Assistant Professor-Electrical and Computer Engineering

Wisconsin, United States
Competitive Salary
Nov 06, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Working Title: Assistant Professor
Degree and area of specialization:
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or closely related field and demonstrated excellence in research and teaching.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Candidates will have a distinguished academic record, exceptional potential in establishing an internationally recognized research program in next generation electronics and optoelectronics, specifically in the area of wide-bandgap or ultrawide-bandgap semiconductor devices (e.g., III-nitride materials), and a commitment to high-quality undergraduate and graduate instruction and mentoring.

Position Summary:

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Wisconsin- Madison is growing its faculty in the areas of solid-state electronics and quantum technologies, and optics and photonics, and is seeking candidates for a tenure-track position in the area of wide-bandgap and ultrawide-bandgap semiconductor physics, materials, and devices. The department is specifically interested in candidates with a strong background and experimental expertise in the growth and synthesis of III-nitride materials for device applications in power electronics and sustainable energy systems, bioelectronics and biophotonics for healthcare technologies, and optoelectronics for computing and communications. Candidates who transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries are especially encouraged.

The ECE Department's mission is to foster a diverse and inclusive community that advances the frontiers of engineering, disseminates discoveries and inventions, and prepares students to make the world a better place for all. Candidates who have specific goals and plans that are aligned with this mission and whose research and teaching interests fall within the areas described above are strongly encouraged to apply.

Principal duties:
Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and contributing to curriculum updates and innovations; supervising graduate student research and mentoring graduate students; developing and directing a strong, extramurally funded research program; participating in departmental and university faculty governance; and contribution to professional and public service.

Additional Information:
The ECE Department at the UW-Madison has a long tradition of excellence in educating, mentoring, and inspiring future leaders; conducting research that is of vital importance to society; and serving Wisconsin, our nation, and the world through professional pursuits. The Department currently has 43 full-time tenure-track/tenured faculty (more than 20% of which are women), approximately 300 graduate students, and roughly 900 undergraduate students. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are all ranked in the top 10 among all public institutions in the U.S.

The Department's five-year strategic plan includes the following priorities: increasing and embracing diversity, and cultivating a thriving and inclusive community that is welcoming, supportive and respectful. The Department is committed to having a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Candidates from traditionally under-represented groups in engineering are strongly encouraged to apply.

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

Employee class: Faculty
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering
Full time salary rate: Negotiable ACADEMIC (9 months)
Appointment percent: 100%
Anticipated begin date: August 23, 2021
Number of positions: 1

Department Contact:

Amy Terpening

1415 Engineering Drive

2413 Engineering Hall

Madison, WI 53706


608-263-2473 TTY


Please apply directly to the website by clicking on Apply Now. Upload a SINGLE PDF document containing 1) a cover letter, 2) a detailed CV, and 3) research and teaching statements describing how the applicant's research and teaching goals fit the solicitation described above. Submitted materials should convey, in an integrated manner, the candidate's previous activities and future plans in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in relevant sections of the application. Candidates will also be asked to provide the names and contact information for 3 professional references.


The deadline for assuring full consideration is January 3, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The position will remain open and applications may be considered until this position is filled.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

To ensure consideration, application must be received by: January 3, 2021

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