Classification Title:

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Job Description:

The department invites applications for seven tenure-track or tenured positions at the assistant/associate/full professor level.  The University of Florida (UF) is the flagship campus of the State of Florida university system. The open positions are in the following areas:

  • Low-power electronics, smart power, novel sensing, signal processing, machine learning, cybersecurity, computer engineering and cognitive computing with particular application of these areas to neurotechnology, biomedical systems, robotics, IoT, cloud computing, and educational technology.
  • Lightning and geospace theory and applications
  • Semmoto Endowed Professorship in the Internet of Things (IoT): Sachio Semmoto, a UF ECE alumnus, is a serial entrepreneur whose first venture was co-founding KDDI corporation, the first privately held telephone company in Japan, and his most recent one is eMobile, a broadband mobile network. The ideal candidate for this professorship would bridge the hardware and software layers of IoT systems with demonstrated expertise in building and leading teams that address and solve important and pressing problems.  The Semmoto Professor would possess expertise in one or more fundamental areas encompassed by IoT systems and will leverage the breadth and depth of diverse research areas at the University of Florida.

The ECE Department offers BS, MS and PhD degree programs with an enrollment of about 600 full-time undergraduate students and 600 graduate students of which about 200 are PhD students.  Currently, the ECE Department has 48 tenured or tenure-track faculty members with rapid growth from 41 a few years ago. Among the active faculty are 13 IEEE fellows, 16 NSF CAREER Award winners, and 5 PECASE winners. The Department's external research expenditures were a record high $17 million last year and the largest in the college of engineering. The Department enjoys strong rankings in U.S. News and World Report at 34th overall (and 19th public) in the graduate program. The department has excellent ties with industry as evidenced by three NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers in the areas of IoT Infrastructure (MIST), Large-scale Machine Learning (CBL), and High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing (CHREC).

University of Florida counts among its greatest strengths — and a major component of its excellence – that it values broad diversity in its faculty, students, and staff and creates a robust, inclusive and welcoming climate for learning, research and other work. UF is committed to equal educational and employment opportunity and access and seeks individuals of all races, ethnicities, genders and other attributes who, among their many exceptional qualifications, have a record of including a broad diversity of individuals in work and learning activities. The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida's 'Government in the Sunshine' and Public Records Laws. Search committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public, and applications, resumes, and many other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Advertised Salary:

$90,000 - $300,000 Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Minimum Requirements:

PhD in an engineering related field, a proven track record of research funding, publications and student mentoring

Preferred Qualifications:   Special Instructions to Applicants:

All candidates should apply through the Careers at UF website:, reference requisition 499366. If you are interested in applying, please also email your CV to The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2016, and continue accepting applications until the positions are filled. For further questions, you may contact the search committee chair, Dr. William Eisenstadt at

Final candidates will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

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