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Julian T. Hightower Chair in Cybersecurity, Professor

About Us
The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the largest producers of electrical engineers and computer engineers in the United States. Almost 2,600 students are enrolled in the School’s graduate and undergraduate programs, and in the last academic year, 801 degrees were awarded. All ECE undergraduate and graduate programs are in the top five of the most recent college rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

In addition to the main campus in Atlanta, Georgia, ECE also has permanent operations at Georgia Tech-Lorraine in France and Georgia Tech-Shenzhen in China. Graduate students who spend at least one semester each at three Georgia Tech locations (Atlanta, Lorraine, and Shenzhen on three continents—North America, Europe, and Asia) can earn the Georgia Tech Global Engineering Immersion Program (GEIP) Certificate when they receive the Georgia Tech M.S. degree.

Over 110 ECE faculty members are involved in 11 areas of research and education – bioengineering, computer systems and software, digital signal processing, electrical energy, electromagnetics, electronic design and applications, nanotechnology, optics and photonics, systems and controls, telecommunications, and VLSI systems and digital design – and the School is either home to or a key player in almost 20 research centers and consortia. 

ECE is key to Georgia Tech's growing reputation as an internationally recognized educational and research and development university. ECE is firmly committed to sustaining excellence in traditional areas of strength and venturing into burgeoning areas of opportunity.

Job Summary
The Georgia Institute of Technology invites applicants for the endowed position of the Julian T. Hightower Chair in Cybersecurity in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Candidates are expected to have a distinguished record of research in systems and network security, applied cryptography, machine learning and its applications to security, software security, and authentication/biometrics that will add to the College's existing strengths in these areas. In particular, the successful candidate is expected to be a leading member of the Center for Cyber Operations Enquiry and Unconventional Sensing (COEUS) within the College. In addition, the appointed individual will have the opportunity to collaborate with the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and the newly instituted School for Cybersecurity and Privacy (SCP).

Strong candidates would be eligible for (but are not required to possess) a Department of Defense security clearance.

Contact Information
Linda Dillon, Lucretia Allen or Shalonda Williams - hrinfo@ece.gatech.edu

Equal Employment Opportunity
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Apply for the Julian T. Hightower Chair in Cybersecurity position.

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions. Applicants should have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent. The School seeks individuals with outstanding potential for research achievement and a strong aptitude and interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Candidates will be considered in all of the technical areas listed below at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Exceptional candidates will also be considered at the rank of full Professor.

Autonomy and Machine Learning and related areas including mathematical and algorithmic foundations of learning, optimization and artificial intelligence; dynamical systems and control theory; robotics; and cyber-physical systems.
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Computer Architectures for Embedded, HPC and Cloud Systems: novel computing paradigms for IoT, edge, cloud and HPC systems, including – but not limited to – low-power, high-performance, secure, autonomous and interconnected computational models, hardware, and programming methodologies. Co-design across hardware and software including distributed devices communicating, learning and intelligently adapting to the environment on the edge of an IoT network or in a cloud/HPC platform.
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RF Integrated Systems: broad coverage of RF through mm-wave integrated circuits, analog and mixed-signal circuits for wireless applications, broadband and energy efficiency mm-wave/THz communications (beyond 5G and 6G) and remote sensing. Application of RF/mm-wave circuits to biology, healthcare and silicon-based integrated photonics are also desirable.
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VLSI and Digital Circuits: Design and automation of advanced digital and VLSI circuits with applications in high-performance and energy-efficient computing, power management, clocking, and interface circuits. Emerging areas such as quantum and cryogenic computing, reconfigurable circuits and systems, circuits for 2.D/3D integration, neuromorphic and AI accelerators, advanced signal processing hardware will also be considered.
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Leading edge. Candidates whose research does not naturally fall into one of the categories above, but are in emerging fields with the potential for high impact.
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Georgia Tech prides itself on its technology resources, collaborations, high-quality student body, and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and is aware that attracting faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers.

Interested candidates should submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, a statement on diversity and inclusion, and the names of three references electronically to the appropriate link above.

Review of applications will start on December 1, 2021.

Sutterfield Faculty Fellows Program

The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech announces its first year of the Sutterfield Faculty Fellows Program. The Sutterfield Faculty Fellows Program offers an opportunity for a fully supported postdoctoral research fellowship in ECE as well as mentoring and professional development with the aim of maximizing the potential of the scholar to advance to an independent faculty position.  Successful applicants will form an independent research program while forging collaborations and mentoring relationships with members of the Georgia Tech faculty.  In addition to this opportunity to progress towards research independence, the postdoctoral fellows will be expected to teach one course as the instructor on record. Women and underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. 

