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Job no: 512789
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Categories: Faculty

Full-Time Lecturer Position in Computer Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth invites applications for a Full-Time Lecturer position in the area of Computer Engineering starting in September 2022. This is a 9-month, non-tenure-track position with primary responsibilities for undergraduate and graduate classroom and laboratory instruction. Initial appointment is up to 2 years, with possibility of renewal.

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is located in the beautiful ocean side community of Dartmouth, about an hour south of Boston, half-hour east of Providence, and half-hour west of Cape Cod. It offers a world class education to more than 9,300 undergraduate and graduate students each year in over 40 undergraduate and 23 graduate programs offered by the College of Engineering, College of Nursing, Charlton College of Business, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Visual and Performing Arts, School of Law and School for Marine Science and Technology.

UMass Dartmouth has transformed the lives of 40,000 alumni and distinguishes itself as a vibrant, public research university dedicated to engaged learning and innovative research. It is the only Massachusetts Tier 1 national research university south of Boston and serves as a catalyst for the development of marine science and technology industries along the south coast.

The College of Engineering is comprised of six departments: Bioengineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer and Information Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Physics. We offer 8 undergraduate degree programs, 8 concentrations, 11 graduate programs, and 8 accelerated BS-MS programs that serve more than 1,300 students. Our mission is to prepare graduates to meet 21st-century technological challenges and improve the well-being of society; create new knowledge in engineering, technology, and electrical and computer engineering; and engage and develop students to become leaders in their fields through service and scholarship.


It is expected the successful candidate will be an engaging and effective teacher with a strong commitment to student learning and success. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate CPE (Computer Engineering) courses including computer hardware-oriented labs; providing assistance in senior capstone projects; collaborating with faculty to enhance curriculum; academic advising; participating in department service activities; and engaging in college and university diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. The teaching load will be 6 courses per year, depending on the advising and service load. Possible courses include:

  • ECE 263 Embedded System Design
  • ECE 368 Digital Design
  • ECE 370 Design and Implementation of Real-Time Embedded Resource Management System
  • ECE 388 Embedded Systems Design Project
  • ECE 457 Design Project I
  • ECE 458 Design Project II

Course descriptions can be found at: Courses | UMass Dartmouth.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Computer Engineering, with an emphasis in embedded systems hardware and software design; or related field
  • Familiar with embedded systems design and manufacturing CAD tools (e.g KiCAD) and embedded systems firmware/software development tools (e.g., Atmel studio)
  • Experience with laboratory test equipment use and application to embedded systems design
  • Experience with teaching at the college level
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence as well as diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Currently authorized to work in the US on a full-time basis

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD degree in Computer Engineering, with an emphasis in embedded systems hardware and software design, or related field
  • Documented success in teaching at the college level
  • Experience with embedded systems design and their application to the Internet of Things (IoT) systems
  • Experience in the use and application of laboratory tools for embedded systems design and analysis
  • R&D experience in the area of embedded systems design and analysis or related areas
  • Experience with embedded systems design and manufacturing tools (e.g. KiCAD) and embedded systems firmware/software development tools (e.g. Atmel studio)
  • We are especially interested in receiving qualified applications from minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Application Process

Applicants are invited to submit electronically a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; contact information for at least three professional references; and a one-page statement of teaching interests and philosophy.

Effective September 27, 2021, UMass Dartmouth requires that all members of the campus community are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide proof of vaccination. Additionally, all members of the campus community must obtain a Covid-19 booster shot by January 21, 2022, and provide proof when requested. Individuals who are not yet eligible to receive a booster shot must obtain one within 30 days from the date they become eligible.

Employment is contingent upon verification of background/credentials and work authorization.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Information about the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department can be found at

UMass Dartmouth is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX Employer.

The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.

Advertised: 23 Jan 2022 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:


Located on the Massachusetts south coast, only a short drive from Cape Cod, Providence and Boston, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has been ranked among the top northern public universities by U.S. News and World Report. The quality of life on the south coast of Massachusetts is rich with cultural attractions, beautifully preserved and restored historic districts, museums, live theatre and an excellent educational system. Recreational opportunities include boating, beaches, rivers, golf courses, camping grounds, beautiful state parks, waterfront parks and a new zoo.

UMass Dartmouth offers a broad range of baccalaureate and graduate degrees vital to the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of the region. It has an enrollment of over 9,200 students in over 40 undergraduate and 36 graduate programs (including 11 at the Ph.D. level) offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Charlton College of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing, the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the School for Marine Science and Technology. The main campus was designed by the eminent architect Paul Rudolf and is located on 710 acres in North Dartmouth. Other university sites include theCenter for Marine Science and Technology on the waterfront in New Bedford, the Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center in Fall River and the Star Store Center for the Arts in New Bedford. 

While retaining its commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, UMass Dartmouth has increased dramatically its research and outreach activities during the past ten years. R&D spending has increased in the last five years from $20.1 million to $25.6 million and the university has established centers in Policy Studies, Portuguese Studies & Culture, Business Research, Marine Science &Technology and Indic Studies to significantly expand its research and public service activities in ways that meet regional needs but have global impact.

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