Employment Opportunities

New Faculty Searches in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering 2017-18

Computer Science and Engineering

Applications are invited for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at all ranks and can be found at: https://psu.jobs/job/74670

*Multiple positions are open in theoretical computer science, with specific interests in quantum computing and cryptography.

*Multiple positions are open in computer architecture/hardware systems, software systems, neuromorphic architectures and big data biological applications.

Outstanding candidates in all areas of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) will be considered. For big data biological applications, CSE is encouraging applicants who develop computer science and engineering approaches such as data analytics, learning, or knowledge extraction from healthcare or biology-related datasets. Application areas of interest include, but are not limited to, computational biology, genomics, metabolomics, and "omics" in general. In neuromorphic architectures, we are interested in candidates working in collaboration with neuroscientists on devices and architectures. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to join the interdisciplinary Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences and to supervise students from interdisciplinary graduate programs.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related field and should be committed to excellence in both research and teaching. We encourage applications from individuals from underrepresented groups, and dual career couples.

Applicants should submit a statement of professional interests, curriculum vitae, and the names and email addresses of four references. Please submit these items in a single PDF file electronically. Full consideration will be given to applications submitted by January 15, 2018. Applications will continue to be accepted until all positions are filled. E-mail your questions regarding the application process to recruiting@cse.psu.edu. Penn State is a premier public research, land grant university. The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is part of the School of EECS in the College of Engineering. The department conducts world-class research in a wide range of areas, including collaborative research that crosses several disciplinary boundaries. We are looking for candidates who will add to the department`s diverse culture and research strengths.

The University is located in the beautiful town of State College, which is ranked one of the best college towns in the U.S. The area offers a wide variety of cultural and outdoor recreational activities, and outstanding University events, from collegiate sports to fine arts productions. The public high school is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report.

The Department of Electrical Engineering in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Pennsylvania State University invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at all levels. Preferred candidates must hold a doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering or a related discipline with appropriate experience. The successful candidates will be expected to establish and sustain an outstanding research program and must have outstanding ability to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department has 35 tenured/tenure-track faculty members, with annual research expenditures of approximately $13.5 million. The undergraduate (juniors and seniors) and graduate programs currently enroll over 620 and 220 students, respectively. Screening of applicants will begin on November 1.

Exceptional candidates for multiple positions from a broad range of areas in electrical and computer engineering will be considered, including communications, signal processing, electromagnetics, electronic devices, and energy systems. Areas of particular interest include: communications and networking for large-scale distributed systems, data storage and security, and network science; machine learning for image, video, speech, and bio/genomic signal processing, and for complex systems; applied electromagnetics for RF and millimeter wave wireless systems, multi-functional antennas and metamaterials; solid state nanoelectronics for future generation computing, communications, sensors, storage, and biomedical applications; circuit design and fabrication using emerging devices; power electronics hardware and wide-bandgap devices for smart grid, electrical vehicles, and data centers. The position in the nanoelectronics area is specifically intended for an experienced individual who is qualified to take on a leadership role at the Nanofabrication Laboratory. Candidates whose research relate to these areas with a focus on neuromorphic computing and omics are also encouraged to apply.

Information about the Department can be found at: http://www.eecs.psu.edu. Nominations and applications will be considered until the positions are filled. Applicants should submit the following: 1) curriculum vita, 2) statement of research, 3) statement of teaching, and 4) the names and addresses of four references. Please submit these documents electronically at https://psu.jobs/job/74336.  If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Kiersten Gibson at kmg5473@engr.psu.edu or (814) 863-2788.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Open research associate positions in electrical engineering can be found here:




The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was created in the spring of 2015 to allow greater access to courses offered by both departments for undergraduate and graduate students in exciting collaborative research in fields.

We offer B.S. degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering and data science and graduate degrees (master's degrees and Ph.D.'s) in electrical engineering and computer science and engineering. EECS focuses on the convergence of technologies and disciplines to meet today’s industrial demands.

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