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Assistant Professor or Associate Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in Rapid City, South Dakota
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Date Posted September 13, 2018
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

The Electrical Engineering program at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, benefited, tenure-track position in Electrical Engineering at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, with the anticipated start date of spring 2019 semester. A doctorate in Electrical Engineering or a closely related field is required.

The Electrical Engineering program in the ECE department is inviting outstanding applicants with expertise and proven record or who demonstrate exceptional potential for leading a vibrant externally funded scholarly research program in electrical broad engineering areas including, but not limited to, sensors and systems, analog/digital electronic circuits and systems, advanced electronic devices, printed/flexible electronics, electronic materials, fiber optics/photonics and nanotechnology, lasers and plasma engineering and micro and bio electronics. Candidates must have vision in defining their research plan in these rapidly evolving fields. Candidates with exceptional active funded research projects may be considered at the Associate Professor level.

The successful candidate is expected to secure and lead externally funded research and perform scholarly activities, deliver state-of-the-art undergraduate and graduate courses in electrical and computer engineering, with an interest or expertise in technology assisted or online teaching, advise undergraduate and graduate students, and engage in service activities as assigned.

The ECE department offers an ABET-accredited undergraduate degree BS in Electrical Engineering. The department also offers a MS in Electrical Engineering and is one of the founding members of the new campus professional Master of Engineering program. The ECE Department has research focuses in areas including but not limited to microelectronics, antennas & communications, optimization & controls, sensors, signals & systems, laser photonics and plasmas, non-thermal plasmas, robotics and autonomous systems. The graduate program in electrical engineering is presently ranked 24th among the best electrical engineering programs offered nationwide by Faculty members are also actively involved in a variety of interdisciplinary research projects across the campus. More information is available at the department website,

Established in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, South Dakota. South Dakota Mines is a public university offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in engineering and science. Known for our academic rigor, we maintain a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Our students benefit from immersive learning experiences including undergraduate research, co-ops/internships, and numerous nationally competitive engineering teams. Our graduates have a 96% placement rate and an average starting salary of nearly $63,000. Our Research Programs are concentrated in four areas: energy and environment; materials and manufacturing; STEM education; and underground science and engineering.

South Dakota Mines is a growing university that enrolls around 2,800 students from 44 states and 30 countries. Rapid City is the state's second largest city (with an urban population of 74,048 and metropolitan population of 199,656) and is nestled at the foot of the beautiful Black Hills. Mount Rushmore, the Badlands National Park and Crazy Horse Memorial are all within an hour of the University. Rapid City enjoys a relatively mild climate and offers year-round recreational opportunities, including hiking, bicycling, skiing, snowboarding, fishing, and hunting, to name a few. For more information about South Dakota Mines and Rapid City, visit: and

South Dakota Mines is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including paid medical and life insurance for our employees, as well as medical, dental and vision coverage for spouses and dependents; retirement plans; paid holidays; and a generous sick day allowance. Individuals interested in this position must apply online at Human Resources can provide accommodation to the online application process and may be reached at (605) 394-1203. Review of applications will begin October 12, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation.

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identification, transgender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status in employment or the provision of service.

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