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Open Rank Tenured/Tenure-Track Positions, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Apply now Job no: 496880
Work type: Regular Full-Time
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Categories: Faculty - Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) of the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering at Rowan University invites applicants for tenure-track or tenured positions at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor levels. With a dramatic increase in undergraduate and graduate enrollment along with a new and growing Ph.D. program, the ECE Department is growing. Over the next few years, we are planning to add several faculty members at all ranks to our department and significantly broaden our areas of expertise and impact. To accommodate this robust growth, we are seeking innovative scholars, committed to excellence in both teaching and research to join our dedicated family of faculty members.

About These Positions

Our areas of focus for these multiple open-rank positions include the following:

  • Cyberphysical / embedded systems, IoT, smart and connected systems and devices; cyberphysical/hardware security
  • Electromagnetics, antenna design, smart antenna/MIMO systems for wireless communications
  • Analog and digital VLSI / chip design, solid-state systems, modern semiconductor systems and processes
  • Systems architecture with software/hardware integration for communication, networking, software-defined radio
  • Energy and power systems, including but are not limited to power electronics, energy storage and battery systems, renewable and alternative energy systems,  micro/smart grid and their integration with other cyberphysical systems,
  • Emerging AI and machine learning, and their integration with autonomous, modern control systems and robotics,
  • Advanced visualization, image processing, augmented/virtual/mixed reality - successful candidate in this area will help lead and grow research in our state-of-the-art VR Center that consists of multiple facilities across two campuses and with multi-million-dollar existing awards and contracts.

Candidates with cross-cutting research interest that covers overlapping areas of the above-listed topics are particularly encouraged to apply, so are the candidates with promising research agenda in other related areas.  Senior-level candidates with exceptional achievements and demonstrated impact will have the opportunity to be considered for the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering Foundation Professorship.

Candidates must have:

  • a Ph.D. degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, or a closely related area
  • a proven record (for Associate and Full Professor positions), or outstanding potential (for Assistant Professor positions) for developing a sustainable and externally funded research program.
  • strong commitment to excellence in both research and teaching.

Ideal candidates are those who also:

  • embrace interdisciplinary collaborations,
  • work with multi-disciplinary student and faculty teams,
  • committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion,
  • have excellent communication skills, and
  • have a genuine interest in student mentoring.

Successful candidates will:

  • teach core and elective ECE courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels,
  • seek and obtain external funding for establishing a sustainable research program, enhance the department’s research infrastructure, and help grow our new Ph.D. program,
  • conduct high-quality research and publish research work in highly regarded conferences and journals,
  • develop innovative curriculum components, including new courses in emerging areas,
  • mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students, as well as student groups and clubs,
  • supervise student research and entrepreneurial efforts in Rowan’s hallmark Engineering Clinic sequence,
  • contribute to our service activities to further our collective mission and vision at the department, college, and university levels.


About Rowan University, College of Engineering and The ECE Department

Located in southern New Jersey, in the greater Philadelphia metro area, Rowan University is a comprehensive public institution with 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in fifteen colleges and schools, including two medical schools. In 2013, the State of New Jersey designated Rowan University a comprehensive research university, and in 2017 Rowan University was recognized as a Carnegie-classified research institution.

A national leader in engineering education, the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering was founded in 1995 and quickly gained national recognition for its innovative multidisciplinary, project-based approach to engineering education.  Since 2017, Rowan Engineering doubled both its full-time faculty and student population and started the engineering Ph.D. programs.  We also opened the doors of Engineering Hall, the new home of the ECE Department, and completed a full renovation of our original home, Rowan Hall. These projects tripled our available space and provided the College with state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities.  The College currently enrolls over 1,800 undergraduate and graduate students in six departments and is home to four research centers, including the ECE’s Virtual Reality Center.

Our new focus on providing more research experience to our students and faculty is helping us enhance our research infrastructure and capabilities. We are also developing our South Jersey Technology Park and Joint Health Sciences Center in Camden, New Jersey for expanded industry collaboration and entrepreneurial activities, provide more funding for graduate assistants, and offer substantial and competitive start-up funds to all new tenure-track faculty.

These developments have now set the framework for initiating new multidisciplinary research areas to complement our existing expertise in smart sensors, embedded systems, smart and microgrid, signal & image processing, wireless and optical communications, machine learning, advanced imaging & virtual reality, power systems, aerospace systems, and other fields.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled, with applications received by December 31, 2022 given full and priority consideration in this cycle, for a start date of September 2023.

For full consideration, applications should – at a minimum – include the below-listed items,

  • cover letter summarizing qualifications and the applicant’s interest in the position,
  • current detailed CV,
  • statement of research interests, including applicant’s future research goals, and plans for obtaining external funding for achieving those goals,
  • statement of teaching philosophy and interests including a list of courses the applicant feels most qualified to teach,
  • a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement highlighting the candidate’s reflections on DEI issues,
  • name and contact information for three to five references.
  • Optionally, additional relevant documentation (such as copies of up to two key publications, links to videos of research presentations, innovative teaching pedagogies, or student evaluations) may be submitted in an Appendix.

Applications are only accepted online at the Rowan University job site at this link:

Applicants with a background in advanced visualization, and interested in helping lead and grow the Virtual Reality Center should see the separate position announcement and apply at:

Questions can be directed to, Dr. Robi Polikar, Department Head, Electrical & Computer Engineering. Additional departmental information can be found at    

Rowan University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. For the complete Rowan University non-discrimination and affirmative action policy see:

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.

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