Job ID: 129909

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

University of Minnesota, Duluth

  • Sep. 26, 2019
  • Assistant Professor, Tenure Track
  • Electrical Engineering
  • University of Minnesota, Duluth
    Duluth, MN
  • Open until filled
  • Aug. 24, 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Electrical and/or Electronics
    Computer Engineering
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)
    Engineering - Other

The Department of Electrical Engineering (EE) at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD), Swenson College of Science and Engineering (SCSE) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor (Job Code 9403). The educational and research focus is in at least one of the areas of embedded systems, multicore/multiprocessor systems, biomedical instrumentation, and/or artificial intelligence systems.

The successful candidate is expected to teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels, conduct research, advise students, provide appropriate service to the Department and the profession, and demonstrate a willingness to interact with the public and private sectors. The employer reserves the right to change or assign other duties to this position.


  • Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in Electrical Engineering or a closely related field by the time of appointment


  • Baccalaureate degree in electrical engineering or a closely related field
  • Demonstrated active research in one or more of the areas: embedded systems, multicore/multiprocessor systems, biomedical instrumentations, or artificial intelligence systems
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality teaching
  • Teaching experience in higher education
  • Experience or ability to teach subjects on FPGA, SoC, or IoT (hardware and software)
  • Demonstrated effective written and oral communications skills
  • Willingness to interact with the public and private sectors or have industrial experience
  • Experience in working with diverse populations

The EE Department consists of 13 faculty and 3 staff, with approximately 210 undergraduate students as EE majors, and 20 M.S.E.E graduate students. In addition to the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, the EE Department is home to minors in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Energy Engineering. There are significant opportunities for fostering existing and creating new ties with local, regional, and national industry stakeholders.

Applications must be submitted online. To apply, go to and search for job ID 333115. First, submit the application with cover letter and CV/resume in pdf format. Then, return to the "My Job Applications" page to attach the additional documents, also in pdf format. Complete applications include the online application, cover letter, and resume/CV, plus additional documents as follows: (1) Summary of relevant undergraduate and graduate coursework (e.g. unofficial transcripts), (2) Statement of Teaching Philosophy, (3) Research Philosophy (including Research Plan), (4) Statement of Commitment to Diversity, (5) and Contact Information for three professional references. You must attach the requested additional documents, even if you provide the related information within the application.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact a University of Minnesota Access Consultant at 612-624-3316.

Review of completed applications will begin November 01, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Address questions to Shey Peterson at

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

The University of Minnesota Duluth consistently ranks among the top Midwestern, regional universities in U.S. News and World Report’s "America’s Best Colleges" issue.

Overlooking Lake Superior, UMD provides an alternative to both large research and small liberal arts environments and attracts students looking for a personalized learning experience on a medium-sized campus of a major university. A firm liberal arts foundation anchors a variety of traditional degree programs, as well as professional and graduate students that draw on UMD’s many research institutes and labs.

UMD is a regional comprehensive land and sea-grant state university, one of five coordinate campus within the State of Minnesota system and with a total enrollment of approximately 11,500 students. SCSE is the largest college at UMD comprising over 3300 undergraduate students, 260 graduate students, 180 faculty, and 80 permanent staff. The college includes the science departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Physics and Astronomy, and Mathematics and Statistics, as well as the ABET-accredited departments of Computer Science, Electrical, Chemical, Civil and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.

A dynamic city on a hill situated at the western tip of Lake Superior, Duluth was named Outdoor magazine’s Best Outdoors Town in 2014, celebrating its access to the outdoors and to Lake Superior — the largest freshwater lake on earth by area. Duluth is home to hundreds of miles of biking, hiking, and skiing trails, including the Superior Hiking Trail, a 300+ mile trail intersecting Duluth, and the Duluth Traverse, an 85-mile multi-use biking and hiking trail stretching across town. In addition to the outdoors, the Twin Ports area has vibrant music, arts, crafts and craft brewing scenes, and a variety of award-winning restaurants. Duluth is a truly wonderful place to live, with great schools, health care, and affordable housing. It mixes its historic small-town feel with a dynamic urban economy and many cultural offerings.

Duluth, with a population of approximately 85,000 people, is located at the head of beautiful Lake Superior. As a major shipping port, over 1,000 vessels from around the world pass under its iconic Aerial Lift Bridge, annually. Duluth is a popular tourist destination, with 3.5 million people visiting the city annually, for a $780 million economic impact. More information about Duluth can be found at

If you have started receiving retirement annuity payments from the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) or Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) your eligibility for this position may be impacted. Please contact MSRS or PERA for any eligibility limitations.

Smoking, chewing tobacco and the use of electronic cigarettes prohibited on all UMD property, including indoor facilities, campus grounds and University vehicles.

  • The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

    The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

    The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Veterans and individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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