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Open Rank Lecturer, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Apply now Job no: 497995
Work type: Regular Full-Time
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Categories: Faculty - Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) of Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering at Rowan University invites applications for non-tenure-track, full-time, open-rank lecturers. The successful candidates for this unique position will:

  • Develop, teach, and assess innovative, project-based, and hands-on courses/labs in the ECE curriculum,
  • Assist students and other faculty in the practical applications of analog and digital circuits & electronics; computers, embedded systems & IoT, control systems, communications, and/or other relevant ECE areas,
  • Provide students with curricular and career advice as appropriate/

Candidates with relevant industry or other practical experience will also be considered for a professor of practice type position, who will be primarily responsible for lab instruction while also providing know-how and technical support with:

  • prototyping, fabrication, and verification of designs,
  • operation and execution of laboratory demonstrations and experiments for classes, labs, and research projects,
  • developing and delivering workshops, tutorials, online, and other training methods to help users get the most out of department equipment, hardware, and software assets.

Applicants with expertise in all fundamental areas of electrical and computer engineering are invited to apply, however, our priority areas of need are: i) digital and embedded systems, computer architecture, ii) circuits/electronics / VLSI systems; iii) modern communication systems, and iv) control systems.

The Department greatly values experiential and project-based learning, integrating emerging topics and technologies into the curriculum, and provides state-of-the-art equipment, instruments, rapid prototyping, fabrication and computational resources to support such activities. Our dedication to project-based learning is reflected in our curriculum, as most of our courses have lab/project components. As a result, we seek individuals who share this dedication, have the skills and passion to develop and deliver innovative design and implementation-based projects and other experiential learning activities using appropriate modern tools. The successful candidate for the professor of practice position will also help oversee the department’s vast array of equipment and making sure that these resources are properly, effectively, and broadly maintained and utilized.

Minimum requirements:

Applicants must have earned at least a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related discipline, with relevant industry and/or academic experience. Strong communications skills, the ability to work with multi-disciplinary student and faculty teams, and the ability to teach in a project-based, hands-on learning setting are essential.

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.

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 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 and detailed CV,
  • a statement of teaching and lab instruction interests and experiences (e.g., list of courses and/or the kind of experiential / project activities the applicant feels most qualified to teach) and/or how the applicant’s practical or industry experience can benefit and support the stated teaching interest,
  • a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) statement highlighting the candidate’s reflections on DEI issues,
  • names and contact information for three to five references.
  • Optionally, additional relevant documentation (any innovative curricular components that may already be developed by the applicant, or examples of prior industrial design work that can translate to the educational setting, prior teaching evaluations, etc.) may be submitted in an Appendix.

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

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.


Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US, and the university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position. 

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