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Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Electrical & Computer Engineering Department
University of Utah

Date Posted Nov. 7, 2023
Title Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Electrical & Computer Engineering Department
University University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2024
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  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Computer Engineering
    Computer Science
    Electrical and/or Electronics

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Utah seeks candidates who can be world-class leaders in computer engineering with a particular emphasis on open-source analog, digital and mixed signal hardware design, hardware accelerator design, open-source electronic design automation (EDA), machine-learning-based EDA, hardware security, generative AI technologies for EDA, to fill two openings for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, although exceptional candidates will be considered at other ranks. The ECE Department has strong programs in Solid State/MEMS/Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing, Computer Engineering, EM/Optics, and Power Systems and Control. We have established a world-leading effort in open-source hardware and EDA and are focused on further strengthening this area.  Exceptional candidates with expertise in related areas, as well as outstanding candidates in any area, are encouraged to apply.  We seek individuals who demonstrate exceptional potential for or evidence of leading a high-impact, world-class funded research program training PhD students over decades. All candidates must have strong aptitude for effective teaching in core and specialized areas of our curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Faculty responsibilities include developing and maintaining an internationally recognized research program, effective classroom teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and service within the University and within professional communities.

Our goal for these hires is for the combination of new hires and existing faculty to form a world-known leading topical area.  To this end, we welcome both individual applications as well as coordinated applications from two or more individuals.  An example includes but is not limited to existing collaborators for whom colocation would further enhance research efforts.  To this end, ALL applicants must include in the cover letter their vision for how their expertise would interact with specific existing faculty, specific other applicants, and/or profiles of potential new hires in order to create a whole greater than the sum of its parts.

Applicants should apply online at and include a CV, names and contact information for at least three professional references, a research statement, a teaching statement, and the cover letter.  Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and will be accepted until the position is filled, preferably in Spring 2024. Applicants must hold a PhD in ECE or a closely related discipline by the time of appointment.

EDI Commitment

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department is committed to fostering and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). We recognize the need to develop a diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student body and encourage applicants with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences and expertise to apply.

The Department has been growing steadily in the past 2 decades, has a strong focus on world-class research, and currently has >40 faculty members and >115 doctoral students enrolled. Current ECE faculty members have founded or co-founded several successful companies; the University has been consistently ranked as one of the top schools for startup creation. The Department also has strong collaborations with the medical research community and industry. The Salt Lake City metro area is a global and diverse (by any social metric) metropolitan city with 1.2 million residents and an easy-access international airport.  The metro area and state of Utah more broadly boast an outstanding quality of life, are comparatively affordable, and offer unparalleled access to world-class recreation and natural beauty.  Come join us!

  • The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

    Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

    The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

    To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

    Director/ Title IX Coordinator
    Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)
    383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112

    Online reports may be submitted at
    For more information:

    To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300.

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Contact Information

  • Holly Cox
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    University of Utah
    50 S. Central Campus Drive, Room 2110
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112
  • 801-581-3843
  • 801-581-5281


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