Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor of Electrical Engineering
The Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering (http://ee.usc.edu) of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering (http://viterbi.usc.edu) seeks outstanding faculty candidates for appointment as tenure-track assistant professor, tenured associate professor, or tenured professor. Specific areas of interest include but may not be limited to:
1. Communications and/or signal processing theory and methods relevant to distributed and collaborative information processing, data driven and adaptive learning methodologies, "big data," distributed storage, cloud computing, sparse representations, and networking.
2. Computer architecture, networks, VLSI and CAD, with emphasis on exascale, heterogeneous and accelerated computing, mission-critical systems, new domains (e.g. smart grid, cyber security, computation-driven science); algorithms and protocols for future wireless networks, interface of social and communication networks; extreme-scale, post-CMOS, bio-inspired, and ubiquitous computing, resilience, 3D VLSI, system-level design and verification, and new applications (e.g., biomimetic systems).
3. Electronic/quantum devices/circuits/systems based on emerging micro and nano science and technologies that will provide the basis for innovations as we transition to a post Moore’s law era, and/or will be revolutionary for energy harvesting, micro power sources, ubiquitous health care, wireless communications, environmental monitoring, homeland and border security, etc.
4. Energy/power devices and systems, with possible application to smart grid, energy storage and generation, advanced battery science, low-cost monitoring of the health of electric power grids, advanced high-power electronics, efficient power generation and transmission, etc.
Outstanding senior applicants in the energy/power area who have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership may also be considered for the Lloyd Hunt Endowed Chair.
Faculty members at all ranks are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral researchers, advise students, and develop a funded research program. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or the equivalent in electrical engineering or a related field and a strong research and publication record.
An entry-level junior tenure-track faculty rank, generally for those who have completed their Ph.D. within the last five years. Faculty at this level are expected to have published results of research and scholarly activities, and demonstrated potential for obtaining future funding to support research.
A tenured mid-level senior faculty rank. Faculty at this level are expected to have a strong record of experience and accomplishments in research and teaching (or the equivalent) in one or more specialties within the broad field of electrical engineering, and a record of obtaining funding to support research activities.
The highest tenured senior faculty rank. Faculty at this level are expected to have an established record of expertise, stature and accomplishments in research and teaching (or the equivalent) in one or more specialties within the broad field of electrical engineering, should be a recognized authority in these specialties, and a superior record of obtaining funding to support research activities.
Applications must include a letter clearly indicating area(s) of specialization, a detailed curriculum vitae, a concise statement of current and future research directions, and contact information for at least four professional references. Early submission is strongly advised and encouraged. The application review process will commence January 2, 2013.
The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is among the top tier engineering schools in the world. It counts 174 full-time, tenure-track faculty members, and is home to the Information Sciences Institute (ISI), two National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers, the Department of Homeland Security's first University Center of Excellence (CREATE), and an Energy Frontiers Research Center (EFRC) supported by the Department of Energy. USC Viterbi faculty conduct research in leading-edge technologies with annual research expenditures exceeding $180 million.
We encourage applications from transformative scholars -- distinguished individuals whose accomplishments are transforming the field; and interdisciplinary scholars -- outstanding individuals engaged in research aligned with the interests of the department but whose research also cuts across other departments in the School and University. USC values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.