Carnegie Mellon University

Employment opportunities

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Carnegie Mellon University is accepting applications from candidates in all areas of ECE for tenure, research, and teaching-track positions at its Pittsburgh, Kigali (Rwanda), and Silicon Valley campuses. We especially value individuals who can contribute to vertically integrated systems research that connects our department’s spectrum of strengths ranging from emerging nanoscale devices up to novel computing modalities exploiting heterogeneous integration.

Our department and the College of Engineering are ranked among the top programs in the United States both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We house and have ties to several multidisciplinary institutes and centers. We collaborate with colleagues around the world through a number of formal research and educational programs. We have extensive experimental and computing infrastructure, including state-of-the-art nanofabrication facilities.

We are a department strongly committed to all members of our community: students, faculty, and staff. Our vision is to be a creative driving force, within the university and worldwide, of the highest scholarly and entrepreneurial quality. Our mission is to inspire and educate engineers capable of pursuing fundamental scientific problems and important societal challenges. We strive to accomplish this with the highest commitment to quality, integrity, and respect for others. We are particularly interested in applicants who are committed and have passion for a culturally diverse environment in research and/or teaching, and demonstrate a willingness to nurture the uniquely inclusive Carnegie Mellon environment. We take pride and active steps in considering a diverse applicant pool in terms of gender, race, veteran status, and disability. Carnegie Mellon University seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples and is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) that assists with dual-career searches.

For all tracks, we are seeking individuals who hold a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline and have demonstrated commitment to our core values: scientific truth, creativity, quality, innovation, and engineering solutions, all within a diverse and tight-knit community guided by respect and joy of doing. Faculty positions are primarily at the Assistant Professor level; however, appointments may be made at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor depending on the qualifications.

  • Tenure-track faculty carry a moderate teaching load that allows time for quality research and close involvement with students. We expect you to establish and grow a strong research program, contribute to our teaching mission, and show your passion for mentoring and advising students.
  • Research-track faculty are not required to teach, but do so occasionally when of clear benefit to the faculty and the department; you will be compensated for both teaching and advising Ph.D. students. You will typically focus on developing leadership within your area of research, developing research collaborations, and supervising Ph.D. students.
  • Teaching-track faculty typically focus exclusively on teaching and service, but may conduct research as well. We will rely on you to help strengthen our teaching and mentoring mission. The emphasis of the teaching track position in Silicon Valley is on Software Engineering (software engineering foundations, functional programming, large software systems, software analytics, cloud computing, and engineering of big data and AI-based systems). The emphasis of the teaching track position in Pittsburgh is on Computer Systems (digital system design, FPGAs, C and assembly programming, computer architecture, cyber-physical and embedded systems, etc.). The emphasis of the teaching track position in Africa is on Data Science, Cybersecurity, and Software Engineering.

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We will consider applications fitting our needs throughout the academic year. Carnegie Mellon is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer -- M/F/Disability/Veteran.