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Applications must be submitted online. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, current vita, statement of research, teaching philosophy, and include a minimum of three references for tenure-track positions and five references for senior or chair positions who will submit original letters of reference directly to the website.

For Chair positions, applications will be considered until the positions are filled. For tenure-track positions, applications should be submitted by December 1, 2018 to ensure fullest consideration. Earlier submission is strongly encouraged.

The successful candidate will be required to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification form and provide documents to verify identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. A security sensitive background check will be conducted on the applicant selected. The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

The University of Texas Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering currently has openings for the following positions:



The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin seeks an experienced and visionary academic leader with a distinguished record of research for the position of Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). ECE is the largest department in the Cockrell School, with over 1500 undergraduate and 600 graduate students, as well 60 full-time faculty and 20 part-time faculty with expertise in a broad range of emerging and traditional areas in electrical and computer engineering. 

The Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering is expected to advance the department’s mission by attracting and mentoring the highest quality faculty, expanding and broadening the Department’s core and interdisciplinary research activities, initiating innovative educational programs both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and fostering new collaborations both on campus, for instance with the new Dell Medical School, and with industry partners.

ECE is one of seven departments within the Cockrell School, which is among the largest schools/colleges on the UT Austin campus. Cockrell consistently ranks among the top 10 engineering schools in the U.S. The mission of the School is threefold:  to educate future engineering leaders who will think creatively, work collaboratively, and push technological boundaries; to develop innovative solutions through groundbreaking research; and to use the School’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and partnerships with industry to improve lives around the world by translating research into practice.  Cockrell has 280 faculty and enrolls approximately 7,700 students in nine undergraduate majors and 13 graduate degree programs. The department chair will be a member of the leadership team for the Cockrell School and will have an important role in implementing its vision for excellence. The Cockrell School’s website is http://www.engr.utexas.edu.

Requirements for this position include a Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering or in a related area, with demonstrated leadership experience and an active research program in electrical and computer engineering. The successful applicant is expected to have an outstanding record of scholarly and technological contributions to the field, and should bring proven administrative skills in a U.S.-based organization such as a research university, a major laboratory, a corporate R&D enterprise, or a funding agency.  Qualified candidates will have the academic credentials to be appointed as a full professor with tenure.

The Cockrell School of Engineering has engaged Opus Partners to support the recruitment of this department chair. Applicants should submit a single PDF containing a C.V., a statement of interest, a description of significant research activities, and a concise summary of administrative experience to jennifer.rumain@opuspartners.net. Inquiries, nominations, recommendations, and expressions of interest, should go to the same address. Applications received by December 31, 2018 will receive full consideration. UT policy requires that a background check be conducted on the selected candidate. All possible discretion will be exercised to maintain the privacy of applicants through the search process.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, guides a wide range of programs designed to advance the University’s objectives in diversity, inclusion, and equity. For more information, please visit http://diversity.utexas.edu/actionplan/.

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Deadline:
November 05, 2018

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas Austin has multiple faculty openings with a start date of Fall 2019, including several endowed chair positions. Exceptional candidates in any area of electrical and computer engineering will be considered. Senior candidates should have an internationally recognized record of sponsored research and scholarship and possess the qualities necessary for academic leadership.  We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Texas at Austin is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples and single parents.

Applicants should have received or expect to receive a doctoral degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science or a related discipline prior to September 2019. Successful candidates are expected to supervise graduate students, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, develop a sponsored research program, collaborate with other faculty, and be involved in service to the university and profession.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for the Silicon Laboratories Endowed Chair in Electrical Engineering in mixed-signal/analog design, CMOS sensors and related areas. Candidates should have an internationally recognized record of research and scholarship, and possess the qualities necessary for academic leadership. The successful applicant will be expected to supervise graduate students, teach undergraduate and graduate classes, develop a sponsored research program, collaborate with other faculty and be involved in service to the university and profession. This appointment offers outstanding scope for the appointee's individual and collaborative research talents and provides an opportunity for leadership in developing sponsored research programs in mixed-signal/analog design. Applicants for this tenured position should have an earned PhD in electrical engineering or a related discipline.