Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Utah, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 14, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Announcement

The College of Science, Engineering and Technology at Dixie State University (DSU) in St. George, Utah, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering position, to begin July 2021. The preferred candidate will possess a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related discipline and be expected to teach and develop lower and upper-level courses in our Electrical and Computer Engineering programs. The Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering programs were recently added to our Mechanical Engineering program to meet market demand and fulfill the university’s mission. Information about the Engineering Department (and their degrees offered) can be found online at .


  • Teach 24 credits of lecture and laboratory courses in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or other engineering courses each academic year.
  • Involve undergraduate students in research and experiential-learning projects.
  • Contribute to the developing programs and emphases in Electrical Engineering and/or Computer Engineering.
  • Attend department, division, and college faculty meetings; work with other faculty in program management and adhere to university policy and procedures.
  • Perform defined campus-wide duties, including holding office hours, functioning as an advisor to students, and performing university service and scholarship as defined by academic policy.


  • Ph.D. in Engineering is required, with Electrical Engineering being preferred. Candidates with degrees in a related field, such as Computer Engineering, will also be considered. Applicants who are ABD are invited to apply, if degree will be completed prior to August 2021.
  • Prior teaching experience in core electrical engineering courses preferred; candidates with adequate teaching assistant experience are also encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates with relevant industry experience preferred.
  • A strong commitment to and evidence of potential for excellence in teaching.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a commitment to collegiality and teamwork.
  • An interest in active learning, experiential learning, and student engagement is desirable.

Supplemental Information

POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: Full-time (9-month) tenure-track faculty position. Pay & benefits begin July 1, 2021 (service begins in early August). Annual base salary of $75,000 - $78,000, depending on qualifications and experience; additional compensation available for summer/overload teaching. Excellent benefits package included – see under “Example of DSU Benefits” for more details.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins November 16, 2020 ; position open until filled. Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research plans involving undergraduate students (1-2 pages), contact information for three professional references (including email addresses), transcripts, and a Student Success Statement (1-2 pages) about their teaching or other experience, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population). Please upload all of the requested documents when you submit your application. Employment is contingent upon successful completion and certification of required degrees and upon successfully passing a background check. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office (435) 652-7520.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Dixie State University is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution committed to exceptional student learning and success. DSU has adopted an instructional approach of "active learning. active life" and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to providing students with an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, DSU is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles) with amenities such as an international airport and professional sporting teams. Click here to learn more about the University.

Dixie State currently has approximately 12,000 students and has been a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education over the last several years. We offer over 210 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. DSU seeks to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. DSU is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of DSU are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Dixie State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or DSU’s non-discrimination policies:

  • Director of Equity Compliance / Title IX Coordinator: Hazel Sainsbury - , HCC 579, 435-652-7747.
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Abby Del Giacco - , 435-652-7731.
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit or contact:
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, , 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, , 303-844-5695.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.