Assistant or Associate Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution SD School of Mines
Working Title Assistant or Associate Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering
Posting Number F00084P
Department SDSMT-Electrical & Computer Engineering
Physical Location of Position (City) Rapid City
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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology invites applications for a tenure-track position in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering with the anticipated start date of fall semester 2018. Preference will be given to candidates with experience and research interest in: Intelligent Robotics and Collaborative Robotics, Human Computer Interaction, Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Vehicles, Cyber Security, Internet-of-Things (IoT), Big Data and Machine learning. Exceptional candidates with other research interests will also be considered.

A doctorate in Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a closely related field is required. The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department is looking for outstanding candidates with a proven record for or demonstrate exceptional potential and vision for leading an independent and vibrant funded scholarly graduate research program. Candidates with exceptional active funded research programs can be considered at the Associate Professor level. Successful candidates are expected to initiate and/or sustain an active externally sponsored research program. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department provides an outstanding innovative learning environment for students, thus applicants should demonstrate an interest and commitment to excellence in teaching graduate and undergraduate courses with an interest or expertise in technology assisted or online teaching, advise students, and engage in service activities as assigned. Previous university teaching, process design and/or other industrial experiences are highly desirable as well as a strong record of multi-disciplinary collaboration.

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department offers two ABET-accredited undergraduate degrees, B.S. in Electrical Engineering and B.S. in Computer Engineering. The department also offers Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and is one of the founding members of the new campus professional Master of Engineering program. In the ECE Department, faculty leads research in the areas including robotics and autonomous systems, control systems, communications and networking, computer vision, machine learning, and cyber security. Faculty members are also actively involved in a variety of interdisciplinary research projects across the campus. More information is available at the department website

Established in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, South Dakota. South Dakota Mines is a public university offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in engineering and science. Known for our academic rigor, we maintain a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Our students benefit from immersive learning experiences including undergraduate research, co-ops/internships, and numerous nationally competitive engineering teams. Our graduates have a 96% placement rate and an average starting salary of nearly $63,000. Our Research Programs are concentrated in four areas: energy and environment; materials and manufacturing; STEM education; and underground science and engineering.

South Dakota Mines is a growing university that enrolls around 2,800 students from 44 states and 30 countries. Rapid City is the state’s second largest city (with an urban population of 74,048 and metropolitan population of 199,656) and is nestled at the foot of the beautiful Black Hills. Mount Rushmore, the Badlands National Park and Crazy Horse Memorial are all within an hour of the University. Rapid City enjoys a relatively mild climate and offers year-round recreational opportunities, including, hiking, bicycling, skiing, snowboarding, fishing, and hunting, to name a few. For more information about South Dakota Mines and Rapid City, visit: and

South Dakota Mines is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including paid medical and life insurance for our employees, as well as medical, dental and vision coverage for spouses and dependents; retirement plans; paid holidays; and a generous sick day allowance. Individuals interested in this position must apply online at Human Resources can provide accommodation to the online application process and may be reached at (605) 394-1203. Review of applications will begin January 22, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation.

Posting Date 12/22/2017
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Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 01/22/2018
Advertised Salary
Duration of the Term 9 months
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Appointment Percent 100
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Proposed Rank Assistant Professor
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Appointment Type Regular
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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South Dakota Mines does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identification, transgender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status in employment or the provision of service.

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