Full-time Teaching Faculty Positions at Rowan Electrical and Computer Engineering

Rowan ECE Invites Applications for Full Time Instructor Positions

With a dramatic increase in undergraduate and graduate enrollment, a new Ph.D. program, and a new building that allows us to significantly expand our teaching and research infrastructure, our nationally ranked (#16 in 2022 list of best undergraduate programs) Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at Rowan University is growing. To support this growth, we invite applications from innovative teachers, committed to excellence in both teaching and research to join our dedicated family of faculty members. Over the next few years, we are planning to add several faculty members to our department. This year, we are searching for multiple full-time lecturer positions.

Full-Time Lecturer (Instructor)To apply click: Department at Rowan invites applications for non-tenure-track, full-time teaching positions with flexible starting time either in January 2022 or September 1, 2022. The successful candidates will be responsible for teaching innovative and project-based courses in the electrical and computer engineering curriculum. Applicants with expertise in all fundamental areas of electrical and computer engineering are invited to apply, however, our priority areas are as follows:
Circuits & ElectronicsDigital and embedded systems, computer architecture,Signal processing & modern communication systems, andControl systems,VLSI Design Electromagnetics

The Department greatly values experiential and project-based learning, integrating emerging topics and technologies into the curriculum, and provides an outstanding, 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 the ability to integrate such projects/activities into the course content.
The position also includes service responsibilities, such as helping with the department’s assessment activities. Therefore, any experience with assessment, pedagogy, and scholarship of engineering education would be very valuable (but not required). The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to be involved with student projects in the Rowan Engineering Clinic sequence, and optionally (if interested), contribute to the scholarly activities of our faculty and students.

The appointment is non-tenure track, but renewable with multi-year contracts, based on performance, departmental needs, and university and budgetary approvals. Applicants must have current, legal authorization to work in the United States. Candidates must havea minimum of M.S. degree in electrical, computer, or related engineering (Ph.D. is preferred – candidates in their last year of PhD studies are also welcome to apply),strong commitment to excellence in teaching, with a genuine interest in student-centered education and student mentoring, excellent communications skills with the ability and desire to work with a diverse group of multi-disciplinary student and faculty teams, sincere commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Ideal candidates are those who also share our dedication to project-based learning embrace interdisciplinary collaborations, have experience or interest in developing and implementing effective and efficient assessment protocols, have a proven record of, or exceptional potential for developing innovative pedagogical approaches, courses, labs, and projects for a modern ECE curriculum.

Successful candidates joining our family will teach core and elective ECE courses at the primarily undergraduate level, develop innovative curriculum components, including new courses in emerging areas, mentor and advise students as well as student clubs and organizations, help with Department’s assessment efforts, contribute to our service activities to further our collective mission and vision at the department, college, and university levels. Rowan University is experiencing tremendous growth at all levels. As a comprehensive research university with nearly 20,000 students enrolled in fourteen colleges and schools, including two medical schools, Rowan is the premier institution of higher education in Southern New Jersey. The College of Engineering, created with a $100M gift by Henry and Betty Rowan in 1992, enrolls over 1600 students in six departments. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks the College among the nation’s best for undergraduate engineering education (#19 in 2022 rankings). 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Applications received by November 15, 2021 will be given full and priority consideration, for a start date of either January or September 2022 based on the successful candidate’s availability. For full consideration, applications should include – at a minimum – 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 (specifically including the list of courses the applicant feels most qualified to teach, as well as your teaching philosophy and commitment to diversity & inclusion), and names and contact information for three to five references.

Applications are only accepted online at the following link (which may request additional information):  Questions can be directed to, Dr. Robi Polikar, Department Head, Electrical & Computer Engineering.Rowan University greatly values inclusion, diversity, and equity, and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Applications from women, minorities, and members of all underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged. The applicant must have appropriate legal status to work in the US at the time of appointment. All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.