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ECE Assistant Professor - Power or Computer Engineering
Portland State University

Date Posted Oct. 25, 2023
Title ECE Assistant Professor - Power or Computer Engineering
University Portland State University
Portland, OR, United States
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Sep. 16, 2024
  • Assistant Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Electrical and/or Electronics
    Computer Engineering
    Electrical and/or Electronics
    Computer Engineering

The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) at Portland State University seeks outstanding candidates for one or several tenure-track faculty positions at the level of Assistant Professor, with research and teaching interests in two areas: (1) electric power systems or (2) computer engineering.

The position will work closely with other members of the ECE Department and Maseeh College interdisciplinary research focused on areas of either electric power systems or computer engineering. These include (1) cyber-physical power systems, power system data science, power systems cybersecurity, or power systems protection, or (2) beyond-Moore computing architectures, nanoscale computing architectures, neuromorphic engineering, biomolecular computing, future and emerging computing paradigms and architectures, design automation, or design verification and validation. Other power or computer engineering areas will also be considered.

The position will build a research and teaching program through actions that contribute to the Department’s aims to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion within the ECE Department. It will develop and maintain scholarly funded research; develop coursework relevant to the research field; teach undergraduate and graduate courses; advise students; and provide service to the university, professional societies, and the public.

The position will initiate a research program that can be sponsored by external funding agencies. This program should expand, complement, and collaborate with the existing research activities in the ECE Department and/or build connections within the broader community. Research should also align with the strategic vision of the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science and/or the strategic vision of the ECE Department.

The ECE Department, building on existing strengths, is expanding its research and teaching in both computer and power engineering. Our faculty have excellent teaching skills and constructively engage with the regional power and semiconductor industries. Emphasis is placed on research originality, future potential, ability to collaborate, and research agendas that are regionally relevant and complement our existing research programs.

The anticipated start date for this position is September 16, 2024, but earlier or later dates can be negotiated. While the target of hiring is at the assistant professor level, outstanding applicants may be considered at the associate or professor rank. 

Portland State University is a public research university located in the heart of one of America’s most dynamic cities. The 50-acre downtown campus places students in a vibrant center of culture, business, and technology, allowing students to participate in internships, co-ops, and community-based projects. The University’s mission is to let knowledge serve and our urban setting and unique relationship with the public agencies and industry provide a living laboratory for research and collaboration. More than 23,000 students from all backgrounds bring diverse perspectives to our classrooms and campus life, from the tree-lined Park Blocks to the bustling Urban Plaza and our state-of-the-art engineering and computer science research, teaching, and lab spaces.

The Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science has 100 full-time faculty and enrolls more than 2,800 students who complete bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral degrees, and graduate certificates from our five departments (civil and environmental engineering, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, engineering and technology management, and mechanical and materials engineering). The college has a commitment to serving students in a welcoming environment and strives for excellence and impact in our research and teaching mission. More information can be found on the Maseeh College website.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering serves a diverse population of students including military veterans, community college transfers, students with prior work experience, and international students from around the world. The Department offers ABET-accredited B.S. degree programs in electrical engineering and computer engineering, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. programs. The Department has 26 faculty members, including three IEEE Fellows and ASA and ACM Fellows. The Department is guided by its strategic vision and has implemented a mentoring plan to support new faculty and promote growth and collaboration among colleagues.

Requirements: Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, or Computer Engineering, or Electrical & Computer Engineering or related discipline, completed by September 15, 2024.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

  • Portland State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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Contact Information

  • Ariel Lewis
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Portland State University
    Portland, OR


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