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Adjunct Faculty, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Rowan University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Oct 21, 2022

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Adjunct Faculty, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

If you have prior academic or - in particular - industrial experience, have a passion for hands-on, project-based teaching, would like to share your knowledge and wisdom with an enthusiastic group of students, and in fact shape the next generation workforce of our nation, we want you in our classrooms and laboratories.

With a dramatic increase in undergraduate and graduate enrollment and a new building that allows us to expand, the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department ( ) at Rowan University is growing. To support this robust growth, we seek energetic and innovative teacher-scholars as Adjunct Professors who are interested in sharing their knowledge and wisdom with our students and share our commitment to excellence in engineering education.

Our Adjunct Professors, who are typically active or retired industry professionals, constitute an important part of the fabric of the Rowan ECE community as they bring their unique experiences and perspective to our department.

The successful candidates will be responsible for teaching innovative and project-based courses in the electrical and computer engineering curriculum. These courses can be core or elective courses based on the applicant's area of expertise. We welcome qualified and dedicated individuals with a background in all areas of ECE, including but not limited to:
  • Digital and embedded systems,
  • Computer architecture,
  • Circuits, electronics, power electronics,
  • VLSI design, chip design, advanced chip manufacturing, solid-state systems
  • Control systems,
  • Signal and image processing,
  • Communication systems,
  • Electromagnetics and modern antenna systems
  • RF /microwave systems
  • Power systems, renewable and alternative energy systems, modern battery systems
  • Robotics
  • Machine learning / artificial intelligence
  • Systems engineering
  • Cybersecurity, cyber-physical systems
  • Your favorite emerging topic in any area that relates to ECE
As a department, we greatly value experiential and project-based learning, integrating emerging topics and technologies into the curriculum, and provide an outstanding and state-of-the-art array of equipment, instrument, rapid prototyping, fabrication and computational resources to support such activities. Our dedication to project-based learning is reflected in our curriculum , as all our courses have lab/project components. As a result, we seek individuals who share this dedication, have the skills and passion to develop innovative hands-on lab projects or other experiential learning activities using appropriate modern tools, and have the ability to integrate such projects/activities into the course content.

Applicants must have earned at least a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or a related discipline. Individuals with industry and/or academic experience are particularly encouraged to apply.

Strong communications skills, the ability to work with multi-disciplinary student and faculty teams, and the ability to teach in a project-based setting are essential. The appointment is part-time, non-tenure-track, with renewable contracts, based on performance (including student evaluations), departmental needs, and university and budgetary approvals. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue as new needs arise.

For full consideration, applications should include the below-listed items:

  • A cover letter summarizing qualifications and the applicant’s interest in the position
  • Current and detailed CV
  • Statement of teaching interests (including the list of courses the applicant feels most qualified to teach, teaching philosophy)
  • A diversity/equity/inclusion (DEI) statement that summarizes the applicant's position on – and commitment to – DEI issues
  • Names and contact information for three references.
  • Unofficial transcripts. Please note that successful candidates will be asked to submit official transcripts. Therefore, submitting an official transcript at the time of application - if available - will expedite the hiring process. Transcripts issued to the applicant are acceptable.
  • Optionally, additional relevant documentation (such as student evaluations from former teaching engagements, examples of innovative curricular components developed by the applicant, examples of industrial design experience that may be leveraged in class, etc.) may be submitted in an Appendix as a separate file.

  • The application must be submitted through our online application system.

    Questions can be directed to , Dr. Robi Polikar, Department Head, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. Additional departmental information can be found at

    Rowan University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. For the complete Rowan University non-discrimination and affirmative action policy see:

    All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.


    Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US, and the university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.

    Advertised: Oct 21 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close:


    Rowan University

    Since its founding in 1923, Rowan University has evolved from a teacher preparation college to a public research institution ranked among the top 100 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Today, Rowan University offers bachelor through doctoral degrees and professional certificates in person and online to 22,000 students through its main campus in Glassboro, N.J., its medical school campuses in Camden, Stratford, and Sewell, and on the campuses of partner community colleges. 

    Rowan focuses on practical research at the intersection of engineering, medicine, science, and business while ensuring excellence in undergraduate education. The University has earned national recognition for innovation; commitme

    Rowan University will become a new model for higher education by being inclusiveagile, and responsive, offering diverse scholarly and creative educational experiences, pathways, environments, and services to meet the needs of all students; maintaining agility by strategically delivering organizational capacity across the institution; and responding to emerging demands and opportunities regionally and nationally.nt to high-quality, affordable education; and the development of public-private partnerships. A Carnegie-classified R2 (high research activity) institution, Rowan is the nation’s third fastest-growing public research university, as reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education. 

    As a leading employer in southern New Jersey with over 3,500 employees, Rowan offers comprehensive and competitive employment. 

    A dynamic institution in the midst of unprecedented growth, Rowan offers faculty small classes, strong academic programs and ample research and leadership opportunities.

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