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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 269597-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Faculty

Job Summary:

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking candidates for a tenure-track position in the broadly defined area of foundations of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI). Key areas of interest include but are not limited to reinforcement learning and robotics, deep learning, large-scale machine learning systems, and trustworthy AI. We seek candidates dedicated to excellence in foundational research as well as high-quality interdisciplinary collaborative activities. This position is part of a department-wide recruitment effort in ECE with multiple positions related to autonomous systems. The new faculty member will also be part of an interdisciplinary cohort of new faculty recruited across the College of Engineering in the broad areas of computational and data-driven science and engineering, and robotics and autonomous systems. The faculty hired through this initiative will build on UW-Madison's world-class core of interdisciplinary strength in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data science.

The ECE Department's mission is to foster a diverse and inclusive community that advances the frontiers of engineering, disseminates discoveries and inventions, and prepares students to make the world a better place for all. Candidates who have specific goals and plans that are aligned with this mission and whose research and teaching interests fall within the areas described above are strongly encouraged to apply.


Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and contributing to curriculum updates and innovations; mentoring graduate students and supervising their research; developing and directing a strong, extramurally funded research program; participating in departmental and university faculty governance; and contribution to professional and public service.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or closely related field.


The successful candidate will have an excellent academic record, a vision for an innovative, significant and impactful research program and the skills to implement it, and a commitment to high-quality undergraduate and graduate instruction and mentoring.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 21, 2023


ACADEMIC (9 months)

Additional Information:

The ECE Department at the UW-Madison has a long tradition of excellence in educating, mentoring, and inspiring future leaders; conducting research that is of vital importance to society; and serving Wisconsin, our nation, and the world through professional pursuits. The Department currently has 44 full-time tenure-track/tenured faculty (more than 20% of which are women), approximately 350 graduate students, and ~1100 undergraduate students. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are all ranked in the top 10 among all public institutions in the U.S.

The Department's five-year strategic plan includes the following priorities: increasing and embracing diversity, and cultivating a thriving and inclusive community that is welcoming, supportive and respectful. The Department is committed to having and supporting a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Candidates from traditionally under-represented groups in engineering are strongly encouraged to apply.

Madison, Wisconsin, a city of more than 250,000, has been named on top-10 lists for tech growth centers, and consistently ranks as a top community in which to live, work, and play.

How to Apply:

Please apply directly to the website by clicking on "Apply Now." Upload a SINGLE PDF document containing 1) a cover letter, 2) a detailed CV, 3) research, teaching, and diversity statements describing how the applicant's research and teaching goals fit the solicitation described above and how the candidate's previous activities and future plans in diversity, equity, and inclusion are aligned with the department's priorities. Applicants should also provide names and contact information for three references.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is December 30, 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The position will remain open and applications may be considered until this position is filled.


Faculty Contact: Dimitris Papailiopoulos

Admin Contact: Katrina Olson
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Assistant Professor(FA040)



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