Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department (Tenure Track) – #077413

Syracuse University
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department (Tenure Track) – #077413

Syracuse University’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) ( in the College of Engineering and Computer Science ( invites applicants for multiple tenure-track assistant professor positions. Syracuse University is a Carnegie R1-ranked university (highest research activity classification) that aspires to be a pre-eminent and inclusive student-focused research university. We are particularly interested in candidates who are committed to innovative teaching, inclusive excellence, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

We invite applicants for multiple tenure-track assistant professor positions in one or more of the following areas:

  • Optimization theory or algorithms for operations research.
  • Artificial intelligence with a strong emphasis in theory or algorithms.
  • Robotics, with a strong emphasis on algorithms validated by hardware robots.
  • VLSI design for logic and memory chips, semiconductor device technology, or electronic design automation (EDA) technology.
  • Emerging computing technologies, including RF, microwave, photonic, or quantum devices.

Excellent candidates in other areas that complement department research and academic programs will also be considered.

A successful applicant should be able to collaborate with researchers in these areas within the College of Engineering and Computer Science and across Syracuse University, as well as to establish strong industrial partnership with domestic and international leaders in these areas.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must have earned a doctoral degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Operations Research, or a closely related discipline. We strongly encourage candidates’ applications with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and excellence in both teaching and research.


Candidates will engage in research and scholarly activity, including publishing in peer-reviewed publications, presenting at conferences and obtaining external funding, teach graduate and undergraduate courses, mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students, involve undergraduate students in research, and participate in professional, university, and community outreach and service.

Application Instructions

For full consideration, candidates must complete an online application at and electronically attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, diversity statement, and contact information of three professional references. To receive full consideration, we encourage candidates to apply by November 30, 2023. Applications will be considered until all positions are filled.

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