Assistant Professor - Radar Signal Processing - 13090BR

Assistant Professor - Radar Signal Processing

Department: 
Electrical Engr & Comp Science
Location/Division: 
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Reg/Temp: 
Regular
Employee Class: 
F-Faculty

Position Overview

The University of Kansas (KU) Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and the Information and Telecommunications Technology Center (ITTC) seeks outstanding individuals for a joint tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track)/Assistant Scientist in the discipline of electrical engineering with a focus on radar signal processing for defense applications. Successful candidates are expected to contribute to the development of academic and research programs, engage in service activities related to the organization's mission and make as well as contribute to the research community. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic and research environment as well as provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. At the time of appointment, the desired candidate is expected to have an earned doctorate in electrical engineering or closely related field. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the effective date of appointment. Ability to possess and maintain a security clearance issued by the U.S. Government is required.

The successful candidate will have experience in radar signal processing including but not limited to, adaptive signal processing for radar and sensor systems; synthetic aperture signal processing (SAR/ISAR/InSAR); moving target indication (GMTI/AMTI/DMTI); automatic target recognition; waveform diversity; multi-channel/MIMO sensing; tracking & fusion, clutter/interference cancellation (e.g. STAP); radar spectrum engineering & sharing; complex waveforms; cognitive sensing; and/or multi-function systems.

KU, the School of Engineering and ITTC:

The University of Kansas is a premier international research university that is committed to a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment. We are building a culturally diverse faculty and encourage women and minority candidates.

EECS leads the KU School of Engineering with about 39 faculty members and a research volume of about $5 million per year. The EECS department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, interdisciplinary computing, and information technology. The department has approximately 600 undergraduate and 200 graduate students. The KU School of Engineering has recently expanded with new research and teaching facilities.

ITTC is a University of Kansas designated research center that advances knowledge and creates innovative technologies in telecommunications, information systems, bioinformatics, and radar, the latter embodied by the Radar Systems & Remote Sensing Lab (RSL) that has made significant advances to the field of radar since its founding in 1964. ITTC is one of the largest research centers at the University of Kansas, with state-of-the-art facilities supporting various multidisciplinary inquiries. ITTC-affiliated faculty members have served as federal program directors at NSF, DARPA, and NASA. The labs within ITTC have computing resources, facilities for layout and construction of RF/radar systems, and programming expertise, which are supported by dedicated technical staff. ITTC recently received support from the NSA to improve security for the Internet of Things, becoming one of only six universities selected to host an NSA lablet. Affiliated with ITTC is the National Security Laboratory that enables faculty to conduct research for the Department of Defense and other U.S. government agencies. Under faculty guidance, our students conduct fundamental research and develop strategic solutions for Kansas companies and national industries.

Job Description

Duties for the appointment of Assistant Professor (EECS) will consist of 20% research, 20% teaching, and 10% service for 50% of the joint appointment. The 50% appointment as Assistant Scientist (ITTC) will be composed of 40% research and 10% service. Combined this positions job duties are as follows:

60% Research:
Perform and conduct research in the research centers/laboratories associated with the department. Establish a strong research agenda in areas of expertise that overlaps, supports, or expands the current research in the department, leading to external grant support and publication in recognized refereed journals. Collaborate with faculty and professional staff on KU campuses.

20% Teaching:
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department. Participate in undergraduate and graduate student academic advising. Mentor graduate students in research and serve as the major advisor and chair of Master’s and Doctoral level thesis committees.

20% Service:
Perform Department, School, University and professional service activities normally expected of university faculty commensurate with rank. Participating in local, national and international professional conferences and other activities appropriate to the discipline. Perform other duties as assigned by the Department Chair and/or the Director of ITTC.

Required Qualifications

1. Earned doctorate in electrical engineering or a closely related scientific or engineering discipline by the time of appointment.

2. Expertise in any research area in radar signal processing, including but not limited to adaptive signal processing for radar and sensor systems; synthetic aperture signal processing (SAR/ISAR/InSAR); moving target indication (GMTI/AMTI/DMTI); automatic target recognition; waveform diversity; multi-channel/MIMO sensing; tracking & fusion, clutter/interference cancellation (e.g. STAP); radar spectrum engineering & sharing; complex waveforms; cognitive sensing; and/or multi-function systems.

3. Ability to possess and maintain a security clearance issued by the U.S. Government.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete online application will include the following: 1) letter of application, 2) curriculum vita, 3) a statement of research interests and plans, 4) a statement of teaching interests and plans, 5) statement of whether the candidate is eligible to possess and maintain a U.S. security clearance, and 6) contact information (including email) for three individuals who can provide letters of recommendation.

Only complete application packages submitted online will be considered. In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant’s contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU’s mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following questions at the time of application. Each response must be within 4,000 characters or less.
  1. Please describe your experience, approach or methodologies to create and implement inclusive teaching and advising practices, pedagogical techniques and course materials to create an inclusive classroom environment.
  2. In your current and/or previous role, please provide an example outlining how you demonstrate your ongoing commitment in working with diverse groups/populations.
Review of application materials begins November 26, 2018 and continues as long as needed to identify a qualified pool of candidates.

Contact Information to Applicants

Victor Frost
eecs_search@ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range

Commensurate with experience

Application Review Begins

26-Nov-2018

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
13090BR
Department:
Electrical Engr & Comp Science
Location/Division:
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Reg/Temp:
Regular
Employee Class:
F-Faculty
Application Review Begins:
26-Nov-2018
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