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 or associate professor, tenured associate professor, or tenured professor. Specific areas of interest include but may not be limited to:
1. Computer architecture with emphasis on exascale computing; next generation embedded systems; effective use of all types of parallel systems (from FPGAs and many-core CPUs to datacenters and the cloud); cross-layered research in computer architecture and VLSI to develop uniquely efficient approaches for improving power, performance, and resilience and minimizing cost; and all areas of VLSI with emphasis on next generation embedded systems, on exploiting emerging post-CMOS device technologies for rapid and efficient exploitation at large-scale, bio-inspired computing, and new applications, e.g., biomimetic systems.
2. Decentralized control of large-scale systems with applications to modern communication, energy, transportation, defense, financial, and social infrastructure; cyber-physical systems; complex communication networks; and new signal and information processing methods that can capture, analyze and represent emerging datasets – including big data – that do not fall into traditional “signal” categories (such as speech or video).
3. Biomedical science and technology based on micro and nano technologies that provide the basis for new functionality or capability, small size, low cost and ubiquity for health care: we are looking for a candidate whose main research interest is in biomedical science and technology and whose core competency is in nano/microtechnologies.
Faculty members are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral researchers, and develop a strong 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, 2014.
The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is among the top tier engineering schools in the world. It counts 177 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 typically 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 Viterbi School and the 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.