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Assistant Professor - Computer or Electrical Engineering

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Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Posting Number 2017_00526F
Posting Type
Working Title Assistant Professor - Computer or Electrical Engineering
Title Code 55100
Retirement Plan
Salary Range
Job Summary

The College of Engineering at the University of Georgia (UGA) is seeking applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in the area of security and resilience for Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). The position has an expected start date of August 1, 2018 or earlier.

The successful applicant will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers and educators in the School of Electrical & Computer Engineering (, and work closely with colleagues affiliated with the recently established Center for Cyber-Physical Systems ( Leveraging existing expertise in CPS, smart energy systems, control systems, sensor networks, internet of things, data analytics and virtual reality, the Center for Cyber-Physical Systems creates the ideal environment for candidates looking to explore security and resilience issues in CPS applications that range from the smart grids, to medical/health monitoring, to autonomous vehicles.

The responsibilities of the successful candidate will be to: (1) establish an outstanding research program recognized both nationally and internationally, (2) foster and establish collaborations and partnerships within and outside the College of Engineering as well as industry, (3) exhibit a strong commitment to teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and (4) compete successfully for extramural funding to support research and a companion graduate training program. The candidate will have broad latitude to develop a research program that focuses on CPS innovations, along with advances in the basic knowledge of sustainability to benefit society.

The College of Engineering, formed on July 1, 2012, is building a vibrant academic environment that fosters engineering education in a liberal arts environment and research that addresses critical societal needs. The College offers eight undergraduate and seven graduate engineering degree programs spanning all engineering fields. The college has grown rapidly to more than 2,100 undergraduate and graduate students and over 70 faculty members. More information can be found at

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or a closely related discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

An excellent research record in an area associated with Electrical & Computer Engineering. Applicants with expertise that focuses on issues of security and resilience in the development of hardware/software for CPS are encouraged to apply. Along with a strong publication record and demonstrated success in proposal writing, a record exhibiting leadership traits, effective communication, and ability to develop innovative collaborative programs is preferred.

Degree Level Doctorate
Posting Date 10/13/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Document #1
  4. Other Document #2
  5. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents