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Equal employment and educational opportunities are provided without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, or disability. Duke University also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

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Tenure Track—AI.Health

Duke's Electrical & Computer Engineering Department invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to begin in Fall 2020

The position is primarily at the junior level, and graduating students, postdocs, or junior faculty are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a well-demonstrated background, PhD or equivalent degree in ECE or related area, and contributions both in AI (in its broader definition) and health, and their combination.

This position is part of the broad initiative at Duke University and Duke Health, with the goal to make our leadership in AI, health, and their intersection, even stronger. Duke has unique strengths in AI, health, and their collaboration; multiple AI tools developed by our engineering faculty are in daily use in Duke Health and beyond, including FDA cleared AI-based technologies. Successful candidates should be committed to high-quality scholarly activities including the development of a vibrant research program supported by external funding, and active participation in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Duke faculty and student community are currently very diverse and we are strongly committed to enhancing this diversity. Thus candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Duke encourages interdisciplinary collaboration within and between departments (joint and courtesy appointments are very standard), as well as entrepreneurial activities, which serve to broaden the societal impact of its research and teaching. A tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level is anticipated, but an appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level with tenure may be considered for exceptionally qualified applicants.

Beyond ece.duke.edu and websites for individual departments, further information regarding Duke University and its AI.Health activities can be found for example at:

Applications received prior to December 15, 2019, will receive priority in consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled.

Applicants should electronically submit:

  1. Cover letter (including email, address, and phone number)
  2. Complete curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of achievements in teaching (up to 2 pages) and research (up to 2 pages), and
  4. Names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three to five references

to the secure website: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14926

Duke University is an inclusive, dynamic, innovative school committed to fostering a diverse educational environment, and we encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. Duke is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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Tenured and Tenure-Track—Computer Engineering

Duke’s Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting in the fall semester of 2020. Exceptional candidates at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor will also be considered.

We encourage applications in all areas of computer engineering with special interest in security and privacy, distributed systems and networking, Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), as well as mobile and embedded systems. Candidates are expected to have a doctoral degree in electrical and computer engineering, computer science, or related disciplines.

Where appropriate, hiring and recruitment will be coordinated with the Duke Department of Computer Science. A successful candidate must have a solid disciplinary research foundation and demonstrate promise in teaching. Moreover, candidates must be committed to building a diverse and inclusive community to foster excellence in research and teaching.

Applicants should submit their materials (cover letter, research statement, teaching statement, three publications, contacts for three references) electronically through Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14928/

For full consideration, applications and references should be received by December 31, 2019.

Duke is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke University is an inclusive, dynamic, innovative school committed to fostering a diverse educational environment, and we encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

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Professor of the Practice—Software Engineering

Duke's Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering invites applications for a Professor of the Practice position at any rank (i.e., Assistant, Associate, or Full)

We especially encourage applicants with interest and experience in software engineering or systems software.

The ideal candidate will have commitment, passion, and excellence in teaching. Candidates should be eager to educate a broad and diverse group of students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and passionate about working to increase the participation and success of students from groups underrepresented in engineering and science. An ideal candidate should be enthusiastic about teaching courses at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels in systems (e.g., operating systems, networking, databases, computer architecture, etc.) and/or software engineering (e.g., object-oriented design, software testing, etc.).

Professors of the Practice are regular rank faculty whose primary focus is the school’s educational mission. Reappointment and promotion are based on teaching excellence as well as complementary scholarship through technical or educational research, external research funding, peer-reviewed conference and journal publications, and/or involvement in engineering education at the national or international level. Such faculty typically teach two courses per semester with TA support.

Candidates must, by the time of appointment, possess an earned doctorate in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or an appropriate related discipline.

Applications must be submitted online via Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14914/

Applications received by January 15, 2020, will receive full consideration.

We seek faculty members committed to building a diverse and inclusive community that fosters excellence in research and teaching and we welcome applications from women and members of minority groups as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research and teaching missions.

Durham, Chapel Hill, and the Research Triangle Region of North Carolina are frequently ranked among the best places in the country to live and work. Duke and many other universities in the area offer a wealth of education and employment opportunities for spouses, partners, and families.

Duke is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke University is an inclusive, dynamic, innovative school committed to fostering a diverse educational environment, and we encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

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ECE Faculty—Duke Kunshan University

Duke Kunshan University seeks applications for a faculty position (rank open) in the area of electrical and computer engineering.

The position is expected to start as early as spring 2019. Duke Kunshan University has recently established the Institute of Applied Physical Sciences and Engineering (iAPSE) and the Data Science Research Center (DSRC) with strong research programs in several emerging areas, including image processing and computer vision, speech recognition and natural language processing, smart manufacturing, autonomous driving, business data analysis, etc. Duke Kunshan University is expected to launch a Master of Engineering Program in Electrical and Computer Engineering in fall 2019 – students fulfilling the degree requirement will receive a Duke University degree.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering, computer science or relevant fields. Candidates must have strong technical backgrounds in professional software development and testing in C/C++ and are familiar with professional development tools such as Linux, emacs, git, gcc, make, valgrind, gdb, etc. Experience of postdoctoral training and/or industrial research is highly desirable. Candidates must demonstrate a strong ability to conduct outstanding independent research and show promise for excellent teaching and mentoring. Candidates, whose research and teaching are interdisciplinary and connected to the educational programs and research institutes/centers at Duke Kunshan University, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Duke Kunshan University is a Sino-US partnership of Duke University, Wuhan University and the Municipality of Kunshan, China. Its campus is located 37 miles west of Shanghai in Kunshan, which is connected to Shanghai via an 18-minute high-speed train and a subway-light rail train system. Duke Kunshan University currently has 15 undergraduate majors, 4 master's programs and 10 research institutes/centers. Duke Kunshan University provides excellent compensation, benefits and start-up packages, which are comparable to those of U.S. institutions.

As an international intellectual community that encourages diversity, openness and creative learning, Duke Kunshan University welcomes outstanding faculty from the global world, who contribute diverse perspectives and experiences to this global learning and research environment. Duke Kunshan University particularly welcomes applications from underrepresented groups and minorities.

How to Apply

We request from all applicants a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and the name and contact information for at least three references. There materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online.

The application address is https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11263

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How to Nominate

The search committee also invites and encourages letters of nomination for potential candidates. Nominations may be sent to ece-search@dukekunshan.edu.cn. Use "ECE Faculty" as the subject line. Priority will be given to applications received by October 15, 2018 and applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

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