Multiple Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering

The Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering (ECSE) at RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE in Troy, NY invites applications for multiple tenured/tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant and Associate Professor levels. The ECSE department is in a period of multi-year growth. We seek individuals with demonstrated potential for excellence in research and teaching, combining innovative methods and compelling applications. We welcome candidates with research interests in semiconductor technology, next-generation computing including quantum computing, networking and security, energy and power systems, and robotics and artificial intelligence. Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Electrical or Computer Engineering, or a closely related field. Successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, develop and maintain a robust and externally sponsored research program, and participate in activities that strengthen the department, the School, Rensselaer, and the broader professional community. New faculty will complement and augment ECSE strengths in AI/ML, microelectronics, computer system design, control, robotics, communication, networking, and power systems. New faculty can also participate in Institute-wide research initiatives, including Semiconductors, AI, Future of Computing Energy and Built Environments, Precision Medicine, and interdisciplinary centers including Center for Materials, Devices, and Integrated Systems (cMDIS), Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES), and Center for Mobility and Vertical Lift (MOVE).

Rensselaer is a core member of the American Semiconductor Innovation Coalition (ASIC) and one of the five core members of the recently awarded DoD Common Hub Northeast Regional Defense Technology Hub (NORDTECH). Rensselaer is the first university campus that will host the IBM Quantum System One. ECSE is a major contributor to these efforts.

Established in 1907, Electrical Engineering at Rensselaer is one of the first in the country. ECSE alumni have contributed to the information and digital revolution by inventing the digital camera, the microprocessor, the graphics processor, power electronics, electronic mail, and more. ECSE awards B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer and Systems Engineering. The Department is highly interdisciplinary, with strong collaborations with other Rensselaer Engineering Departments and in other disciplines such as Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Cognitive Science. The Department has ~35 faculty, 800 undergraduates, and 120 graduate students. ECSE is one of the seven departments in the School of Engineering, which has approximately 160 faculty, 3000 undergraduates, and 700 graduate students.

Founded in 1824, RPI is the oldest technological university in the English-speaking world and will celebrate its bicentennial in 2024. RPI is a private university located near the beautiful confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers in Troy, New York. Under the visionary leadership of President Marty Schmidt and Provost Rebecca Doerge, RPI is poised for transformative growth and innovation. With RPI’s involvement, the City of Troy is undergoing 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.

Application Instructions: Please submit the following materials via Rensselaer's online hiring portal ( (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a research statement including future research plans, (3) a statement of teaching activities and interests, (4) a diversity and inclusion statement, and (5) contact information for a minimum of three professional references. Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately. The search will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. John Wen, Department Head,

Rensselaer welcomes candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national, and international perspectives to our work and campus communities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.