Assistant Professor - Electrical Automation & Robotics Technology - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States


Detailed Job Description

Under the direction of the Department Chair, develops and teaches courses and associated hands-on laboratories in the degree programs of Electrical Automation & Robotics Technology (EART); and conducts assigned undergraduate and/or graduate courses and seminars. Plans, prepares, and follows an approved course of study with measurable objectives. Serves on college/school or university committees. Engages in scholarly activities, and/or creative endeavors which contributes to the academic mission of the university. Develops curriculums, independent study activities, and off-campus learning such as practicums and internships. Renders service to the community relevant to the appropriate academic specialty. Participates collaboratively and professionally with other faculty and staff to promote the general well-being of the department and college. Supports the guiding principles of the university embodied in the university’s mission.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with terminal, earned degree appropriate to discipline. ABD accepted. Knowledge and skill in current instructional theories, strategies, techniques, and discipline content. Evidence of potential for scholarly/creative work consistent with a teaching university. See preferred qualifications for discipline or program-specific minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Technology or Electrical Automation and Robotics related field and 5 years of relevant Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and manufacturing maintenance industry experience required. Experience with troubleshooting and repair. Master’s degree preferred.
Experience with the 2+2 college technology programs is preferred.


Knowledge of Allen-Bradley PLC programming, motion controls, integrating Dc and 3phase/1phase motors in automated systems.

Advanced knowledge of subject matter and course content of the courses to be taught which may include courses emphasizing both theory and practice.
Topics may include PLC’s, AC/DC motors and systems, steppers, servos and variable frequency drives.

Knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques in upper and lower division courses.

Knowledge of student management, motivation, evaluation; evaluation of (peer and self) instruction.

Knowledge of program and curriculum development and evaluation.

Knowledge of and expertise in current trends in education, engaged learning and service learning, learning technologies (e.g. digital technologies for classroom management and distance education), public presenting and report and grant writing.


Skilled in verbal and written communication.

Skilled in time management and organizational.

Skilled in problem solving.


Ability to design, build, and troubleshoot industrial electronic circuits.

Ability to design and build new electronic labs.

Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.

Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, agency administrators, and community practitioners from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Ability to demonstrate sound judgment and initiative in solving problems.

Ability to work independently.

Ability to interpret the university’s core values (serious, inclusive, engaged) as they apply to student internships.

Pay Range

DOQ - $55,000 - $63,000

Special Instructions to Applicants

Under “Reference’s Letter” Please list a minimum of three contacts. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process.

Keyword Phrases

  • Dean
  • student centered teaching organization
  • building communities of engaged learners
  • beautiful mountain location
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Not Specified
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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