Assistant Professor of the Practice (Experiential Learning)
University of Denver

Denver, Colorado

Posted in Education and Training

$80,000.00 - $85,000.00 per year

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Job Info

There has never been a more exciting time to represent a private university devoted to the public good, enable our mission of translating passion to purpose, and enjoy a professional experience in one of Americas hottest metropolitan cities. There is a clear and remarkable energy that envelopes Denver and Colorado, and the University of Denver is right at the heart of that incredible momentum. If you want to take on an active role building and realizing the future of DU in Colorado, we invite you to consider this exciting opportunity for University's Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science (RSECS).

This is a 12 month position which will work within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) with a focus on enhancing students' experiential learning and hands-on learning, in a laboratory setting as well as helping the department's classroom teaching. This position will report to the Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Position Summary

The position of Assistant Professor of the Practice of Experiential Learning in Electrical and Computer Engineering is responsible for managing our laboratories and enhancing students' experiential learning and hands-on learning. Approximately 70% of the candidate's time will be dedicated to overseeing the electrical and computer engineering laboratories, to instruct undergraduate and graduate students in the safe, correct operation of the lab equipment and to support faculty as needed in research and lab courses. The remainder of the time will be spent on teaching and help enhance the experiential learning and training of ECE students. We seek exceptional faculty who engage students inside and outside the classroom, deliver active and hands-on learning experiences; and authentically support our diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) mission.

Essential Functions

  • Develop and/or offer courses with experiential learning components.
  • Working with faculty, instruct, mentor, and assist undergraduate and graduate students to provide them with experiential learning opportunities as needed.
  • Provide instruction for courses in a laboratory setting as well as in classroom setting for ECE programs.
  • Work with ECE Chair to promote experiential learning, host visits to potential students / stakeholders and outreach as needed.
  • Work with ECE Chair and Faculty to manage and maintain laboratory instruction / testing schedule, supplies, and procedures.
  • Consult with external vendors to obtain RFQs in adherence with University Purchasing Policy.
  • Coordinate purchases, shipping and delivery for laboratory supplies and equipment.
  • Work closely with Building Manager to coordinate Key and Access Control for labs.
  • Facilitate maintenance and repair of devices and equipment, to maintain all the equipment in good working order.
  • Manage and coordinate with internal and external entities on matters such as life safety, budget, equipment specifications, maintenance, purchasing and curricular activities.
  • Act as safety liaison and handle and coordinate on maintenance issues.
  • Advise and participate in budgetary decisions with internal and external vendors, students, staff and faculty.
  • Stay up-to-date on current safety procedures, implement lab safety protocols, and plan, organize and conduct safety orientations.
  • Work closely with laboratory investigators and graduate students to coordinate research studies
  • Interface with the community at large, including working with community stakeholders and potential corporate partners to understand needs for electrical and computer engineering programs.
  • Provide service to the Department, including mentoring students, performing course assessments and attending faculty meetings.
  • Provide service to the School, the University, and the profession.
Required Qualifications
  • A Master's degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or related field.
  • 1-2 years experience managing electrical and computer engineering laboratories and equipment, including budget and supply inventory.
  • Teaching experience in a college or university setting.
  • 1-2 years experience collaborating with faculty, staff and students in support of teaching and research.
  • Knowledge of engineering-related computer software, including Microsoft Office, Labview, CAD/CAM packages, and basic programming.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and a teamwork mindset.
Preferred Qualifications
  • PhD or terminal degree in electrical and computer engineering, or related field.
  • Three to five years of experience in lab management.
  • Familiarity with ASTM/NIOSH/ANSI/OSHA standards for Laboratory applications
  • Experience teaching lab safety.
  • Knowledge of rapid prototyping.
  • Knowledge of basic principles of electrical design and testing.
Working Environment
  • Standard office environment.
  • Unexpected interruptions occur often and stress level is moderate to high.
  • Noise level is quiet to moderate.

  • Physical Activities
  • Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time.
  • Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.

  • Work Schedule

    While the University's administrative offices are open Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, faculty schedules vary from term to term and are based on courses taught, service commitments, and research agendas. The University's academic calendars are posted on the registrar's website (the law school is on a semester system and has a different academic calendar).

    Application Deadline

    For consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) April 26, 2024.

    Special Instructions

    Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

    Salary Grade Number:

    The salary grade for the position is 9.

    Salary Range:

    The salary range for this position is $80,000 - $85,000.

    The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate's sex or any other protected status.


    The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

    Please include the following documents with your application:
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Diversity Statement (1 page or 500 words)
  • Teaching Statement (1 page or 500 words)

  • The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military enlistment, or veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the University's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Americans with Disabilities Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; Equal Pay Act; Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act; the Colorado Protecting Opportunities and Workers' Rights ("POWR") Act; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For more information, please see the University of Denver's Non-Discrimination-Statement.

    The University of Denver recognizes that its success in being a great university dedicated to the public good depends greatly on how well it engages, supports, and champions the values of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. As part of our intentionality in recruiting and retaining faculty from a wide variety of historically excluded intersecting identities, including those from communities of color, with diverse gender and sexual identities, first-generation college graduates, or with disabilities, new faculty will have the opportunity to choose to participate in a pilot University-wide initiative. This initiative will connect new colleagues in a cohort, building community across units with supportive programming led by the Office of the Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs in collaboration with the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and each faculty participant's academic unit. To learn more about the University of Denver's commitments and work in support of DEI and J, please visit: For more information about this program or if you have any questions, please email and/or visit

    All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

    Advertised: April 12, 2024
    Applications close: April 26, 2024

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