Location: St. George, UT
Type: Full-Time Faculty
Division: College of Science, Engineering & Technology
The College of Science, Engineering and
Technology at Dixie State University (DSU) in St. George, Utah, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of
Electrical and Computer Engineering position, to begin July 2021. The preferred candidate will possess a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering,
Computer Engineering, or a related discipline and be expected to teach and develop lower and upper-level courses in our Electrical and
Computer Engineering programs. The Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering programs were recently added to our Mechanical
Engineering program to meet market demand and fulfill the university’s mission. Information about the Engineering Department (and their
degrees offered) can be found online at https://mech.dixie.edu.
- Teach 24 credits of lecture and laboratory courses in electrical engineering, computer
engineering, or other engineering courses each academic year.
- Involve undergraduate students in research and experiential-learning
- Contribute to the developing programs and emphases in Electrical Engineering and/or Computer Engineering.
department, division, and college faculty meetings; work with other faculty in program management and adhere to university policy and
- Perform defined campus-wide duties, including holding office hours, functioning as an advisor to students, and
performing university service and scholarship as defined by academic policy.
- Ph.D. in
Engineering is required, with Electrical Engineering being preferred. Candidates with degrees in a related field, such as Computer
Engineering, will also be considered. Applicants who are ABD are invited to apply, if degree will be completed prior to August 2021.
- Prior teaching experience in core electrical engineering courses preferred; candidates with adequate teaching assistant experience are
also encouraged to apply.
- Candidates with relevant industry experience preferred.
- A strong commitment to and evidence of
potential for excellence in teaching.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a commitment to collegiality and
- An interest in active learning, experiential learning, and student engagement is desirable.
POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: Full-time (9-month)
tenure-track faculty position. Pay & benefits begin July 1, 2021 (service begins in early August). Annual base salary of $75,000 – $78,000,
depending on qualifications and experience; additional compensation available for summer/overload teaching. Excellent benefits package
included – see https://humanresources.dixie.edu/employee-benefits/ under “Example of DSU Benefits” for more details.
ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins November 16, 2020 ; position open until
filled. Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research plans involving undergraduate students (1-2 pages), contact
information for three professional references (including email addresses), transcripts, and a Student Success Statement (1-2 pages) about
their teaching or other experience, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population). Please upload all of the
requested documents when you submit your application. Employment is contingent upon successful completion and certification of required
degrees and upon successfully passing a background check. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to
apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office (435) 652-7520.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Dixie
State University is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution committed to exceptional student learning and success. DSU
has adopted an instructional approach of “active learning. active life” and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty
and staff committed to providing students with an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered.
Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, DSU is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red
rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The
nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles) with amenities such as an international airport and professional sporting teams. Click here to learn more about the University.
currently has approximately 12,000 students and has been a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education over the last several
years. We offer over 210 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. DSU seeks
to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the
mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. DSU is an Equal Opportunity
/ Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of DSU are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and
activities, including in admissions and employment, Dixie State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including
harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal,
state or local law.
The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and
its implementing regulations and/or DSU’s non-discrimination policies:
- Director of Equity Compliance / Title IX Coordinator: Hazel
Sainsbury – firstname.lastname@example.org, HCC 579, 435-652-7747.
Title IX Coordinator: Abby Del Giacco – email@example.com,
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://titleix.dixie.edu/ or contact:
- U.S. Department of Education, Office
of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, firstname.lastname@example.org, 800-421-3481.
- U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, email@example.com, 303-844-5695.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify
identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
Highlights from DSU’s benefits package include:
retirement contribution, paid 100% by the employer (no match required), vested on day 1 of full-time employment;
undergraduate tuition waiver (paid at 100%) for employee, spouse, and unmarried dependent children to take courses at Dixie State;
- Full medical, dental, and vision plans, with low employee-paid premiums, that begins on day 1 of full-time employment;
Spending Accounts or Health Savings Accounts available;
- Employer-paid basic life insurance & disability insurance coverage from day
1 of full-time employment;
- Generous staff leave accruals, plus 12 paid holidays per calendar year.
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