Job ID: 130833

Assistant or Associate Professor of Electro-Optics and Photonics

University of Dayton

  • Oct. 4, 2019
  • Assistant or Associate Professor of Electro-Optics and Photonics
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • University of Dayton
    Dayton, OH
  • Dec. 15, 2019
  • August 2020
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Optics & Optical Engineering
    Engineering Physics
    Electrical and/or Electronics

The Department of Electro-Optics and Photonics (EOP) in the School of Engineering at the University of Dayton (UD) seeks applications for one tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (one position). The successful candidate is expected to teach EOP and related courses, develop and maintain high-quality, externally funded research, and mentor MS and PhD graduate students. This position will start on August 16, 2020.

Founded in 1983, EOP is a stand-alone academic department in the School of Engineering at UD, and is grouped and ranked within the top 10% of ECE departments in the research category by the National Research Council. EOP collaborates extensively with Physics and ECE. Its proximity to the Air Force Research Labs at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base provides an excellent opportunity for research collaboration and funding opportunities. EOP has unique research facilities such as the Ladar and Optical Communications Institute (LOCI), dedicated laser range halls, a 7 km cross-town atmospheric testbed and laser additive manufacturing (LAM) facility with material characterization. EOP is lead institution on a multi-university research initiative (MURI) on atmospheric optics, and supports successful incubator businesses. EOP also has strong joint international programs with leading universities and research institutions in optics and photonics. Areas of specializations include LIDAR and laser additive manufacturing, along with atmospheric and adaptive optics, nanophotonics, nanofabrication, holography and 3D imaging, fiber optics and beam control.

All candidates must have a Ph.D. in optics, electrical engineering, physics, or closely related area and excellent written communication skills. For the rank of Assistant Professor, a record of peer-reviewed publications, a demonstrated record of effective and innovative teaching strategies and experience in writing competitive grant proposals is required. For the rank of Associate Professor, in addition to the above requirements, the candidates must also demonstrate experience in effective teaching at the graduate level in EOP, ECE or related disciplines and a record of funded research.

For further information about this position and to apply, please visit:… Your application must include: a cover letter which includes your statements on (a) your research interests and vision for future research, (b) your approach to graduate student mentoring, © your teaching philosophy, (d) your approach to promoting inclusive excellence through teaching, scholarship and service; your curriculum vita; unofficial copies of all academic transcripts; and names and contact information of three references. The closing date for this application is December 15, 2019.

The University of Dayton is a top-tier, national, Catholic, research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at

  • Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Contact Information

  • Andrew Sarangan, Search Committee Chair

    University of Dayton School of Engineering
    300 College Park
    Dayton, OH 45469-0254

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