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Iowa State University Microelectronics/ Devices/ VLSI - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Ames, Iowa

Faculty Position Information:

Position Title:Microelectronics/ Devices/ VLSI - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Appointment Type:Faculty

Job Description:Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE), in the College of Engineering at Iowa State University (ISU), invites applications for multiple tenure-track or tenured faculty positions in electrical and computer engineering. Exceptional candidates with commensurate experience and proven track record will be considered for tenure and advanced rank of Associate and Full Professor.

All ECpE focus areas will be considered, however, for this position, the department is particularly interested in areas related to Microelectronics, Devices and VLSI.

Successful candidates will be expected to establish, sustain and grow a world-class externally funded research program that complements or aligns with the department’s areas through independent and collaborative efforts. Additionally, the candidate is expected to establish a record of scholarship at the highest levels, contribute to the teaching missions at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and engage in institutional service and service to the profession. Candidates should have strong communication skills, share our commitment to enhancing excellence through diversity and inclusion, and exhibit the potential for long-term leadership in supporting the mission of the department, college, and university.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) is committed to sustaining a collegial, positive, and productive environment for each individual and the collective benefit of all. All faculty members are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within department, college, and university activities, interact collegially and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely aligned field

  • Associate Professor candidates must also meet the university standards for appointment to the rank, including significant experience/accomplishments in the candidate’s area of expertise

  • Full Professor candidates are required to have national distinction, international recognition, and a substantial scholarly record in their area of expertise, in addition to the aforementioned requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of high-quality scholarship related to Microelectronics, Devices, and VLSI ;

  • Evidence of ability to work effectively with diverse student, faculty, and staff populations;

  • Demonstrated ability or potential to develop a vibrant and high impact externally funded research program;

  • Evidence of ability to excel in the classroom teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels;

  • Experience supervising research of undergraduate and graduate students.

Department/Program & College Description:

About the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University is home to over 60 faculty and is associated with 12 research centers and institutes. The department boasts 20 IEEE Fellows, over $15.4M in research expenditures (FY20), and one of the largest ECpE enrollments in the nation. For more information about our department’s engineering programs, go to

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University ( is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive and is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff. The College of Engineering consists of eight departments with annual research expenditures exceeding $105 million.

Iowa State University is located in Ames, IA ( , a progressive community of 66,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines ( , one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the Midwest, and is beaming with community pride and accolades ( .

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. Diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university expects that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community ( .

Iowa State University and the College of Engineering are responsive to the needs of dual-career couples and are dedicated to work-life balance through an array of flexible work policies.

Department Unit/Website:

For more information about our department’s engineering program, see

Proposed Start Date:August 16, 2023

Number of Months Employed Per Year:09 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Application Instructions:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to receive full consideration, applications should be received by Thursday, September 15, 2022. All interested, qualified persons must apply for this position online at to Job Requisition Number R9186 .

The following documents are required to be submitted in PDF format:

1) Letter of application (including information about the desired rank) that briefly discusses how the candidate meets each of the preferred qualifications

2) Curriculum Vitae

3) Contact information for at least three references, including name, mailing address, email address, phone number, and other pertinent information

4) Other required documents, not to exceed four pages, combined into a single PDF:

  • Teaching statement (one page maximum)

  • Research statement

  • Diversity and inclusion statement, which could include advocacy, support, study, and experience with individuals and issues outside the candidate’s personal background (one page maximum)

5) A minimum of one and not more than three representatives refereed conference or journal publication(s) combined into a single PDF.

Inquiries regarding this position may be directed to Joseph Zambreno ( or Sara K. Harris (

Original Posting Date: August 2, 2022

Posting Close Date:

Job Requisition Number:R9186