Assistant/Associate Professor (2 positions)-Cyber Physical Systems & Autonomous Systems

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) of The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor to begin in fall 2021.  

The Department is primarily interested in candidates who will contribute to the growth of research and academic programs in two main areas: cyber-physical systems and autonomous systems. We are interested in candidates who can lead department growth, complement current expertise, and contribute to the Cyber Systems and the Smart Systems interdisciplinary research focus areas at the UTEP College of Engineering through fundamental disciplinary and/or application-specific research. Priority will be given to the overall originality and promise of the candidate’s work and potential to contribute to the ECE Department’s and UTEP’s vision and mission of providing access to excellent higher education.

Candidates will be expected to engage in undergraduate and graduate teaching, contribute institutional and professional service, and develop vigorous, externally funded research programs in their technical areas.  The application materials should clearly demonstrate the potential of the candidate to succeed in meeting these expectations.

ABOUT THE ECE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UTEP ( offers an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Electrical Engineering, a Master of Science in Computer Engineering, and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. The department has an enrollment close to 600 undergraduate and over 80 graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D. students). The ECE faculty is actively involved in sponsored research with annual expenditures of more than $2.5 million. Research activities are carried out in multiple research laboratories at the Department and at research centers in the College and the University.

ABOUT UTEP AND EL PASO: The University of Texas at El Paso is a Carnegie R1 and Community Engaged research university at the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region that is increasing access to excellent higher education. UTEP enrolls more than 25,000 students – about 80% of them Hispanic and more than 50% the first generation in their families to attend college. The University employs approximately 4,000 faculty, staff and students. It has one of the lowest out-of-pocket costs of any research university in the U.S., underscoring its commitment to offer an exceptional education at a great value.

El Paso is a highly livable, bicultural community of more than 800,000 people that offers affordable homes and attractive neighborhoods. It has been repeatedly named among the safest large U.S. cities. El Paso experiences almost 300 days of sunshine annually, and residents enjoy outdoor activities year-round. The City of El Paso is adjacent to the state of New Mexico and the country of Mexico, making it an ideal venue for academic programs and research studies on topics of national interest, such as bilingual education/language acquisition, border environment and immigration, environmental sustainability and infrastructure, health disparities, and international trade and commerce.

SALARY: Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in electrical/computer engineering or a related field. Commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. Demonstrated scholarly achievements as evidenced by a track-record of publications. Demonstrated potential for establishing an extramurally funded research program. Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in academia. Excellent communication skills are required.

A commensurate record of successful industrial/academic activities, including funded research, teaching experience, and scholarly publications, will be required for applicants at the associate professor level.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants must submit the following: 1) a letter of interest describing their interest in the position and their fit to the department and the institution; 2) detailed curriculum vita; 3) name and complete contact information of at least three references; 4) two-page research statement; 5) two-page teaching/mentorship statement; 6) one-page diversity statement, 7) unofficial transcripts; and 8) copies of their two most representative publications. Please state in your cover letter at which rank you wish to be considered.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply by October 15, 2020. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. For information/inquiries regarding the position, please email,

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Additional Information: Hiring decisions are based on budget approval.

Hiring decisions are based upon budget approval.

In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, The University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity in employment or the provision of services in accordance with state and federal law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes an employee's or prospective employee's right to be free from sexual harassment under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972.