Job ID: 138953

Assistant Professor, Engineering Technology - 27285

Northern Illinois University

  • Feb. 26, 2020
  • Assistant Professor, Engineering Technology - 27285
  • Engineering Technology
  • Northern Illinois University
    DeKalb, IL
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Robotics
    Mechanical Engineering
    Energy Technology

Position Description Summary
The College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET) invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Engineering Technology ( that will begin August 16, 2020. The department offers an M.S. program in Industrial Management and several emphases within its B.S. program, including ABET-accredited programs in Electrical Engineering Technology and Manufacturing Engineering Technology and an ATMAE-accredited program in Industrial Management and Technology, with other emphases focused on Energy and Environmental Technology and Applied Manufacturing Technology. The Department of Engineering Technology is well established and enjoys a solid reputation for its students, its research, and its service to the engineering profession within the regional and national industrial communities. A research start-up package may be available.

Position Summary:

The Assistant Professor is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position that will be expected to have an interest in electrical or mechatronic systems.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and teach undergraduate/graduate courses (lecture and laboratory) in digital systems design, microcontrollers, mechatronics and other related areas;
  • Have teaching interests and research experiences in embedded systems, robotics, automation, IoT systems, or closely related areas;
  • Demonstrate strong potential and commitment for research initiation, pursuit of externally funded projects, publication in refereed journals and strong collaboration with industry;
  • Advise undergraduate/graduate students (will have the opportunity to advise Ph.D. students from other departments in the college);
  • Participate in appropriate professional and public services and activities.

Required Qualifications
Successful applicants for the position must have an earned doctorate degree in engineering, engineering technology, or a closely related field, and should have a proven record in teaching and research. Candidates will be considered if the completion of their degree is assured before Fall semester 2020.

Preferred Qualifications
Industrial experience will be considered as an asset.

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