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The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) in Tucson, AZ invites applications for multiple tenure-track positions at all ranks with a start date of August 2022. Specific fields of interest are (1) all areas of cybersecurity including machine learning and AI security, information and network security, cyber physical system (CPS) security, security of autonomous systems, security for IoT and healthcare, mobile/wearable security and privacy, systems security, (2) all areas of quantum information processing including quantum computing, quantum sensing and quantum communications; interdisciplinary areas connected to imaging and optical sensing are also considered, and (3) software engineering with emphasis on artificial intelligence, data science, embedded systems, modeling and simulation, software DevOps, and formal methods. Candidates for senior ranks must have a distinguished record of publications, demonstrated impact on the profession, and be successful in securing external funding to support a research program. Candidates with expertise in the above areas who work in applications in mining technologies and hypersonic vehicle detection are of particular interest.

The ECE Department at the University of Arizona offers an innovative and inclusive environment with excellent collaboration opportunities in cybersecurity, networking, wireless communications, quantum information processing, coding and information theory, machine learning, autonomous systems and robotics, as well as in biomedical technologies, optics, photonics, software engineering, embedded systems, reconfigurable computer architectures, and cloud/distributed computing. Annual research expenditures for the department exceed $5.5 million. Faculty members lead three NSF-sponsored research centers and play major roles in other research centers, including two NSF Engineering Research Centers. More than a third of the faculty members are fellows in their respective professional societies. A distinguishing feature of the Department is its entrepreneurial spirit. Faculty members have founded or cofounded 14 active startup companies. Further opportunities on the University of Arizona campus include the Department of Planetary Sciences, the Arizona Health Sciences Center, and the Bio5 Institute for Collaborative Bioresearch, the College of Optical Sciences, and the Program in Applied Mathematics, all of which enjoy international recognition as centers for world-class academic programs and research.

The successful candidate is expected to establish a strong research program, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, cultivate collaboration across the College, the University, and the professional community, and contribute to mentoring students, including those from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. The successful candidate is also expected to participate in outreach activities and contribute to departmental, college, and university service. In these, and other ways, the faculty member will help develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with the community and business partners.

Applicants for tenure-eligible positions must have earned a doctorate (or foreign equivalent) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Applied Physics or a related field by the date of appointment.

Applications must be submitted online at (posting #: req7744). Candidates should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, a list of at least three references, and a statement of diversity/equity/inclusion.

The University of Arizona is a land-grant institution and Carnegie Foundation Research University located in Tucson, Arizona. With more than $734 million in annual research expenditures, the University ranks in the top 4% of all U.S. universities in research and development expenditures, according to the National Science Foundation. The University of Arizona is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), the first of Arizona’s three state universities to be so designated and one of 133 four-year public HSIs. As one of the few HSI Research I institutions in the nation affiliated with the Association of American Universities, we aim to lead in quality faculty hiring, externally-funded research, and evidence-based teaching and learning.

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate our values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with diverse perspectives and experiences, we encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.

We also look forward to learning how the applicant's previous experiences and future plans for teaching, research, professional activities, and University and public service would support our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Applications will be reviewed starting Nov. 30, 2021, and will be accepted until the open positions are filled.

Questions should be directed to Professor Loukas Lazos, Chair of the Search Committee ([email protected]), and Professor Tamal Bose, Department Head of ECE ([email protected]).

Working at UArizona and Living in Tucson

University of Arizona employees appreciate its collegial and inclusive culture, commitment to diversity and shared decision making. Members of the University community enjoy competitive benefits, a nationally recognized work/life program, innovative leadership development initiatives, generous tuition reductions for dependents, and family friendly options, such as paid parental leave. For extensive information about the benefits of working at the University of Arizona, visit

The University is located in a tech corridor well represented in aerospace and defense, border technology, optics and photonics, solar and renewable energy, mining and bioscience. The city may be in a semi-arid region, which certainly lends to the UArizona College of Engineering’s expertise in water conservation and energy sustainability. But the Sonoran Desert – one of the most diverse desert ecosystems in the world – is anything but typical. Mountain ranges towering upwards of 9,000 feet surround the city of a half million, and many students, faculty members and their families spend their free time hiking and biking the canyon floors and mountain trails. In town, a streetcar service connects the University to a bustling Fourth Avenue and downtown with endless choices for dining, family and cultural events, nightlife, concerts and theater.

See to find out why and how Tucson is calling you!


As Arizona’s First University, founded in 1885, the University of Arizona now serves nearly 46,000 students, from undergraduates to doctoral candidates. A public land grant university, we work together to expand human potential, explore new horizons, and enrich life for all.

