Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering (Advanced Electromagnetics)

Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois 60115
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    Full Time
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The Department of Electrical Engineering (ELE) at Northern Illinois University (NIU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Assistant Professor level beginning August 16, 2020. Offering an ABET accredited B.S. degree in electrical engineering, the department is well established and enjoys a solid reputation for graduating students, conducting research, and providing service to the community and profession. A research start-up package may be available.

Position Description: The Assistant Professor will work in the area of Advanced Electromagnetics with specialization in design, fabrication, and characterization of RF and Microwave Devices and Systems. 

Duties and Responsibilities: Applicants are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses; and actively serve the department, college, university, and community. The ideal candidate shall be able to establish strong externally funded research program and work effectively with the existing research centers in NIU, such as Northern Illinois Center for Accelerator and Detector Development (NICADD), as well as develop strong research collaborations with external research centers such as Argonne and Fermi National Labs and leverage the existing cutting edge research facilities, which include a class 100 cleanroom in the Microelectronics Research and Development Laboratory (MRDL). 

Qualifications: Successful applicants for the Advanced Electromagnetics area are to hold a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, or a closely related field, with related teaching interests and research experiences in Advanced Electromagnetics and with specialization in design, fabrication, and characterization of systems and devices pertaining to high power RF, terahertz, biomedical, EMI/EMC, or RFIC. Candidate should have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and hands-on laboratory-based instructions; dedication to continued professional development; and a demonstrated interest in working with students at undergraduate, and graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) levels. Applicants are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong commitment to equity and diversity is expected.

Department, College, University Description: The department consists of 10 full-time faculty members, approximately 360 undergraduate and 40 graduate students. The department offers an ABET accredited B.S., M.S., and a newly established Ph.D. in electrical engineering. Laboratories for microelectronics, signal processing, biomedical, and power-electronics are well established in the department. In particular, the department has an approximately 10,000 sq. ft. microelectronics facility with approximately 3,500 sq. ft. of Class 100 clean room for microelectronics, MEMS, and sensor fabrication, research, and teaching. Strong ties with industries and national laboratories in the Northern Illinois region, including Argonne and Fermi, have helped ELE faculty to attract externally funded research projects on a regular basis.

NIU has approximately 17,000 students and is located approximately 65 miles west of Chicago. NIU’s vision is to be the premier student-centered, research-focused public university in the Midwest, contributing to the advancement of knowledge for the benefit of the people of the region, the state, the nation, and the world. In addition, the College has newly established B.S. degree programs in Biomedical Engineering and Mechatronics Engineering as well as newly established Ph.D. programs in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. 

Application Process: Applications should be uploaded to the university applicant tracking system here http://employment.niu.edu/postings/49147. Applicants should provide the following:

  1. Application letter summarizing their qualifications;
  2. Curriculum vitae of professional development that includes contact information for at least three references;
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy, including applications of pedagogy (limit two pages);
  4. Concise plans for research and startup needs focusing on future objectives and potential funding sources (limit five pages);

Preference will be given to complete applications received by January 15, 2020; however, applications will be considered until the position is filled.

For more information or questions, contact Dr. Veysel Demir at 815-753-8039, or vdemir@niu.edu

For applicants holding Ph.D. degrees from non-U.S. academic institution(s): Degree credentials (i.e., transcripts and other academic records) that do not conform to standard U.S. format must undergo a course-by-course evaluation by the World Evaluation Services (WES), or another organization approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, as part of the application packet. Also, if the official transcript(s) and other academic records are not in English, then they must be accompanied by a notarized translation. All costs associated with the evaluation service and notarization is covered by the applicant. 

In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the university will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal background check.

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. NIU recognizes Dual Career issues. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

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