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Assistant/Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering

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Assistant/Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering

Appointment Type:

Full Time

Purpose of Position:

The Department of Physics, Computer Science and Engineering at Christopher Newport University invites applications for a tenure track position in Electrical Engineering, effective August 2024. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduate and Master’s level graduate students. The teaching load for tenure track appointments is 3-3.

A doctorate in Electrical Engineering or a closely related field is required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. In some cases, exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at a higher rank. ABD candidates who will not hold the doctorate by the time of appointment or candidates with a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or a closely related field may be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor.

Departmental Information:

The Department of Physics, Computer Science & Engineering at Christopher Newport University employs 32 full-time faculty and staff who collaborate closely across the disciplines. Together we offer six undergraduate majors and a Master’s program with a total of nearly 600 students. The Department has a variety of laboratories in support of both teaching and research in cybersecurity, complex data analysis and simulation, communications, robotics, and software engineering. Additionally, the new Science and Engineering Research Center, which will open in Fall 2025, will house a makerspace with machine shop, a drone & robotics lab, a networking lab, as well as several new faculty/student research labs. Our faculty have close relationships with technology companies and nearby federal labs such as the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) and NASA Langley Research Center. CNU is also a member institution of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. Candidates wishing to know more about the department and its programs are invited to visit

CNU Information:

Selected by The Princeton Review to be included in The 388 Best Colleges: 2023 Edition, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience – great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. The University is located in Newport News, Virginia, enrolls approximately 4,500 students, and is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service. Academic programs at Christopher Newport University encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University is ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide as 2nd among public regional universities in the South and 5th overall, and has recently completed more than $1 billion in capital construction on its 260-acre campus.
Christopher Newport University is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored, and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. For further details and information about Christopher Newport, visit">

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Application Instructions :

To apply, please visit to upload a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial screening), statement of teaching philosophy, research statement, a one-page statement articulating how your teaching, scholarship and service would contribute toward fostering an inclusive learning environment on campus, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a list of three references. Three letters of recommendation will be required if selected for on-campus interview. (Letters should be uploaded with application materials or emailed to if submitted after the application deadline).

Review of applications will begin at 11:59 PM ET on January 14, 2024.
Applications received after 11:59 PM ET on January 14, 2024 will be accepted but considered only if needed.

Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145.

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EEO/Diversity Statement(s):

Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully Committed to Access and Opportunity.

Notice of Non-Discrimination & Title IX Policy Statement

Christopher Newport University and its employees demonstrate a positive and professional attitude. Practices inclusive leadership and treats everyone with dignity and respect. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, as well as fully support the “Students First” value.

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