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Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
The University of Akron

Date Posted Dec. 1, 2023
Title Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
University The University of Akron
Akron, OH, United States
Department Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Fall 2024
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  • Assistant Professor
  • Electrical and/or Electronics
    Computer Engineering
    Computer Science

Job Description Summary

Demonstrates quality of teaching, quality of research and scholarly activity, quality of professional, University, and community service, and professional conduct. Must have experience and credentials as outlined in academic unit guidelines for Professor.  

The tenured/tenure track teaching faculty generally have a full range of responsibilities, including teaching, research, scholarship and other creative professional work, and service to the unit, the university and the public.


Job Description

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Akron is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure track (TT) position at the rank of Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of Fall 2024 in the broad area of computer engineering. Research is a critical aspect of these positions and candidates will be expected to establish nationally recognized research programs and attract external competitive funding from federal, state and industry sources. The successful candidates will actively mentor and educate graduate and undergraduate students. Additional duties include updating and maintaining lecture and laboratory courses, technical currency, actively participating in the university, college, department, and program committee work, assessment/accreditation responsibilities, student recruitment, and other duties as assigned. Applications are especially sought after from candidates with expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning, security and privacy, big data, cyber-physical systems, and quantum and high-performance computing.


Additional Position Information:

Required Qualifications

An earned Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related area. Applicants must demonstrate a track record of research with publications based on prior research work and the ability to carry out nationally competitive research in emerging areas of computer engineering. Applicants must be able to teach graduate and undergraduate courses relevant to their area of research, and direct Master’s and Ph.D. student research while preparing them for competitive careers in academia and industry.


Compensation and Benefits

The compensation for this position is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The University of Akron offers a competitive total compensation package comprised of a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits for eligible employees including medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, and paid leave of absences including time off for illness, vacation, and maternity or paternity leave. In addition, eligible employees and their dependents are provided tuition remission. All staff, contract professionals, and eligible non-bargaining unit faculty have the option to request a Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA). The University of Akron participates in state retirement systems and offers alternative retirement options with competitive employer contributions. Optional investment opportunities are available including deferred compensation programs (403(b) and 457(b)). Please visit our benefits home page for more information.


Application Instructions

To apply for these positions, you must complete the on-line application at and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, research statement, teaching statement, and a list of three professional references to your profile. Please include contact information, relationship, and email addresses for your professional references.

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with reference to the minimum and preferred qualifications. This is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. A curriculum vitae will not be accepted in place of any information requested on the application.


Application Deadline

January 18, 2024.


FLSA Status (exempt/nonexempt):




Union Affiliation (if applicable):

American Association of University Professors



For assistance with your application or attachments, please contact the Human Resources representative listed:

Derek Brown




Background Check Statement


The University of Akron is committed to providing a safe environment for all students and employees.  The University endeavors to protect the health, welfare and safety of all students, employees and visitors on our campus.  As such, all offers of employment with The University of Akron are contingent upon verification of credentials, and satisfactory completion of a criminal background check. Some positions may require additional credit investigation and a pre-employment driving record search. 


Non-Discrimination Statement


The University of Akron is an Equal Education and Employment Institution. View our Non-Discrimination Statement for more information. Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans.


State of Residence Statement


It is the expectation of the University of Akron that all work performed as an employee of the University will be performed in Ohio.

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