Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Faculty Posted On: Mon Nov 2 2020 Job Description:
The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Western Kentucky University is pleased to offer an exciting opportunity in engineering education. We are seeking to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Electrical Engineering Program starting August 15, 2021. Areas of priority and specialization include embedded systems, computer engineering, microprocessors, and software engineering; however, exceptional candidates from other areas will be considered.
The new faculty member must have the ability to guide students in projects using the current technology in these areas.
The ABET accredited, baccalaureate-only electrical engineering program is an integrated project-based curriculum with a strong emphasis on the implementation of design experiences. The program is committed to producing graduates who are well prepared for the start of productive, successful careers as engineers.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop a productive scholarly program which engages students. Service activities at all levels of the university are expected, as well as academic and professional mentoring to students.
Candidates with relevant professional experience are especially encouraged to apply. The University has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among its faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from women and minorities.
Candidates must be capable and willing to fully participate in the project-based learning environment and dedicated to excellence in teaching. The responsibilities of this position include teaching, scholarship, and service that are to be conducted within the context of the University, School, and Program Mission Statements. The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Promotion, Tenure, and Post-Tenure Review policies describe the professional and academic qualifications necessary for our program.
Our new faculty must be committed to helping undergraduates grow into engineers, and be dedicated to working in the labs and design centers on projects with students on a consistent basis. EE faculty are required to obtain professional licensure in the Commonwealth of Kentucky before application for tenure and promotion.
Our faculty take ownership of the program's curricula [AF1] and create the kinds of design and analytical experiences necessary to prepare students for the start of their professional careers.
Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering, software engineering, computer engineering, or a closely related field
Ability to obtain professional licensure in the Commonwealth of Kentucky before application for tenure and promotion
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
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