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DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering Technology (ECTET) department of RITs College of Engineering Technology (CET) is currently seeking applications from exceptional candidates for a full-time, tenure-track position. Candidates for this position will be expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels, develop and execute an externally funded research program, and publish in appropriate peer reviewed journals and conferences. Areas of interest include next-generation telecommunication networks, applied acoustics and audio, embedded systems, smart and autonomous systems, and robotics. Network planning, design, and management; software-defined networks; 4G, 5G and 6G mobile communications are areas in telecommunications of particular interest.
Responsibilities will include teaching, research and service. Teaching includes course and laboratory development and delivery via classroom, online and blended formats. Research is expected in a well-defined area of focus that enhances and compliments the departments strategic research foci ( and includes securing external funding and dissemination in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. Service will include contributions to the operation of the department, college and university, and maintaining a clear professional development agenda that supports the faculty member and departments growth.
The tenure-track, Assistant Professor Position begins August 14, 2020. A Ph.D. in engineering, computer science, science, or related STEM field or, a Ph.D. in STEM education, learning, or similar with appropriate MS in engineering, computer science, science or related STEM field is required as well as two years of professional experience.
We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration.
THE UNIVERSITY AND ROCHESTER COMMUNITY:
Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the worlds leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the Great Colleges to Work For. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition and www.rit.edu.
The Greater Rochester Region ranks among the top knowledge-based economic regions in the world. Situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes, Rochester is the third largest metro area in New York. The region is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity (16% African and Latin American and 7% of international origin) and is known for its intellectual capital and innovation. Scientific Reports named Rochester 18th among the worlds leading science cities and the New Republic reports Rochester as one of the most innovation-intensive metro areas in the country. Atlantic Magazine listed Rochester as one of 35 innovation hubs in the country, based on start-up companies, patents and entrepreneurs per capita. The region has an exceptional quality of life, with cultural amenities and recreational activities, affordable health care and cost of living, excellent schools, and the arts, culture, sports, and nightlife of a big city with the ease and comfort of a small town. In addition, Rochester is one of the least-congested cities in the U.S., with an average commute of under 20 minutes. The region has been ranked 6th among 379 metro areas by Places Rated Almanac as one of the Best Places to Live in America, and 1st by Expansion Management Magazines ranking of metro areas having the best quality of life in the nation.
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