The University of Texas at El Paso is America's leading Hispanic-Serving university. Located at the westernmost tip of Texas, where two states and two countries converge along the Rio Grande, UTEP is a comprehensive public research university that is increasing access to excellent higher education. Eighty-four percent of our students are Hispanic, and more than half of undergraduates are the first in their families to go to college. At UTEP, our 24,000 students have access to 169 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in nine colleges and schools.
Located in the second-most educated city in Texas, UTEP is recognized as one of the best research universities in the country for connecting students with the community around them. UTEP is one of only four institutions in Texas to hold both the top research and community engagement distinctions from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
UTEP advances discovery of public value and positively impacts the health, culture, education and economy of the community it serves. With more than $130 million in total annual research expenditures, the University is ranked among the best universities in the country for research and fourth in Texas for federal research expenditures at public universities.
The University employs more than 5,000 faculty, staff and students. It has one of the lowest out-of-pocket costs of any research university in the U.S., underscoring its commitment to offer an exceptional education at a great value.
El Paso is a highly livable, bicultural community of more than 800,000 people that offers affordable homes and attractive neighborhoods. It has been repeatedly named among the safest large U.S. cities. El Paso experiences almost 300 days of sunshine annually, and residents enjoy outdoor activities year-round. El Paso's active arts and culture community features the state's longest-running symphony orchestra, a nationally recognized chamber music festival, art galleries, museums, and a full schedule of seasonal events and festivals. UTEP adds to the arts and entertainment scene with an award-winning dinner theater, music and dance productions, contemporary and student art galleries, and a natural history museum.
For sports fans, the UTEP Miners offer exciting Division I college athletics at several campus venues including Sun Bowl Stadium, the Don Haskins Center, Kidd Field, University Field and the Helen of Troy Softball Complex. Southwest University Park, located a mile away in lively downtown El Paso, is home to the El Paso Chihuahuas, the Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, and the El Paso Locomotive, a professional soccer team founded in 2019.
About the Department:
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UTEP (https://ece.utep.edu) offers two undergraduate and three graduate degrees: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.), Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (B.S.Cp.E.), Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.E.), Master of Science in a Computer Engineering (M.S.Cp.E.), and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. The department has an enrollment close to 570 undergraduate and over 60 graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D. students). The ECE faculty is actively involved in sponsored research with annual expenditures of more than $2.6 million. Research activities are carried out in multiple research laboratories at the Department and at research centers in the College and the University.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) of The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in fall 2024.
The Department welcomes applications from outstanding candidates from all areas of computer engineering. The Department has particular interest in candidates with expertise related to these areas: embedded systems and IoT, robotics, AI/ML, generative AI, computer vision/signal processing, Digital Design/VLSI, cybersecurity, and software engineering. We are interested in candidates who can lead department growth, complement current expertise, and contribute to interdisciplinary research focus areas at the UTEP College of Engineering through fundamental disciplinary and/or application-specific research. Priority will be given to the overall originality and promise of the candidate's work and potential to contribute to the ECE Department's and UTEP's vision and mission of providing access to excellent higher education.
Candidates will be expected to engage in undergraduate and graduate teaching, contribute institutional and professional service, and develop vigorous, externally funded research programs in their technical areas. The application materials should clearly demonstrate the potential of the candidate to succeed in meeting these expectations.
A Ph.D. in computer engineering. Commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. Demonstrated scholarly achievements as evidenced by a track record of publications. Demonstrated potential for establishing an extramurally funded research program. Demonstrated commitment to UTEP's access, excellence, and impact mission. Excellent communication skills are required.
SALARY: Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.
In keeping with its access, excellence, and impact mission, The University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all. We seek to attract faculty and staff who share our commitment.
The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity in employment or the provision of services in accordance with state and federal law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes an employee's or prospective employee's right to be free from sexual harassment under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972. Inquiries-including the filing of a Formal Complaint or reporting an incident-about the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, who can be reached by phone at (915) 747-8358, by email at email@example.com, or by mail at 500 W. University Ave., El Paso, TX, Kelly Hall, Room 312.
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Applicants must submit the following: 1) a letter of interest describing their interest in the position and their commitment to the ECE Department and UTEP mission; 2) detailed curriculum vita; 3) name and complete contact information of at least three references; 4) research statement (up to 4 pages); 5) teaching and mentorship statement (up to 4 pages); 6) unofficial transcripts; and 7) copies of the candidate's two most representative publications.
The teaching/mentoring statement should similarly highlight their experiences, expected contributions to teaching in the UTEP ECE Department, as well as their vision for mentoring of students. This statement should also suggest how they, as a member of the UTEP ECE faculty, will contribute to UTEP's mission of access to excellent higher education. To sustain and enhance our commitment to the mission, UTEP hires and invests in faculty who value our culture of care and the success of students from diverse backgrounds.
Applicants are encouraged to apply by October 15, 2023. Review of applications will begin shortly thereafter and will continue until the position is filled. For information/inquiries regarding the position, please email, ECE_Faculty_Search@utep.edu