Assistant Professor - Electrical Engineering

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Job Title:

Assistant Professor - Electrical Engineering

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Vacancy Open to :

All Candidates

Department :

AAH CET Engineering

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Academic Affairs

Classification Title :

Assistant Professor

Working Title :

Assistant Professor

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Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :


Full Time or Part Time :

Full Time

Recruitment Range:

Commensurate with Qualifications

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Position Type:

Faculty (Teaching)

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Faculty (Teaching)

Organizational Unit Overview:

The College of Engineering and Technology (CET) is home to four departments: Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Management, and Technology Systems and the Center for Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering (CSE3). The College maintains excellent laboratory facilities for instruction and research. There are many opportunities for interdisciplinary research collaborations with the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, Brody School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, College of Allied Health Sciences, College of Health and Human Performance, College of Business, the Coastal Studies Institute and Integrated Coastal Programs.

Job Duties :

This is a full time, 9-month, tenure track position in the Department of Engineering at the assistant professor level. The primary emphasis areas for engineering faculty are teaching excellence in the undergraduate Engineering program, service to develop the quality and reputation of the Engineering program and contributing to the research mission of the university. Active involvement in outreach to industry is highly valued. Candidates should be committed to innovation and creativity in engineering education methods and approaches. Candidates must be able to work in multi-disciplinary research teams and are encouraged to affiliate with the Center for Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering and/or other academic units and centers across the university. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in electrical engineering or related engineering discipline. Those with professional, research and/or teaching experience in areas such as energy storage technologies and renewable energy, artificial intelligence and machine learning, power systems, power electronics, control systems design, remote sensing and sensor integration are especially sought. Teaching assignments may include core undergraduate engineering courses, electrical engineering concentration courses and courses in the mechanical engineering graduate program. Successful candidates are expected to achieve success in teaching; establish a collaborative research program, secure funding, advise graduate students; and contribute to service activities in the department and the engineering profession.

For more information about ECU Engineering please see and for information on the College of Engineering & Technology, please see . The anticipated effective start date is August 12, 2024.

Salary and rank of this position will be commensurate with education and experience. Application information and complete position descriptions can be found at

Minimum Education/Experience :

Candidates must hold a terminal degree in electrical engineering or a related field from a regionally accredited institution or a foreign equivalent, and demonstrate the potential for teaching excellence and strong scholarly productivity at ECU. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Candidates with a doctorate degree conferred at the time of initial appointment will hold the rank of Assistant Professor upon initial probationary term appointment. Candidates who have completed all but their dissertation (ABD) will be initially appointed with the probationary term rank of Assistant Professor and must have the terminal degree conferred prior to their first reappointment in addition to providing evidence of high-quality teaching and the development of a collaborative research agenda.

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Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :

Familiarity with engineering education and student success strategies. Knowledge of continuous improvement processes and ABET accreditation requirements. Experience with, enthusiasm for, and demonstrated success in interdisciplinary collaboration. Experience in grant preparation and obtaining external funding. A record of scholarship including peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations. Industry experience and registration as a Professional Engineer.

Special Instructions to Applicant :

East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. Candidates must also submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.

3 original letters of reference are required for employment. Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section the People Admin applicant tracking system. Letters of reference submitted via the People Admin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement. For letters of reference not submitted via the People Admin applicant tracking system, please have the original signed letters mailed to Ebony Applewhite-Wiggins, ECU College of Engineering and Technology, 1000 E. 5th Street, Mailstop 507, Greenville, NC 27858. The candidate of choice will also be required to provide an original transcript.

Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

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Open Until Filled:


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Rank Level:

Assistant Professor

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East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.


ECU offers a challenging academic environment and an energetic campus life. We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. One of the perks of working at ECU is that you can take up to 9 credit hours of classes per year at no cost to you. There is also a textbook loan program in place available to permanent ECU staff and faculty, or their eligible dependent children or spouse. ECU also offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, and generous leave time.

Scholarship. Discovery. Service. Leadership.

Here, those values are more than just buzzwords. They indicate the wealth of opportunity that ECU students experience while engaging in the rigorous pursuit of knowledge. They define the many ways in which students innovate and forge new paths. They encompass the life lessons our students learn while serving others and improving communities. They emphasize the encouragement our students receive to stand up and lead the way into a brighter tomorrow.

To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University:

  • Uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access;
  • Prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society;
  • Develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change;
  • Discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond;
  • Transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and
  • Improves quality of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics.

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