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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering

Sacred Heart University
Fairfield, Connecticut 06825
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Sacred Heart University, the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, offers more than 70 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its main campus in Fairfield, Conn., and satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland. More than 8,500 students attend the University’s five colleges: Arts & Sciences; Health Professions; Nursing; the Jack Welch College of Business; and the Isabelle Farrington College of Education. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its guides Best 379 Colleges2015 Edition, “Best in the Northeast” and Best 296 Business Schools – 2015 Edition. Sacred Heart’s graduate game design program ranked 18 and its undergraduate program ranked 40 on the Princeton review’s published lists for 2017. U.S.News & World Report ranks SHU among the best master’s universities in the North in its annual “America’s Best Colleges” publication. SHU fields 32 division I athletic teams and has an award-winning program of community service. www.sacredheart.edu

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering


Sacred Heart University, in Fairfield, Connecticut, has launched a new School of Computing within its College of Arts and Sciences, in response to outstanding growth in its various computing programs. The School of Computing hosts two graduate programs (M.S. in Computer Science & Information Technology; M.S. in Cybersecurity); four undergraduate programs (B.S. in Computer Science; B.S. in Information Technology; and B.S. in Game Design & Development; and, a B.S. in Computer Engineering started in the fall of 2017); and several graduate certificates. With the goals of growing the Engineering programs at Sacred Heart University, the school of Computing is currently seeking a dynamic, innovative teacher and scholar in the field of Cyber-Physical Systems to help develop and teach introductory and advanced courses in computer engineering while ensuring the program aligns with the accreditation standards. We invite you to learn more about Sacred Heart University on our website at www.sacredheart.edu. Help us shape the future of this pioneering new program.


Primary responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing development of the computer engineering curriculum
  • Designing and teaching course offerings in support of the new major such as computer architecture, signal processing, and embedded systems with associated laboratories
  • Conducting quality research in your discipline
  • Advising computer engineering majors
  • Supervising student research and capstone projects
  • Assisting the program for ABET accreditation
  • Serving various committees related to the university's mission and vision


The typical teaching load at Sacred Heart is 21 credits per year for tenured and tenure-track faculty members with active research agenda. Administrative course releases may be available for major course and curriculum development projects in support of the university’s strategic initiatives. The university offers a comprehensive faculty benefits package, including tuition remission.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest that relates your qualifications to the requirements of the position, your curriculum vitae, a statement describing your teaching philosophy, a statement describing your past and future research interests, and a list of three references. Applications will be considered until January 31, 2018 or until a suitable candidate is hired. Screenings are conducted on a rolling basis. Please submit materials at:


 Please direct any questions about the position to interim Director of Computer Engineering, Dr. Tolga Kaya at kayat@sacredheart.edu.


Ecumenical in spirit and led by the laity, Sacred Heart University is dedicated to excellence in academics and to the Catholic intellectual and liberal arts traditions. We are looking for individuals who value the university’s Catholic identity, tradition and spirit, and support its commitment to the intellectual and ethical development of our students. Sacred Heart University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants, without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or status as a veteran.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in computer engineering or a closely related discipline attained before August of 2018
  • Demonstrated experience in Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Comfort with a highly interactive learning environment that includes significant faculty/student interaction
  • Commitment to diversity and equity in education
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching
  • Openness to innovative pedagogical approaches
  • Strong potential for scholarly research and productivity


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in curriculum development and design
  • Experience with active learning approaches
  • Familiarity with ABET accreditation processes
  • Ongoing program of scholarly research and publication
  • Established industry collaborations


  • Circuits and Systems
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Programming / Systems
  • Electronics
  • School Administration

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Fairfield, Connecticut 06825

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