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Tenure-Track Faculty in the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The Department of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering (ECEE) at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks candidates for a tenure-track faculty position beginning in August 2023. The opening is targeted at the level of Assistant Professor, but experienced candidates with outstanding credentials may be considered for Associate or Full Professor.

We are searching for innovative and collaborative researchers and educators who will contribute to one or more of our department's strong research areas. Qualified candidates in ECEE will be considered in our priority area of systems and controls. Candidates who bridge disciplines, have synergistic interests with existing faculty, or bring unique capabilities are encouraged to highlight these in their application materials.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The department of ECEE includes 2 University Distinguished Professors, 8 endowed chairs, 36 tenure/tenure-track faculty, 7 instructional faculty, and 5 research faculty. Faculty honors include 16 IEEE Fellows, 2 members of the US National Academy of Engineering, an NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow, and 22 NSF CAREER Award recipients. The ECEE program consists of about 400 undergraduate and 480 graduate students and has averaged over $12 million in annual research grants. The department maintains close ties with local industry and national institutes/labs such as NIST, NREL, and NOAA.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Tenure-track faculty in ECEE typically hold positions that include 40% teaching, 40% research, and 20% service effort distributions.

What You Should Know

  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.
  • As part of the University of Colorado Boulder’s deep commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, the campus has implemented a reference check pilot program with respect to final candidates for tenured faculty appointments. The reference check pilot program is intended to allow CU Boulder to collect and review information about a candidate's conduct at their previous institutions, specifically conduct related to sexual misconduct, harassment, and/or discrimination – before making hiring decisions. All final candidates for tenured faculty appointments are required to complete an Authorization to Release Information.
  • The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We are eager to accommodate the needs of dual-career couples. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at
  • The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

What We Can Offer


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering or a related discipline by the time they begin their tenure-track appointment. Successful candidates must have the ability to develop an independent research program, enthusiasm to work with other faculty in the department, and dedication to teaching and mentoring at all levels. We seek candidates who are strongly interested in or demonstrate effectiveness in teaching, mentoring, and inspiring diverse students of all races, nationalities, and genders including first-generation college undergraduates.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit a single PDF containing the following materials:

  1. Cover Letter: A cover letter specifying the area of specialization (1 page).
  2. Resume/CV: A current curriculum vitae.
  3. Statement of Research (2-3 pages).
  4. Statement of Teaching Interests (2-3 pages).
  5. Diversity and Inclusion Statement: A statement of interests and experience in enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (2-3 pages).
  6. Contact information for three to five references, who can provide letters of recommendation as the search process progresses.

Applicants are encouraged to review this Support for Faculty Applicants website for statement guidance.

Applications received by or on November 1, 2022 will receive full consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs for job requisition number: 42842. Additional information is available at

For inquiries, please contact the ECEE HR Liaison: Kimberly Low (

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