Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Micro and Nanoelectronic Circuits

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Micro and Nanoelectronic Circuits

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Applications are invited for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at the University of Maine in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE, ) a joint appointment in the Frontier Institute for Research in Sensor Technologies (FIRST, ). Applicants should have expertise in the design, fabrication, and testing of microelectronic and nanoelectronic devices and circuits. Candidates are expected to engage in collaborative research that complements ongoing funded R&D on high-temperature harsh-environment sensor technology. Successful candidate will be able to collaborate with other Advanced Materials for Smart Solutions cluster faculty hires. Application materials from candidates should demonstrate potential for excellence in research and scholarship, teaching, and technical communication. Candidates are expected to build creative research that leads to extramural funding, scholarly publications, and training of MS and PhD students. Candidates must be committed to teaching excellence at undergraduate and graduate levels and be able to teach courses such as circuits and electronics at the undergraduate level, and advanced circuit design courses such as low power integrated circuits and RF/microwave ICs at the graduate level. The responsibilities of this position are 50% teaching and 50% research. This faculty position requires active engagement in service to the profession, UMaine, and to the State.

About ECE Department and FIRST: With its excellent faculty complement, ECE offers ABET accredited BS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. ECE also offers 4+1, 4+2, MS, and PhD programs. FIRST conducts interdisciplinary research in advanced materials, thin films, and sensor-related engineering and science to provide solutions for societal advancement and economic wellbeing. Faculty affiliates of FIRST benefit from the synergy brought about by its diverse areas of academic expertise including physics, chemistry, microbiology, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, and bioengineering. FIRST, along with CORE ( ) has an impressive array of state-of-the-art instrumentation to synthesize and investigate material properties at the atomic scale, as well as to fabricate and test micro and nanoelectronic devices and circuits. Recently, FIRST researchers received $2,340,000 DOE EPSCoR grant award for R&D on harsh environment materials and wireless sensor techniques. This new faculty cluster hire will play an active role in this DOE project and will be able to participate in much larger grant proposals enabled by this project.

The candidate must have a PhD in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering or a closely related field by the date of hire and a strong research record consistent with the above description. A record of teaching, postdoctoral experience, and mentoring of minority and women students is preferred.

Interested candidates should submit a complete application package that includes a cover letter, CV, statement of research and teaching interests (max. of 5 pages), pdf copies of his/her three most significant publications, and names and contact information for five professional references to . Please note that UMaine will require a background check before extending offer. General enquiries about this position should be sent to the Search Chair Dr. Mauricio Pereira da Cunha by emailing . Review of applications is expected to begin August 29, 2022. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2023 or earlier.

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