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Assistant Professor of Electromagnetics and/or Related Areas R0133353

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada (US)
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Date posted
Feb 21, 2024

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Assistant Professor of Electromagnetics and/or Related Areas, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering [R0133353].


*Revised* ROLE of the POSITION


The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) invites applications for a full time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor commencing Fall 2024.

We seek applicants with a strong theoretical, experimental and/or simulation research experience and bold plans for obtaining grants from competitive funding agencies and conducting research in one or more of the following areas: electromagnetics, pulsed power, microwaves, electromagnetic compatibility, optics, including wave optics, quantum optics, statistical optics, optical communications systems; high-frequency electromagnetism, industrial diagnostics, computational electromagnetics (including optimization and machine learning); wave scattering and propagation, engineered materials (including metamaterials and surfaces), electrodynamics, antenna analysis and design (including wearable), nanoscale electromagnetics, RF and microwave systems.

An experimentalist candidate is expected to formally build a laboratory from its already existing state. An inventory of equipment and resources is available upon request. The applicant is expected to collaborate with faculty in fields of mutual overlap.

Applicants are expected to teach a variety of courses in the above areas at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise Masters and Doctoral students, and closely work with undergraduate students as a sincere mentor and instructor.

The person hired for this position is expected to publish research findings in reputable and impactful high-rank journals, develop proposals and obtain extramural funding, serve to the profession, and perform service at the department, college, and university levels.


The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers Electrical Engineering, B.S. in Computer Engineering, M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. The department has 18 tenure or tenure-track faculty members. In addition, two of the full-time professional staff teach laboratory courses on a full-time basis. The faculty groups to four sub-area committees (SAC): 1. Electronics and Circuits; 2, Computer Engineering; 3, Solid state materials, Electromagnetism and Power; 4, Signal Processing, Control and Communication.

Many of our faculty have expertise in more than one of these areas and they teach courses in multiple areas. The typical workload for UNLV faculty is four courses per semester. The areas of the faculty’s active research are: nanotechnology, spintronics, opto-electronics, renewable power, integrated electrical/biological/optical circuits and systems, image processing and analysis, embedded DSP, digital design, logic synthesis, computer architecture, embedded systems, robotics, nonlinear and hybrid control systems, intelligent transportation systems, wireless networks, 3G and 4G cellular systems, agile radio, electromagnetics, plasma physics, pulsed power, microwaves, optics, radiation hardened electronics, optics, and imaging systems, high energy density physics diagnostics, space flight instrumentation, laser spectroscopy, and other.

The department faculty and staff understand and accept that everyone is different, respect those differences, and are open to listen to different points of views and leverage them to learn from each other.


This position requires a PhD in Electrical Engineering or a closely related field from an accredited college or university as recognized by the United States Department of Education and/or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of the employment


A successful candidate will support diversity, equity, and inclusiveness and contribute to a respectful, positive work environment. They will use our Campus Values to guide their decisions and actions and demonstrate our Rebel spirit.


Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions.


Competitive total rewards package including: Paid time off, sick leave, and holidays Excellent health insurance including medical, dental and vision Comprehensive retirement plans and voluntary benefits programs No state income tax Tuition discounts at Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) schools Tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents


Employee recognition and appreciation programs Connect with colleagues with shared interests Personal and professional development opportunities UNLV athletics ticket discounts Statewide employee purchase program discounts RebelCard discounts on and off campus Wellness programming for all UNLV faculty and staff at no cost Opportunity for career advancements to leadership roles


Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, to ensure full consideration applications must be received by April 1st, 2024.

Materials should be addressed to Dr. Brendan Morris, Search Committee Chair, and must be submitted through Workday, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or


UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the job requisition number, "R0133353" in the search box.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.


Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,600 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 152,000 degrees, producing more than 130,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.

Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the nation’s most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada.

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The University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes). Discrimination on the basis of a protected class, including unlawful harassment, which is a form of discrimination, is illegal under federal and state law. Where unlawful discrimination is found to have occurred, UNLV will act to stop the unlawful discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible. Women, minorities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates. Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106). The University’s commitment to nondiscrimination in its education programs and activities extends to applicants for admission and employment. Inquiries concerning the application of these provisions may be referred to: Michelle Sposito, J.D., Title IX Coordinator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1062, Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH) Room 553, Telephone: (702) 895-4055; Email:, or to The Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1100; Telephone: 1-800-421-3481 FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 1-800-877-8339; Email:; or to both. 

Information pertaining to the University’s grievance procedures and grievance process, including how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the University will respond can be found online at the Office of Equal Employment & Title IX webpage.


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