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Assistant Professor-Tenure System

Michigan State University
East Lansing

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Job Details

Job no: 746785
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Engineering
Department: Electrical And Computer Engineering 10016250
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Engineers/Architects, Research/Scientific, Tenure System Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union
Position Summary

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) in the College of Engineering is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-system position at the Assistant Professor level. Applications are encouraged in all areas of ECE with a particular interest in radio frequency (RF) / millimeter-wave devices, circuits and systems. Candidates must have a PhD in ECE or a related field by the anticipated start date of August 16, 2022. The candidate is expected to establish a sustainable and internationally visible research program, make significant scholarly contributions to their discipline, be an effective teacher and mentor of both undergraduate and graduate students, and engage in institutional and professional service. The candidate should strive to contribute toward the university’s mission in diversity, equity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and service. The department and College have a strong track record of mentoring junior faculty to successfully grow their academic careers.

Candidates should describe the potential impacts of their research focus as well as how their work would complement existing strengths in the Department of ECE or other research programs at Michigan State. The department has strong interdisciplinary research and educational programs built on a foundation of core electrical and computer engineering disciplines, and provides first-class education while engaging in research at the frontiers of engineering and science. The ECE department has 45 faculty members, including 14 IEEE Fellows, 14 NSF CAREER, three DARPA YFA, and one AFOSR YIP awardees, and four University Distinguished Faculty. The department has strong research programs in all major areas of electrical and computer engineering, with annual research expenditures of about $15M. Faculty in the department lead several federal and industry-supported centers, including the NSF Science and Technology Center BEACON, the Fraunhofer USA Center Midwest (CMW) Coatings and Diamond Technologies Division, and the Connected and Autonomous Networked Vehicles with Active Safety (CANVAS) research center. The department has accredited B.S. degree programs in both electrical engineering and computer engineering. The current enrollment is approximately 300 full-time graduate students and 848 undergraduate students. For additional information about the ECE Department, please visit

MSU enjoys a park-like campus with outlying research facilities and natural areas. The campus is adjacent to the city of East Lansing and the capital city of Lansing. The Lansing metropolitan area has a diverse population of approximately 470,000. Local communities have excellent school systems and place a high value on education. Michigan State University is proactive in exploring opportunities for employment for dual-career couples, both inside and outside the University. Information about MSU’s dual-career support can be found at Information about WorkLife at MSU and the College of Engineering can be found at and

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Electrical and Computer Engineering

Minimum Requirements
  • Candidates must have a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering or a related field by the anticipated start date of August 16, 2022.
Desired Qualifications
  • The department is especially interested in candidates with a history of promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in their research, teaching, and service.
Required Application Materials

Applicants must submit

  1. a detailed resume,
  2. a cover letter summarizing their qualifications,
  3. vision statement for teaching,
  4. vision statement for research,
  5. vision statement for diversity, equity and inclusion, and
  6. the names and contact information for at least three professional references.

While there is no strict page limit, items 3, 4, and 5 will typically be 1-3 pages each.

Together-we-will StatementThe university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: Instructions

For full consideration, applications should be received before December 17, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis thereafter until the position is filled. Nominations or questions are welcome by contacting the search committee chair through email at

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MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Nov 17, 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Nov 17, 2023 Eastern Standard Time


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