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Assistant Professor - Control Engineering (Position #6132)

Posted On: Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Position Type: Faculty
College/Division: College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
Department: Electrical Engineering
Contact: Laura Weber, Office Manager | lmweber@niu.edu


The Department of Electrical Engineering at Northern Illinois University invites applications for two anticipated full-time tenure track Assistant Professor positions: one with a specialization in computer engineering, and the other with a specialization in robotics/controls. Areas of interest include but are not limited to computer architecture, machine learning, embedded and cyber-physical systems, and automation.

The department’s ABET accredited program currently has approximately 400 undergraduate and 40 master’s students. NIU is located approximately 60 miles west of Chicago and anchors the western end of the East-West Research and Development Corridor.


Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in electrical engineering or a related field by the time of appointment; demonstrated research ability; a strong interest in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels; ability to develop a funded research program and willingness to interact with local industry. Teaching responsibilities will include delivery of the department’s required courses in the specific area.


Send application package including a cover letter indicating the position applied for, curriculum vitae, research statement, statement of teaching philosophy and complete contact information for at least three current references to: Laura Weber, Office Manager, lmweber@niu.edu. Include in the subject line either “ELE Faculty Search – Robotics-Control” or “ELE Faculty Search – Computer Engineering.” Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2017, and will continue until the positions are filled.

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