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Research Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering​ Faculty Los Angeles, California

The Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering seeks outstanding candidates for Research Assistant Professor. This is a full-time, non-tenure track (research) faculty position. This appointment requires a demonstrated capacity for collaborative, interdisciplinary research in applied machine learning, data science, machine learning for computer system design and performance modeling and optimization. Applicants should have an earned doctorate in electrical engineering or a related discipline, and an established track record of funding and publication appropriate for appointment. The Viterbi School is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and welcomes applications from women, persons from underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Research faculty are not eligible for tenure and have no obligation to teach in the Department. Appointments may be considered for up to three years, subject to renewal upon satisfactory performance and available funding.

Application material should include a letter clearly indicating area(s) of specialization, a detailed curriculum vitae, a concise statement of current and future research directions and funding, and contact information for at least three professional references. We would like to fill the position to start for the Spring 2021 semester (starting January 1, 2021). Applications will be considered starting immediately until the positions are filled. Applications submitted after November 30, 2020 may not be considered. Early applications are highly encouraged.

USC Viterbi School of Engineering is among the top tier of engineering schools in the world. It has 188 full-time, tenure-track faculty members, and is home to the Information Sciences Institute. Research expenditures typically exceed $200 million annually. The School is affiliated with the Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering, the Institute for Creative Technologies, and the USC Stevens Center for Innovation. Faculty affiliation is also possible with a new interdisciplinary research center comprised of scholars from across the University that focuses on the convergence of medicine and engineering in the development and application of neuroprosthetics.

Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has a student body consisting of approximately 240 undergraduate students, 1100 M.S. students, and 330 Ph.D. students. The Department has a total of 63 full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty. Among our faculty, 10 are members of National Academy of Engineering; 1 is a  member of National Academy of Sciences; 9 are fellows of the American Association for Advancement of Science; 5 are fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, 3 are members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; 35 are IEEE fellows; and 7 have received IEEE gold medals.

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance. The Viterbi School of Engineering at USC is committed to enabling the success of dual career families and fosters a family-friendly environment.

REQ20094968 Posted Date: 11/17/2020

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