Carnegie Mellon University

Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering

Employment opportunities

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) invites applications for tenure, research, and teaching-track positions at its main campus in Pittsburgh, as well as Africa locations. Africa faculty will collaborate with regional and multi-national industry in technology innovation and entrepreneurship and deliver innovative, interdisciplinary graduate teaching and research programs within the African context.

We are 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.

We are looking to hire in strategic thrust areas with particular attention to nanoscale systems and the heterogeneous integration of circuits, heterogeneous emerging devices, sensors and novel materials. We are particularly interested in integrated circuits, emerging integrated devices and nanotechnology as applied to information storage, advanced computation, bioelectronics, communication and other integrated systems. We have recently upgraded our nanofabrication lab to a new state-of-the-art 10,000 sq ft user facility. We are looking for candidates to leverage these new facilities to advance the state-of-the-art in integrated systems and contribute to the vibrant nanoengineering community at Carnegie Mellon.

  • 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.
  • We are also looking to hire teaching-track faculty in the area of computer systems, with background and expertise in digital system design, FPGAs, C and assembly programming, and computer architecture in Pittsburgh. For CMU Africa in Rwanda, we are looking for teaching faculty with interests in energy systems, data science, cybersecurity and telecommunications and networks, software engineering and information technology (IT) entrepreneurship. 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.

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. 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 no longer accepting applications for Pittsburgh and Silicon Valley locations (for teaching track candidates for CMU-Africa, please see instructions below).

We will begin evaluation of applications immediately and will continue throughout the academic year until positions are filled; we encourage you to submit early. Carnegie Mellon is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer -- M/F/Disability/Veteran.


CMU-Africa application instructions

Applications should include a comprehensive resume emailed to facultyapps@ece.cmu.edu as a single PDF file and include the following items:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Statement (2 pages max)
  • Research Statement (2 pages max)
  • A diversity statement within your research and/or teaching statements
  • Three Publications

Please include the following as the subject line of the email: Applicant last name, Applicant first name (CMU-Africa ECE faculty application).


Letters of recommendation

A minimum of three letters of recommendation are required. Letters should be mailed directly to facultyapps@ece.cmu.edu as a PDF file and should be submitted directly by the recommender or their assistant. Please include the following as the subject line of the email: Applicant Last Name, Applicant First Name (CMU-Africa ECE letter of recommendation). Applications will not be considered complete until all three letters of recommendation are received.