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Three Assistant or Associate Professor Positions in Computer Science and Computer Engineering

The Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at UT is seeking candidates for three (3) tenure track faculty members at the assistant or associate professor level. Applicants should have an earned PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field by time of appointment.

The department has sustained an ambitious growth period over the past six years. This year, we are strategically targeting areas of (1) cybersecurity; (2) data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence; and (3) Internet of Things (IoT), embedded systems, edge computing, and mobile computing systems. In all three cases, the area of interest is defined broadly. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

Application deadline: December 15, 2019. Applications received after the deadline may be considered until the position is filled.

UT is the state’s flagship campus and leading research institution with a strong partnership with the nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), where many UTK faculty have ongoing joint positions and/or joint research projects.

EECS at UT has 49 full-time faculty members, 4 members of the National Academy of Engineering, 17 IEEE Fellows, and 12 NSF/DOE CAREER awardees. The department is housed in a new $37.5 million building completed in 2012 and has an annual research expenditure exceeding $25 million. EECS has a growing enrollment of over 825 undergraduate and 275 graduate students across the three majors of Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Computer Science. In addition, the department is offering an undergraduate minor in cybersecurity, a minor in datacenter technology and management, and developing a minor in data science. Successful faculty candidates will be expected to contribute to the continued growth and excellence of EECS.

UT is located in Knoxville within an easy driving distance to Asheville, Nashville, Atlanta and the Great Smoky Mountains. The City of Knoxville is a hidden gem with an elegant and walkable downtown, rich and varied nightlife cultures, vibrant neighborhoods, eclectic restaurants, and amazing access to outdoor activities of all kinds as well as exciting cultural events throughout the year. From Knoxville’s TYS Airport, Knoxville has nonstop flights to 22 major airports in the US, including direct flights to cities such as DC, NYC, Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, and Miami. Furthermore, the City of Knoxville and the surrounding areas boast great K-12 schools and one of the most highly educated populations in the entire US.

From 2007 to 2017, Tennessee’s overall economy growth ranked #7 among all 50 US states. In 2019, US News ranks the State of Tennessee in the US as the #1 in fiscal stability, #12 in economy, and #13 in infrastructure.

More Information:
Jian Huang
Min H. Kao Building, Suite 401
1520 Middle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-2250

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