Assistant or Associate Professor for Electrical/Aerospace

Assistant or Associate Professor for Electrical/Aerospace

  • 526049
  • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
  • Faculty Full-time
  • On Campus
  • UNAC Grade 30
  • UAF College of Engineering & Mines

The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate level with specialization in communication, navigation, guidance, and control (CNGC) systems applied to UAS/manned aircraft, satellites (e.g.CubeSats), and/or ground systems.

As an ECE faculty, you will engage with traditional and non-traditional students, supporting their educational growth, leading to their graduation and productive future careers. You will teach at the undergraduate and graduate level both standard courses and specialty courses of your design. With support from the college and your colleagues, you will develop new self-directed externally funded research projects, engaging students and forming collaborations with Alaska Center for UAS Integration (, students in the Space System Engineering Program (SSEP - and/or other faculty at UAF. You will support the growth of our new Aerospace Engineering Program.

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department is a small but vibrant community of faculty and students in the College of Engineering and Mines at UAF. They perform an eclectic mix of research from satellite communications, to RF and optical remote sensing, embedded systems, UAS and rocket design, and remote power and renewable energy.

It is expected that candidates will have a proven background in an engineering domain that can contribute to the development of communication, navigation, guidance, and control (CNGC) systems. They should have a passion for the engineering of real systems applied to UAS/manned aircraft, satellites, and/or ground communication systems. To thrive in this role, you must enjoy interacting with a diverse student body, be self-directed and have excellent time management skills.

Applicant Instructions:

  • Please submit a CV/Resume
  • Teaching Statement (3 page limit)
  • Research Statement (3 page limit)
  • List of 5 professional references with contact information to include email and phone number

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS degree in electrical or computer engineering
  • MS degree in electrical or computer engineering with applications in aerospace engineering
  • PhD in electrical/computer engineering, aerospace engineering, or a closely related field.

Position Details:

This position is located on the Troth Yeddha' campus in Fairbanks Alaska., This is a full-time, exempt 9- month faculty position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. Salary is negotiable based on education and experience.

Applications will be accepted for review on January 15, 2024, to ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM, Alaska Standard Time on DAY BEFORE REVIEW DATE January 14, 2024.

This position is represented by United Academics-AAUP/AFT (UNAC).


The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Kenna Metivier, Signers' Business Office, Assistant HR Manager at or 907-47-1847.

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