Assistant Professor 9 Mo of Engineering Instruction - F00184

Arkansas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Oct 22, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Summary:

The College of Engineering and Computer Science (CoECS) at Arkansas State University-Jonesboro (A-State) seeks to hire a full-time pre-tenure-track faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of power systems. This is a nine-month appointment beginning in Fall 2021. Teaching and research interests in the area of power/energy include, but not limited to: power generation, transmission, power electronics, smart-grids, renewable energy, energy harvesting, energy conversion, small and large scale energy storage, reliability, and control systems. Successful applicants will pursue external funding to support research and actively engage in service-related activities.

The CoECS offers ABET-accredited undergraduate degrees in the areas of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Civil Engineering as well as master’s degrees in Engineering Management, Engineering, and Computer Science, and undergraduate degrees in Engineering Technology and Computer Science. This hire comes at an exciting time when responding to the needs of the stakeholders in the region, the aforementioned disciplines were brought together in a new College of Engineering and Computer Science (CoECS). Led by a new dean who assumed his role July 1, 2019, the college is on an ambitious growth trajectory that includes upgrade of student and faculty spaces, emphasis on the student experience, professional development of faculty, emphasis on excellent teaching and research, and very proactive engagement with the external community. The university is in the delta region of the state of Arkansas. The delta region is home to a thriving private sector that engages in development of computer software tools, materials handling, manufacturing to name a few. An exciting development is the founding of a new and unique Center for No Boundary Thinking that seeks to promote research and development of Artificial Intelligence in different sectors of the economy and society. The new hire will be a part of an outstanding CoECS team to take the college to greater heights of achievement in the years to come.

Duties & Responsibilities:


  • The duties and responsibilities of this position fall within three broad areas; teaching, research, and service. 
  • The successful candidate is expected to teach a variety of in-class and webcasted electrical engineering courses, develop new courses, advise and mentor students, serve on various committees, participate in recruiting and outreach activities, and lead an active research program in the broad area of power and energy engineering
  • Other duties as assigned



Broad knowledge and expertise in the area of power systems including generation, transmission, storage, conversion, and control

An expectation to acquire Professional Engineering (P.E.) licensure in the state of Arkansas during the pre-tenure period

A strong background in safety and ethics

Ability to collaborate with faculty across in other disciplines with the college

A demonstrated commitment to sustainability

Additionally, the ideal candidate should exhibit some experience and knowledge in the following areas:

Industrial and/or academic experience with, but not limited to, principles and practices such as analysis of voltage drop and fault current, voltage and current phase diagrams, true and realized power, power factor, demand and energy rate calculations, cross line and soft start inductive motors, voltage regulation, relay controls, and power systems economics

Knowledge of and/or Industrial experience with wholesale power generation and/or Distributed Energy Resources (DER)

Familiarity with the National Electrical Code (NEC) and the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC)

General Days/Hours:

Applicants should expect to maintain a teaching and office hours’ schedule within regular business hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Additional hours as requested and/or needed
Regular and reliable attendance


Please note: all position postings close at 12:00 A.M. CST on the position closing date

Applicants should submit a cover letter, list of five references, curriculum vitae, and statements describing teaching and research interests and visions.

A-State has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. A-State is also committed to creating a productive workplace in which both persons and property are secure. To achieve that goal, background investigations are conducted on all final applicants recommended for employment

Minimum Qualifications:

An earned Doctoral Degree in Electrical Engineering or closely related disciplines from an accredited institution

Demonstrate a record of accomplishment in teaching, scholarship, and service for an academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor

Demonstrate an ability to work effectively with diverse groups

Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check

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