Santa Clara University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Position ID:Santa Clara University-Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering-APECE [#16690]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Santa Clara, California 95053, United States
Subject Areas: Electrical Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering / All areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Computer Engineering
Appl Deadline: finished (2020/08/19, finished 2021/08/21)
Position Description:    

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Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Position Title:Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Position Type:Regular

Hiring Range:
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Job Description:
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Santa Clara University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor starting in the 2021-2022 academic year. Digital systems and architectures are strategic growth areas for the ECE department. To complement the expertise of current faculty, address areas of strong interest to students, and enhance collaboration opportunities with local industries in Silicon Valley, the department is interested in candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: embedded systems and computer architecture, digital system design and synthesis, Systems-on-Chip (SoC), programmable and adaptive architectures, Internet of Things (IoT), and cyber-physical systems. Candidates should have an articulated plan for engaging a diverse student body. Santa Clara University is committed to hiring faculty eager to promote the university's values of diversity, equity, and inclusion at the department and university levels.

The ideal candidate will be able to teach both core digital systems undergraduate courses and advanced ECE courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and will be enthusiastic about curriculum innovation and student engagement. The candidate should have academic, industry, or other research experience and should be able to articulate plans for future impactful research in their areas of interest.

The new assistant professor will join the SCU ECE faculty at a time of significant opportunity for research laboratory establishment and programmatic development. Forward-looking research will be supported as the School of Engineering expects to move into the newly constructed 300,000 square foot Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation ( in the Fall of 2021. It will house engineering and science departments, research laboratories, teaching laboratories, and versatile spaces facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration, and involvement in humanitarian engineering. In addition, over the past two years, we have been systematically updating and
reorganizing the digital system's areas within the ECE programs to support new growth areas. This is an ongoing process, and the new faculty member will work with other ECE faculty to shape the future of these programs.

Basic Qualifications

● An earned Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in electrical and computer engineering or a closely related field
● A demonstrated potential for high-quality research
● A commitment and demonstrated potential to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and to engage in curriculum development
● An articulated plan to contribute to a diverse and inclusive academic culture and advance the mission of the university


● Developing a productive and independent research program that engages students and produces high-quality publications.
● Teaching a diverse student body at both undergraduate and graduate levels, developing curricula, and mentoring students.
● Service to the Department, School, University, and profession.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit:

1.) a detailed current CV;

2.) a statement of research interests, future research directions, and research accomplishments;

3.) a statement of teaching interests, philosophy, and relevant experience;

4.) an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Statement that describes past, present, and planned contributions to equity, diversity, and/or inclusion in engineering or other areas; and

5.) names and contact information of three professional references.

Additional Information About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University ( is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university, located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Distinguished by the highest retention rate of any US master's university, and ranked second among all master's universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California's oldest operating institution of higher education. The University is also distinguished by a sustained high ranking by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) with regard to the gender balance of the tenure stream engineering faculty and the master's graduates. The School of Engineering is committed to improving the human condition through engineering education, practice, and scholarship, promoting the University's mission to ‘fashion a more humane, just and sustainable world'.

SCU maintains small class sizes and promotes close faculty/student interaction. The University enrollment is approximately 5,700 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students. The ECE Department ( offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, with 12 full-time tenure-stream faculty members, three of whom are fellows of the IEEE, and a strong pool of adjunct faculty who instruct about 100 undergraduate majors, and about 60 part-time and full-time graduate students. The School of Engineering maintains strong ties to local industry.

Work Authorization:
A foreign national who is appointed to a tenured or tenure-track faculty position is eligible for sponsorship by Santa Clara University.

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About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s, Ph.D., and law degrees.

Santa Clara University does not sponsor work visas for staff positions. If hired, individuals must independently provide proof of their eligibility to work in the United States.

Equal Opportunity/Notice of Nondiscrimination
Santa Clara University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and California State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. For a complete copy of Santa Clara University’s equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies, see

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
Santa Clara University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender, and prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. The Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is Belinda Guthrie, Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 408-551-3043,, Inquiries can also be made to the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

Clery Notice of Availability
Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Santa Clara University affirms its' commitment to employ qualified individuals with disabilities within the workplace and to comply with the Americans with Disability Act. All applicants desiring an accommodation should contact the Department of Human Resources, and 408-554-5750 and request to speak to Indu Ahluwalia by phone at 408-554-5750 or by email at

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