Division of Energy, Matter and Systems (EMS)
SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI - KANSAS CITY
To support the remarkable developments and future growth
opportunities, UMKC has launched a cluster hiring initiative within
the Division of Energy, Matter and Systems (EMS) . The EMS Division
includes the Faculties of Electrical and Computer Engineering
(ECE), Mechanical Engineering (ME), Chemistry (CHEM), and Physics
& Astronomy (P&A). As part of this cluster hiring, the EMS
Division is seeking applications for one (1) tenure-track/tenured
faculty positions in RF & Electromagnetics under the Faculty of
ECE at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level, starting
in Fall 2023.
Areas of interest for the RF & Electromagnetics
We encourage candidates with experience and interest
in all areas of RF & Electromagnetics to apply with particular
emphasis on: RF Integrated Circuits (RFIC), Microwave/RF Components
Design and Fabrication/Integration; Metamaterials and Metasurfaces;
Terahertz Science and Components; Applied Electromagnetics in
Wireless Communication, Radar, and Antennas; Reconfigurable
Intelligent Surfaces; and Electromagnetic Compatibility and
Interference. Successful applicants will have access to the state
of the art electromagnetic and RF facilities at the SSE and the
Missouri Institute of defense and Energy (MIDE). These facilities
include antenna fabrication and characterization and high-power
electromagnetic compatibility capabilities that have been used to
support $50M in externally awarded grants and contracts from
various Department of Defense (DOD) agencies.
About the Faculty of ECE and the EMS Division
: The Faculty
of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) under the Division of
Energy, Matter and Systems (EMS) of the School of Science and
Engineering (SSE) at the University of Missouri–Kansas City (UMKC)
has undergone exciting growth in recent years. The Faculty of ECE
currently holds the record of the highest active research grants
per tenure-system faculty on the UMKC Campus. In addition to
individual single-PI grants and projects, the Faculties of ECE has
many collaborative grants and multidisciplinary projects. The
Faculty of ECE has been instrumental behind the establishment and
continued success of the Missouri Institute of Defense and Energy
(MIDE), which has become one of the most successful platforms in
the entire University of Missouri System in terms of sponsored
research and academia-industry-government agency collaboration.
MIDE is founded on bridging fundamental physics with applied
engineering to solve longstanding challenges in the defense,
energy, and related commercial sectors. As of 2021, MIDE has
secured $50M in externally awarded grants and contracts. In 2015,
MIDE was presented with the R&D100 award for a defense
technology that led to two small businesses and two licensed
patents. Two MIDE faculty received the Intel Outstanding Researcher
award for their work on next-generation transistors. They are the
only recipients from the University of Missouri System since the
award’s inauguration in 2012.
The Faculty of ECE also has collaborative projects with the School
of Pharmacy, School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, and other
STEM and non-STEM units across the campus and beyond. The Faculty
of ECE is the home to the NSF IUCRC Center of Big Learning (CBL),
which focuses on deep learning acceleration, model compression,
image and video compression, remote sensing, and vision. CBL
oversees several transdisciplinary projects sponsored by NSF
programs, such as Smart Connected Community (SCC) and Improving
Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) and aims to improve AI and Data
Science research and education in the region. The interdisciplinary
and multi-campus collaboration activities have created an open,
collaborative research and education platform. Examples include NIH
and NSF funded research projects in AI/Machine Learning for Virtual
Surgery, Bioinformatics and more with the Schools of Medicine,
Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Nursing as well as St Luke’s Medical
Center, Children's Mercy Research Institute, and Stowers Institute
for Medical Research.
The SSE recently added a new 58000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art
facility at the cost of $40 million to support multidisciplinary
education, research, and economic development initiatives.
Some of the key components of this new facility are NextGen Data
Science and Analytics Innovation Center (dSAIC), Augmented and
Virtual Reality Lab, Robotics Lab, Motion Capture Lab, UAV &
Drone Lab, Innovation Studio & 3D Printing Lab, and
High-Performance Computing Lab. In addition to the BS
(ABET-accredited), MS, and Ph.D. programs, the Faculty of ECE is
playing key roles in several new interdisciplinary degree programs
in Biomedical Engineering and Cybersecurity.
The candidates must have a Ph.D.
in Electrical and Computer
Engineering or a closely related discipline.
The successful candidates are expected to :
(1) develop and sustain an extramurally funded research
(2) have a strong commitment to teaching courses in the
department’s undergraduate and graduate programs to a diverse
(3) engage in departmental, school, or university services
appropriate to the position;
(4) demonstrate the ability to collaborate effectively with
students, colleagues, and community partners from differing
backgrounds and experiences; and
(5) advance the goals and strategic plan of UMKC.
Full Time/Part Time
This is a 9-month, full-time benefit-eligible, tenure-eligible
ranked faculty appointment to begin in the Fall 2023 semester.
There may be opportunity for summer session teaching or
The competitive salary is negotiable and commensurate with rank,
qualifications, success in research funding and experience.
Evaluation of applications will commence on January 15, 2023 and
continue until the positions are filled.
To be considered, you must apply online through this UMKC online
recruitment portal and use as follows:
Applicants should compile all application materials in one PDF file
(not to exceed 8 MB), including a cover letter highlighting
qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a research statement and
potential for external funding, a teaching statement (including
educational support for groups from differing backgrounds through
teaching and scholarship), and current contact information of three
UMKC is in the heart of Kansas City, a world-class computing and
engineering hub home to companies such as Cerner, Ericsson, IBM,
SS&C, Garmin, and Honeywell (defense contracts) that provide
enriching educational partnerships for SSE students and faculty.
Kansas City is a vibrant, diverse, urban community with
championship professional sports teams, a rich history of cultural
arts and music, some great barbeque and ethnic cuisine, and a
dedicated community support for higher education and
Equal Employment Opportunity
Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and
applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated
ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis
of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex,
pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status
protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not
be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of
religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military
organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of
Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more
information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If
you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or
functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative
Action at (816) 235-1323.
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UMKC Statement on Diversity
University of Missouri System Values Commitment
We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure
each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse
backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual
pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in
learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our
university a better place to work, learn and innovate.
In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and
expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of
teaching, research and engagement.
We offer full benefits that start day one, generous paid time off,
paid winter break, and continuing education benefits. Visit our
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rewards package we offer to acknowledge our employees as the
university's most important r esource.