Tenure-Track Faculty Position: Assistant Professor

The Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering (ECSE) at RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE in Troy, NY is expecting a tenure-track faculty position opening at the level of Assistant Professor. We seek an individual with demonstrated potential for excellence and innovation in research and teaching. Candidates should have active research interests that are methodologically innovative and tied to one or more compelling application domains. Relevant research themes of this search are robotics, autonomous systems, cyberphysical systems, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and Internet of Things (IoT). There will also be opportunities to participate in Institute-wide research initiatives such as the Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS), Institute for Data Exploration and Applications (IDEA), the Cognitive and Immersive Systems Lab (CISL), and the Center for Materials, Devices, and Integrated Systems (cMDIS).

The ECSE department is in a period of growth. New faculty will be expected to complement and augment existing departmental strengths in robotics, control, networking, and computer vision. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in departmental programs, to develop and maintain a robust program of externally sponsored research, and to participate in activities that strengthen the department, the School of Engineering, Rensselaer and the broader community of research and practice.

The ECSE department awards B.S, M.S./M.Eng and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer and Systems Engineering, and Power Engineering. The Department is highly interdisciplinary, with strong education and research connections with other Rensselaer engineering departments and departments in other disciplines such as Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences, and Physics, among others. The Department has 35 faculty, 680 undergraduates and 110 Ph.D. students. ECSE is one of the seven departments in the School of Engineering, which has approximately 160 faculty members, 3000 undergraduates, and 480 graduate students.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a private research university in Troy, New York, situated at the beautiful confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers. Founded in 1824, it is the oldest technological university in the English-speaking world. With the university’s involvement, the City of Troy is in the midst of a period of buoyant commercial and cultural resurgence. Beyond Troy are the vibrant urban areas of the greater Capital Region, including Albany, Schenectady, and Saratoga—as well as the beautiful wilderness of the Adirondack region.

Interested applicants to this expected position should send an application including a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, statement of research accomplishments and goals, a description of teaching interests, and three professional references. Please send material in a single PDF document to jobs@ecse.rpi.edu subject line: ECSE Faculty Position. Application review is ongoing and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.