Building on our strengths in Engineering with artificial intelligence and data science, the College of Engineering at the University of Iowa invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in data analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, or related areas. Candidates advancing any area related to data analytics, machine learning, or artificial intelligence will be considered, including the advancement of theory, the development of methods, or the applications of these technologies.

The search is conducted jointly by the departments of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Industrial & Systems Engineering, and the resulting faculty appointment may be in either of these departments. The rank of assistant professor is targeted, but all ranks will be considered.

The University of Iowa offers an exceptional environment for interdisciplinary collaboration through numerous nationally recognized centers and institutes including the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, the National Advanced Driving Simulator, the Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging, the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, the Iowa Initiative for Artificial Intelligence, IIHR – Hydroscience and Engineering, the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, the Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety, the Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center, the Public Policy Center, and many others. These organizations support active and productive collaborations among researchers in the College of Engineering, the Carver College of Medicine, the College of Public Health, the Tippie College of Business, and beyond. The successful candidate will contribute to - and be supported by - our thriving multidisciplinary research community.

We understand the link between diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and excellence in education, and embrace our responsibility to create a welcoming and inclusive campus culture so that all community members are able to realize their full potential.

Faculty members in the College of Engineering contribute to this mission by designing curricula, research programs, and engagement opportunities that advance understanding of DEI and emphasize the value of global citizenship. As part of the application, applicants are asked to describe their past, current and planned future efforts to advance diversity and inclusion in alignment with the University of Iowa’s mission and values in the areas of teaching, research, mentoring, broader impacts, or other professional service.

Successful candidates will:

  • have a PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, or related fields,
  • be committed to fostering an inclusive climate that values and engages diversity in its many forms, and
  • be committed to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including introductory undergraduate software engineering courses.

We are particularly interested in applicants whose research align with current research thrusts on campus, including healthcare, neuroscience, climate science, genomics, hydroscience, computational simulations, smart manufacturing, and automated driving.

Applicants will be asked to include the following components in their application:

  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Name and contact information for three references
  4. Three equally important supporting statements:
    1. Commitment to Diversity Statement: Describe your experience, current activities, and/or plans to advance diversity and inclusion in alignment with the University of Iowa’s mission and values.
    2. Teaching Statement: Explain your teaching philosophy, and a plan for maintaining continuous improvement in teaching and mentoring.
    3. 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.

Please feel free to email the search co-chairs, Tom Casavant and Yong Chen, with any questions.

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