Assistant Professor - EECS Wireless Communications, Devices and Applic
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POST DATE 9/7/2016
END DATE 5/2/2017
University of Kansas
JOB DESCRIPTIONPosition Overview
The University of Kansas (KU) Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) seeks outstanding individuals for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the discipline of electrical engineering. Successful candidates are expected to contribute to the development of academic and research programs and to contribute to the research community. Applicants are expected to have an earned doctorate, or equivalent in electrical engineering, or closely related fields at the time of appointment. Preference will be given to applicants pursuing research in areas that are synergistic with departmental strengths.
The following position is open at the assistant professor (tenure-track) level, with the possibility of higher rank for the exceptional applicant, with experience in:
Wireless Communications, Devices and Applications: areas of 5G/IoT/V2X technologies, including but not limited to, distributed, multi-channel signal processing, array processing, and adaptive beamforming technologies for secure, scalable, and power/spectral efficient systems; massive MIMO; millimeter-wave circuits and/or systems. Applicants are sought who apply their expertise to implementation of applications, including but not limited to: challenged environments, e.g., civilian disasters, or military (anti-jam), or, covert/communication/radar spectrum sharing; telemetry and remote sensing; and smart grid communications systems for power distribution and monitoring.
Exceptional applicants in other closely related areas to the above topics may be considered.
The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the effective date of appointment. Preference will be given to individuals who can possess and maintain a security clearance issued by the U.S. Government. Preference will also be given to individuals pursuing research in areas that are synergistic with departmental strengths.
EECS leads the KU School of Engineering with 36 faculty members and a research volume of about $4 million per year. The EECS department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, interdisciplinary computing, and information technology. The department has approximately 600 undergraduate and 200 graduate students. EECS faculty engage in collaborative research projects across multiple areas of interest within the department and the University. There are many interdisciplinary opportunities involving schools at KU and the KU Medical Center.
The KU School of Engineering is rapidly expanding and plans to add thirty new faculty lines, over a 5 year period, with expanded research and teaching facilities. The University of Kansas is focused on four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information, see http://www.provost.ku.edu/planning/themes/. Successful candidates should describe in their application materials how their work addresses one or more of KU s strategic initiatives.
40% Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department. Participate in undergraduate and graduate student academic advising. Mentor graduate students in research and serve as the major advisor and chair of Master s and Doctoral level thesis committees.
40% Perform and conduct research in the research centers/laboratories associated with the department. Establish a strong research agenda in areas of expertise that overlaps, supports, or expands the current research in the department, leading to external grant support and publication in recognized refereed journals. Collaborate with faculty and professional staff on KU campuses.
20% Perform Department, School, University and professional service activities normally expected of university faculty commensurate with rank. Participating in local, national and international professional conferences and other activities appropriate to the discipline. Perform other duties as assigned by the Department Chair.
1. Earned doctorate, or equivalent in electrical engineering, or a closely related scientific or engineering discipline by the time of appointment.
2. Expertise in wireless communications, devices and applications - Applicants are sought in the areas of 5G/IoT/V2X technologies, including but not limited to, distributed, multi-channel signal processing, array processing, and adaptive beamforming technologies for secure, scalable, and power/spectral efficient systems; massive MIMO; millimeter-wave circuits and/or systems. Applicants are sought who apply their expertise to implementation of applications, including but not limited to: challenged environments, e.g., civilian disasters, or military (anti-jam), or, covert/communication/radar spectrum sharing; telemetry and remote sensing; and smart grid communications systems for power distribution and monitoring.
3. Provide evidence of the ability to develop a successful research program.
Additional Candidate Instruction
A complete online application will include the following PDF files: 1) letter of application, 2) curriculum vita, 3) a statement of research interests and plans, 4) a statement of teaching interests and plans and 5) contact information (including email) for three individuals who can provide letters of recommendation.
Applications will be reviewed beginning October 15, 2016 and will be accepted until the position is filled. The appointment will be effective as negotiated.
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