Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering Technology
The Department of Natural Sciences and Engineering Technology at Point Park University invites applications for a tenure-track position as an assistant professor beginning in the fall of 2015. The successful candidate will support the department’s bachelor of science program in electrical engineering technology; this program, which is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org), has a long history of preparing its students for successful careers in industry and government and for further study in graduate school.
The primary duties of this position are developing and delivering lecture and laboratory courses in the electrical engineering technology program. The successful candidate must possess a demonstrated ability to communicate complex technical information clearly and effectively in oral, written, and digital forms. Currently, the areas of greatest instructional need are electric machines, power systems (including both traditional and alternative energy sources), and power electronics. A willingness to teach in other areas such as controls, communications, and mathematics is highly desirable. Because the program serves a large adult student population, courses are typically offered on an evening and weekend schedule and the candidate must be available to teach at these times.
Additional duties of the position include advising students on academic and career matters, participating in institutional service and governance, engaging in professional development, and furthering connections between the program and its external constituencies. An essential component of institutional service is a commitment to outcomes-based education and participation in assessment of student learning according to ABET standards and practices.
The successful candidate must hold an earned doctoral degree in electrical engineering or a closely-related area and must have a substantive record of applying engineering principles in real-world settings such as industry and government. Professional licensure and prior teaching experience at the college level are highly desirable, and candidates with one or both of these credentials will be given preference. Prior experience and demonstrated ability in educational program administration are also desirable. Exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at the rank of associate professor.
Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and at least three letters of recommendation to Dr. Mark Farrell, Chair, Natural Sciences and Engineering Technology department. Electronic submission of materials in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or Microsoft Word (.docx) form is required and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the subject line of the email should state the position for which you are applying. Applications must be received by November 30, 2014.
Point Park University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.