Applicants should be in the late stages of their PhD, expecting to graduate in 6-9 months. Applicants from Georgia Tech are welcome to apply, but the expectation is that the fellow form research collaborations independent of their doctoral advisor and be mentored by a different faculty member.

Interested candidates should send the following materials at the application portal:

  1. CV
  2. Letters of reference (3)
  3. Brief statement of research interests (less than 3 pages)
  4. Brief statement describing potential mentors and research collaborators in ECE at Georgia Tech (less than 1 page)
  5. Brief diversity statement outlining experiences with broadening participation, outreach, service and any other activities the candidate wishes to discuss related to contributing to diversity and equal opportunity

Review of applications will start on May 1, 2021.

Tenure Track Faculty Positions in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech Shenzhen Institute

The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ece.gatech.edu) at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) invites applications for tenure track faculty positions at all ranks in the following Technical Interest Areas (TIAs): Computer Systems and Software, Digital Signal Processing, Systems and Controls, and Telecommunications. These are full-time positions with the Georgia Tech Shenzhen Institute (GTSI) in Shenzhen, China. These positions will reside in China only.

GTSI is a Joint Institute between Georgia Tech and Tianjin University (TJU) and is located in Shenzhen, the so-called “Silicon Valley of China.” GTSI has received approval from the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia and the Chinese Ministry of Education to offer Georgia Tech’s existing Master’s degree programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Analytics, Computer Science, Environmental Engineering, and Industrial Design, as well as the PhD degree program in ECE. Georgia Tech is fully responsible for Georgia Tech academic program operations at GTSI.

According to the U.S. News and World Report, Georgia Tech’s undergraduate Electrical Engineering (EE) program is currently ranked No. 4 and its graduate EE program is ranked No. 5 in the U.S.; Georgia Tech’s undergraduate Computer Engineering (CompE) program is currently ranked No. 5 and its graduate CompE program is ranked No. 5 in the U.S. 

Successful GTSI faculty candidates will be expected to teach courses from Georgia Tech’s curriculum in ECE in the aforementioned TIAs, mentor students, engage in field-related professional achievement and activity, and perform service to GTSI and the professional society.

Candidates can apply to either of the following two tracks which differ in teaching load and research expectations.

  • Teaching track: Teaching and service constitute the criteria for advancement for GTSI faculty on the teaching track. Although not a job requirement, teaching faculty are welcome to engage in research as well and supervise student projects. Teaching experience (demonstrated by college level teaching experience, TA experience, or teaching training programs), and some demonstrated record of professional achievement and activity are desired.
  • Teaching & research track: Teaching, research, and service constitute the criteria for advancement for GTSI faculty on the teaching & research track. Candidates shall have either demonstrated or shown a clear potential for creative and independent research that would lead to a strong, extramurally funded research program and recognition in the professional field.

Employment, compensation and benefits of these faculty members will be through GTSI. Applications will be reviewed by the relevant faculty body at Georgia Tech - Atlanta. Successful candidates will be granted Georgia Tech adjunct faculty status and are expected to teach the Georgia Tech curriculum in English at GTSI. Both the faculty and the student bodies at GTSI are expected to be diverse and international. Chinese language skills are not a requirement for employment with GTSI.

Georgia Tech and GTSI are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the faculty and student bodies. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, and individuals with disabilities. Georgia Tech and GTSI are committed to promoting work-life balance and supporting dual-career employee families.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, academic year (9-month) basis. Summer employment opportunities may be available with additional summer salary of up to 1/3 of academic year salary. Salary will be paid by GTSI.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a closely related field, from a top graduate program taught in the English language, to be conferred no later than June 30, 2022. 

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2022, with academic year beginning in August 2022. 

CLOSING DATE: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning immediately. Applications will be considered until open positions are filled. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to submit their applications by January 15, 2022.

TO APPLY: Please submit by email to: gtshenzhen@ece.gatech.edu, please include “GTSI ECE faculty application from YOUR NAME” in the Subject line and please clearly indicate TIA(s) as well so we can route your application to the appropriate Georgia Tech ECE faculty group. Please indicate whether you are applying for the teaching track or the teaching & research track. The application package should be submitted as PDF files and include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of professional interests and plans, a statement of teaching interests, and contact information for at least 3 professional references. In addition, up to ten sets of instructor teaching evaluations may be submitted.

Last revised December 17, 2021