The full text of the announcement is below, but it comes with this personal note from Jeff Andrews.
Information Theory Community,
I’d like to call your attention to a once-every-few-decades faculty opportunity in our area. John Molinder, the professor who got me as well as countless others into communications and information theory, has just retired after over 40 years.
Harvey Mudd College is looking for his replacement. HMC’s students are among the world’s smartest and most creative undergraduates, and about 40% of them eventually go on to earn PhDs, the highest percentage of any college in the world.
Harvey Mudd College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in Communications. As a premier undergraduate general engineering program, the Department of Engineering seeks candidates with experience and knowledge in applications of communications who can support a broadly based curriculum focused on design, systems engineering, and engineering science. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in electrical engineering or a related field, and a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence. Industrial or other practical experience in the field is valued but not required. The anticipated appointment is at the assistant professor level.
Teaching duties include participation on teaching teams in the design or systems engineering course sequences, teaching in the engineering science course sequence, supervising sponsored projects in the Engineering Clinic program, and teaching and developing courses in communications and information theory. Candidates should provide evidence of excellence in teaching and an interest in engaging with undergraduate students in research, consulting, or other forms of professional development.
Candidates must be committed to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population, particularly groups traditionally underrepresented in engineering; candidates from these groups are encouraged to apply. All candidates are encouraged to describe in the cover letter the nature of their commitment to and experience broadening participation of underrepresented groups in engineering.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statements of teaching philosophy and research and/or other professional development interests, and names of at least three references to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5815 . The search committee will begin reviewing applications on December 1st, 2015.
Harvey Mudd College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will be given consideration for employment without regard to age, race, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran's status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.
Any questions can be sent to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Nancy Lape: [email protected]