regarding improper foreign influence.  With regard to employment at major research institutions like the University of South Florida, the new law requires thorough review of certain applicants for positions involving research.  



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