Beginning July 2020
The ECE Department at Lafayette invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor beginning in July 2020. The department is especially interested in candidates with potential for interdisciplinary connections in areas including (but not limited to) embedded systems, robotics, computer architecture, the internet of things, e-Health, cyber-physical systems, and autonomous systems.
The department is seeking candidates with a passion for undergraduate teaching and mentoring. Candidates would be expected to teach courses across the digital stem of the ECE curriculum and mentor capstone design projects. Evidence of a promising scholarly trajectory in the applicant’s area(s) of expertise is expected. Candidates must demonstrate the potential to establish a research program that can engage undergraduates and result in the publication of scholarly work in peer-reviewed venues.
Lafayette College has offered engineering programs for over 150 years. Since their inception, the programs have emphasized close interaction between students and faculty. This is accomplished via innovative teaching, opportunities to engage in research, completion of hands-on design projects and through nationally recognized study abroad programs. In recent years the engineering programs have been ranked in the top 15 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report among undergraduate-focused institutions. In addition to an exceptional ECE program, a new Interdisciplinary Engineering program will be offered beginning in the fall of 2019. Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty will play a central role in this program enabling students to focus in the areas of robotics, bioengineering, and environment and energy.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering, or a related field. To apply, please submit application materials, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests, a brief research plan, and three letters of recommendation, online at: apply.interfolio.com/66337. In your cover letter, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or community service might support Lafayette College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as articulated in the College’s diversity statement provided below and available online (https://about.lafayette.edu/diversity-statement/). Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
Located within 75 miles from both New York City and Philadelphia, Lafayette College is a small, highly selective undergraduate institution emphasizing superior education in engineering and the liberal arts. The ECE department features small class sizes, hands-on laboratory experiences, and strong support for faculty research and professional development.
Lafayette College is deeply committed to creating a diverse community, one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share in the responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. In cultivating this community, the Engineering programs at Lafayette have taken a national leadership role in diversity as evidenced by recently being recognized for its commitment to the Engineering Deans Diversity Pledge. Moreover, the ASEE currently lists Lafayette’s engineering programs among the top 10 in the nation for women on the faculty and among the top 20 for Bachelor’s degrees awarded to women. Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.