University of California, Riverside

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrial Engineering Positions

The University of California at Riverside (UCR) is implementing a major expansion of our faculty and investing in state-of-the-art research facilities to support their work. This expansion will build critical mass in 34 vital and emerging fields of scholarship, foster truly cross-disciplinary work, and further diversify the faculty at one of America’s most diverse research universities. We encourage applications from scholars committed to excellence and seeking to help define the research university for the next generation. For more information about our hiring initiative or to submit an application, please visit or

The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department is completing two cluster hire searches each with 1 open rank faculty position:

Phonon and Magnon Engineered Materials and Devices: Experimental areas of interest are (1) nanoscale and two-dimensional devices with engineered phonon, magnon, and electronic properties; (2) thermoelectric devices; (3) spin waves and spintronic devices; (4) advanced material synthesis and nanofabrication; (5) phonon thermal transport in nanostructures and low-dimensional materials.

Computational Materials: Areas of interest are (1) topological phenomena, spintronics, and magnonics; (2) electronic excited-state behavior; (3) materials with strongly correlated electrons; (4) high-throughput materials modeling and materials informatics. Demonstrated collaborations with experimental groups preferred. Exceptional experimentalists working in areas (1) or (3) will also be considered. 

All candidates are expected to collaborate with the research centers on campus focused on phonons and spins in nanoscale systems, and experimentalists are expected to use the nanofabrication cleanroom facilities.

A Ph.D. in a relevant area at the time of employment is a minimum requirement. Candidates must have published research of the highest quality and demonstrate exceptional promise for, or a proven record of, high-quality research and teaching, securing external funding, collaborating across disciplines, and working successfully to benefit a diverse student body. Salary will commensurate with education and experience. The position will begin July 1, 2018.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 15, 2017. We will continue to consider applications until the position is filled.


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UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Electrical and Computer Engineering
Suite 343 Winston Chung Hall
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521-0429

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