Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Electrical and Systems Engineering

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Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Electrical and Systems Engineering


The Electrical and Systems Engineering department at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions with an effective start date on or after July 1, 2023. Candidates should have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in electrical engineering, systems engineering, computer engineering or a closely related discipline. Washington University is a highly-selective national research university with a strong tradition of research excellence. The University’s strategic plan, released in 2022, seeks growth of top-tier research, scholarship, and creative practice with an emphasis on transdisciplinary and cross-school research. Included in this plan are foci related to applications in medicine, public health, infrastructure, and addressing pressing societal challenges. Accordingly, we seek both junior and senior applicants who will contribute to research efforts across ESE, including in several emphasis areas:


  • information and decision systems, including autonomous systems and human-machine interaction
  • network science, including social systems and large-scale data analysis
  • imaging science, including signal processing and computational imaging
  • engineering brain science, including theory, models and methods for brain-inspired computation and for measuring and manipulating neural circuits
  • quantum sensing and imaging, including science and technology for detection and estimation beyond classical physics. Candidates interested in this area are encouraged to note University-wide growth in quantum technology at https://quantumleaps.wustl.edu/. Candidates may apply to the quantum cluster search in addition to the ESE search.

    Equity, diversity and inclusion are core values at Washington University, and candidates will need to demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive. Candidates who will contribute to the diversity of the department are strongly encouraged to apply.


    Successful applicants will have a primary appointment in the department of Electrical and Systems Engineering (ese.wustl.edu) with the possibility of joint appointments in other departments. The faculty member will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in electrical and systems engineering, participate in university service, and establish a thriving externally-funded research program. Faculty positions are open for all levels.


                Applications should include: (1) a cover letter that identifies the candidate’s three most significant publications and describes their interest in the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a research plan for the next five years that should not exceed three pages, and should highlight the problem(s) or set of questions to be investigated, the envisioned approach, a mentoring strategy, and the proposed funding sources; (4) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy; (5) a statement describing contributions to and future plans for enhancing equity, diversity and inclusion; and (6) a list of at least three references to (https://apply.interfolio.com/114838). Priority will be given to completed applications (including submitted reference letters) received before December 15, 2022. However, applications will be accepted at any time and will be considered until the positions are filled. Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those underrepresented in their academic fields. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information. Verification of employment eligibility will be required upon employment.