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Assistant Professor of Electrical or Computer Engineering - Renewable Term

Assistant Professor of Electrical or Computer Engineering - Renewable Term

Norman, Oklahoma
Open Date:
Apr 25, 2023

The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Gallogly College of Engineering at The University of Oklahoma invites applications for a rank renewable term assistant professor of practice position. This position is not eligible for tenure but does provide an opportunity for promotion. The position involves teaching engineering students at all levels and mentoring students outside of the classroom in a variety of ways. Some mentoring examples include serving as an academic advisor, providing graduate and undergraduate research opportunities, advising student competition teams, serving on M.S. or Ph.D. committees, and performing outreach and in-reach activities for the recruitment of new students and the retention of existing students. An ability and willingness to support student competition teams would be beneficial for the position.

The state of Oklahoma is investing in engineering in support of growing engineering graduates for the state workforce. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to excellent and innovative instruction, an ethos of care and support of students, effective mentorship and guidance of students, and a commitment to inclusive excellence in the classroom, office, and laboratories. Candidates with an interest in educational research are welcome and will have opportunities for research collaboration with current and new faculty.

The University of Oklahoma invests in its faculty by providing support and resources through our Center for Faculty Excellence ( and Vice President for Research and Partnerships Office ( The Gallogly College of Engineering supports faculty development through mentoring, new faculty orientation series, and access to research and educational supports. We encourage candidates to apply who are seeking to work in a rapidly growing college, in collegial interdisciplinary groups, and towards the mission of student success.

The Gallogly College of Engineering seeks candidates who contribute to fostering a collaborative and welcoming environment in all aspects of faculty responsibility, including within the classroom, the academic community, and within their professional commitments. With more than 4000 total students, our undergraduate student body is outstanding with more than 200 National Merit Scholars and more than 400 Honors students currently enrolled.


Applicants must hold or be near completion of a PhD degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or other related disciplines. The successful applicant must have PhD earned by the time of the formal offer. Practical industry experience is desired, and preference will be given to applicants with 5 or more years of industry experience and/or a Professional Engineering license. The applicant will be expected to be skilled in teaching courses that involve laboratory work and that emphasize experiential learning and have practical experience in managing laboratories without technician support. Candidates must also show a track record of inclusive excellence in the classroom and community.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement that describes how their background and career goals will support success of engineering students, and contact information for at least three references. A statement of research experience may be included but is optional.

Documents should be uploaded using Interfolio at Initial screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The position is expected to have a start date of August 16, 2023. Questions may be emailed to Dr. Rodney Keele (

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to:  admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

Why You Belong at the University of Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma fosters an inclusive culture of respect and civility, belonging, and access, which are essential to our collective pursuit of excellence and our determination to change lives. The unique talents, perspectives, and experiences of our community enrich the learning, and working environment at OU, inspiring us to harness our innovation, creativity, and collaboration for the advancement of people everywhere. 

Mission of the University of Oklahoma

The Mission of the University of Oklahoma is to provide the best possible educational experience for our students through excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and service to the state and society.

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