Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering

University of Texas Austin

United States


The Chandra Family Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas Austin has multiple faculty openings with a start date of Fall 2024 for tenure-track assistant professor positions. The department has embarked on a strategic expansion of its research focus, spanning growth in: applied AI/machine learning (ML), especially robotics and ML & systems; cybersecurity, privacy, and blockchain; intelligent communications, sensing, and cloud/edge infrastructure; human centered engineering; next generation energy infrastructure; and beyond Moore technology and systems.  Candidates in the following areas of electrical and computer engineering will be considered, especially as they align with the strategic focus of the department (candidates are encouraged to view these areas of emphasis in the broadest sense in determining whether they match their research skills and interests):

(i)              6G-era wireless communications, networking, and/or sensing (in this area, exceptional candidates at the associate or full professor level may be considered);

(ii)            Cyber-security and privacy, including network security, secure hardware, data anonymization, data privacy, and secure data storage, as well as topics that might have a tie into emerging areas in ML;

(iii)           Heterogeneous computer and communication systems, including, but not limited to computer architecture, computer networks, system software, accelerators, edge, rack, and data center system architecture, and opportunities in new multi-chip systems; and

(iv)           Electromagnetics and applications including EM theory and computation, antenna design and RF systems, quantum information processing and photonics, remote sensing and radar, and biomedical systems. 

The University of Texas at Austin is a recognized Hispanic Serving Institution and recipient of Seal of Excelencia for Commitment to Latino Students. We are particularly interested in candidates who will contribute to supporting our increasingly diverse student body through their teaching, research, and service. Successful candidates are also expected to contribute to and benefit from the department’s mission and values: be the driving force for education enabling individual student success, scientific discovery, and technical innovation in the service of social good; and be bold, innovative, and collaborative in our aims and endeavors, while valuing, appreciating, and welcoming individuals of all backgrounds and worldviews. The Chandra Family Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin is also committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples and single parents.


Applicants should have received or expect to receive a doctoral degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or a related discipline prior to September 2024. Successful candidates are expected to mentor graduate students, teach our diverse undergraduate and graduate student populations, develop an externally sponsored research program, collaborate with other faculty from a wide range of backgrounds, and be involved in service to the university and profession. 

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted electronically via UT Austin Interfolio. We will begin evaluation of applications immediately and will continue throughout the academic year until positions are filled. Submission of applications by October 31, 2023, is encouraged. Applications received after November 30, 2023, may not be given equal priority.  

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement describing their mentoring philosophy in both research and teaching. At least three references (five for tenured positions) who will submit original letters of reference should be included.

The successful candidate will be required to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification form and provide documents to verify identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. A security sensitive background check will be conducted on the applicant selected. The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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