Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Detroit Mercy
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Higher Education Institution
Internal Number: CES-0308-081
FT Faculty UDMPU (9 month)
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Detroit Mercy College of Engineering and Science invites applicants for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Electrical and Computer Engineering starting August 2022. An earned doctorate in Electrical Engineering or/and Computer Engineering is required. Applications from all Electrical/Computer Engineering sub-disciplines will be reviewed with a preference in Electric Vehicles, Power Electronics, or Embedded Systems. Detroit Mercy is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive academic community with a service focused approach. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research, experience, and service that they can contribute to the Mission of the University and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The successful candidate would be one that is an effective and enthusiastic teacher-scholar, developing innovative hands-on teaching strategies and curriculum for undergraduate and graduate courses and laboratories. We are particularly interested in candidates who will contribute to our efforts to provide support and opportunities for historically minoritized students majoring in science and engineering disciplines.
The department offers two ABET accredited undergraduate Electrical Engineering programs: a traditional Electrical Engineering program, and a Robotics and Mechatronic Systems Program with a concentration in Electrical Engineering. Department degrees are offered at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral level. The small classes and close collegial relationships make teaching at Detroit Mercy exciting and rewarding. The College’s faculty forms a vibrant community of teaching scholars with a strong focus on professional and academic mentorship of students. Interdisciplinary collaboration is encouraged and supported through dedicated facilities such as the Department’s Advanced Mobility Robotics Laboratory and the Center for Automotive Systems Engineering Education.
The College is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and we welcome applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s mission of providing excellent, student-centered education, including women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities. The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings for 2022 place Detroit Mercy at 4th in Michigan and 187 Nationwide.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Faculty are expected to be flexible with courses taught as they are assigned based on the needs of the department. In addition, faculty are expected to develop a research program involving the supervision of undergraduate, masters and doctoral students, write grants, and publish in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings.
Ph.D. or equivalent in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering, completed in advance of hiring start date
A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace
Record of scholarly publications and research
Willingness to support the educational needs of the department and provide service to the department, college, university, community and profession
Research and teaching experience in the areas of Electrical Vehicles, Power Electronics, or Embedded Systems
Experience with hands-on design projects and laboratory work
Experience teaching courses in the college setting or equivalent
Special Instructions to Applicants
Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, diversity statement, statement of research plans, and statement of teaching philosophy. Also include contact information for three references.
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.
Commensurate with experience
Job may require lifting light weight objects (1 to 10 pounds) with no repetitive bending or stooping. Occasionally lift average weight objects (1 to 10 pounds).
Regular exposure to favorable conditions such as those found in a normal office.
Michigan's largest, most comprehensive private University, University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. Detroit Mercy seeks quali?ed candidates who will contribute to the University's mission, diversity, and excellence of its academic community. University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity A?rmative Action Employer with a diverse student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds.
The University of Detroit Mercy has one goal - to help our students realize their dreams and ambitions. We fulfill that goal by offering challenging academic programs taught by talented, committed professors and supplemented by hands-on research, co-op, and internship opportunities.