Assistant Professor - Electrical, Computer & Telecommunications Engineering Tech at RIT

Requisition Number: 5462BR

School/Department: Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering Tech

College : College of Engineering Technology

Faculty Rank : Assistant Professor
Tenure Status: Tenure-Track

Anticipated Start Date: August 2021

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The Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering Technology (ECTET) department of RIT’s 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.

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 department’s strategic research foci (Department of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering Technology | College of Engineering Technology | RIT) 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 department’s growth.

The tenure-track, Assistant Professor position begins August 14, 2021. A PhD. in engineering, computer science, science, or related STEM field or, a PhD. in STEM education, learning, or similar with appropriate MS in engineering, computer science, science or related STEM field is required as well as approximately two years of professional experience in an engineering-related field.

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. We are seeking individuals who are committed to RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.


The Electrical, Computer, and Telecommunications Engineering Technology (ECTET) department’s student focused faculty engage students in a blend of project-based and research-oriented educational activities in one master-of-science degree and two bachelor-of-science degree programs. ECTET’s 400 full-time students benefit from the department’s flexible and innovative instructional delivery that features world-class laboratories, cross-disciplinary education, collaborative activities, and a year of industrial experience through a required cooperative education program. The ECTET department features state-of-the-art laboratories in, photonics and fiber optics, wireless communications, next generation telecom network development, applied acoustics and audio, smart and autonomous applications, embedded systems, electronics, and power & energy.


Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at


  • PhD in engineering, computer science, science, or related STEM field or, PhD. in STEM education, learning, or similar with appropriate MS in engineering, computer science, science or related STEM field
  • Approximately two years relevant professional experience in an engineering-related field
  • Demonstrated high quality teaching and/or training
  • Demonstrated high quality research and scholarship activities in an area that relates to the focused scholarship agenda of the department
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.


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