Tenure-Track Position in Electrical and Computer Engineering

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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Lafayette College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level beginning in July 2023 or with flexibility of an early start in January 2023. The department is seeking candidates with a passion for undergraduate teaching and mentoring and the ability to teach digital design and computer engineering courses. The department is interested in candidates with potential for interdisciplinary connections in areas that might include embedded systems, robotics, computer architecture, the internet of things, cyber-physical systems, machine learning, network security, and autonomous systems. Candidates must demonstrate the potential to establish a research program that engages undergraduate students and results in the publication of scholarly work in peer-reviewed venues.

Lafayette College is a small, highly selective undergraduate institution emphasizing superior education in engineering and the liberal arts. The College is located in the vibrant and historic city of Easton in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania, which is 75 miles from both New York City and Philadelphia. The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department has approximately 75 students across all classes and features small class sizes, hands-on laboratory experiences, and strong support for faculty research and professional development.

Lafayette is deeply committed to creating a diverse community: one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share in the responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. In cultivating this community, the Engineering programs at Lafayette have taken a national leadership role in diversity as evidenced by the recent ASEE report listing Lafayette’s engineering programs among the top 10 in the nation for women on the faculty and among the top 20 for Bachelor’s degrees awarded to women. All Lafayette operations reflect the College’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion (DEAI) initiatives, and Lafayette welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering, or a closely related field. To apply, please submit application materials, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests, a brief research statement, and three letters of recommendation, online at: http://apply.interfolio.com/111364. In your cover letter, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or community service might support Lafayette's commitment to diversity and inclusion as articulated in the College’s diversity statement (http://www.lafayette.edu/about/diversity-statement). Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

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Working for Lafayette College

Lafayette is a private liberal arts college rated "most academically competitive" for admissions with 2,300 undergraduates studying engineering, the humanities, and the social and natural sciences. Lafayette is not only a great place for students to learn, but also a great place to work for its 650 full-time employees. 

Lafayette's faculty include 195 full-time teacher-scholars, all of whom hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their field. Teaching, student mentoring, and scholarship are the top priorities of the faculty at Lafayette. The educational philosophy focuses on direct student-faculty contact not only in the classroom but also in research projects and social settings.

Hailing from 39 states and 51 countries, Lafayette's students represent a wide variety of ethnic, social, cultural, and economic backgrounds. These students enrich the campus community with their ideas and experiences and, above all, their desire to learn.

Founded in 1826 by citizens of Easton, Lafayette is located in the tree-lined neighborhood of College Hill, overlooking the Delaware River and downtown Easton, a 15-minute walk from campus. The college has grown to include 60 buildings on 340 acres including a 230-acre athletic campus.

Lafayette is a leader in faculty-mentored student research, study abroad programs, internships and externships, service learning, writing across the disciplines, first-year experiences, and creative projects. It is a place of academic excellence and opportunity where every student can realize his or her full potential.

Students may earn bachelor of arts in 32 fields and bachelor of science in four engineering disciplines and nine science fields. Lafayette offers students opportunities to customize their learning that are not available at other institutions where the focus is not exclusively on undergraduates. The Lafayette Experience means discovery both in and out of the classroom, through student-centered, active learning that combines the highest academic standards with diverse extracurricular programs. Lafayette graduates are prepared for success and leadership.

About Easton

Easton is about 70 miles west of New York City and 60 miles north of Philadelphia. It has been cited as one of the best small arts town in America. The 30,000 residents of Easton live on the eastern edge of the greater Lehigh Valley, a metropolitan area with a population of 650,000. Highlights of downtown Easton include Binney & Smith's Crayola Factory, the National Canal Museum, and the historic State Theatre, which features concerts, plays and dance by visiting artists.

The city was founded in 1752 by Thomas Penn, son of Pennsylvania's founder William Penn, and is one of only three colonial cities in which a public reading of the Declaration of Independence occurred on July 8, 1776. Easton is the county seat for Pennsylvania's Northampton County.

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