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Come Experience ECE at the University of Michigan

Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan is among the leading programs of its kind in the nation, and is home to 80+ faculty who teach, mentor, lead, and conduct remarkable research that addresses some of the world’s biggest challenges in areas such as power and energy, transportation, information security, and healthcare. Our research activity, which is supported by more than $53M annually in funding, is among the largest of any ECE program in the country.

Applications will be evaluated for interviews as the applications are received. 

Submission of applications prior to Nov. 30, 2023 is strongly recommended for full consideration. The application site will remain open until the positions are filled.

Note: The Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) division hires faculty in some of the same specialty areas as ECE. If you are interested in both divisions, please visit the CSE faculty hiring page and submit an application there as well.

Applying for a postdoc appointment combined with a path to a tenure-track position

The University of Michigan offers postdoctoral fellowships coupled with faculty mentoring, professional development, and academic networking opportunities through the President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (PPFP). This program also provides an exceptional opportunity for Fellows to obtain a tenure-track position at the University following the postdoctoral period. To learn more and apply for the program, visit the U-M President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program website. Candidates who apply for a PPFP position in ECE, or who have questions about the program, should also notify Linda Scovel.

An Environment Like No Other

The University of Michigan is one of the world’s leading research universities, with $1.71B in research expenditures (FY2022). It is ranked the #1 public research university by the National Science Foundation, and 3rd best U.S. public university by US News and World Report (2023).

Ann Arbor is ranked among the best places to live for families (Fortune, 2022), the Best Public College for your Money (Money.com, 2022), the #2 Best College Town in the U.S. by WalletHub (2022), and #4 City with the Best Public Schools in America by Niche.com (2022).

100+ graduate programs throughout the University are ranked in the top 10 nationally by USNWR, including our own graduate and undergraduate programs (#4 and #6 for EE; #7 and #7 for CE, respectively). We attract among the very best students in the world.

With 19 schools and colleges, the University is rich with opportunity for collaboration and cross-disciplinary inquiry. The EECS Department is a top producer of intellectual property within the University, which itself is ranked among the very best for entrepreneurial studies by Princeton Review.

Application Information

THE ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING (ECE) Division of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor invites applications for junior or senior faculty positions, especially from women and under- represented minorities. 

Successful candidates will have a relevant doctorate or equivalent experience, and an outstanding record of achievement and impactful research in academics, industry and/ or at national laboratories. They will have a strong record or commitment to teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, to providing service to the university and profession, and to broadening the intellectual diversity of the ECE Division. Research in the Division spans from fundamentals to applications. 

We invite candidates across all research areas to apply.

We take seriously the mentoring of junior faculty toward successful careers and a happy life. Ann Arbor is highly rated as a family friendly best-place-to-live. 

About Michigan Engineering

Michigan Engineering’s strategic vision is to be the world’s preeminent college of engineering serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus and service commitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission and values that, together, provide the framework for all that we do. 

The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Michigan Engineering’s Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion includes workshops, speakers, and other opportunities to celebrate the strengths that each individual brings to the table.

The University of Michigan is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer with an Active Dual-Career Assistance Program. The College of Engineering is especially interested in candidates who contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.