Assistant Professor- Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Engineering and Architect

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Job Summary/Basic Function:

The department of Electrical and Computer Engineering seeks a tenure-track assistant professor with research interests in power and energy systems or computer engineering.

Potential areas of expertise in power and energy systems include: the analysis, design, operation and control of smart grids, protection and relaying; SCADA and telemetry systems; cyber-physical security of power systems; integration of distributed energy resources; and applications of power electronics.

Potential areas of expertise in computer engineering include: embedded systems; CPS & hardware security; computer networks; digital systems design & testing; computer architecture; and FPGA prototyping & applications.

Department Overview:

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Boise State offers dynamic and exciting programs designed to emphasize problem-based learning with an innovative and engaging curriculum. We offer two Bachelor of Science degrees - Electrical Engineering and Computer Systems Engineering. The BS CSE is a new undergraduate program developed in response to industry demands for educating and training next-generation engineers capable of integrating software and hardware solutions to produce secure and stable systems. We also offer a minor in Electrical Engineering as well as several certificate options, including Biomedical Instrumentation, Cyber Operations, Cyber-physical Systems for all majors, and a series of certificates related to the Security of Cyber-physical Systems. At the graduate level, we offer a Master of Science, a Master of Engineering, and a doctorate in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Our students come from all regions and backgrounds and we expect that by the time they graduate, they are prepared to understand diverse perspectives, evaluate electrical and computer engineering problems, conduct research, communicate effectively, create networks, and lead innovative change. The selected candidate will be committed to our students’ success and able to contribute to the University’s mission with innovative scholarship and quality student-centric education. Core to this mission are research activities, teaching effectiveness, professional development, institutional service, student advising (especially on doctoral level), and involvement in service activities.

Essential Functions:

Scholarly, creative, or research activities: A successful candidate will conduct cutting-edge scholarly research in power and energy systems or computer engineering, establish a successful and well-funded research group and lab, and publish research in influential disciplinary or interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journals or academic presses. It is expected that he/she will develop and maintain an active externally-funded research program in fields, enriching the research vision of the department and Boise State University in its mission as a doctoral university with high research activity. The applicant should be able to cultivate and develop relationships with Idaho’s stakeholders in electrical energy production or computer engineering and to draw from these areas to develop a research portfolio that is useful to the state and academic audiences.

Teaching: The successful applicant will contribute to one or more core classes in the Power or Computer System Engineering program and to electives in the area of specialty. The candidate would engage in the development of new and creative instructional materials, expand the Electrical and Computer Engineering curriculum and keep the curriculum current. The successful candidate will join a department dedicated to the use of a curriculum that is responsive to all the students it serves. Such curriculum includes the pedagogical strategies that draw on a wide range of high impact and effective practices, as well as varying culturally-relevant content and approaches. The Department values interdisciplinary and collaborative research, as well as innovative approaches to an inclusive engineering education, especially on the doctoral level where there are expectations that the successful applicant will have strong engagement and contribution in advising PhD students.

Service: The candidate will contribute meaningful service to the program, college, university, and profession. Participation in shared governance and cultivation of leadership roles are encouraged, as are contributions to student-centered and community activities. Service may be demonstrated through mentoring students; participation and leadership in program, college, or university committees, the faculty senate, and professional organizations; and, as appropriate to the discipline in local, state, national or international communities.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

In accordance with discipline and departmental standards and expectations, the candidate will need to have demonstrated:

  • An ability to produce high quality academic scholarly outputs.
  • Effectiveness in engaging students and creating course materials (syllabus, activities, presentations, etc.) that enhance student interest and engagement.
  • Dedication and commitment in advising doctoral students
  • Competence to work effectively with diverse populations including the capacity to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with people from other cultures or backgrounds.
Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a closely related field at the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated research focus in aforementioned areas in power & energy systems or computer engineering.
Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

Required Application Materials:

Cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements, names and contact information for at least three references.

For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Maria Mitkova, Professor, at

The position will remain open until filled, though the deadline for full consideration for the position is January 3, 2022.



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