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Job Title : Faculty Position in Electrical & Computer Engineering
Job Classification: CFS - Professorial
Posting close date: December 31, 2023
Start date of this position: September 1, 2024

Required Degree : A doctoral degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, cybersecurity, computer science, or closely related discipline is required.

Required degree must be completed by the start date.

Duties and Expectations

The Electrical Engineering Department is seeking highly qualified candidates for multiple tenure track professorial positions. Qualified candidates must demonstrate an eagerness to fully support and participate in the ideals and missions of BYU. Successful applicants will be expected to excel in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, develop a strong externally funded research program, and participate in citizenship and administrative duties both to their academic societies and at BYU. Initial rank will be consistent with qualifications and experience.


While we are interested in highly qualified candidates from all sub-disciplines across electrical engineering, computer engineering, and cybersecurity, we are particularly interested in following areas: cybersecurity, networking, internet-of-things, machine learning, embedded/real-time systems, computer architecture, compilers, parallel systems, robotics and autonomous systems, computer vision, data science, distributed systems, and digital systems design.

The department has state-of-the-art facilities in computing and supercomputing, computer vision, optics, microelectronic fabrication, unmanned aircraft systems, and underwater vehicles. Excellent research programs exist in the department in the areas of FPGA-based computing, high-performance embedded systems, autonomous vehicles and control, robotics and computer vision, high-speed low-power electronics, digital communications systems, signal processing, biomedical imaging, optics, and microfluidics. Successful candidates will be expected to strengthen undergraduate and graduate education and to develop an outstanding research program to complement existing research or to develop new research areas.

The department offers BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Cybersecurity, and a PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. The Cybersecurity BS degree has been designated an NSA/DHS National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense for over 8 years. BYU students come from all 50 states in the U.S. and the National Survey of Student Engagement placed BYU in the 93rd percentile for level of academic challenge, 91st percentile in fostering active and collaborative learning, and 99th percentile in providing a supportive campus environment. The ACT score for the average entering freshman is above the 90th percentile nationally. BYU is also fifth on the list of U.S. baccalaureate-origin institutions for engineering doctorate recipients. Our students have an exceptional amount of experience in leadership and global settings (the majority of graduating seniors speak a second language and/or have lived in a foreign country for over a year), making them well poised to become global leaders. We expect our faculty to challenge these outstanding students to reach their potential through excellent teaching, mentoring, and research.

Questions regarding the positions can be directed to:

Dr. Randy Beard, Faculty Search Committee Chair
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Brigham Young University
EB 450, Provo, UT 84602

Information required at the time of application – Please list the individual contact information for each of your three recommenders on the faculty application. At some point during the selection process they may be contacted to submit their letters of reference electronically

Document(s) required at the time of application - Please attach your updated Curriculum Vitae, cover letter, statement of research interests and research plan, and a statement of teaching interests to the faculty application.

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Equal Opportunity Employer: m/f/Vets/Disability

Brigham Young University is an equal opportunity employer. All faculty are required to abide by the university’s Honor Code and Dress & Grooming Standards. Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Successful candidates are expected to support and contribute to the academic and religious missions of the university within the context of the principles and doctrine of the affiliated church.