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Professor (all ranks) in Electrical Systems Engineering

Arizona State University - Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering - The Polytechnic School

Locations: Arizona State University – Polytechnic Campus


The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University(ASU) and The Polytechnic School (TPS) seeks applicants for an engineering tenure-track or tenured faculty position in electrical systems with application to robotics, Industry 4.0, and automation. Appointments may be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank commensurate with the candidate’s experience and accomplishments, beginning August 2019.

The Polytechnic School, one of six schools in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, has an energetic engineering (electrical systems/robotics/manufacturing) research community. To advance this area, we will look for applicants who complement our ability to solve Grand Challenge Problems as part of a community of experts in robot design, development, analysis, and control. In particular, we seek candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: embedded systems, power electronics systems, networked systems, and distributed sensing and control. Potential application areas include robotic systems and industrial automation in the context of Industry 4.0.


We seek applicants who will contribute to our academic programs, will leverage investments by the University in promoting interdisciplinary teaching and research, help the University to achieve its aspirations, including enabling student success, transforming society, valuing entrepreneurship, and conducting use-inspired research. These investments include, among others, the Global Security Initiative (, Lightworks (, and the Manufacturing Research and Innovation Hub. ASU is home to a multidisciplinary team of faculty working on robotics and autonomous systems (, as well as a new multidisciplinary Master’s Degree in Robotics and Autonomous Systems ( starting in January 2019. We seek applicants to complement and leverage our existing strengths.


Faculty members in the Fulton Schools of Engineering are expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program, adopt effective pedagogical practices in the development and delivery of graduate and undergraduate courses, mentor both undergraduate and graduate student research and projects, and undertake service activities.  



Required Qualifications:

  • earned doctorate in electrical engineering or a field closely related to the stated research and teaching focus of this position, by the time of appointment
  • demonstrated evidence of research capability
  • evidence teaching excellence as appropriate to the candidate’s rank


Desired Qualifications:  

  • demonstrated commitment to a collaborative, transdisciplinaryapproach to research and teaching

Review of applications will begin December 3, 2018; if not filled, reviews will occur on the 1st and 15th of the month thereafter until the search is closed. To apply, visit select “apply now” next to the corresponding position. Candidates will be asked to create or use an existing Interfolio Dossier to submit the following:

    Cover Letter

    Curriculum Vitae

    Statement Describing Research Interests (two pages maximum)

    Statement Describing Teaching Interests and Philosophy (two pages maximum)

    Contact Information for Three (3) References


Inquiries can be directed to the search committee chair,Dr. Tom Sugar;


Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. See ASU’s full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) at and the Title IX statement at


Posted: 2018-10-18 Expires: 2018-11-17

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