Assistant Professor - ENGR

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Posting Number F350P

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Working Title Assistant Professor - ENGR

Department Electrical Engineering

About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

About the College/Department

The Electrical Engineering Department is one of eight departments in the College of Engineering at the University of Arkansas. The department will provide the education necessary to establish a foundation for Electrical Engineers at all degree levels. The diverse faculty and staff of the department play an integral role in this education experience.

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Job Type Faculty

Appointment Percent 100

Salary Commensurate with experience

Campus, Office Location Fayetteville campus - Bell Engineering Center

Summary of Job Duties

This position is a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position includes teaching, research, and service in the Electrical Engineering Department. This position will conduct research leading to scholarly publications write proposals to obtain external funding, establish an excellent research program supported by external funding, develop graduate and undergraduate courses, provide curriculum material, construct syllabi, provide classroom instruction, write and administer exams, prepare and evaluate students, mentor students, serve on various faculty and student-oriented committees, exhibit participation and leadership in related professional societies, and participate in the faculty decision-making for the Department of Electrical Engineering.

Minimum Qualifications

Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or a related discipline is required conferred by the start of employment
  • Must present an excellent track record in scholarship and sustained external funding and be able to provide evidence of high scholarly productivity through publication and service, as well as excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience teaching in the field of Electrical Engineering in an accredited, higher education environment
  • Specialization in the following areas: analog, mixed-signal and power integrated circuit design, in particular ICs based on wide bandgap materials such as GaN and SiC, with an interest in power electronics applications such as power-supply-on-chip or power-supply-in-package; and power packaging such as wide bandgap device and module packaging involving electrical and thermal design, implementation, additive manufacturing and reliability evaluation

Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.


  • Climbing
  • Crawling
  • Crouching
  • Grasping
  • Kneeling
  • Lifting
  • Pulling
  • Pushing
  • Reaching
  • Sharps
  • Stooping


  • Driving
  • Feeling
  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Repetitive motion
  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Talking
  • Walking


  • Hearing

The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Benefits Eligible Yes

If yes, please specify

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Anticipated Start Date 08/13/2018

Recruitment Contact Information

University of Arkansas Human Resources
ADMN 222
(479) 575-5351

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary

Applications received by November 30, 2017 will be given full consideration. Late applications received after that date will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. Applications must include: a letter of application; a complete curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching and research interests; and the names and contact information for at least three professional references.

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Internal Posting No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a PhD in electrical engineering or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please describe your experience in analog, mixed-signal and power integrated circuit design, in particular ICs based on wide bandgap materials such as GaN and SiC, with an interest in power electronics applications such as power-supply-on-chip or power-supply-in-package

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe your experience in power packaging such as wide bandgap device and module packaging involving electrical and thermal design, implementation, additive manufacturing and reliability evaluation.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please describe your experience teaching in the field of electrical engineering in an accredited, higher education environment. Include a list of all classes taught.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research Philosophy
  5. List of three Professional References (name, title, email address and contact number)
Optional Documents
  1. Proof of Veterans Status





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Posted: 2/19/2018
Application Due: 4/20/2018
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