Assistant Professor, Control Systems

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Assistant Professor, Control Systems -Search #67809
Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of Control Systems. The home campus for this position will be the Statesboro campus.

Georgia Southern University is a distinctive combination of Southern charm and uncompromising academics. We are a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution serving about 26,500 students through nine colleges on three beautiful oak-lined campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Throughout its degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern cultivates community collaboration, world-class scholarship, and hands-on learning opportunities.

Georgia Southern University was founded in 1906 as a school for teaching modern agricultural production techniques and homemaking skills to rural school children. Its Savannah campus was established in 1935 as Armstrong Junior College for local youth who could not afford to attend college away from home. The Liberty Center in Hinesville was established in 1998 to serve the military and their families at nearby Fort Stewart, the largest military base east of the Mississippi. All three locations came together in 2018 when Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University consolidated. The "new" Georgia Southern University preserves a passion for serving its neighbors while preparing students for lifelong service as scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities.

Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Within this setting, the mission of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is the following.

  • Prepare individuals to be highly qualified for careers in electrical and computer engineering through
    application-based teaching that enables students to put theory into practice.
  • Provide opportunities for the professional growth of faculty in instruction and research.
  • Contribute to the field of electrical and computer engineering through student and faculty research.
  • Provide relevant service to the constituencies of the Department and University.

    Position Description. Reporting to the Electrical and Computer Engineering department chair, the Assistant Professor position requires an ability to teach electrical engineering courses, conduct research in the area of expertise, as well as support the service mission of the department. The faculty member in this position is required to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses (lecture and laboratory); engage in academic advising; assist in program assessment and execution of a continuous improvement plan; pursue scholarly work, including research in the field, grants, and publications; participate in service on various committees, and participate in professional activities and organizations. The successful candidate is expected to develop a strong research program in his/her field of specialization, which includes seeking external funding. Areas of particular interests in control systems are (i) intelligent control; (ii) control in automation and robotics; (iii) digital control; (iv) control systems in biomedical applications; (v) machine learning, or any other closely related field. The position is an academic (9/10 month), tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    Required Qualifications:
  • Earned doctorate degree in Electrical Engineering or a closely related field, by August 1, 2021
  • Earned bachelor's degrees in Electrical Engineering or a closely-related field
  • Effective English communication (oral and written) skills
  • Ability to teach effectively both undergraduate and graduate courses including Control Systems and
    other electrical engineering courses
  • Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives
  • Commitment to engaging with best-practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and
    curriculum design and development
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance
    from the institution.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Relevant industrial experience or post-doctoral research experience
  • Research experience in the areas mentioned above in Control Systems
  • Previous full-time teaching experience
  • Record of scholarship and participation in professional activities
  • Ability and willingness to work collaboratively with faculty from a variety of disciplines
  • Experience in working effectively with a diverse student population
  • Experience with ABET accreditation, SACSCOC, and/or continuous quality improvement

    Screening of applications begins December 1, 2020, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2021. To equitably serve a fast-growing and highly diverse student body and fulfill the University's commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, we actively seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to Pillar 3 of our University Strategic Plan: Inclusive Excellence. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; teaching philosophy; research statement; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. In addition, applicants are required to submit an Inclusive Excellence statement (2 pages). In the Inclusive Excellence statement, applicants should reflect on their experience, vision, and commitment regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds and discuss past, current, and future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the areas of research, teaching, service, and outreach. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

    Dr. Rami J. Haddad, Search Chair, Search #67809
    Georgia Southern University
    Electronic mail: [email protected]
    Telephone: 912-478-8582

    More information about the institution is available through or The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.

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    Job No:
    Posted: 10/28/2020
    Application Due: 10/28/2032
    Work Type: Full Time