Position Number: 126073
Title: Assistant Professor
Functional Title: Assistant Professor
Category Status: 02-Faculty Non-Tenured, On Track
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 1.0
Unit: ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The Greater Washington DC metro area has three major airports and vibrant culture, and has primary and secondary schools that are among the best in the nation. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

The A. James Clark’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering consistently ranks in the top 20 ECE programs in the country by US News, and it offers a collegial, supportive environment in which faculty can thrive.
The Department is closely involved with internationally recognized multi-disciplinary research institutes and centers, such as the Institute of Systems Research (ISR), the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), the Maryland Robotics Center (MRC), the Maryland Cyber-security Center (MC2), the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI), the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QUICS), and the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics (IREAP). The Department has launched the Academy of Machine Learning and an Internet-of-Things (IoT) program for undergraduate students as well as a new Master program in Machine Learning, and is rapidly expanding collaborations with industry and government laboratories in these areas. The innovation and entrepreneurship programs on campus recently brought the University to the top 10 in Entrepreneurship Magazine.
Some notable facts include:
● Received the 8th largest gift in history to a public higher education institution from A. James & Alice B Clark Foundation of $220M. This includes funding to assist faculty and attract and fund first-year Ph.D. students.
● The Clark School has a dedicated external relations staff to help promote faculty research, which has been featured on covers of Science magazine, ABC, Washington Post, New York Times, and CNN.
● Opened Clark Hall in January 2018 with almost 40,000 sq ft of lab space and an innovation lab for capstone design projects and student teams.
● The Great College Park initiative is a $1B public-private investment in the town that is the home of UMD. It is creating not only a dynamic and innovative academic environment, but also a vibrant downtown community with restaurants, new residential units, live music, and amenities.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, invites applications for at least one tenure-track faculty position in Machine Learning with methodologies and synergies based on pattern recognition, signal processing, information theory, control theory, or optimization.

The tenure-track appointments are expected to be at the Assistant Professor level, although more senior candidates with outstanding records of research achievements may be considered. Successful applicants will be expected to lead active, funded research programs, and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Collaborative efforts with colleagues in other disciplines to apply machine learning to achieve substantial scientific and societal impact are encouraged.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Electrical/Computer Engineering or a related discipline is required. Candidates should be creative and adaptable and should have a high potential for both research and teaching.

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Additional Information:

An application should include:
1) a cover letter (please include up to 5 concise keywords that best describe your research expertise and strength area, and URLs of Google Scholar, ORCID, and/or other weblinks outlining your work);
2) a current curriculum vitae;
3) a research statement on the current and planned research (up to three pages, not including references); and
4) a statement of teaching philosophy (up to two pages).

It is optional to include the following: Three of your most significant publications (uploaded as Writing Sample 1, 2, 3).

Applicants will be prompted when submitting their applications to enter the contact information for their references.   

Posting Date: 01/25/2021
Closing Date:  
Open Until Filled No
Best Consideration Date 02/15/2021
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Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

The Engineering Career Services Office helps students find co-op, internship, and summer engineering positions. Students participating in these programs gain professional work experience, earn a competitive salary, make invaluable networking contacts, integrate classroom theory into practice, and confirm their career choices. In conjunction with the campus Career Center, we also assist students in finding post-graduate positions. 

Engineering Career Services 
1131 Glenn L. Martin Hall
301-405-3863
careerengr@umd.edu
Hours:  8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday


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