Tenured / Tenure-Track Faculty - Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Tenured / Tenure-Track Faculty - Electrical and Computer Engineering

Clemson, SC
Open Date:
Dec 19, 2022

The Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clemson University is seeking applicants for one computer engineering tenure-track or tenured faculty position.

This position considers candidates with outstanding credentials at all ranks and will commence in July 2023.

The Department has a particular interest in applicants in areas of specialization that will contribute to the university’s strategic, cross-disciplinary effort in high-impact research in systems and applications driven by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). Transformative AI/ML systems and applications call for novel solutions that span perception of the physical world, collecting and processing of diverse genres of data, making decisions, controlling physical devices and systems, and interacting with human and society. Tackling the broad scope of challenges requires extensive multi-disciplinary collaboration.

The Holcombe Department of ECE is one of the largest and most active departments in Clemson University with 36 tenured or tenure-track faculty members and 7 teaching faculty members, approximately 600 undergraduates and 190 graduate students. Annual research expenditures exceed $13 million in 2022. Members of the faculty include six IEEE Fellows, four endowed chairs, and eight named professors. The Department has highly successful research programs in high-performance computing and networking; privacy, communications security, and secure control systems; embedded computing and mobile health devices; soft robotics and networked autonomy; photonic and electronic devices, sensors, and systems; and power engineering.

Clemson University has the highest Carnegie research designation (R1), and recently completed its Clemson Forward 10-year strategic plan with focus on advancing our doctoral programs and strengthening our research and scholarly impact while still preserving the outstanding signature undergraduate experience that is at the heart of Clemson. Clemson Forward has at its core the mission being a model for the 21st Century land grant university. Moreover, the University, the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences, and the Department are committed to building a community of inclusive excellence, where faculty scholars are dedicated to working and teaching in a multi-cultural environment (http://www.clemson.edu/inclusion/).

In addition, Clemson University recognizes that many prospective candidates for faculty positions at Clemson have dual career needs. The Dual Career Program in the Office of the Provost provides support when considering employment opportunities with the university and in the surrounding community.

South Carolina’s highest-ranked national university is located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounded by Lake Hartwell and the Clemson Experimental Forest. A top-25 public university with a reputation for excellence, Clemson University provides a hands-on education — in the lab, in the classroom and in the field. Academic programs lay the groundwork for innovative research, and real-world experiences carry forward to rewarding careers. This strikingly beautiful campus enjoys a temperate and pleasant climate.

We welcome applications and nominations of outstanding scholar-educators to come join the Clemson Family.


Successful candidates will demonstrate experiences in leading high-impact interdisciplinary research in AI/ML systems and applications. Potential topic focus may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Machine learning, artificial intelligence, computer vision, signal processing, with collaborations in data-intensive sciences, biomedical engineering, health sciences, or automotive engineering;
  2. Data management, networking, and communications;
  3. Trustworthiness and bias in machine learning;
  4. Embedded computing, sensors, wearables;
  5. Robotics, autonomy, and cyber-physical systems;
  6. High-performance heterogeneous computing with an emphasis on big data., high-performance networking, or accelerated computing architectures;
  7. Distributed systems and edge computing;
  8. Sustainable technologies, systems, supply chain;
  9. Quantum computing. Applicants must have an earned doctorate in computer engineering, electrical engineering, or a closely related field.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin February 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. 

The following materials should be submitted via Interfolio at the following link: http://apply.interfolio.com/119353

  • Cover Letter outlining their research specialties and interests in the cover letter.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement on Teaching
  • Statement on Research
  • A one-page statement describing the candidate’s experience mentoring diverse individuals and/or how the candidate plans to contribute to the inclusive excellence of the School
  • Contact Information (Name, Email Address, and Phone Number) for our system to secure three (3) confidential reference letters

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.


Working at Clemson University

Clemson is a dynamic research university located in Upstate South Carolina at the center of the booming I-85 corridor between Charlotte, N.C., and Atlanta, Ga. One of the nation’s most selective public research universities according to U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Clemson University is the school of choice among top students in South Carolina and is increasingly competitive for the best students in the region and the nation. More than 17,100 students select from 70 undergraduate and 100 graduate degree programs through five academic colleges: Agriculture, Forestry and Life SciencesArchitecture, Arts and HumanitiesBusiness and Behavioral ScienceEngineering and Science; and Health, Education and Human Development.

Clemson’s transformation into a leading research institution — currently attracting in excess of $140 million in externally funded research and sponsored program awards per year — is based upon an academic plan that identifies eight emphasis areas in which the University has opportunities to increase education and research, to align with South Carolina’s economic development needs and to draw upon faculty strengths. Emphasis areas include automotive and transportation technology, advanced materials, biotechnology and biomedical sciences, leadership and entrepreneurship, sustainable environment, information and communication technology, family and community living, and general education.

Major economic development initiatives that have emerged from the academic plan include the Clemson International Center for Automotive Research — a 250-acre campus in Greenville, which has generated more than $225 million in public and private commitments in just four years; an advanced materials initiative at the Clemson Research Park, which includes a new LEED Silver-certified facility; and the South Carolina Health Sciences Collaborative — an initiative of the state’s three research universities and major health-care systems.

As the state’s land-grant university, Clemson reaches out to citizens, communities and businesses all over South Carolina. The Public Service Activities division includes the county-based Cooperative Extension Service, five off-campus research and education centers through the Clemson University Experiment Station and critical regulatory responsibilities for plant and animal health.

The University boasts a 1,400-acre campus on the shores of Lake Hartwell within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Surrounding the campus are 18,000 acres of University farms and woodlands devoted to research. A warm campus environment, great weather and recreational activities offered by proximity to both the natural surroundings and large cities are part of the Clemson Experience.


Points of interest at Clemson include the following:

The Clemson Conference Center and Inn is a state-of-the-art facility for symposia, meetings, seminars and special events. The complex includes the Madren Continuing Education and Conference Center, the Walker Golf Course and the Martin Inn.

The South Carolina Botanical Garden, a 295-acre public garden, features several thousand varieties of ornamental plants and a unique collection of nature-based sculptures.

The Robert Howell Brooks Center for the Performing Arts brings an exciting array of concert, theater, dance, comedy and other live performances to the community.

The Robert Campbell Geology Museum at the Botanical Garden displays meteorites, minerals, dinosaur fossils and the largest faceted-stone collection in the Southeast.

The T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena is a showplace for livestock activities in the state and has hosted horse and livestock shows, rodeos, sales, 4-H activities, educational programs, and industrial and agricultural exhibitions.

Fort Hill, the home of John C. Calhoun and later of his son-in-law, University founder Thomas Green Clemson, is a registered National Historic Landmark located in the center of campus.

The Class of 1944 Visitors Center is the front door to Clemson — a friendly place to get tours, information, assistance and an introduction to this beautiful, historic university and community.

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