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Assistant Professor/Associate Professor (0164) (1530)

Position Deleted on 8/29/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Cullowhee, NC
  • Faculty - Engineering - Electrical
  • Faculty - Engineering - Civil and Environmental
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
The Department of Engineering and Technology at Western Carolina University invites applicants for two tenure-track, nine-month faculty positions, beginning in Fall 2012, at the assistant/associate professor level in the B.S. Electrical Engineering program.

Responsibilities include instruction, establishment of a self-supporting research program; publish in appropriate media; mentor undergraduate and graduate students in existing applied research programs and senior capstone projects; advising, curriculum development, and engagement with the regional business and industry.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or a closely related engineering field, a minimum of three years of full-time U.S. engineering experience, effective written, oral, and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Prior college level teaching experience is highly desirable. Demonstrated significant research experience in the area of electric power engineering and a record of participation in significant engineering projects is also highly desirable. In addition to having the ability to teach fundamental electrical engineering courses, a candidate must be able to demonstrate the ability to teach undergraduate courses in the area of electric power engineering, e.g., renewable energy engineering, computer methods in power system analysis, smart power grid systems, and power electronics. Familiarity with ABET accreditation is highly desirable. 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.

Candidates must apply online and attach the following:
Cover letter,
Curriculum Vitae,
Statements of Teaching Philosophy and Research Plans, and
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. Degrees must have been awarded by a regionally accredited U.S. college or university. If the degree was obtained outside the US, it must have been awarded by an institution recognized by the Ministry of Education in that country.
Western Carolina University will provide equal employment opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, age, disabilities, sexual orientation, or political affiliation, except where religion, sex, or age are bona fide job related employment requirements.

Final candidates for employment are subject to criminal background checks. Some vacancies also may require credit or motor vehicle checks. A previous criminal conviction does not automatically disqualify an applicant from consideration for employment. However, failure to provide complete and accurate information will be considered "falsification" and applicants will be removed from consideration
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