Adjunct Faculty, Electrical Engineering

Job description

Posting #: 2746
Position Status: Faculty, Part-time temporary
Location: San Diego
Position Type: Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, Faculty

Position Title & Department:

Adjunct Faculty, Electrical Engineering; Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering

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Department Description:

The University of San Diego's Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering does more than develop world-class engineers and computer scientists in a nationally recognized program. We help these bright minds develop into Changemakers with the global perspective, social awareness and leadership skills to make a difference in the world. We cater to the students who, as kids, aimed to build something more complex than the picture on the Lego box. Here, those who challenge convention can become successful professionals who leave a positive mark on their world.

Detailed Description:

The Department of Electrical Engineering (ELEC) at the University of San Diego (USD) is seeking candidates for adjunct faculty positions to teach a variety of courses during the Spring 2021 semester (January 25 – May 19), with potential contract renewals encompassing subsequent semesters.

Description of Courses:

ENGR 102 – Electromechanical System Design (Lecture notes & projects available):

Introduction to the use of sensors, actuators, controllers, and computer interfaces in conjunction with electro-mechanical systems. Application of the engineering design process culminating in a team-based design project. Three hours weekly (Every Spring & Fall).

ELEC 201 – Electrical Circuits (Lab experiments available; lecture notes NOT available):

Electrical element physical behavior and component models; network laws and analysis techniques; time and frequency domain techniques for the analysis of linear networks; computer-aided analysis using SPICE or approved equivalent; introduction to AC power; laboratory circuit design, testing, and verification. Three-hour lectures and one three-hour laboratory weekly (Every Spring & Fall).

ELEC 350 – Signals and Systems (Lecture notes NOT available):

Mathematical modeling of physical systems; methods of analysis for linear, time-invariant systems; time-domain and frequency-domain analysis; Fourier series; Laplace and Fourier transform methods of analysis; sate variable representation; sampling theorem; simulation diagrams; introduction to discrete-time approximations and analysis; computer-aided analysis and simulation using MATLAB. Three-hour lectures every week (Every Spring).

ELEC 494 – Special Topics in Electrical Engineering (Lecture notes NOT available):

Special topics seminar in areas of special interest to electrical/electronics/computer engineering. This is a Technical Elective Course. Three hours weekly (Every Spring & Fall).

Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering with a Master’s Degree in any field, including some industrial experience
  • Strong interest in engineering undergraduate teaching, with prior experience.
  • Willingness to work and collaborate with the Electrical Engineering Department Chair and Faculty to improve the electrical engineering program, including collection of course-related data/material for ABET accreditation purposes.

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Posting Salary:

Consistent with the university's part-time faculty compensation rates.

The University of San Diego offers a retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period). Please visit the benefits section of our website to view more information: USD: Human Resources: Retirement Benefits

Special Application Instructions:

Please submit your application letters together with CV’s. Each application should comprise teaching philosophy and motivation, including your preferred choice of courses. You may apply to teach a maximum of 2 courses: class lectures and/or laboratory instructions (ELEC 201 only has labs).

For further information, please contact the Electrical Engineering Department Chair: Dr Mikaya LD Lumori [email protected].

If you have any technical questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at [email protected]

Additional Details:

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit

Advertised: November 10, 2020 Pacific Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled




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Posted: 11/11/2020
Application Due: 5/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time