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University of Missouri Kansas City
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 4, 2022

Hiring Department

Division of Energy, Matter and Systems (EMS)

Job Description

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 Position: 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.

Minimum Qualifications

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 program;
(2) have a strong commitment to teaching courses in the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs to a diverse student body;
(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 research.


The competitive salary is negotiable and commensurate with rank, qualifications, success in research funding and experience.

Application Deadline

Evaluation of applications will commence on January 15, 2023 and continue until the positions are filled.

Application Instructions

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 references.


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 research.

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 816-235-1621.

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.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:
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.

Benefit Eligibility


We offer full benefits that start day one, generous paid time off, paid winter break, and continuing education benefits. Visit our Total Rewards page to learn more.

Also, explore the Total Rewards website to learn more about the rewards package we offer to acknowledge our employees as the university's most important r esource.

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