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Job Details
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering
Provost's Office
Shiley School of Engineering
Full Time Faculty
Full time
Full time faculty

The Electrical Engineering Program at the University of Portland (UP) seeks a tenure-track assistant professor to join a thriving academic community in August 2021. The program offers a BSEE degree and a minor in Computer Engineering.  We encourage applicants with expertise in digital systems, embedded systems, renewable energy, and other related areas to apply. This is a full-time faculty position with benefits. Benefits include: medical & dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, sick time, and tuition remission benefits starting after 90 days of employment. (Please note that eligibility for all University benefits is subject to applicable policies, practices, and requirements.)

Through small classes and labs, the EE program engages students in developing skills and knowledge for successful technology careers and graduate school. The curriculum includes hands-on, collaborative projects, culminating in a capstone project often conducted with industry partners.  

We will conduct the first review of applications on November 9, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. 

The expected teaching commitment is 9 credit hours per semester; this is a full-time, 9-month (August-May) position.  

Responsibilities include:

Enhance, develop, and teach the equivalent of 3 courses per semester across all levels of the undergraduate and graduate electrical engineering curriculum.  In addition to electrical engineering courses and labs, the faculty also teach courses such as introduction to engineering, engineering computing with applications, analysis of engineering data, and engineering economics. There are opportunities to develop new courses and some courses include both undergraduate and graduate students.

Participate in department, school and university faculty/staff meetings and professional development workshops.

Pursue scholarly activity within the discipline to enhance teaching and program offerings.

Service to the School of Engineering, University of Portland and greater community.

Assist with program assessments and accreditation reports.

Mentor and advise students and capstone projects (projects are counted as part of the teaching commitment).


Education & Experience

Required: Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or a related field at the time the position will start (August 2021).

Required: The successful candidate will have demonstrated lived experience, knowledge, skills, and/or success in diversity, equity & inclusion work within or transferable to higher education; these should be described in the cover letter, teaching statement and/or a separate diversity statement.

Required: Teaching, training, or technical supervisory/managerial experience.

Required: Ability to enhance and teach a variety of electrical and general engineering courses, labs, and workshops.

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred

Ability to enhance and teach courses in one or more of the following areas: digital systems, embedded systems, renewable energy or other related areas.

Certificate or degree in Engineering Education.

Evidence of effective course development and teaching at the university level.

Experience working with university students in the classroom, on capstone projects, or as the director/manager of internships.

Evidence of effective oral and written communication skills.

Evidence of effective project collaboration.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit the following materials with their completed applications. A complete application includes the following documents:  

1) Cover Letter that articulates: understanding of the UP mission and highlight your compatibility with the UP approach to teaching, scholarship, and service; reason for interest in UP; how you meet the job requirements, and how you plan to enhance the current electrical engineering courses/programs.

2) Curriculum Vitae

3) Statement of Teaching discussing your philosophy regarding undergraduate education

4) Statement of past and/or proposed contributions to advance diversity, equity and/or inclusivity

5) Contact information for at least three professional references. On this document, please also include a sentence to let us know where you found out about this position. 

If any of these items are missing, the application is considered incomplete and will not be reviewed by the search committee. All materials should be submitted as attachments with your online application (PDF format is preferred).

Other Information: 

The primary mode of instruction is in-person, although remote teaching may sometimes be necessary. Candidates are responsible for acquiring visa and/or other requirements for employment. 

Information about the University of Portand

Founded in 1901, the University of Portland is a private, comprehensive, Catholic university with a mission of teaching and learning, faith and formation, service and leadership. https://www.up.edu/about/mission.html  The Donald P. Shiley School of Engineering has an enrollment of approximately 650 students across four undergraduate majors (computer science, civil, mechanical and electrical engineering) as well as two master’s programs. For more details, see:  https://engineering.up.edu 

Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Diversity & Inclusion Statement, References, Statement of Teaching Philosophy