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Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

University of Alaska Anchorage

Anchorage, Alaska 99508
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The College of Engineering at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is inviting applications for a tri-partite, full-time, tenure-track Faculty member, at the rank of Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering. The successful applicant will begin August 2018.

The Anchorage campus offers a full complement of programs and courses, including in high-demand fields such as engineering, health, business and education, as well as in the liberal arts and sciences. The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at UAA is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. UAA career and technical education programs are closely aligned with Alaska’s core industries, such as engineering, aviation, oil and gas.


Knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position

The College of Engineering is seeking a candidate with teaching and research expertise commensurate of a tenure-track an Assistant Professor in a university setting. Successful candidate must have the ability to work collaboratively on research and academic projects across disciplines with other faculty within the department and throughout the College.  Further, an ability to advise and/or work with diverse individuals and groups that includes undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, university administrators, and the general public. The successful applicant should have the capacity to acquire funding from external sources and publish in peer-reviewed journals and clearly articulate how their planned research and teaching activities will integrate with the College of Engineering Strategic Plan (

Course development and curriculum development experience preferred. The department is particularly interested in candidates that can teach in the area broadly identified as communications or energy systems, as well as introductory electrical engineering courses. 

Typical education or training required for this position

A Ph.D. in Electricalor a closely related field is required. Candidates without an awarded Ph.D. will be considered only if the degree is to be awarded before August 2018. While applicants from all background of electrical engineering fields will be considered, applicants with communications or energy systems backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will teach introductory courses in electrical engineering and upper division courses in the candidate's areas of expertise. Further, the candidate is expected to create a sustainable extramurally funded research program.

Successful candidates must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as a condition of employment.  Qualifying earned degrees must be conferred either by institutions of higher education which are accredited by one of the six US regional accrediting associations or by an equivalent international institution of higher education as determined by UAA based on a review by a foreign educational credential evaluation service recognized by UAA.


  • Support University of Alaska mission of performing teaching, research, and service
  • Revise and develop curricular programs in electrical engineering
  • Develop and teach at the lower and upper division level in electrical engineering
  • Establish an externally funded research program
  • Mentor and supervise students
  • Hold office hours appropriate for the course(s) taught
  • Provide university, professional, and community service

Special Instructions

Please attach the following:

1)       Cover Letter

2)       Curriculum vitae (must include the names, positions, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references)

3)       Research Statement

4)       Teaching Statement

NOTE: Official transcripts for all degrees are required at time of employment offer. Sponsorship is available for H1b visas. 

In application materials and during the interview, the applicant is expected to clearly articulate how their planned research and teaching activities will integrate with the College of Engineering Strategic Plan ( Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement (2 pages) and research statement (2 pages). Applicant review will begin on January 31st, 2018, while applications will be accepted until the position is filled preference will be given to those applying before the review date.

Application Process: For more information or to apply, please visit:  Review will start four weeks after posting, but all applicants will be considered until this position is filled.

Experience the “Big, Wild Life” at the University of Alaska Anchorage. UAA is the largest of the three main campuses of the University of Alaska system, serving nearly 20,000 students. Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska, is a vibrant community with an ethnically diverse population of 300,000, offering a lively intellectual and cultural life. UAA maintains close connections with Anchorage-based government, business and nonprofit employers, giving students a wide range of opportunities for internships, research and real-world experience. UAA’s campus is connected to 250 miles of trails where students and employees can enjoy wooded seclusion, mountain vistas and ocean views.

The Alaskan summers range from highs in the 60’s and 70’s and can even reach into the 80s for periods of time. The best part of Alaska summers are the long days. Despite the reputation, during the winter months Anchorage actually has a warmer climate than other cold-weather cities like Chicago or Minneapolis because it’s on the ocean. An average of 79 inches of snow falls on Anchorage every year. The city offers ready access to state and national forests and parks, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and a strong sense of community that makes it attractive for growing families. Anchorage is also the hub for business and industry in Alaska, and leaders of those communities actively seek to employ UAA graduates.

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to non-discrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment.  Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of non-discrimination available at