Job ID: 171231

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Marquette University

  • Nov. 4, 2021
  • Open until filled
  • August 2022
  • Assistant Professor
  • Electrical and/or Electronics

Position Overview

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (EECE) at Marquette University seeks candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in Computer Engineering starting in August 2022. Appointment will be at the assistant-professor level. Faculty duties include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, research, and supervision of graduate students. Candidates with expertise in computer vision are especially encouraged to apply. Areas of emphasis may include but are not limited to robotic vision and vision for autonomous vehicles; multi-task/multi-modal methods for contextual video understanding; self-supervised, adversarial, and reinforcement learning techniques applied to computer vision; domain adaptation and transfer learning methods for image and video understanding; integration of computer vision and natural language processing models; Bayesian models for deep neural networks; computer vision for embedded devices; edge processing methods for computer vision; and computer vision for IoT.

Marquette’s EECE department has 15 tenured/tenure track faculty, including 3 IEEE Fellows and an IEEE Technical Field Award recipient, one full-time adjunct professor, several part-time adjuncts, and nearly 200 undergraduate and 70 graduate students. EECE offers ABET-accredited B.S. in Electrical Engineering and B.S. in Computer Engineering degrees. Graduate degrees include five-year B.S./M.S., two certificates, M.S., and Ph.D. Research in EECE is on a steep upward trajectory, both in terms of funding and graduate enrollment, with many ongoing collaborations within EECE and with faculty outside the department and industry. In 2021, EECE received upwards of $3.6M in research grants and contracts. EECE research is supported by state-of-the-art computing facilities: In addition to Marquette’s high-performance computer cluster, a $1.5M machine customized for machine-learning workloads, the EECE has recently built its own high performance computing cluster, comprising ten 24-core processors, dedicated to supporting the faculty and students in their machine-learning and computer-vision research.

Marquette University, founded in 1881 as a Catholic, Jesuit university, is a comprehensive university located in downtown metropolitan Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and it is ranked 83 nationally in the U.S. News and World Report 2022 undergraduate rankings. Milwaukee offers a variety of cultural and entertainment amenities such as theater, music venues, and major sports franchises, as well as easy access to a variety of year-round outdoor recreation activities. Marquette’s Opus College of Engineering, founded in 1908, has over 1,026 undergraduate students, 220 graduate students, and $8.6M in extramural research funding in the 2021 fiscal year. The College recently completed the first phase of several new building projects with the completion of its latest building, Engineering Hall. The second phase includes Innovation Alley, which is part of a $750 million investment in growing teaching, research, and entrepreneurship. Innovation Alley will enable further development of the extensive network the College has with the many industrial companies in the Milwaukee area.

Please submit a complete application by January 15, 2022. Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. Each application should include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, research statement, and a list of three references. For further information and application go to: Marquette University is an Equal Opportunity Employer; those from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

The new faculty member is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the fundamental areas of electrical and computer engineering, with emphasis on image processing, machine learning, computer programing, and signals and systems. In addition, the new faculty member is expected to teach advanced elective offerings in computer vision, image processing, machine learning, algorithms, and neural networks at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. They will also assist in maintaining excellence in all the computer engineering and electrical engineering programs by participating in curriculum development efforts to further strengthen the areas of computer vision, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

The new faculty member is expected to build a sustainable research program in computer vision, and seek and receive external funding from government agencies as well as industry. In addition, they are expected to supervise graduate students at both the M.S. and Ph.D. levels and will contribute to the growth of the department in graduate enrollment by attracting students to Marquette.

The new faculty will serve and contribute to departmental, college, and university committees and initiatives; they are expected to be active in their professional societies.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Earned doctorate in Computer Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or closely related field; demonstrated excellence and high-quality research; demonstrated or potential for excellence in teaching.

  • It is the policy of Marquette University to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other applicable federal or state-protected classification.

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Contact Information

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    Marquette University
    Milwaukee, WI 53233
  • 414-288-7305
  • 414-288-7425

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