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Assistant Professor of Instruction/Practice, Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Akron

Date Posted Mar. 31, 2022
Title Assistant Professor of Instruction/Practice, Electrical and Computer Engineering
University University of Akron
Akron, OH, United States
Department Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Spring 2023
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  • Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
    Assistant Professor
  • Electrical and/or Electronics
    Computer Engineering

The University of Akron, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is seeking applicants for a full-time nontenure track (NTT) Assistant Professor of Instruction or Practice beginning Spring Semester of 2023.

The primary focus of this position is teaching and preparing undergraduate students for professional careers. Research is encouraged but is not a critical aspect of this position. The selected candidates will be required to update, revise, and deliver lecture and laboratory courses in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the undergraduate level. Candidates must have the ability to teach at least two of the core courses and associated laboratory sections in areas such as Circuits, Digital Logic Design, Power, Electronics, Embedded Systems, Control Systems and Signal Processing at the undergraduate level. Additional duties include updating and maintaining laboratory courses, maintaining technical currency, actively participating in University, college, department, and program committee work, assessment/accreditation responsibilities, student recruitment, and other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:
An earned Ph.D. in Electrical or Computer Engineering, or a closely related area. Candidates with a Master’s degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering with ten (10) years of professional industry-based design experience will also be considered. Applicants must demonstrate a passion for teaching and the ability to teach at least two core courses such as Circuits, Digital Logic Design, Power, Electronics, Embedded Systems, Control Systems and Signal Processing at the undergraduate level. Applicants must also demonstrate a passion for teaching and have robust training in the broad areas of electrical and computer engineering.

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates who have prior teaching experience that focuses on foundation topics in electrical and computer engineering, with a demonstrated record of teaching excellence. We value employees who are as diverse as our students; candidates who can contribute to what makes us unique.

Compensation/Grade & Benefits:
The compensation for this position is commensurate with experience and qualifications.


The University of Akron offers a competitive total compensation package comprised of a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits for eligible employees including medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, and paid leave of absences including time off for illness, vacation, and maternity or paternity leave. In addition, eligible employees and their dependents are provided tuition remission. All staff, contract professionals, and eligible non-bargaining unit faculty have the option to request a Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA). The University of Akron participates in state retirement systems and offers alternative retirement options with competitive employer contributions. Optional investment opportunities are available including deferred compensation programs (403(b) and 457(b)). Please visit our benefits home page for more information.

Application Instructions:
To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a list of three professional references to your profile. Please include contact information, including email addresses for your professional references.


After submission of your application, return to the "My Activities" link and upload the required documents to your profile under the "Cover Letters and Attachments" section.


Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with reference to the minimum and preferred qualifications.  This is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.  A curriculum vitae will not be accepted in place of any information requested on the application.  For assistance with your application or attachments please call Derek Brown in Human Resources at (330) 972-8402.


Application Deadline:
Review of applicants will begin June 27, 2022.

For complete position details, visit

Job ID # 13484


About University of Akron:

The University of Akron is a vibrant community driven by collaboration, partnership and a steadfast determination to provide opportunity and success to all learners The University of Akron believes diversity is a vital element of an equitable and thriving workplace. A diverse workforce is essential as we strive to create a dynamic academic environment that prepares students to be citizens of the world around them, and as we deepen the value we place on our connection to the Greater Akron community.


We celebrate the power of uniqueness, and the strength that coalesces when unique voices are heard. We seek to empower employees to lead in their colleges, departments, offices and divisions. People of all backgrounds work on our campus every day, and we value the contribution of each individual in their commitment to a better University of Akron.


We welcome candidates who are passionate about shaping and inspiring the next generation of thinkers, experts, artists and leaders. Bound and determined to meet every challenge, we continue to climb, to forge new paths and reach new heights – and we want you to join us. Bring your voice. Bring your uniqueness. Bring you. We are Akron. We rise together.


For more information about The University of Akron or the Akron community please visit our About UA page.

Ohio is State of Residence:

It is the expectation of the University of Akron that all work performed as an employee of the University will be performed in Ohio.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity:

    The University of Akron, as an equal education and employment institution, is committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified individuals in its education programs or activities, including applicants for admissions or employment, will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status or status as a veteran. To further this commitment, the University complies with state and federal laws which prohibit discrimination. Questions or concerns about the administration of this commitment can be directed to the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office (

    The University also strives to provide an environment free from the negative impacts of gender-based discrimination and harassment as prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. Questions about Title IX can be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, the Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education or both. For more information on Title IX at the University of Akron, including how to contact the Title IX Coordinator, how to file a complaint under Title IX with the University or the Title IX process at the University of Akron, please visit the University’s Title IX page at

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Contact Information

  • Derek Brown
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    University of Akron
    Akron, OH
  • (330) 972-8402


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