Assistant Professor Engineering Tech
The College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET) within Northern Illinois University (NIU) invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Engineering Technology ( that will begin August 16, 2020. The department offers an M.S. program in Industrial Management and several emphases within its B.S. program, including ABET-accredited programs in Electrical Engineering Technology and Manufacturing Engineering Technology and an ATMAE-accredited program in Industrial Management and Technology, with other emphases focused on Energy and Environmental Technology and Applied Manufacturing Technology. The Department of Engineering Technology is well established and enjoys a solid reputation for its students, its research, and its service to the engineering profession within the regional and national industrial communities. A research start-up package may be available.

The department consists of 14 full-time faculty members and 3 full-time instructors, with approximately 440 undergraduate students and 40 graduate students. The department has the state-of-the-art laboratories for computer-aided design, automation and robotics, CNC machining, metal fabrication and welding, electronics, electric machines, plastics processing, fluid power, environmental health and safety, and building energy efficiency.

Position Summary: The Assistant Professor is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position that will be expected to have an interest in electrical or mechatronic systems.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Develop and teach undergraduate/graduate courses (lecture and laboratory) in digital systems design, microcontrollers, mechatronics and other related areas;
• Have teaching interests and research experiences in embedded systems, robotics, automation, IoT systems, or closely related areas;
• Demonstrate strong potential and commitment for research initiation, pursuit of externally funded projects, publication in refereed journals and strong collaboration with industry;
• Advise undergraduate/graduate students (will have the opportunity to advise Ph.D. students from other departments in the college);
• Participate in appropriate professional and public services and activities.

Qualifications: Successful applicants for the position must have an earned doctorate degree in engineering, engineering technology, or a closely related field, and should have a proven record in teaching and research. Candidates will be considered if the completion of their degree is assured before Fall semester 2020. Industrial experience will be considered as an asset.

Department, College, University Description: The ABET-accredited College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET) is one of the University’s distinctive strengths and is ranked at 38 by the U.S. News and World Report for Engineering Programs (with no doctorates). CEET continues to experience enrollment growth, has a committed and talented faculty, and a loyal alumni base throughout the Chicagoland area and beyond. It was founded in 1985 and is the newest college at NIU. CEET has grown into a highly regarded college with quality programs delivered by excellent faculty who are dedicated to providing a dynamic and innovative curriculum. The main campus in DeKalb, the regional campuses, and online programs serve more than 1,460 undergraduate and 250 graduate students enrolled in the college.

Six strong discipline-based accredited academic programs compose the college: Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Technology, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Mechatronics Engineering. The college offers both undergraduate (B.S.) and graduate degrees (M.S., Ph.D.) as well as several graduate certificates, where the Ph.D. degree programs are new as of Fall 2019. Program diversity serves a broad range of students interested in professional engineering and engineering technology careers. NIU has over 16,000 students and is located approximately 65 miles west of downtown Chicago. NIU’s vision is to be the Midwest's premier student-centered, research-focused public university by contributing to the advancement of knowledge for the benefit of the people of the region, the state, the nation, and the world. To further support that vision, CEET has recently established Ph.D. degree programs in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Industrial and Systems Engineering.

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on February 2, 2020; however, applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Application Process: Applications should be submitted online at and should consist of: a cover letter describing professional background and qualifications; a complete curriculum vitae; a statement of research interest; a statement of teaching philosophy; and the names and contact information of three professional references. All documents must be submitted electronically in a single PDF file.

For short listed applicants holding Ph.D. degrees from non-U.S. academic institution(s): Degree credentials (i.e., transcripts and other academic records) that do not conform to standard U.S. format must undergo a course-by-course evaluation by the World Evaluation Services (WES), or another organization approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, as part of the application packet. Also, if the official transcript(s) and other academic records are not in English, then they must be accompanied by a notarized translation. All costs associated with the evaluation service and notarization will be covered by the applicant.

In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the university will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal background check.

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. NIU recognizes Dual Career issues. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification documentation upon hire.

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Contact Information
Liping Guo
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, 60115