The Electrical Engineering Department at San José State University seeks qualified candidates for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Embedded Systems.
The Electrical Engineering Department at SJSU has established a firm goal to provide a high-quality Electrical Engineering education to its students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department offers classroom instruction by the best-qualified EE faculty, hands-on experience in industry-sponsored state-of-the-art laboratories, and opportunities for industry internships. The Department has over 450 undergraduate and 400 graduate students.
Both EE undergraduate and graduate programs support students to obtain professional experience while taking classes. In conjunction with their classes, many students work as Instructional Student Assistants and Teaching Associates in the department, and EE interns in the Silicon Valley firms. Our graduates enjoy excellent career opportunities in a broad spectrum of theoretical and practical areas such as device physics, micro and nano electronics, analog electronics, integrated circuits, power electronics, energy systems, wireless communications, signal processing, network and network security, mobile network, microprocessors and computer systems, embedded systems, control, robotics, autonomous systems, machine learning, deep learning and quantum computing. The Electrical Engineering Department website is at: https://ee.sjsu.edu/
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Sciences. Background and research experience in embedded systems, heterogeneous computing, hardware acceleration, hardware/software/firmware co-design in mobile computing, robotic, and artificial intelligence applications are required. Academic and industry experience in embedded systems in mobile computing and robotic applications is highly desirable.
Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.
The selected candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate Electrical Engineering courses and provide leadership in developing a modern curriculum in computer architectures, microprocessors, and embedded systems with mobile computing, robotic, and artificial intelligence applications. Conduct and guide original research in real-time embedded systems, hardware accelerators, heterogeneous computing, and hardware/software/firmware co-design. Develop laboratories to support teaching and research efforts. Seek external partnership, funding, and collaboration with Silicon Valley and beyond. Work collaboratively with other faculty to integrate the embedded systems with other related areas and applications such as internet of things, autonomous vehicles, signal processing, networking and communication. Candidate will participate in shared governance, usually in department, college, and university committee and other service assignments.
Candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.
Compensation - Commensurate with qualifications and experience. See Benefits Summary for details.
Starting Date: August 2021
Eligibility - Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents by January 25, 2021 for full consideration:
- letter of interest
- curriculum vitae
- statement of teaching interests/philosophy (2 pages maximum)
- research plans (2 pages maximum)
- diversity statement (2 pages maximum) discussing specific initiatives, strategies, activities that you have accomplished and/or that you plan to accomplish to advance diversity, equity, and/or inclusion
- three references with contact information
Inquires may be directed to the Department Chair or Search Committee Chair – Thuy T. Le, Thuy.Le@sjsu.edu
San José State University enrolls over 35,700 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, this position is for scholars interested in a career at a national leader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students are first-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university is currently ranked third nationally in increasing student upward mobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.
San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one of the most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’s public university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, and university-industry experiences to prepare students to address the biggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system.
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