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Instructor in Electrical Engineering

Closes: Open Until Filled Department of PhysicsLumpkin College of Business & TechnologySchool of Technology

The Electrical Engineering Program at Eastern Illinois University invites applications for a non- tenure track instructor position in Electrical Engineering starting in August 2023, subject to available funding.  Electrical Engineering (EE) is a newly established program within the Physics Department in collaboration with the School of Technology. This faculty will be appointed as a member of the School of Technology, which seeks a highly motivated candidate to assist in the growth of the new EE program.

The successful candidate will be responsible for supervising and coordinating an internship program, developing and maintaining close contacts with industry, and teaching courses in Electrical Engineering and the School of Technology. A typical teaching load per semester will include teaching 2-4 courses in classroom/laboratory/internship with an expectation for summer internship supervision (compensated according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement). In addition, mentoring undergraduate students in engineering-related capstone projects, and contributing to the ABET accreditation process are expected. Commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence is required.


A minimum of a master’s degree and full-time engineering work experience are required. Required credentials can be met in one of four ways:

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a letter of application (cover letter), statement of teaching philosophy, current resume/CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and names of three references with contact information, to Interfolio at For questions regarding this search, please contact Dr. Kelly Best, Screening Committee Chair, at

The University and Community

Eastern Illinois University takes pride in creating a warm, welcoming environment for all faculty, staff and students. Established in 1895, EIU boasts a rich tradition of preparing students for their personal and professional goals. A traditional regional residential institution, EIU offers a superior education at a relatively low cost while consistently earning high rankings and distinctions for its affordability, academic program quality, career placement rates, campus safety, online degree options, student support, and sustainability initiatives. EIU focuses on individualized attention and superior student relationships, and has earned recognition as the highest-ranking independent public regional university in Illinois and a place among the Midwest’s top public regional universities according to U.S. News and World Report. EIU hosts more than 175 student organizations on campus, and offers a variety of cultural events, NCAA Division I athletics, and active research opportunities for its students to enjoy and to thrive. EIU has become recognized for providing the resources of a large institution while creating the kinds of individual relationships that support student and alumni success.

Eastern Illinois University is located in Charleston, Illinois – a comfortable and safe east central town within a two-to three-hour drive of three major metropolitan areas -- Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis. 

Diversity and Inclusion: Eastern Illinois University is committed to fostering a learning community where all members feel welcomed and valued. The university provides equality of opportunity in all areas of campus life and we strive to recognize and appreciate the unique value of our students, faculty, and staff. Every member of campus has the right to learn and work in an environment free of discrimination and harassment, and beyond that, our goal is for all members of our community to develop a strong sense of belonging to Eastern Illinois University.

 Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/female/disability/veteran – committed to achieving a diverse community

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