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University of Maine Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (id:66580) in Orono, Maine

Statement of the Job: The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Maine invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the rank of Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of August 30, 2021. Successful applicants will have an earned PhD in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or closely related areas with research expertise in Artificial Intelligence and Hardware design. UMaine affords unique opportunities for ECE faculty to collaborate with a diverse community of world class scholars. Collaborative multi-disciplinary research opportunities abound with such established research centers as the Frontier Institute for Research in Sensor Technologies (FIRST), Advanced Structures & Composites Center (ASCC), Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC), Center for Research in Sustainable Forest (CRSF), Climate Change Institute (CCI), and the Institute of Medicine among many others. Candidates are especially sought who can complement existing strengths in the Department and University by contributing in areas such as computer vision, neuromorphic computing, System on Chip (SoC), FPGA, and VLSI design covering both Electrical and Computer Engineering disciplines with strong interest to collaborate with other domains. Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: * Develop creative and independent research that leads to sponsored research, scholarly publications, and training of MS and PhD students. * Teach at both undergraduate and graduate level. * Service to the Profession, University, and State. About the University: The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System’s flagship university. As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels. Further information about UMaine can be found at The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples. UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here. Qualifications: Required: * Earned PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or closely related area. * Able to complement existing strengths of the department. Preferred: * Research Expertise in applied AI. * FPGA and System on a Chip expertise. * VLSI expertise. * computer vision. * neuromorphic computing. Other Information: Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload: 1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position 2.) a resume/curriculum vitae 3.) contact information for three professional references 4.) research statement 5.) teaching statement You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Search Timeline is as follows: Review of applications to begin: March 15, 2021 Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: April 1, 2021 On-site/virtual interviews to begin no earlier than: April 7, 2021 Tentative start date: August 30, 2021 For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Dr. Ali Abedi at or 207-581-2212. Appropriate background checks are required. The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Amie Parker, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System). Position Title: Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (id:66580) Campus: Orono Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering - OECE Bargaining Unit: AFUM Salary Band/Wage Band: N/A Location: Orono, ME Length: Academic Year (Sept-May) Required Documents: Cover Letter, References, Research Statement, Resume/CV, Teaching Statement