Iowa State University — Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty in Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, invites applications for tenure-track or tenured faculty positions in all areas of electrical, computer and software engineering. Appointments will be considered at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor ranks. Responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate education; mentoring and engaging undergraduate, as well as prospective students; developing and sustaining externally-funded research; graduate student supervision and mentoring; and professional and institutional service.

Successful candidates must hold an earned Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related field on or before the hire date; must have demonstrated ability or potential to 1) develop a vibrant and high impact externally funded research program; 2) excel in classroom teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels 3) supervise research of undergraduate and graduate students 4) engage in professional and institutional service and leadership. Candidates should have strong communication skills, share our commitment to achieving excellence through diversity and inclusion, and contribute to the mission of the ECpE department. All faculty members are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, and university activities, while maintaining collegial interactions with the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior. Associate and Full Professor candidates will, in addition to the above, demonstrate an excellent record of funded research and internationally recognized scholarship commensurate with such appointments.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University is home to 49 faculty, and is associated with 11 research centers and institutes. The department boasts 18 IEEE Fellows, $13M in funded research proposals (2015), and one of the largest ECpE enrollments in the nation. For more information about our department’s engineering programs, go to

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled, served by over 6,100 faculty and staff (see ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution. Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted second best most livable small city in the nation (see

All interested, qualified persons must apply for this position by visiting and completing the Employment Application for vacancy #600174. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

  • Letter of application/cover letter (including email address)
  • Current resume/curriculum vitae
  • Concise statement of research and teaching interests
  • Contact Information for three references (include name, mailing address, email, and phone number)
  • A minimum of one (1), but not more than three (3), conference or journal publication(s) representative of your work (submit in “Other Document(s)” 1-3 sections).

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485. Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity, 3350 Beardshear Hall, 515-294-7612.

Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, applications must be received by Oct. 31, 2016; however, applications may be submitted until all positions are filled. Inquiries regarding the faculty search should be directed to Professor James McCalley at or (515) 294-4844.