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Job ID: 206447

Assistant Professor
University of Colorado Denver

Date Posted Mar. 1, 2023
Title Assistant Professor
University University of Colorado Denver
Denver, CO, United States
Department Electrical Engineering
Application Deadline Apr. 1, 2023
Position Start Date Aug. 15, 2023
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Engineering Physics
    Electrical and/or Electronics
    Computer Engineering
    Computer Science
    Engineering - Other

The Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Colorado Denver invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level.  Exceptional candidates at higher levels will be considered. Candidates are being sought in the areas of computer engineering, hardware-software interface, embedded systems, sensors, robotics, autonomous systems, and computer vision.  Other related areas will also be considered.

The Electrical Engineering Department currently has 10 tenure/tenure track faculty members, 1 teaching faculty and 2 research professors. The department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering accredited by ABET, a Master of Science degree, a Master of Engineering degree, and a PhD degree in Engineering and Applied Science. We maintain excellent teaching and research programs in computer vision, signal processing, communications, VLSI, controls, machine learning, power and energy systems, neuro-engineering, quantum computing, and electromagnetics.

The College of Engineering, Design and Computing takes pride in having a faculty of excellent scholars and engineering practitioners. The college values innovation, creativity and an interdisciplinary approach to engineering and research. We focus on providing our students with a comprehensive engineering education at the undergraduate, graduate and professional level. Faculty conduct research that spans our five disciplines of civil, electrical and mechanical engineering, bioengineering, and computer science and engineering. The college collaborates with industry from around the state; our laboratories and research opportunities give students the hands-on experience they need to excel in the professional world.


The University of Colorado Denver is a public research university serving more than 15,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. Located in the heart of downtown, CU Denver provides a vibrant, urban research university experience, with academic programs ranging from the liberal arts and sciences to global energy management, music industry studies and criminal justice among eight schools and colleges. The classroom extends into the city as students study, network and build careers in the surrounding business district. CU Denver unites quality academics, ambitious research and creative work, civic consciousness and driven students—all in the lively setting of downtown Denver. CU Denver is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff, and strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication, and understanding. In 2022 CU Denver was ranked as the number one university for social mobility in Colorado by U.S News and World Report.  Read CU Denver Quick Facts here.

Position Description: Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering, this position will be expected to develop and teach lecture and laboratory courses at all levels, establish and maintain an active, externally funded research program; conduct high quality research involving students primarily at the graduate level, leading to sponsored research and refereed publications; advise students; and contribute to Department, College, and University governance and to the profession.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in electrical engineering or closely related field
  • A strong academic record
  • Ability and commitment to pursue and establish externally funded research programs and direct MS and PhD student research
  • Commitment to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses and diverse student populations

When applying, applicants must include:1) A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
2) A current CV/resume
3) The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for at least three professional references
4) Statement of teaching philosophy, experience, and interests
5) Statement of research philosophy, experience, and interests

Research Statement: Candidates should describe how their research plans relate to and complement activities and expertise at CU Denver and current or future connections to collaborators, industry, and/or opportunities for entrepreneurship. The statement should cover both the candidate's past history of successful research as well as their plans for future research and plans for obtaining external funding.


Teaching Statement: The College of Engineering, Design and Computing is committed to educating the engineers of the future through high-quality, experiential, and project-based learning. Candidates should cover their in-person and hands-on teaching pedagogy and be prepared to describe any experience they have in hybrid and online education.


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  • The University of Colorado Denver is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons within the LGBTQ+ community and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

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