Assistant Professor in Electrical & Computer Engineering

Montana State University

Bozeman, MT

ID: 7206030
Posted: January 10, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

General Statement
The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) at Montana State University invites applications for a full-time tenure track position with primary responsibilities in teaching, research and service/outreach. The successful candidate will become an integral part of the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, and expertise in Computer Engineering and/or Electrical Power and Energy Systems is especially desirable, although not required. Duties will include teaching courses consistent with the candidate’s background, working on curriculum development, developing a nationally recognized, externally funded research program, and participating in professional/service activities.

Montana State University values a broad array of experiences and perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally rich campus environment. We hope to attract applicants who can teach in a diverse university community and have demonstrated ability in helping students from diverse backgrounds succeed. In support of our strategic plan, which promotes access and respect, we enthusiastically encourage members of traditionally underrepresented groups to apply. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
Duties and Responsibilities
The new faculty member will ·

Contribute to excellence in both undergraduate and graduate teaching in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department.
Develop a nationally-recognized externally-funded scholarly program in an appropriate focus area and produce scholarly works.
Contribute to MSU’s outreach, service, and engagement missions.
Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
Participate in accreditation activities, committee assignments, and service to the University, state, and profession
Teach effectively in our diverse University community, and be dedicated to helping students from diverse backgrounds succeed
Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
PhD in Electrical or Computer Engineering, or closely related field by start date.
Record of quality peer-reviewed and other scholarly publications.
Demonstrated potential for effective undergraduate and graduate teaching in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering.
Demonstrated potential for developing a nationally recognized, externally funded scholarly program in an appropriate focus area.
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
Academic/professional experience, especially in the areas of Computer Engineering and/or Electrical Power and Energy Systems.
The Successful Candidate Will
Possess broad knowledge of the current ECE curriculum.
Possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
Possess the ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues, students, and the engineering industry.
Possess interest in providing leadership and assuming responsibility for organizational and program activities.
Possess dedication to supporting and enhancing Montana State University’s initiative for diversity, equity and inclusiveness.
Position Special Requirements/Additional Information
This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Physical Demands
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
The Program
The Department
The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) offers BS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, MS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Optics, and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering. The Department is strong in both traditional and emerging areas of the discipline, with substantial laboratory facilities supporting instructional and research missions. Many ECE faculty participate in interdisciplinary research with colleagues across campus.
The College
The Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering comprises five academic departments – Chemical & Biological Engineering, Civil Engineering, Gianforte School of Computing, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, and is home to Army and Air Force ROTC Units. The College enrolls approximately 3,700 students with more than 200 studying in graduate degree programs. Doctoral degree programs include Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Materials Science. Further, the college offers a Ph.D. in Engineering with options in Applied Mechanics, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial and Management Systems Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

With a wide array of research programs in progress, MSU engineering faculty and students have garnered an impressive number of awards. In recent years, MSU engineering students have been recognized with a number of prestigious awards, including Rhodes Scholarships, a Marshall Fellowship, a Gates-Cambridge Fellowship, as well as Goldwater scholarships and NSF Graduate Research Fellowships. The Norm Asbjornson Hall (NAH) was completed in Fall 2018 and this innovative facility has transformed engineering education and scholarly activity at MSU.