Faculty & Officer Positions

Columbia Engineering is pleased to invite applications for a faculty position in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University in the City of New York. Applications at all ranks will be considered.

The Electrical Engineering department welcomes applications in all areas of electrical engineering.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the advancement of their field and the department by developing an original and leading externally funded research program, and to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate educational mission of the Department. Columbia fosters multidisciplinary research and encourages collaborations with academic departments and units across Columbia University. The Department actively participates in the school-wide Engineering for Humanity initiatives that relate to engineering and medicine, autonomous systems, quantum computing and technology, and sustainability.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. or its professional equivalent by the starting date of the appointment. Applicants for this position must demonstrate the potential to do pioneering research and to teach effectively. The Department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Application Instructions

To apply, please see http://apply.interfolio.com/95100. Applications should be submitted electronically and include the following: curriculum vitae including a publication list, a description of research accomplishments, statements of research and teaching interests and plans, a statement addressing contributions to diversity, contact information for three experts who can provide letters of recommendation, and up to three pre/reprints of scholarly work. All applications received by December 1st, 2021 will receive full consideration.­

  • Requisition no: 518340
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Morningside
  • School/Department: Dept of Electrical Engineering
  • Grade: Grade 12
  • Categories: Research (Lab and Non-Lab), General Administration
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular 
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range:

Position Summary

The Laboratory Manager is a full-time officer position in the Department of Electrical Engineering in the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (“SEAS”). Reporting to the Department Administrator and the faculty committee overseeing laboratories, the incumbent is responsible for the management of teaching labs in the EE department, including the Embedded Systems lab (1235 Mudd), the VLSI lab (1218 Mudd) and Undergraduate Teaching Lab (1206 Mudd). The incumbent directs the acquisition and maintenance of all lab equipment, supplies and materials for these labs and for the faculty that teach these courses. This position is responsible for coordinating the Department’s compliance with any radiation, chemical, safety, and other regulations; assisting faculty in developing new teaching laboratory experiments; actively interacting with students during lab-based courses; advising on lab processes; maintaining the safety and security of laboratory spaces; acquisition of new laboratory equipment; maintaining an inventory of components as needed for delivery of laboratory classes; renovation and maintenance of existing and new lab spaces; and performing other related duties.


  • (20%) Manage the daily operation of departmental teaching laboratories; maintain equipment, organize laboratory, recruit, train and supervise lab assistants, and assist with scheduling.  Ensure safety and security of laboratory spaces.

  • (20%) Work with faculty in upgrading new teaching laboratory experiments.  Advise and assist in the preparation of laboratories and delivery of lab kits and supplies.  

  • (30%) Providing assistance during lab courses and advising on lab processes for students, teaching staff, and faculty.

  • (10%) Maintain and continually upgrade laboratory facilities and equipment.  Provide/arrange maintenance and purchase new units when needed. Maintain stock of consumables and supplies.

  • (10%) Maintain laboratory budgets; track expenditures; plan, document inventory and expenses.

  • (5%) Serve as a liaison to the EHS (Environmental Health and Safety) and represent the department at safety and health meetings.

  • (5%) Performs other tasks, duties, and responsibilities as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or its equivalent required.  Minimum 3-5 years directly related experience in a laboratory setting.

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering (B.S.), with Master’s degree preferred. Strong knowledge of computing laboratory mechanisms, analog and digital electronics, circuitry, telecommunications, CAD tools and MATLAB.  Skilled in the handling of electrical components. 

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and administrative skills.  Teaching experience desirable.

    Columbia University will require COVID vaccination for all Columbia University members who will have any on-campus presence. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement and exceptions may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: https://covid19.columbia.edu/ .   Compliance with these measures is mandatory.

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Applications open: Sep 16 2021 Eastern Daylight Time