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Open Rank Tenured / Tenure-Track Position(s), Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)

Rowan University
Glassboro, New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Oct 13, 2023

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Open Rank Tenured / Tenure-Track Positions in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) of the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering at Rowan University invites applicants for tenure-track or tenured positions at the assistant, associate, or full professor levels. The ECE Department is experiencing dramatic increases in undergraduate and graduate enrollment, areas of research, and research expenditures. To accommodate and support this growth, we are adding several faculty members at all ranks to our department. We are seeking innovative scholars whose dedication to excellence in research and teaching will help us significantly broaden our areas of expertise and impact. Senior-level candidates with exceptional achievements and demonstrated impact are also welcome to apply. These individuals will be considered for the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering Foundation Professorship . We are committed to the success of all our faculty, who will be supported by generous start-up funds as well as individualized mentoring.

About These Positions

Our focus for these multiple open-rank positions includes the following areas:

Areas of greatest need to support and lead our new efforts in
  • Cyberphysical and embedded systems, IoT, smart and connected systems and devices
  • Cybersecurity and hardware security
Areas of significant growth to support our existing strength and expertise and establish and/or expand centers of excellence in
  • Energy and power systems, including but not limited to power electronics, energy storage and battery systems, renewable and alternative energy systems, micro/smart grid and their integration with other cyber-physical systems,
  • Emerging and fundamental AI and machine learning and their integration with autonomous systems, modern control systems, robotics, biotechnology, and medicine, among others.
  • Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality, advanced visualization and their scientific and industrial applications
Areas in which we would like to establish new areas of expertise, such as
  • Electromagnetics, antenna design, smart antenna/MIMO systems for wireless communication
  • Systems architecture with software/hardware integration for communication, networking, software-defined radio
  • Analog and digital VLSI / chip design, solid-state systems, modern semiconductor systems and processes
Candidates with cross-cutting research interests that cover overlapping areas of the listed topics are particularly encouraged to apply.

Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering, or in a closely related field; a proven record (for Associate and Full Professor positions), or outstanding potential (for Assistant Professor positions) for developing sustainable, externally funded research programs, and a strong commitment to excellence in both research and teaching.

Ideal candidates are those who also embrace interdisciplinary collaboration, work well in multidisciplinary student and faculty teams, support diversity, equity, and inclusion, and have excellent communication skills.

Successful candidates will:
  • Seek and obtain external funding to establish and sustain research programs that enhance the department’s research infrastructure and expand our Ph.D. program,
  • Conduct high-quality research and publish their results in highly regarded conferences and journals,
  • Supervise student research and entrepreneurial efforts in Rowan’s hallmark Engineering Clinic sequence,
  • Teach core and elective ECE courses and develop new courses of interest in emerging areas,
  • Mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students,
  • Contribute to service activities that further our collective mission and vision at the department, college, and university levels.
About Rowan University, College of Engineering and The ECE Department

Located in southern New Jersey in the greater Philadelphia metro area, Rowan University is a comprehensive public institution with 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in seventeen colleges and schools , including two independent medical schools. In 2013, the State of New Jersey designated Rowan University as a comprehensive research university, and in 2017, Rowan University was recognized as a Carnegie-classified research institution. Rowan University’s vision includes becoming a Carnegie-classified R1 institution within 3-5 years.

A national leader in engineering education, the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering was founded in 1995 and quickly gained national recognition for its innovative, multidisciplinary, project-based approach to engineering education. Since 2017, Rowan Engineering has doubled both its full-time faculty and student population and started Ph.D. programs. We also opened Engineering Hall, the new home of the ECE Department, and completed a full renovation of our original home, Rowan Hall. These projects tripled our available space and provided the College with state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities. The College currently enrolls over 1,800 undergraduate and graduate students in six departments and is home to four research centers, including the ECE’s rapidly growing Machine & Artificial Intelligence Virtual Reality Center (MAVRC) .

Our new focus on providing more research experience to our students and faculty is helping us enhance our research infrastructure and capabilities. We are also further developing our South Jersey Technology Park and Joint Health Sciences Center in Camden , New Jersey for expanded industry collaboration and entrepreneurial activities, provide more funding for graduate assistants, and offer substantial and competitive start-up funds to all new tenure-track faculty.

These developments have now set the framework for initiating new multidisciplinary research areas to complement our existing expertise in AI and machine learning, smart sensors, embedded systems, smart and microgrid, signal and image processing, wireless and optical communications, robotics, advanced imaging and virtual reality, power systems, and aerospace systems among others.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Applications received by December 31, 2023, will be given priority evaluation in this cycle. The expected start date is September 2024.

For full consideration, applications should include:
  • Cover letter summarizing qualifications and statement of interest in the position,
  • Current detailed CV,
  • Statement of research interests, including future research goals, and plans for obtaining external funding to achieve those goals,
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and interests, including a list of courses the applicant feels most qualified to teach,
  • A diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement highlighting the candidate’s experience with and reflections on DEI,
  • Names and contact information for three to five references,
  • Additional (optional) material may be submitted as an appendix. Examples include copies of up to two key publications, links to videos of research presentations, awards or other achievements, examples of innovative teaching pedagogies, student evaluations), etc.
Applications are only accepted online at the Rowan University job site:

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

Rowan University celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, race, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, (dis)ability status, military status, and other NJ protected classes. Rowan University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment as required by Title IX. Rowan is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with (dis)abilities.

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.


 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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