Open Faculty Positions in the Electrical Engineering Department

Current Openings

Assistant Professor - EE  

Assistant Professor

The Department of Electrical Engineering invites applications for two tenure-track, assistant professor positions to begin in Fall 2024. Exceptional candidates at higher ranks will also be considered. We welcome candidates in strategic growth areas of photonics. One of the positions focuses on photonic integrated circuits/integrated photonics, and the other targets, but is not limited to, space photonics, semiconductor photonics and free-space optical communications. Successful candidates for both positions will have significant experimental research experience, and the ability to leverage UTA's cleanroom facilities is a plus.

We seek individuals who demonstrate exceptional potential for, or evidence of, leading a high-impact, world-class funded research program which will train Ph.D., M.S. and BSEE students. Candidates must have a strong aptitude for effective teaching in core and specialized areas of our curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Faculty responsibilities include developing and maintaining an internationally recognized research program, effective classroom teaching, and service to the local, national and international professional communities.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Faculty in Electrical Engineering are required to:

  • Develop and innovate classroom and laboratory instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Establish and lead an independent, student-based research group supported by externally acquired financial support accessing federal, state, local and/or industrial funding sources.
  • Maintain a strong record of academic output such as reviewed journal articles, presentations in national and international conferences along and/or intellectual property.
  • Develop and nurture a collaborative network within the EE department, across UTA campus, other aspirational universities and with local industry.
  • Serve the department, college and their technical community.

Required qualifications

The candidate must have the following attributes by the date of hire:

  • A PhD in Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field.
  • Excellence in research that complements or extends existing research strengths in the Department of Electrical Engineering, and the potential to attract external funding.
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching or the potential to perform well at both graduate and undergraduate levels in both the classroom and teaching laboratories.
  • Participation in service to community, academic department, college and university.

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UTA tower at the entrance to campus, corner of Cooper St. and UTA Blvd.The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of approximately 46,000 students, UTA is the largest institution in North Texas and the second-largest in the UT System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution and as a Texas Tier One institution. In 2021, UTA received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for its deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and No. 1 in Texas for the number of degrees awarded to African American students (Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2021). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has the fifth-most ethnically diverse undergraduate population in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is among the top 50 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023), and its approximately 250,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 23 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to the UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Department and College/School Information

Department of Electrical Engineering (EE) is part of the College of Engineering (CoE) at UTA, one of the largest engineering colleges in Texas ( Active research areas include power electronics; renewable energy and energy storage, electric propulsion; power systems, cyber-physical systems, intelligent and autonomous systems; machine learning; environmental sensing; optics and photonics; and wireless communications. The EE department has strong support from the College of Engineering and UTA administration to continue its top tier status in research and teaching excellence. Photonics and Semiconductors are one of the focus areas of growth.

Recently, UTA announced the launch of the first phase of the Recruiting Innovative Scholars for Excellence 100 initiative (Rise100) with a goal of amplifying our research success and positioning UTA to be recognized as a leader in key areas of research.


Dr. Wei-Jen Lee
Professor and Interim Chair

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Professor & Associate Chair 

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Professor & Associate Chair

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