Job ID: 132064

Assistant Professor - Electrical Engineering

Villanova University

  • Oct. 22, 2019
  • Assistant Professor - Electrical Engineering
  • College of Engineering
  • Villanova University
    Villanova, PA
  • Open until filled
  • August 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Electrical and/or Electronics

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Villanova University is seeking a tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant Professor level to teach and conduct research in Electrical Engineering, starting in August 2020. Candidates with expertise in power and energy systems, power electronics or electrical engineering applications in medicine and biology preferred. The Department has embarked on building a strong research program in biomedical engineering and is seeking candidates to lead this effort. Candidates are sought who can contribute to all levels of the electrical engineering curriculum, and who have a strong research and publication record in their area of expertise.

The Department’s dedicated Sustainable Energy Research lab is well equipped to perform characterization of batteries, fuel cells, solar cells and high frequency power electronic devices and converters. In addition, the Philadelphia area is noted for its world class healthcare industry, making it a prime location for biomedical engineering research.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses on topics in the areas of specialization noted above and develop new undergraduate and graduate courses in these areas. They will also be expected to conduct research, publish and secure external funding for their research programs, advise undergraduate and graduate students, supervise research performed by undergraduate, Master’s and Ph.D. students, and participate in service to the department and University through committee work, recruitment, and interaction with industry.

Villanova University, the only Augustinian Catholic university in the nation, was founded in 1842 by the Order of Saint Augustine in Villanova, Pennsylvania, just 12 miles west of Philadelphia. A dynamic national institution-classified as a Doctoral University by the Carnegie Foundation and ranked among the top 50 by U.S. News & World Report-Villanova provides a comprehensive education rooted in the liberal arts; a shared commitment to the Augustinian ideals of truth, unity and love; and a community dedicated to service to others. The College of Engineering’s success in living up to these ideals has made us one of the most respected engineering programs in the country, and our commitment to those values is evident in our excellent faculty and staff, innovative academic programs, cutting edge research and extensive service opportunities, which leave an impact on the world.

In the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, our 21 full-time faculty members provide a rigorous educational experience for approximately 284 undergraduates and 118 graduate students, developing well-rounded leaders and life-long learners who aspire to achieve professional excellence in whatever field they choose. We are equally committed to the discovery, dissemination, advancement and application of cutting-edge research, as evidenced by our faculty, which includes two IEEE Fellows, a winner of the prestigious Humboldt prize, a Fulbright Distinguished Chair, two IEEE Distinguished Lecturers and a publication record to match. In return, our dedicated teacher-scholars enjoy a work-life balance and family-friendly programs that forge a sense of community. Further information about the department can be found at

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or a closely related field, a proven ability for high quality research, and a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence and innovation required. The position starts in August 2020.

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  • Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.

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