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Division of Engineering and Applied Science

Faculty Position in Electrical Engineering

Applications Due:
December 1, 2021


The Division of Engineering and Applied Science of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Electrical Engineering (EE). Caltech’s faculty represent the full range of disciplines in science, engineering, and the social sciences and are dedicated to addressing fundamental scientific and engineering questions and pressing societal challenges.

We are seeking candidates in the broad area of information systems, including decision systems, systems for science, distributed systems, sensory systems (such as speech and vision), signal processing, data science, control, robotics, artificial intelligence, networking, and human-in-the-loop systems. Candidates who are motivated by societal challenges such as climate change, conservation of nature, energy and sustainability, smart infrastructure, health and health care, space and exploration, science, and education are encouraged to apply. Applications from candidates belonging to underrepresented groups are especially welcome.

Demonstrated ability to carry out world-class research, as well as a commitment to high-quality teaching and mentoring, are expected. The appointment as an assistant professor is contingent upon the completion of a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering or related areas. The initial appointment at the assistant professor level is four years. Reappointment beyond the initial term is contingent upon successful review conducted prior to the commencement of the fourth year.

  • Interviews are expected to take place in January and February 2022 (details below).
  • Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2021 and all applications received before December 1, 2021 will receive full consideration.

Applicants should submit a diversity and inclusion statement that discusses past and/or anticipated contributions to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the areas of research, teaching, and/or outreach.

Questions may be directed to eesearch@caltech.edu.

Please hold all of the following dates for potential interviews: Monday and Tuesday, January 24th and 25th, 2022; and Monday and Tuesday, February 14th and 15th, 2022. Candidates invited to interviews for dates in January will be informed that they have been selected by December 20th; candidates invited for interviews for the second set of dates in February will be informed that they have been selected by January 17th.

Instructions for Applicants

  1. Create an account.
  2. Fill out the application form.
  3. After you submit your application form send the link that is provided to your three to five references and have them upload their letters of recommendation.
  4. Upload the following documents (as individual files or in one combined pdf):
    • curriculum vita;
    • research statement;
    • teaching statement;
    • key publications;
    • names and contact information of 3 to 5 references;
    • a diversity and inclusion statement.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Caltech is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Click here to read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO).

Caltech is committed to working with and providing access and reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. To request disability accommodations for any part of the interview or hiring process, please contact 626-395-2084 for assistance or contact eesearch@caltech.edu.

Caltech has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy effective October 15, 2021, requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees (with Institute-approved exemptions for religious or medical contraindications only). At present, an individual is deemed “fully vaccinated” when that person has received, at least 14 days prior, either the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series (e.g., Pfizer or Moderna) or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson). Upon eligibility, employees are required to receive the COVID-19 booster as part of the vaccine mandate. As a condition of employment, employees must submit official COVID-19 vaccine documentation. More information may be found here.