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Faculty Positions in Water Sustainability

Applications are invited for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Large Scale Intelligent Systems in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. The position is part of the University of Iowa's initiative on Water Sustainability Applications from women and minorities, underrepresented in the engineering profession, are especially encouraged. The position isavailable starting in the Fall Semester of 2011.

Large Scale Intelligent Systems is a multidisciplinary research area that brings together expertise from computational intelligence, modeling, simulation, control theory, communication, sensor networks, knowledge discovery, and computer vision to focus on intelligent integration of information from diverse sources. At the University of Iowa, this emergent area will build on existing strengths in control theory, system theory, image processing, neuroscience, biomedicine, perception, modeling, simulation, and large scale computing, and an emerging emphasis on smart power grid management. The department participates in a number of well-funded collaborations with other research units, including the Center for Computer-Aided Design (, the IIHR – Hydroscience and Engineering (, Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging (, Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (, Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research (, Optical Science and Technology Center (, and Public Policy Center (

We seek a faculty member holding a doctoral degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering or a closely related area with experience and expertise in at least one area of this multifaceted endeavor with applications to Large Scale Intelligent Systems. Candidates with interest in contributing to both theory and application, with ability to actively form and lead multidisciplinary teams and with expertise in one or more of information integration, computational intelligence, behavior planning, intelligent agents, and sensor networks are of particular interest. The new faculty member will be expected to develop independent research programs with strong enabling interactions with other researchers forming a powerful interdisciplinary Large Scale Intelligent Systems research team.
Applicants should have a strong interest and, preferably, a demonstrated record of activity in Water Sustainability issues and a passion for finding solutions to protect water through both innovative research and training. They are expected to contribute to the University's Water Sustainability Initiative through active collaborations with other multidisciplinary researchers contributing to this initiative. Further information about the UI Water Sustainability Initiative can be found at

Faculty responsibilities include effective classroom teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, developing curricula and laboratories, supervising MS and PhD student research, publishing journal articles, developing and maintaining a nationally-recognized externally-funded research program and making appropriate service contributions to the department. Additional information can be found at:

Interested applicants must sign up for a username and password at, and follow the ensuing instructions for applying for Requisition 58478.

Using this University of Iowa Faculty Recruiting web-based system, interested candidates should submit a letter stating their areas of specialization, statements of research interest and teaching interest, current curriculum vitae, and a list of three to five professional references. They should also state which of these positions (application to both is possible) they are applying for.

Applications will be reviewed starting December 1, 2010 and will be accepted until the positions are filled. The University of Iowa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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