Endowed Professor of Computer Engineering (Tenured)

Job Title
Endowed Professor of Computer Engineering (Tenured)

Texas A&M International University

School Of Engineering

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Laredo, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

The School of Engineering at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) seeks an experienced faculty member for an Endowed Professor of Computer Engineering position (Tenured, 9-months) to begin in Fall 2023. General duties include building an independent research program, teaching of undergraduate and future graduate courses, and serving on departmental, university, and professional committees. Generally, tenured faculty teach 2-3 classes per semester although course buyouts are available through internal processes tied to grant funding obtained by the faculty. The undergraduate Computer Engineering program was launched in Fall 2021. It is currently the fastest-growing program in the university and has an enrollment of more than 230 students. The program will graduate its first class this Fall and will therefore be submitting its ABET accreditation application in Summer 2023.

Required Qualifications:

Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related discipline and qualify for appointment at the Associate or Full Professor levels. While all specializations will be considered, candidates who can collaborate with current engineering faculty on research are encouraged to apply, especially in the fields of Computer Systems and Architecture, Computer Networks, Cybersecurity, Quantum Computing, Smart Infrastructures, Signal and Image Processing, Machine Learning, and Internet of Things.

Candidates must demonstrate a track-record of sustained peer-reviewed publications and scholarship in the discipline with a proven ability to receive external grant funding. As an Endowed Professor, the candidates are expected to use their expertise to bolster collaborative research within the School of Engineering and beyond, establish an externally funded and independent research program, and mentor junior computer engineering faculty members in the School of Engineering. Moreover, candidates must have the ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate level and educate and advise students as they work on their Senior Design projects. Candidates must also perform service at the School, College, University, and the professional community-at-large levels. Prior experience in ABET accreditation is preferred.

Access to Linux clusters and PC nodes dedicated for computational-based research is available at TAMIU for STEM faculty. TAMIU provides generous start-up packages to support new faculty in the acquisition of research equipment and establishment of laboratories.

TAMIU is a growing university of over 8,000 students located in Laredo, Texas, a vibrant bi-lingual, bi-cultural city with a population of about 250,000 on the U.S./Mexico border. For more information, visit www.tamiu.edu. For faculty, TAMIU offers competitive salaries and a benefits package covering health insurance and retirement benefits. Financial support for professional development opportunities, such as attending academic conferences, is also provided. Moving expenses are covered in whole or in part by the university.

In addition to Computer Engineering, the School of Engineering offers two other undergraduate programs in Systems Engineering and Petroleum Engineering. There is also a Pre-Engineering program that is a bridge for transfer to other institutions or give students an opportunity to explore engineering prior to choosing a major within the School. There are also plans underway to develop and launch a multidisciplinary engineering graduate program in the next few years. Alumni of the School of Engineering have excellent job placement in a wide range of settings, including Fortune 500 companies and various business enterprises, as well as prestigious federal, state, and local government agencies. Some companies and organizations that have hired our graduates in recent years include Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, General Motors, IBM, Microsoft, UPS, USAA, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Chase, NASA, the U.S. Department of Defense, the Texas Department of Transportation, the City of Laredo, Medline Industries, and Prolamsa Inc. Furthermore, the School of Engineering has graduates who joined prestigious graduate programs at other institutions in Texas and the nation such as Texas A&M University – College Station, the University of Texas at Austin.

About Texas A&M International University

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) is an international university, poised at the Gateway to Mexico and serving as the cultural and intellectual hub of a vibrant multilingual and multicultural community.

A Member of The Texas A&M University System, TAMIU provides over 8,400 students with a learning environment anchored by the highest quality programs built on a solid academic foundation in the arts and sciences. To fulfill its mission, the University offers a range of baccalaureate and masters programs and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in International Business and the Doctor of Philosophy in Criminal Justice. Programs focus on developing undergraduate and graduate offerings with a progressive international agenda for global study and understanding across all disciplines.