Tenure-Track Faculty Position Electrical & Computer Engineering
Detroit, MI Electrical & Computer Engineering
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FT Faculty UDMPU (9 month)

Position Summary

The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Detroit-Mercy College of Engineering & Science invites applicants for a tenure track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Electrical and Computer Engineering starting August 16, 2024. An earned doctorate in Electrical Engineering and/or Computer Engineering or related discipline is required. Candidates with experience in Electric Vehicles, Power Electronics, and/or Power Distribution are desired.

The University of Detroit Mercy is dedicated to the goal of building a supportive, diverse, and inclusive academic community, with a commitment to experiential and community engaged learning. Our excellent student outcomes led to recognition by the Wall Street Journal Best Colleges report, ranking UDM 2nd in Michigan and 52nd nationally. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research, experience, and service that they can contribute to the Mission of the University and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

A successful candidate is an effective and enthusiastic teacher-scholar, developing innovative hands-on teaching strategies and curriculum for undergraduate and graduate courses and laboratories. We are interested in candidates who can play an active role in the University of Detroit Mercy’s mission, including the support of historically minoritized students majoring in science and engineering disciplines.

The department offers two (2) ABET accredited undergraduate Electrical Engineering programs: a traditional Electrical Engineering program, and a Robotics and Mechatronic Systems Program with a concentration in Electrical Engineering. Department degrees are offered at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral level. The small classes and close collegial relationships make teaching at Detroit Mercy exciting and rewarding. The College’s faculty forms a vibrant community of teaching scholars with a strong focus on professional and academic mentorship of students. Interdisciplinary collaboration is encouraged and supported through dedicated facilities such as the Department’s Advanced Mobility Robotics Laboratory and the Center for Automotive Systems Engineering Education.

The College is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and we welcome applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s mission of providing excellent, student-centered education, including women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Faculty are expected to teach a variety of courses based on the needs of the department and students. In addition, faculty are expected to develop a research program involving the supervision of undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students, seek external funding, and publish in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings



Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate or equivalent in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering, completed in advance of hiring start date.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.
  • A commitment to innovative, evidenced-based student-focused education practices.
  • Record of scholarly publications and research.
  • Evidence indicating promise of service to the department, college, university, and community in alignment with the mission of the university
  • Experience in the areas of Electrical Vehicles, Power Electronics, and/ Power Distribution.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching courses in the college setting or relevant instructional experience.
  • Experience with hands-on design projects and laboratory work.
  • Industry experience
  • Commitment to students’ holistic development, including encouraging students to reflect and engage with engineering in a broader social context

Physical Requirements

Job may require lifting light weight objects (1 to 10 pounds) with no repetitive bending or stooping. Occasionally lift average weight objects (1 to 10 pounds).

Work Environment

Regular exposure to favorable conditions such as those found in a normal office.

Salary/Pay Information

Commensurate with experience

Instructions to Applicants

Candidates must apply by completing an application and uploading materials. Materials must include: 

(1) a detailed cover letter describing the ways your background addresses the required and preferred qualifications; 

(2) a one-page teaching philosophy statement;

(3) a one-page statement of your research plans that specifically addresses the inclusion of undergraduate students; 

(4) diversity statement describing evidence of your commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice,

(5) a complete curriculum vitae,

(6) the names and contact information of three professional references. Please do not include any letters of recommendation—they will be requested for all semi-finalist

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by January 15, 2024. Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed after the full consideration date until the positions are filled.

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. 

As Michigan’s largest, most comprehensive private University, the University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. Detroit Mercy seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University’s mission, diversity, and excellence of its academic community. The University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds.

Inclusivity is Our Priority: We are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable learning environment. Your unique background and experiences will enrich our academic community and help us push the boundaries of innovation in Electrical Engineering.

Inspire the Next Generation: Our students come from diverse backgrounds and are eager to learn. By joining us, you will have the chance to inspire and educate the next generation of electrical engineers.

Collaboration and Support: You’ll be part of a supportive community of academics who are passionate about their fields. Collaborate with like-minded experts to drive innovation and create a better future.