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ECE Faculty Positions

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    Assistant or Associate Professor

    The Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) Department, building on existing strengths, is aggressively expanding the design verification/validation area of its program. The position requires excellent teaching skills and an ability for research. There are opportunities for collaboration with other faculty in the ECE Department as well as Computer Science faculty, and with worldwide leaders in EDA and microprocessors located in the Portland metro area.

    Tenure or tenure-track, 1.0 FTE position eligible for full benefits.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Establish and lead a funded research program
    • Advise and supervise students
    • Provide departmental, college, and university service
    • Build and maintain good working relationships with regional technology companies, particularly industry leaders in EDA and microprocessors
    • Create an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates differences
    • Function and communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds
    • Seek opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement
    • Adhere to all of PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct

    Minimum/Required Qualifications:

    • PhD in electrical or computer engineering or related discipline
    • Demonstrated teaching excellence
    • Ability to execute a funded research program
    • Industry experience in verification and validation of large scale systems
    • Familiarity with contemporary verification/validation tools, techniques, and methodologies

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated ability to obtain research funding

    Power Systems Assistant Professor

    The Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, building on existing strengths, is expanding the power engineering area of its MS and BS degree programs. We envision these programs serving as the education focal point for the regional power industry, and we are seeking to hire an enthusiastic colleague to help develop that vision. The position requires excellent teaching skills and a willingness to constructively engage with the regional power industry.

    9-month appointment, 1.0 FTE position eligible for full benefits.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in power engineering and related topics
    • Developing new course materials and educational laboratories
    • Departmental, college, and university service
    • Building and maintaining good working relationships with utilities, consultancies and manufacturers within the regional power industry

    Minimum/Required Qualifications:

    • MS or PhD in electrical engineering or a related field

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience developing courses and educational laboratories
    • Experience with ABET accreditation
    • Experience as an engineer or engineering manager in the power industry
    • Advisory experience to companies or community college



    The starting annual salary rate for these positions will be competitive with an excellent benefits package including comprehensive healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon University System schools.

    Application Process

    Please apply online ( Applications must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching agenda, and at least three references. Application reviews will begin immediately and continue until finalists are identified.

    Portland State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution and welcomes applications
    from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.