Associate or Full Professor in Electro-Optics and Photonics

University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469
Dec 04, 2020
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Electro-Optics and Photonics (EOP) in the School of Engineering at the University of Dayton (UD) seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. 

Founded in 1983, EOP is an academic department in the School of Engineering offering MS and PhD degrees. It is grouped and ranked within the top 10% of ECE departments in the research category by the National Research Council. EOP collaborates extensively with Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). Its proximity to the Air Force Research Labs at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base provides an excellent opportunity for research collaboration and funding. EOP has unique research facilities such as the Lidar and Optical Communications Institute (LOCI), dedicated laser range halls, Intelligent Optics Lab (IOL) with a 7 km cross-town atmospheric testbed, Holography and Metamaterials (HaM) Lab, Nanofab and Optical Thin Films Lab and Nano Electro-Optics Laboratories (NEOL). UD is the lead institution on a multi-university research initiative (MURI) on atmospheric optics, and EOP has successfully supported small businesses. EOP also has strong joint international programs with leading universities and research institutions in optics and photonics. Areas of specializations include LIDAR and laser additive manufacturing, atmospheric and adaptive optics, nanophotonics, nanofabrication, holography and 3D imaging, fiber optics and beam control.

The successful candidate is expected to teach EOP and related courses, develop and maintain high-quality, externally funded research that enhances the department’s profile, and mentor MS and PhD graduate students.  This position will start on August 16, 2021.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in optics, electrical engineering, physics, or equivalent related area
  • A very good record of refereed journal and conference publications
  • A very good record of effective teaching as instructor at the graduate level in EOP, ECE or related disciplines
  • A demonstrated record of successfully mentoring graduate students (MS or PhD)
  • A positive track record of externally funded research
  • Appointment in this position requires a record of teaching, research and service commensurate with the criteria for the rank of associate professor in the School of Engineering at the University of Dayton.

For the rank of Full Professor (in addition to all of the above qualifications)

  • An excellent record of refereed journal publications
  • An excellent record of funded research
  • An excellent demonstrated record of successful mentoring graduate students (PhD) or younger researchers (e.g. postdocs)
  • Appointment in this position requires a record of teaching, research and service commensurate with the criteria for the rank of full professor in the School of Engineering at the University of Dayton.

For a complete list of qualifications and to apply, go to

A complete application consists of:

1) Cover letter
2) A statement (2-page limit) describing your:

- teaching and mentorship philosophy 
- approaches for effective teaching and learning
- approach to promoting inclusive excellence through teaching, scholarship and service
- approach to graduate student mentoring

3) A statement describing your research interests and vision for future research (2-page limit)
4) C.V.
5) Names of three references

Applications will be accepted until 11:55 PM on February 7, 2021.

The University of Dayton is a top-tier, national, Catholic, research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at

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