Assistant Professor Engineering Physics

Arkansas, United States
Competitive Salary
Feb 24, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Central Arkansas has an open, tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor of Engineering in the new Engineering Physics program. Applicants must have or be seeking a PhD in mechanical, electrical, industrial, systems or other related engineering field. The program has a focus on robotics and automation and the department is seeking faculty to teach courses in these areas. The successful candidate will take an active role in helpings us build a diverse and inclusive engineering program. ABET accreditation is being sought. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2021.


Engineering Physics is housed in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The department offers a thriving undergraduate program with over 80 majors, averaging 10 graduates each of the last 5 years. Undergraduate research is an important component of our degree programs. The Department includes 14 faculty with expertise in areas of physical acoustics, astronomy, biophysics, general relativity, physics education research, and materials science and mechanical engineering. For more information about the department visit


The University of Central Arkansas is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution dedicated to attracting and supporting a diverse student, faculty and staff population through enhanced multicultural learning environments and opportunities. In keeping with its nondiscrimination policy in employment, admissions and other functions and programs, the university considers employees and students on the basis of individual merit and will not discriminate against a person on the basis of gender, race or color, ethnicity, religion, spiritual beliefs, national origin, age, familial status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, disability, political beliefs, intellectual perspective, genetic information, military status, or other factors irrelevant to participation in its programs.


Founded in 1907, UCA has an enrollment of approximately 11,000 students.  The university offers 87 undergraduate and 58 graduate certificate and degree programs, including doctoral programs in five disciplines. UCA is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence and its contributions in scholarship and creative activities. The campus is widely acclaimed for its beauty. UCA is located in Conway, Arkansas, a thriving city of approximately 60,000 in central Arkansas, and 30 minutes from Little Rock, the capital city. Conway is home to several major industries, two private colleges, an excellent public-school system, and strong private K12 schools. Residents have easy access to the Ouachita and Ozark National forests, pristine wildlife areas near the Buffalo National River, and mountains throughout Central and North Arkansas.


Apply at: Include contact information for three references with your application cover letter. If you have questions about this position, please contact Dr. William Slaton, Professor and Coordinator of Engineering Physics at