Tenure-Track Faculty (open rank), Electrical and Computer Engineering

Job Details

Job no: 495759
Work type: Regular Full-Time
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Categories: Faculty - Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering

Tenure-Track Faculty (open rank), in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)

With a dramatic increase in undergraduate and graduate enrollment, and a new building allowing us to expand, our award-winning and nationally ranked (#16 in best undergraduate programs) Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department, as well as the College of Engineering (ranked #19) at Rowan University, are growing. To accommodate this robust growth, we seek innovative teacher-scholars, committed to excellence in both teaching and research to join our dedicated family of faculty members. As we celebrate our 25th-anniversary, we are now planning to add several faculty members to our department and significantly broaden our areas of expertise and impact.

About These Positions

Our areas of focus for these open-rank searches include the following:

  • Cyberphysical / embedded systems, IoT, smart systems, and devices
  • Emerging AI and machine learning, their integration with autonomous, modern control systems and robotics
  • Energy and power systems, including but are not limited to power electronics, energy storage and battery systems, renewable and alternative energy systems, micro/smart grid, and their integration with other cyber-physical systems
  • Analog / digital VLSI design, solid-state systems, modern semiconductor systems, and processes
  • Systems architecture with software/hardware integration for communication, networking, software-defined radio
  • High performance and distributed computing, hardware security

Candidates with cross-cutting research interest that covers overlapping areas of above-listed topics are particularly encouraged to apply, so are candidates with exceptional credentials and promising research agenda in other related areas.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering (or a closely related area), though current Ph.D. students who have already established a significant body of work are also encouraged to apply if they are within one year of graduation. Candidates should demonstrate excellent communication skills, and show a proven record of, or exceptional potential for developing a sustainable and externally funded research program as well as a strong commitment to excellence in teaching.

Ideal candidates are those who embrace our shared values in interdisciplinary collaborations and working with multi-disciplinary student and faculty teams, with a genuine commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the teaching, research, and service efforts of our Department. For teaching, we expect our faculty to develop innovative curriculum components, including new courses in emerging areas, and teach core and elective ECE courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We also expect our tenured and tenure-track faculty to conduct high-quality research and disseminate their work in highly regarded conferences and journals, and of course, seek and obtain external funding for establishing a sustainable research program, enhancing the department’s research infrastructure, and help grow our new Ph.D. program. The successful candidate will mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students, supervise student research and entrepreneurial efforts in our hallmark Engineering Clinic sequence, and contribute to our service activities to further our collective mission and vision at the department, college, and university levels.

About Rowan University, College of Engineering and The ECE Department

Located in southern New Jersey, in the greater Philadelphia metro area, Rowan University is a comprehensive public institution with 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in fourteen colleges and schools, including two medical schools. The Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering, created with a $100M gift by Henry and Betty Rowan in 1992, enrolls over 1600 students in six departments. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks the College among the nation's best for undergraduate engineering (#19 in 2022 rankings). The ECE program has also been ranked in the top 20, most recently as #16 in US News & World Report 2022 rankings.

Rowan University is experiencing tremendous growth at all levels: at the institutional level, we are now a comprehensive research university with an R2 Carnegie classification and the premier institution of higher education in Southern New Jersey. At the college and department level, we are experiencing a significant increase in interest and enrollment in our programs for which we have recently completed our second state-of-the-art building. The ECE Department now occupies the entire third floor of a stunning new building.

Our new focus on providing more research experience to our students and faculty are helping us enhance our research infrastructure and capabilities (with a new high-performance computing and virtual reality center). We are also developing our South Jersey Technology Park for expanded industry collaboration and entrepreneurial activities, provide more funding for graduate assistants, and offer substantial and competitive start-up funds to all new tenure-track faculty.

These developments have now set the framework for initiating new multidisciplinary research areas to complement our existing expertise in embedded and smart systems, signal & image processing, wireless and optical communications, machine learning, advanced imaging & virtual reality, power systems including smart and microgrid, aerospace systems, next-generation computer architecture, and other fields.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled, with applications received by December 31, 2021 given full and priority consideration, for a start date of September 2022.

