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Utah Valley University
  • Position Number: 4028509
  • Location: Orem, UT
  • Position Type: Engineering - Electrical

Faculty - Assistant/Associate Professor - Computer and Electrical Engineering

Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job Type: Faculty
Job Number: FY2300670
Closing: 5/1/2023 11:59 PM Mountain
Location: 800 W University Parkway, Orem
Division: College of Technology/Computing

Position Announcement
The Department of Engineering at Utah Valley University invites applicants for a tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor in Computer and Electrical Engineering with a focus in computer engineering or closely related areas to begin Fall 2023. The successful candidate will hold a B.S. and Ph.D. in Computer/Electrical Engineering or a closely related field and be expected to teach undergraduate computer engineering and electrical engineering courses. The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, mentoring undergraduate projects, and course and lab development in Computer Engineering.

The successful candidate will design and teach computer engineering courses, prepare instructional materials, cultivate a student-centered learning environment, and help students succeed. They will apply teaching assessment results to improve courses, curriculum, and teaching effectiveness. They will support the department, college, university, and community through service such as committees and special projects and fully support the university and program-level accreditation efforts. In addition, they will engage in scholarly activities, including research and keeping current in the latest developments in the field.

Utah Valley University is the largest public university in Utah, and one of a few in the nation offering a dual-mission model that combines the rigor and richness of a first-rate teaching university with the openness and vocational programs of a community college. The unique model, which focuses on student success, engaged learning, rigorous academic programs, and faculty-mentored research, is transforming higher education by making it more affordable and accessible to students of all backgrounds.

Overall, Utah Valley University places a strong emphasis on teaching. Faculty members are expected to develop a learning environment and activities that help students achieve their learning objectives. UVU is committed to fostering and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). We recognize the need to develop a diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student body and encourage applicants with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and expertise to apply.

The Department of Engineering was formed in Fall 2018. It encompasses four engineering programs (Civil, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical) all of which are ABET accredited. A new Scott M. Smith Engineering Building is in the drafting phase, intended to be completed by Fall 2025.

Minimum Qualifications
Required Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited institution with a B.S and Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related disciplines
  • Evidence of strength and ability to teach general computer and electrical engineering topics.
  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and applied research, mentoring, and course development.
  • Preference goes to applicants with practical experience in the computer engineering area.
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Evidence of Degree (Copy of transcript or diploma)
4. Teaching Statement
5. Undergraduate Research Statement

Optional Documents
1. Recommendation Letters

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities

  • Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following fields: parallel & distributed systems, mobile systems, embedded systems, artificial intelligence, wireless communication, VLSI design, digital signal processing, electronics, networking and security, internet of things, image processing, robotics, programming languages (Python, C, Matlab, VHDL, Verilog, C++, Java, etc.), computer architecture, real-time operating systems, and hardware design.
  • Knowledge and expertise of subject matter and content in the areas of computer engineering, and electrical engineering.
  • Knowledge of current trends and research in the field of computer engineering and electrical engineering.
  • Knowledge and experience with supervision of undergraduate or industrial research projects.
  • Knowledge of online teaching environments, such as Canvas or other course management systems.
  • Experience in developing and teaching courses.
  • Skills in interpersonal, problem solving, and decision-making.
  • Skill in effective instructional strategies and techniques.
  • Skills in presentation of course materials and learning experiences.
  • Ability to communicate clearly in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to plan measurable objectives, prepare instructional materials, and follow an approved curriculum.
  • Ability to engage, motivate, and evaluate students.
  • Ability to deal with the opportunities and challenges of a rapidly growing and changing institution.

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