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The College of Engineering at the University of Iowa is launching a strategic hiring initiative directed at increasing the size of our tenure track faculty in areas that will improve quality of life in Iowa, across the nation, and around the world. These new hires will reflect our commitment to advancing engineering innovation through collaborations with colleagues across campus, enhancing the educational experience of our students, and instilling ethics, social justice, and global awareness in everything we do. Our areas of strategic excellence focus on:

  • Engineering for human health
  • Engineering in the environment
  • Engineering for emerging technologies

These positions will be aligned with the goals of our strategic plan to:

  • create an environment in which all members of the collegiate community—students, staff, and faculty—are welcomed, supported, and able to thrive
  • provide a transformative and personalized educational experience that prepares our graduates to become an engineer and something more
  • lead signature areas of research and economic development to drive breakthroughs that have societal impact
  • train graduate students to become outstanding technical leaders and innovative researchers
  • engage in mutually beneficial partnerships, boldly communicate our achievements, and build influence with state and federal decision makers
  • acquire and steward private investments that strengthen the college and amplify our service for the common good.

The Roy J. Carver Department of Biomedical Engineering is seeking candidates to build research programs in one or more of the following areas: musculoskeletal biomechanics; respiratory/pulmonary research; and instrumentation and/or devices for neuroscience.

The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering is seeking candidates to build research programs in one or more of the following areas: biological engineering, synthetic biology or biomaterials development/implementation.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is seeking candidates to build research programs in one or more of the following areas: contamination, pathogens, and public health; and engineering social and environmental justice through sustainable systems.

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering is seeking candidates to build research programs in one or more of the following areas: analytics, artificial intelligence, and healthcare; systems, healthcare, and human factors.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is seeking candidates to build research programs in one or more of the following areas: data science; artificial intelligence; machine learning; quantum computing; AR/VR; sensors in healthcare.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is seeking candidates to build research programs in one or more of the following areas: design of wearable sensors/actuators; robotic surgery and rehabilitation robotics; human-robot interaction and collaboration; and artificial intelligence and data science for precision medicine and telehealth.


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is seeking candidates to build research programs in one or more of the following areas:  environmental engineering and science; hydraulics and water resources; and resilient and sustainable infrastructure development.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is seeking candidates to build research programs in one or more of the following areas: naval/ocean hydrodynamics and systems; and environment sensing and modeling.

The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering is seeking candidates to build research programs in one or more of the following areas: atmospheric sensing to interact with space physics, climate, and atmospheric research; and the intersection of environmental engineering, energy, and machine learning.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is seeking candidates to build research programs in one or more of the following areas: data science/informatics applied to environment modeling; real time data analysis; AI-based decision support systems; optimal control strategy and design; data visualization; remote sensing.


The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering is seeking candidates to build research programs in one or more of the following areas: advanced material development/application; polymeric materials or biochemical engineering.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is seeking candidates to build research programs in one or more of the following areas: hydroinformatics and visualization; artificial intelligence and machine learning.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is seeking candidates to build research programs in: sensors/manufacturing; and design optimization and uncertainty qualification (UQ) for AI-based systems.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is seeking candidates to build research programs in cybersecurity that includes cybersecurity risk management and tools; infrastructure/network security; software/hardware security; cryptography; IoT security. 

 

 

 

About the College of Engineering at the University of Iowa

The College of Engineering is one of 11 colleges that comprise the University of Iowa. Our college is comprised of six departments and eight research centers. We enroll nearly 2300 undergraduate and graduate students and have 97 tenure track faculty members and 17 instructional track faculty members.

Our college energizes and leads collaborations across every other UI college. We have strong interdisciplinary efforts with the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Public Health; all five of these health sciences colleges are located on our campus. Our engagement with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Tippie College of Business are driving research and innovation in space physics, sustainability, analytics and more.

Our Mission 

To build an inclusive, diverse and responsible community recognized for:

  • providing an accessible, modern education in engineering and science for future, interdisciplinary leaders;
  • advancing knowledge through fundamental and applied research; and
  • facilitating life-long learning and economic development.

Our Vision 

The College of Engineering at the University of Iowa is driven by talented faculty, staff, and students who are producing knowledge to address grand challenges around advanced technologies, health sciences, sustainability, energy, and the environment. Our graduates are ethical, globally-aware citizens whose work while at the University of Iowa and throughout their careers make the world safer and our use of resources more efficient. As a center of innovation and discovery, the people who make up the College of Engineering are undoubtedly improving quality of life for our Iowa community as well as for people across the United States and around the world.

More information can be found in the college’s Annual Report and Strategic Plan.

Application Process

Interested candidates will be asked to apply through the University of Iowa's Jobs portal and include the following components in their application:

  • A cover letter explaining your interest in the position;
  • A current CV;
  • Name and contact information for three references;
  • A representative research publication; and
  • Three equally important supporting statements:
    • Commitment to DEI Statement: Describe your past, current, and/or future contributions to DEI, and how your research, teaching, mentoring and/or professional service activities have (or will) advance DEI and promote social justice.
    • Teaching Statement: Explain your teaching philosophy, and a plan for maintaining continuous improvement in teaching and mentoring.
    • Research Statement:  Explain your research philosophy, and present your plan for establishing and maintaining a recognized and well-funded research program. 

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, associational preferences, or any other classification that deprives the person of consideration as an individual.