Detailed Job Description

The Department of Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications from candidates in the area of Robotics/Controls in assistant or associate professor ranks based qualifications.   Exceptional candidates qualifying for appointments at the associate rank or above will be considered for the Gleason Endowed Professorship in the Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering department.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or a closely related field. The candidate’s research must specialize in robotics / control, and must have published in refereed journals and conferences based on their Ph.D. dissertation and any subsequent research work. Candidates must have a strong aptitude and interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching; a strong potential for establishing and conducting sponsored research; excellent written and oral communication skills; and ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the university’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism and individual differences. Faculty responsibilities include teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, establishing and conducting sponsored research programs, and providing service to the university and professional community. 

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. Select to view links to RIT’s core valueshonor code, and statement of diversity.  

Department/College Description

Serving approximately 3500 students, the Kate Gleason College of Engineering offers 7 bachelor, 12 master’s and 5 doctoral degree programs in biomedical, chemical, computer, electrical, industrial, mechanical, microelectronic and microsystems engineering.  All undergraduate programs are designed to be completed in five years, including one year of cooperative education.  For more information, visit http://www.rit.edu/kgcoe/ and https://www.rit.edu/engineering/research.

The Department of Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering offers preeminent bachelor’s and master’s level programs in electrical engineering and microelectronic engineering to approximately 600 undergraduate and 125 graduate students.  Faculty and staff include 23 tenured/tenure-track faculty members, six lecturers, four support staff, and three academic advisors.  In addition to teaching within the department, faculty conduct research and advise doctoral students in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Microsystems Engineering, Imaging Science, Computer and Information Sciences, and Sustainability.  Faculty research expertise includes digital and computer systems, robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, biomedical devices, communications, controls, integrated devices/circuits, MEMs, electromagnetic fields, semiconductor electronics, photonics/optoelectronics and signal/image/video processing.  Researchers have access to exceptional laboratory resources for design and simulation of electronic/photonic circuits and systems, and a state of the art microfabrication clean room facility that supports materials and processes for micro/nano devices.  Research expenditures average approximately $3.5M annually. For more information, visit https://www.rit.edu/engineering/electrical-and-microelectronic-engineering and https://www.rit.edu/engineering/research.

About Rochester Institute of Technology, Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering Department

The department of Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering (EME) offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees that combine the rigor of theory with the flexibility of engineering practice. From technology development to technology application, the innovations of electrical and microelectronic engineers are shaping our future. The department’s mission is to establish its electrical and microelectronic engineering programs among the top programs in the world by providing high quality, inclusive education that cultivates intellectual curiosity. Our curricula apply mathematical and scientific foundations to the varied electrical and microelectronic disciplines in order to train high quality, independent thinking engineers and researchers that make measurable impacts on the world.


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