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Faculty Openings in Electrical, Computer, & Systems Engineering

Apply now Job no: 493568
Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Faculty, School of Engineering

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Job Summary

The Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering (ECSE) at RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE in Troy, NY invites applications for multiple tenured/tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant and Associate Professor levels. The ECSE department is in a period of multi-year growth. We seek individuals with demonstrated potential for excellence and innovation in research and teaching.

Candidates will have active research interests that combine innovative methods and compelling applications. We welcome candidates with all research themes relevant to ECSE and are particularly interested in next generation computing, including cloud computing and computer architecture, security and privacy, autonomy and robotics, energy and power systems, and next generation communication systems.

New faculty will be expected to complement and augment departmental strengths in AI/ML, microelectronics, computer system design, control, robotics, communication, networking, and power systems. Successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in departmental programs, to develop and maintain a robust program of externally sponsored research, and to participate in activities that strengthen the department, the School of Engineering, Rensselaer, and the broader community of research and practice.

There will be opportunities to participate in Institute-wide research initiatives, such as the Institute for Energy, the Built Environment, and Smart Systems (EBESS), Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Computing (DAIC), Center for Engineering and Precision Medicine (CEPM), and centers including Center for Materials, Devices, and Integrated Systems (cMDIS), Center for Future Energy Systems (CPES), and Center for Mobility and Vertical Lift (MOVE).

Established in 1907, Electrical Engineering at Rensselaer is one of the first in the country. ECSE alumni have contributed to the information and digital revolution through the invention of the digital camera, the microprocessor, the graphics processor, power electronics, electronic mail, and other key inventions.
The ECSE department awards B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer and Systems Engineering. The Department is highly interdisciplinary, with strong educational and research connections with other Rensselaer engineering departments and departments in other disciplines such as Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, and Cognitive Science, among others. The Department has around 35 faculty, 800 undergraduates and 120 graduate students. ECSE is one of the seven departments in the School of Engineering, which has approximately 160 faculty, 3000 undergraduates, and 700 graduate students. 

Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. John Wen, Department Head,

Minimum Qualifications

All candidates must have Ph.D. in a discipline related to Electrical, Computer or Systems Engineering.  In addition, the successful candidate must also be able to demonstrate the potential to carry out the following duties: develop and maintain an internationally recognized, interdisciplinary program of funded research; actively contribute to the core graduate and undergraduate teaching mission of ECSE; and in engage in department, institute, and professional service activities.

We welcome candidates with all research themes relevant to ECSE and are particularly interested in next generation computing, including cloud computing and computer architecture, security and privacy, autonomy and robotics, energy and power systems, and next generation communication systems. 

Application instructions


Follow the on-screen prompts to create a brief application with contact information for three (3) referees.   Be prepared to upload the following:  

  • (1) a cover letter
  • (2) a curriculum vitae
  • (3) a research statement including future research plans
  • (3) a statement of teaching activities and interests
  • (4) a diversity statement

 If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact 

Job Posted Date

The job is posted effective 10.12.2022.  Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately. The search will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

COVID-19 Pandemic Protocols

Rensselaer requires all faculty and staff to be vaccinated (and boosted when eligible) against COVID-19. Requests for exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.




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