Associate/Full Professor of ECE in Communications, Information and Learning Theory, and Signal Processing

University of California San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering

Associate or Full Professor of ECE in Communications, Information and Learning Theory, and Signal Processing

Job #JPF03419
  • ELECT & COMPUTER ENG / Jacobs School of Engineering / UC San Diego

Application Window

Open date: October 22, 2022

Next review date: Friday, Dec 9, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Apr 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The UC San Diego Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) invites applications for tenured faculty positions at the Associate or Early-Stage Full Professor Rank in our dynamic and rapidly growing department. The department is looking for exceptional candidates in two broad areas: Communications Theory and Systems, with special emphasis on digital and wireless communications, information theory and coding, learning theory and data science; and Signal Processing and Multimedia, with special emphasis on statistical signal processing and audio signal processing.

ECE is part of the Jacobs School of Engineering committed to building an excellent, diverse and inclusive faculty, staff and student body. Faculty in the department benefit from the presence of numerous major research centers, including the Center for Wireless Communications (CWC), the Qualcomm Institute (QI), the Center for Machine Integrated Computing & Security (MICS), the Center for Wearable Sensors (CWS), the Center for Information Theory and Applications (ITA), the Center for Memory Recording Research (CMRR), the Center for Networked Systems (CNS), the Contextual Robotics Institute (CRI), and the Power Management Integration Center (PMIC) which provide unique opportunities and resources. Faculty also benefit from the presence of the Jacobs School’s leadership in fostering interdisciplinary basic research and collaborations with industry. More information can be found at

We are looking for applicants with outstanding research credentials. As such, applicants are expected to lead a vigorous research program and will be required to teach university students. We seek applicants passionate about working with graduate students and training the next generation of researchers. In addition to the highest standards of scholarship, teaching, and professional activity, successful candidates will have potential or demonstrated contributions to a climate that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion.

We encourage candidates to send applications as soon as possible. Review of applications will commence on December 9, 2022.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications in conformance with University of California policies.

For applicants with interest in spousal/partner employment, please see the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering or related disciplines at the time of application.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity and C2D Expectations site for more information.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
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Job location

La Jolla, CA