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Assistant or Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Boise State University

Date Posted Oct. 4, 2023
Title Assistant or Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University Boise State University
Boise, ID, United States
Department Electrical & Computer Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled, review begins 11/1
Position Start Date Fall 2024
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Electrical and/or Electronics
    Computer Engineering

Collaborate, discover, innovate, and inspire! The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boise State University is seeking talented and passionate individuals to fill multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant and Associate Professor levels. Make a profound impact in your field and the lives of students through cutting-edge research, outreach, instruction, and mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students.

Through the newly established Institute for Microelectronics Education and Research, faculty will have the unique opportunity to collaborate with industry leaders across all areas of microelectronics. Our strong partnership with Micron Technology's R&D facilities in Boise, Idaho, and a future $15B manufacturing facility will open doors to unparalleled research and manufacturing engagement.

Preferred areas of specialization for these positions should encompass semiconductor device processing and fabrication, semiconductor device physics, integrated circuit design, and/or computer systems engineering with emphasis in cyber-physical systems, cybersecurity, or emerging computing architectures. Additional information about each emphasis is noted below. Candidates must specify one of these areas in their applications.

Candidates in the area of semiconductor device physics and/or fabrication should have experience with some combination of process integration, physical and electrical characterization, or simulation of new logic or memory device technologies using novel materials and structures. Planned use of the Idaho Microfabrication Laboratory (IML) for device and circuit fabrication and obtaining external funding that supports research in the IML is a plus.

Candidates in the area of integrated circuit design will be expected to support the development of an IC design center for research and education. Experience with chip design, validation, and tapeout using advanced foundry nodes is crucial, and familiarity with design automation is a plus. Applications for these circuits could span many areas, including advanced memory, cybersecurity, novel computing architectures, biomedical engineering, and beyond.

Candidates in the area of computer systems engineering should have experience with embedded systems, advanced computer architecture, cyber-physical systems, and secure systems through cyber-informed engineering. Other focus areas could include emerging hardware and computer architectures such as neuromorphic systems, systems-on-chip, or processing-in-memory systems.

Beyond the exciting opportunities within the College of Engineering, candidates will find a vibrant and supportive community in Boise. From cultural events and outdoor adventures to a bustling tech scene, Boise State offers the perfect balance between professional growth and quality of life. Apply now to join our dedicated team of faculty and become a driving force in the future of technology!

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is part of the vibrant College of Engineering, which is ranked in the top 150 colleges by US News & World Report for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The College offers a variety of accredited programs and receives a high level of support from industry in Idaho and the Intermountain West. Our vision is to be a leading student success-driven college recognized for teaching and scholarship with statewide and global impact. 

Boise State University is the largest public university in Idaho with an enrollment of more than 24,000 students. The Carnegie Foundation classifies it as a Doctoral University with High Research Activity. Boise State is located in Idaho’s capital city and largest metropolitan area, which serves as the government, business, high-tech, economic, and cultural center of the state. In addition to vast outdoor recreational opportunities, the Boise metropolitan area has a diverse and thriving economy, a booming cultural scene, and quality health care. To further enhance the superb quality of life Boise offers, Boise State has committed to sustaining the conditions necessary for faculty to enter and thrive in their academic careers while meeting personal and family responsibilities. Boise State and the ECE Department are also committed to an inclusive, equitable, and diverse cultural environment that resembles regional populations and the broader engineering workforce. Learn about faculty careers at Boise State and living in the city of Boise.

Minimum Requirements:  PhD in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering, or a closely related field, by the time of appointment.

Salary and Benefits:  Boise State offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. The minimum 9-month salary at the assistant professor level is $105k. 

Boise State University offers an excellent benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. 

Startup packages are commensurate with experience and expected research needs. Reduced course loads are offered based on scholarly activity.

To Apply:  Qualified candidates should submit their applications through the Boise State Careers portal

Required application materials include a cover letter in which applicants must specify one of the three specialty areas for which they wish to be considered, a CV,  statements of teaching and research interests (1-3 pages each), and contact information for at least three professional references.  

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2023, and continue until a qualified pool has been identified. 

  • Boise State University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, and members of other underrepresented groups. EEO/AA Institution, Veterans preference. Please go to for more information.

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