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University of Hawaii

Electrical Engineering

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, #85317

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, position number 85317, University of Hawai‘i at Mănoa (UHM), Department of Electrical Engineering, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position, pending position clearance and availability of funds. To begin approximately August 1, 2020 or soon thereafter.

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, a Carnegie R1 research university, is a top-50 public university dedicated to providing world-class teaching, research, and service. Collaboration, funding opportunities, resources, and research exposure may be found through the department’s involvement and affiliation with the $5 million NSF CyberCorps Scholarship for Service Program (SFS); the NSA/DHS National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research (CAE-R); the $25 million NSF Center for Science of Information (focusing on big data, information theory, and machine learning); and Ike Wai, a $20 million NSF EPSCOR project for bio/nano sensing.

The Department offers the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and the B.S. degree in computer engineering. Both B.S. degree programs in electrical engineering and computer engineering are ABET accredited. Current enrollment is approximately 350 undergraduate and 50 graduate students with 20 faculty members.

Focus Areas of Research

We are seeking candidates with a strong research record in microelectronics and related areas. Of particular interest are candidates in the areas of on-chip machine learning and biomedical electronics. However, exceptional candidates in all areas are encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach assigned undergraduate and graduate-level courses, including via distance delivery modes;
  • Develop an extramurally funded research program;
  • Conduct and publish research work in leading scholarly journals as a record of scholarly activity;
  • Serve as chair or member of committees in charge of candidates for advanced degrees;
  • Participate in curriculum development activities including the development of curricular materials and special instructional methods;
  • Supervise independent study activities;
  • Serve as academic advisor to students;
  • Serve on department, college, and university committees;
  • Render service to the professional or lay community which is relevant to the individual's academic specialty;
  • Perform related tasks as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  1. An earned Ph.D. (All-But-Dissertation will be considered; degree must be earned before the date of hire) in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related discipline from a university of recognized standing by the start date of the position;
  2. Demonstrated ability as a teacher;
  3. Demonstrated scholarly achievement, evidenced by a track record of publications;
  4. Excellent communication skills for meeting and conferring with others.

Desirable Qualifications

  1. Strong research record in the area of microelectronics and related areas. 
  2. Of particular interest are candidates in the areas of on-chip machine learning and biomedical electronics. Quality of research thus far is an important consideration, as is potential for establishing an extramurally funded research program. Exceptional candidates in other areas of electrical and computer engineering are encouraged to apply as well.

To Apply

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Applicants must submit: (1) cover letter specifying the position and the research area; (2) a statement on research interests, activities, and plans; (3) a statement on teaching philosophy, interests, and plans; (4) a curriculum vitae detailing research and teaching accomplishments; (5) copies of up to 5 relevant publications; (6) official transcripts evidencing PhD earned, or coursework to date for ABD applicants (copies/web versions acceptable, however official transcripts will be required upon hire); and (7) the names, addresses, e-mail, and telephone numbers of at least 4 professional references (references for short-listed applicants will be asked to provide letters of recommendation).


Professor Jeffrey Weldon,

Continuous recruitment

Application reviews will begin on January 15, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Hawai‘i is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

EEO/AA, Clery Act, ADA

The University of Hawai'i is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.

Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.

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Accommodation Request: The University of Hawai'i complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the EEO coordinator directly. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case- by-case basis.  For further information, please refer to the UH EEO website.

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