We constantly strive to be a best-in-class place to learn, research, and work. We educate innovative, adaptive learners and problem solvers who are prepared to lead meaningful lives and improve society in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Economy. Our Strategic Plan details how we intend to drive social, cultural, and economic impact, in Arizona and across the world.

As a Research I university and member of the Association of American Universities, the University of Arizona hosts two medical schools as well as the only veterinary college in Arizona. More than 16,500 faculty, staff, and graduate students produce over $687 million in research annually, ranking us among the top 20 public research universities in the nation.

Transdisciplinary research excellence – the true seamless integration across disciplinary university-community boundaries – is an undergirding philosophy deeply rooted in our history. Notably, our BIO5 Institute brings together scientists from agriculture, medicine, pharmacy, basic science, and engineering to treat disease, feed humanity, and preserve livable environments.

We strive for excellence in all our 200-plus undergraduate majors and 150 graduate programs. Our faculty are renowned for ground-breaking research in astronomy and planetary sciences; climate, environment, and solar energy; cancer and biotechnology; optical sciences; electrical and computer engineering; and management information systems. Research us yourself on our interactive FactBook.

As Arizona public employees, we enjoy comprehensive benefits. Among these are a choice of retirement plans, high-quality medical insurance subsidized at 85% of cost; and dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, and life insurance plans. An unusually generous qualified tuition reduction program is one of the benefits our employees, their spouses or domestic partners, and children value most.

Who We Are

Our core values proclaim who our Wildcat community is and what we stand for:

Integrity: Be honest, respectful, and just.

Compassion: Choose to care.

Exploration: Be insatiably curious.

Adaptation: Stay open-minded and eager for what’s next.

Inclusion: Harness the power of diversity.

Determination: Bear down! (Yes, there’s a story here.)

Where We Are

Our Main and Health Sciences campuses are located near downtown Tucson. In addition, we operate a College of Applied Science & Technology in southeastern Arizona, a Biomedical Campus in Phoenix, a Veterinary College north of Tucson, and extension offices in every Arizona county. Despite a metro population of 1 million people, Tucson retains the feel of a small town where everyone knows one another. Ringed by mountains, blessed with abundant sunshine, and recognized as a bicycle-friendly city, Tucson is ideal for outdoor exploration. The second largest city in Arizona also offers cultural, artistic, and social amenities to feed your insatiable curiosity. Emblematic of the desert Southwest, the Sonoran Desert is a region steeped in Native American and Latina/o culture.

Diversity Profile

Our Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

The University of Arizona sits on the homeland of the Tohono O’odham, the Desert People. In 1775, the Spanish Presidio San Agustín de Tucsón displaced the Native people from the floodplain of the Santa Cruz River. With Mexican Independence in 1821, Tucson became part of the Mexican state of Sonora, and might still be so but for the 1853 Gadsden Purchase.

The University of Arizona takes advantage of our unique location and history through initiatives from cross-border collaborative research in arid lands and water management to workshops for women entrepreneurs in Sonora.

The Native Peoples Technical Assistance Office serves as a liaison between Native nations and the research arm of the university, focused on building capacity and research support for tribal community development.

The university of Arizona is proud to be a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution and one of 9 US institutions to receive the inaugural Seal of Excelencia for demonstrating positive Latina/o student outcomes. We rank No. 1 for the number of doctoral degrees awarded to Native American students, and No. 9 for the number awarded to Latina/o students.

Student success, particularly educational equity for historically underserved groups, is an institutional priority. We have more than 10,000 First Cats (first-generation college students). The Strategic Alternative Learning Techniques (SALT) Center is nationally recognized for its innovative and successful academic support programs for students with learning and attention challenges.

The University of Arizona has many student cultural clubs and organizations. View the list on the Equity, Inclusion, and Title IX website.

These are some of our cutting-edge centers and programs:

Arizona Hispanic Center of Excellence (AZ-HCOE) works to increase the number of Latina/o physicians, enhance health research serving Latinas/os, and improve the cultural competency of health care services in Latina/o communities.

Binational Migration Institute (BMI) is an association of US and Mexican scholars researching the consequences of immigration enforcement policies on Latina/o communities.

Institute for LGBT Studies develops curriculum, promotes research, and presents public programming addressing the histories, politics, and cultures of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Institute for the Study of Religion and Culture (ISRC) serves as a research and outreach center focused on the role of religion in international politics.

Native American Research and Training Center (NARTC) conducts health-related research and training projects to help improve quality of life for Native Americans.

Native Nations Institute (NNI) conducts policy analysis and research dedicated to building capable Native nations.

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