For full consideration, applications should – at a minimum – include the below-listed items,

  • cover letter summarizing qualifications and the applicant’s interest in the position
  • current detailed CV
  • statement of teaching philosophy and interests including a list of courses the applicant feels most qualified to teach
  • statement of research interests, including applicant’s future research goals, and plans for obtaining external funding for achieving those goals
  • a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement highlighting the candidate’s reflections on and commitment to DEI issues
  • names and contact information for three to five references.

Optionally, additional relevant documentation (such as student evaluations, copies of up to two key publications, links to videos of research presentations, or innovative teaching pedagogies) may be submitted in an Appendix.

Applications are only accepted online at the Rowan University job site at this link: https://go.rowan.edu/joinrowanece2022

Questions can be directed to [email protected], Dr. Robi Polikar, Department Head, Electrical & Computer Engineering. Additional departmental information can be found at http://www.rowan.edu/ece.

Rowan University greatly values inclusion, diversity, and equity, and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Applications from women, minorities, and members of all underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged. The applicant must have appropriate legal status to work in the US at the time of appointment. All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.

Advertised: Nov 2 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:


Working at Rowan University 

Rowan University, located a half-hour outside of Philadelphia with its main campus in suburban Glassboro, N.J., is an institution on the move.

This summer, the University opened Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) in partnership with Cooper University Health Care, in Camden. The first new four-year, M.D.-granting medical school in New Jersey in more than 35 years, CMSRU welcomed its first class in August 2012.

Rowan continues to work with the Borough of Glassboro and private developers on Rowan Boulevard, a $300 million redevelopment project that links the University’s main campus to the historic downtown. This fall alone, the partners broke ground for a new academic building/parking garage and a Marriott Courtyard Hotel. Rowan Boulevard already includes a Barnes & Noble Collegiate Superstore, housing for approximately 1,300 students and retail space.

The University also recently created a School of Biomedical Sciences, which joins nine colleges. In addition to CMSRU they are: the Rohrer College of Business, Communication & Creative Arts, Education, Engineering, Graduate & Continuing Education, Humanities & Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science & Mathematics.

Earlier in 2012, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie awarded Rowan state research institution status (not Carnegie classification) as part of the New Jersey Medical and Health Science Education Restructuring Act, making Rowan only the second comprehensive public research institution in the State. That Act also opened the door to Rowan partnering with Rutgers-Camden to create a College of Health Sciences in Camden near CMSRU. The vision for that College calls for schools of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, food science and 16 allied health programs. The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey’s School of Osteopathic Medicine in nearby Stratford, N.J., is to become part of Rowan in the near future. When that occurs, Rowan will be only the second school in the nation with M.D. and D.O. medical programs.

A selective, medium‑sized public university, Rowan is recognized for its nationally ranked academic and athletic programs, talented professors and high‑tech facilities. The University, which has a branch campus in Camden, N.J., and the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University in Mantua, N.J., prides itself on being able to provide its more than 12,000 students with an outstanding education at an exceptional value.

 The University offers 57 undergraduate majors, including four undergraduate degree-completion programs; three dual bachelor’s/master’s degrees; more than 40 master’s level programs (including specializations); approximately 25 graduate-level certificate programs; 12 post-baccalaureate programs or endorsements; and two doctoral/specialist programs, including the M.D. degree from its medical school. Students can pursue their degrees at the main campus, the Camden campus, online or at several community colleges, as well as at CMSRU.

Rowan has been recognized by national organizations that evaluate colleges and universities. U.S. News & World Report ranked Rowan 19th among Best Regional Universities—North, third among the public institutions in the category. The Princeton Review named Rowan among 222 institutions in its Best in the Northeast section of its website feature 2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region and included the Rohrer College of Business in its edition of the Best 296 Business Schools. The Princeton Review also listed Rowan, which in the past has been recognized by the U.S. EPA as a Top Green Power Purchaser in its athletic conference, in its Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition.


Currently, Rowan University employs 1,090 faculty members: full-time tenure-track professors, full-time temporary professors, part-time professors and adjuncts. The University also employs 940 staff members.

Recognizing that employees, students and the community are valuable resources, Rowan’s Human Resources Department supports the University’s vision and mission; encourages the personal and professional enrichment of employees; provides services appropriate to employees’ needs; and promotes awareness, learning and collaboration.

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