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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Tenure System

Michigan State University
East Lansing

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Job no: 907889
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
Working/Functional Title

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Tenure System

Position Summary

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is seeking applications for a tenure system faculty position in the area of electro-optic/photonic devices, circuits, systems, and related applications.

The College of Engineering at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a tenure-system faculty position in Electrical Engineering, with a specialization in the area of electro-optic/photonic devices, circuits, systems, and related applications. We encourage applications for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor and will consider exceptional candidates for appointment at the rank of Associate or (Full) Professor.

Candidates must have an earned PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, or a closely related discipline at the time of appointment, with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2024. The candidate is expected to establish a sustainable, externally funded, and internationally visible research program, make significant scholarly contributions to their discipline, be an effective teacher and mentor of both undergraduate and graduate students, engage in institutional and professional service, and contribute toward the university’s mission in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates are encouraged to describe the potential impacts of their research focus and how their work might complement existing strengths in the Department. Other qualifications include strong leadership and interpersonal skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, an ability to work in a collaborative research environment, and a commitment to promoting and embracing diversity. Joint appointments with other engineering departments are possible considering existing strengths and capabilities as well as the candidate’s preferences. Successful candidates will be appointed to an academic-year position in the tenure system, with tenure if appropriate. Successful candidates are expected to elevate the reputation of MSU through their professional activities. Those who conduct research that enhances or is related to aspects of inclusion and equity are of high interest.

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, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Electrical and Computer Engineering or related discipline

Minimum Requirements

Candidates must have an earned PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, or a closely related discipline.

Desired Qualifications

Other qualifications include strong leadership and interpersonal skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, an ability to work in a collaborative research environment, and a commitment to promoting and embracing diversity.

Required Application Materials

Applicants must submit the following items:

  1. a detailed resume,
  2. a cover letter summarizing their qualifications,
  3. a vision statement for teaching,
  4. a vision statement for research,
  5. a vision statement for diversity, equity, and inclusion including the individual's awareness/education in DEI; examples of work conducted; the assessment of that work; and outcomes and demonstrated impact of that work, and
  6. names and contact information for at least three professional references.

Items 3, 4, and 5 should be limited to one page each. Candidates are encouraged to describe the potential impacts of their work and how it complements existing strengths within the Department, College, or other programs at MSU.

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. Questions about this position are welcome and should be directed to the search committee chair by email at

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Department Statement

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering department has strong interdisciplinary research and educational programs on a foundation of core electrical and computer engineering disciplines and provides first-class education while engaging in research at the frontiers of knowledge. The Department has 44 faculty members, including 14 IEEE Fellows, 14 NSF CAREER, 3 DARPA YFA, one AFOSR YIP awardee, and four University Distinguished Faculty members. The Department has strong research programs in all major areas of electrical and computer engineering, with annual research expenditures of about $16 million. Faculty in the Department are leading several federal and industry-supported centers including the Fraunhofer USA Center Midwest (CMW) for Coatings and Diamond Technologies. The Department has accredited B.S. degree programs in both Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. The current enrollment is approximately 200 full-time graduate students and 860 undergraduate students. For additional information about the ECE Department please visit

Advancing, disseminating, and applying engineering knowledge has been the focus of the MSU College of Engineering for more than 130 years. The mission of the MSU College of Engineering is to deliver the highest-quality engineering graduates, cutting-edge research, and innovative technology for the benefit of society locally and globally. The college carries out its mission through educational and research programs over eight departments tackling interdisciplinary themes such as computational sciences, energy, health, manufacturing, materials, mobility, security, and sustainability with research expenditures totaling $60 million annually. Research is highly interdisciplinary and collaborative, with themes spanning eight departments in the college and an extensive network of collaborators in other colleges and research organizations. The departments and college have strong track records of mentoring junior faculty to grow their academic careers successfully.

MSU is an R1 university that enjoys a park-like campus with some outlying research facilities and natural areas. The campus is in the city of East Lansing, adjacent to the capital city of Lansing. The Lansing metropolitan area has a diverse population of approximately 541,000. 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

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: Oct 25, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Oct 25, 2025 Eastern Daylight Time


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U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU

  • 29th among the nation’s public universities
  • First in the nation for 19 years for graduate programs in elementary and secondary education
  • First in the nation for graduate programs in nuclear physics and industrial and organizational psychology
  • First in the nation for undergraduate program in supply chain

Recognized for 11 consecutive years as one of the top 100 universities in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in its annual Academic Ranking of World Universities

Ranks 46th among public universities for in-state students in Kiplinger’s 2013 edition of Best Values in Public Colleges

Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s STARS program, which measures and encourages sustainability in education and research; operations; and planning, administration, and engagement

Member of the prestigious 62-member Association of American Universities

Only university in the country with on-campus medical schools graduating allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians, and veterinarians (DVMs)

Among the largest single-campus residence hall system in the country with 27 halls in five neighborhoods and two apartment villages.


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