Utah State University

Entry-level, tenure track Assistant Professor (Electrical Engineering)

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(6/19/2024 4:56 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
100% Time
College of Engineering
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience
Telework Eligible


College of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Entry-level, tenure track Assistant Professor (Electrical Engineering). 

Successful candidate for this position will: develop a significant externally funded research program that includes a strong record of peer-reviewed publications and graduate student mentorship; effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses, actively participate in assigned department and university duties; and demonstrate leadership in relevant technical societies.


This Assistant Professor (Electrical Engineering) position is located in Logan, Utah, which is situated in a spectacular Rocky Mountain valley approximately one and one-half hour drive north of Salt Lake City. Applications, along with a cover letter, curriculum vita, and a list of at least three references, should be submitted online at http://hr.usu.edu/jobs at the “Join Us” link. More information about this position may be obtained by contacting the Utah State University Human Resources Office, 8800 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-8800; hr@usu.edu; phone: 435-797-0216; fax: 435-797-1816. Utah State University is a Carnegie Research Doctoral Extensive University, an AA/EO employer, and has been chosen as a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Gender Equity Program recipient.


The course list includes:


ECE 5310 Control Systems (MAE 5310 Dynamic Systems and Controls): This course explores the fundamental concepts regarding modeling physical systems and the analysis and design of feedback control systems via mainly classical control methods.


ECE 6930 Distributed Control: Over the last two decades, synchronization has been a popular subject in multi-agent systems because of its vast array of applications ranging from flight formation to energy networks. From a control theory viewpoint, the fundamental problem in synchronization is: How should distributed controllers (i.e., local interactions between the agents and control protocols) be structured to ensure that the synchronization is achieved? This course explores how to analyze and synthesize distributed controllers for multi-agent systems with different levels of complexity.


ECE 6040 Convex Optimization: This course explores the fundamentals of convex analysis and optimization problems, optimality conditions, and duality theory. Over the course, students are trained to gain the ability to recognize and formulate engineering problems as convex optimization problems and derive and solve problems using off-the-shelf solvers.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or a closely related field (foreign equivalent degree is acceptable)
  • Demonstrated strong background in engineering fundamentals
  • Expertise in one of research areas including control systems (autonomous systems, controls and robotics, or distributed systems), space systems engineering (small satellites, space weather sensors, spacecraft instrumentation), or embedded systems (embedded processor systems, FPGA systems, hardware cybersecurity, security and privacy in cyber-physical systems, or embedded control systems)
  • Ability to teach in the area of expertise
  • Ability to conduct and disseminate research in an area within the discipline as evidenced by an established publication record
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills. (Required skills and publication/presentation requirements may be earned during advanced educational studies.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A track record of research funding
  • Evidence of effective teaching

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV"
  2. Name and contact information for 3 professional references to be entered into Candidate Profile
  3. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 04/2024

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In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

*updated 09/2023


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