Assistant Professor/Associate Professor
Western Carolina University - Cullowhee, NC

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Assistant Professor/Associate Professor

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Assistant Professor/Associate Professor

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The Engineering and Technology Department in the Kimmel School at Western Carolina University seeks nominations and applications for a tenure-track, nine-month faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level in the B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology program. The fully-accredited program focuses on digital control systems, microprocessor interfacing and control, digital signal processing and automation. Responsibilities include instruction, advising, curriculum development, and engagement with regional business and industry. The candidate must be able to teach in two or more of the following core areas at both undergraduate and graduate levels: analog and digital communications, analog and digital circuit analysis, digital signal processing, and digital integrated circuits.

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Minimum Training & Experience Requirements

Qualifications for application include an earned doctorate degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, physics, optics, or related field from a regionally-accredited institution. Candidates who have completed all doctoral work except for their dissertation will also qualify provided they can show a clear and achievable path to completing their doctorate. A minimum of three years of full-time, relevant industry experience is required. The candidate must demonstrate excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills. Successful candidates must support regional engagement and our Quality Enhancement Program (QEP). Applicants are encouraged to visit the WCU website and read the university vision and about the QEP program.

Preference will be given to those applicants with the following training and experience:

Direct industrial experience in design, development, test and verification of microprocessors and related electronics is a plus. Experience with or formal training in project management and systems engineering is highly-desired. Experience in leading or mentoring student teams in senior (Capstone) design projects is also desired. Successful candidates will be expected to support the University's external engagement mission, the application of scholarship through the Boyer Model, and our quality enhancement program (QEP). Applicants are encouraged to visit the WCU website and read the university vision and about the QEP program.

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Commensurate with Experience

Competency Level: (SPA Banded positions only)

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All Applicants


Engineering & Technology - 246200

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Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates must attach a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and research plans, and the names of at least three professional references to complete the application process. For additional information or questions contact Dr. Robert Adams: telephone 828-227-2437, visit, or email The review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Effective July 1, 2007 final candidates for employment will be subject to criminal background checks. Some vacancies may also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Western Carolina University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. An official set of transcripts must be sent to Human Resources within 30 days of hire.

Additional Comments:
The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 114 Scott, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7234) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301).. The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.

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