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ECE Tenure Stream Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh

Date Posted Dec. 19, 2019
Title ECE Tenure Stream Assistant Professor
University University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Department Electrical & Computer Engineering
Application Deadline Jan. 20, 2020
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Electrical and/or Electronics
    Computer Engineering

The ECE Department ( at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) invites applications for two tenure-stream (TS) positions as Assistant Professor in the field of computer engineering, with one in computing, sensing, and electronics for aerospace systems, or reconfigurable and high-performance computing, and the other in neuromorphic computing, or quantum computing, or embedded computing and sensing in medical apps, as well as related specialties. The expected start date is Sept. 1, 2020. Successful candidates will have the scholarly qualifications and strong potential to become leaders in their field, synergy with strengths in our Swanson School of Engineering (SSOE) (, and commitment to high-quality education for a diverse body of undergraduate and graduate students.

Founded in 1787, Pitt is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the nation and located in one of the most beautiful, family-friendly, affordable, and vibrant of the major US cities. The ECE Department at Pitt dates back to 1893, when it was created by two engineering legends, George Westinghouse and Reginald Fessenden, and for 126 years it has excelled in education, research, and service. Today, Pitt-ECE features innovative undergraduate and graduate programs and world-class research centers and labs, combining theory with practice at the nexus of computer and electrical engineering, for our students to learn, develop, and lead lives of impact. Pitt-ECE is experiencing major growth and achievement in both its academic and research programs, with 15 new faculty members joining our department in the past three years.

Pitt-ECE is home to the NSF Center for Space, High-performance, and Resilient Computing (SHREC) and the Pitt Energy GRID Institute, and it is a leading partner in the Petersen Institute of NanoScience and Engineering (PINSE). ECE faculty members benefit from strong collaborations with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and School of Medicine, Pittsburgh Quantum Institute (PQI), Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), Pitt Center for Research Computing (CRC), Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation (MCSI), and many dozens of industry and government partners in the region and beyond.

With 34 full-time faculty members, Pitt-ECE offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering. Enrollment consists of over 500 undergraduate and nearly 200 graduate students. The SSOE recently completed a $100 million renovation and redesign of Benedum Engineering Hall (BEH), home of Pitt-ECE, with state-of-the-art teaching and research labs. As part of its growth, Pitt-ECE has additional space in Schenley Place, a new research building within walking distance of BEH, and the Energy Innovation Center in downtown Pittsburgh, both major hubs for industry and university collaboration.

Strong candidates in these targeted areas will be carefully considered. Applications are due by January 20, 2020, although candidates will continue to be considered until positions are filled. Please submit a CV, research and teaching statements, and contact information for at least three references, all in a single PDF file, to

  • The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

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Contact Information

  • Nicole Klan
    Electrical & Computer Engineering
    University of Pittsburgh
    3700 O'Hara Street
    1238 Benedum Hall
    Pittsburgh, PA 15261
  • 412-624-8002


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