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Professor and Director of the University of Dayton Mumma Radar Laboratory

Employer
University of Dayton
Location
Ohio, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 19, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Professional Fields, Urban & Regional Planning, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Engineering
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Summary:

At the School of Engineering, we offer a great technical engineering education and focus on educating the whole person. We value collaboration, community-engaged learning, adaptation to change, and strive to develop engineers who are socially and globally aware, understand business and entrepreneurship, are prepared to take on leadership roles and are conscious of the consequences of their work — to society, the environment and the profession.

The School of Engineering is looking for an Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty member and director of the University of Dayton Mumma Radar Laboratory, a $1.5 Million research facility for advanced radar and sensor exploitation research. The University of Dayton Mumma Radar Laboratory is a center of excellence in radar research supporting government agencies, industries and small businesses. Established in March 2014, as a collaborative effort between UD’s School of Engineering and Research Institute, the Mumma Radar lab focuses on research and development to improve sensing for applications such as antenna characterization, radar cross-section measurements, detecting defects in 3-D printed objects, and using wireless tomography to aid first responders in emergency situations with the use of unmanned aerial vehicles and remotely detecting buried objects. Long term visions for Lab research include expanding radar systems for biomedical, metrological, environmental, and wellness applications.

This position is a full time, 12 month, faculty position at the rank of professor with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2022. The successful candidate will be expected to:
  • Direct, enhance, and actively participate in collaborative research efforts of the Mumma Lab by securing external funding, mentoring graduate students and collaborating with the research and development efforts of UDRI and external constituents including U.S. government agencies;
  • Guide a nationally recognized, interdisciplinary research program in sensor exploitation and fusion;
  • Provide leadership to faculty and UDRI teams to develop significant strong externally funded research programs in sensor exploitation and fusion;
  • Provide leadership in the development of undergraduate and graduate interdisciplinary curricula and research programs;
  • Enhance the development of partnerships with pre-eminent academic institutions, industry, national laboratories, and state organizations;
  • Develop and teach courses in radar and sensor exploitation areas.
The University of Dayton is a national top-tier research Catholic, Marianist University. At the University of Dayton, we value inclusive excellence because we recognize that diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to academic and institutional excellence. Inclusive excellence requires a comprehensive, cohesive and collaborative alignment of infrastructure, resources and actions. We strive to be active, intentional, and sustain engagement with and celebration of diversity in every dimension of institutional life. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range perspectives and experiences, we encourage all interested candidates to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • An established record of scholarship demonstrating authoritative contributions to their discipline and an established record of competitively funded and individually directed research commensurate with an appointment at the Full Professor rank.
  • National peer recognition in the field of Radar Signal Processing, as evidenced by the rank of IEEE Fellow, or equivalent.
  • A significant research agenda in a radar signal processing, tomography, or ground penetrating radar.
  • A doctorate in Electrical Engineering or related field.
  • Five years academic experience at the university level, that includes i the direction of graduate students leading to the completion of their Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering.
  • Because of the need for collaboration with U.S. government agencies, and the need to access controlled research facilities, U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required.
Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may meet all preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:
  • Successful experience in one or more of the following:
    • Leadership in an academic or industry research environment.
    • Collaborative partnerships with other researchers
    • Academic course and program development.
    • Teaching and/or mentoring individuals from socially and culturally diverse communities
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Effective oral communication skills
  • Effective written communication skills
  • Commitment to breadth of education including educating the whole person in the Marianist tradition and a commitment of service to the community, university and profession
Special Instructions to Applicants:

A complete application consists of:
  • A cover letter that addresses each of the minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications met.
  • A curriculum vitae/resume that includes a detailed record of scholarship and research.
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • A statement of research
  • Contact information for three professional references who may be contacted later in the process.
Posting closes at 11:55 PM EST

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. At this time, neither a vaccination nor valid religious or medical exemption are required. The University will continue to monitor the status of the pandemic on campus and in the community, as well as developments in federal and state requirements. We will also continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements. Links to the most up-to-date COVID-19 health information, an easy-to-navigate index of the University’s COVID-19 guidelines, and resources can be found at https://udayton.edu/coronavirus/

Closing Statement:

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service. Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity. The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program.

While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at http://www.udayton.edu/hr/employee_resources/dual_career_resources.php



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