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Jul 1 2019

Faculty Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Electrical & Computer Engineering Department

Portland State University Portland, Oregon, United States

The Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at Portland State University seeks outstanding candidates with expertise in areas of electric power systems research such as cyber-physical power systems, power system data science, power systems cybersecurity, and distributed power systems modeling. Strong candidates in other power related areas may also be considered.

The Electrical & Computer Engineering Department serves a diverse population of students including military veterans, community colleges transfers, students with prior work experience, and international students from around the world.  The Department offers ABET-accredited B.S. degree programs in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. programs.  The Department has 26 faculty members, including three IEEE Fellows and an ACM Fellow.  Additional information may be found at

The successful applicant will develop and maintain impactful scholarly funded research; develop coursework relevant to their research field; teach undergraduate and graduate courses; advise students; and, provide service to the university, professional societies, and the public. Candidates should have a strong passion for undergraduate and graduate education, and demonstrate an enthusiasm about collaborating with colleagues throughout the university and globally.

A Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, or related field, is required. Candidates who are ABD (All But Dissertation) will be considered, but must have received their degree prior to the start date of employment.

Portland State University is located at the center of one of America’s most dynamic cities. The University is known nationally for its innovation, community engagement and sustainability initiatives. U.S. News & World Report ranks Portland State among the nation’s most innovative colleges. More than 27,000 students are enrolled at PSU, representing a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives. The University’s mission to let knowledge serve reflects the university’s dedication to finding innovative, sustainable solutions to local and global problems. Portland and its surrounding metropolitan area host numerous power engineering consultancies, developers, utilities, and research centers, including Bonneville Power Administrating, Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, and the Army Corp of Engineer’s Hydro Design Center. The Pacific Northwest National Laboratories are within driving distance to the east of the City.


The starting annual salary rate for this position will be competitive with an excellent benefits package including comprehensive health care; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon University System schools.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted online at for position D92888. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching agenda, a research agenda and the names of at least three references. Application reviews will begin on September 1st, 2019. Portland State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution and welcomes applications from all diverse candidates, including, among others, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Faculty.

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