Steven P. Miller Chair/Associate Professor/Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

United States


The Electrical Engineering program at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology invites applications for the Steven P. Miller Chair at the Associate Professor or Full Professor level. This is a full-time, benefited, 9-month, tenure-track or tenured appointment, dependent upon qualifications to warrant a tenured appointment, pending SD Board of Regents approval, with the anticipated start date of fall semester 2019. A doctorate in Electrical Engineering or a closely related field is required. The initial appointment as the Steven P. Miller Chair is 5 years and is renewable.

We are seeking applicants with expertise and experience in telecommunications areas including, but not limited to, telecommunication networks, radio and satellite communications, radar, sonar and navigation systems, applied electromagnetics and propagation, electrophysics, advanced RF/microwave antennas and communications, RF photonics, optical communication networks, printed/adaptive antennas, plasma process, cellular/wireless networks, cellular communications, and radar signal processing. The ideal candidate will possess a national and/or international reputation demonstrated by securing externally funded research in his/her area of expertise. The successful candidate is expected to lead externally funded graduate research programs and scholarly activities, deliver state-of-the-art graduate and undergraduate courses in electrical engineering, advise undergraduate and graduate students and participate in service activities.

The ECE department offers two ABET accredited undergraduate degrees: a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a B.S. in Computer Engineering. The department also offers a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and is one of the founding members of the new campus professional Master of Engineering program. In the ECE Department, faculty lead research in several areas including antenna and wireless communications, laser photonics and laser plasmas, non-thermal plasmas, autonomous vehicle guidance, UAV autonomy stochastic control, optimal decision making, target tracking and active sensing. Faculty members are also actively involved in a variety of interdisciplinary research projects across the campus. More information is available at the department website,

Established in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, South Dakota. South Dakota Mines is a public university offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in engineering and science. Known for our academic rigor, we maintain a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Our students benefit from immersive learning experiences including undergraduate research, co-ops/internships, and numerous nationally competitive engineering teams. Our graduates have a 96% placement rate and an average starting salary of nearly $63,000. Our Research Programs are concentrated in four areas: energy and environment; materials and manufacturing; STEM education; and underground science and engineering.

South Dakota Mines is a growing university that enrolls around 2,800 students from 44 states and 30 countries. Rapid City is the state’s second largest city (with an urban population of 74,048 and metropolitan population of 199,656) and is nestled at the foot of the beautiful Black Hills. Mount Rushmore, the Badlands National Park and Crazy Horse Memorial are all within an hour of the University. Rapid City enjoys a relatively mild climate and offers year-round recreational opportunities, including, hiking, bicycling, skiing, snowboarding, fishing, and hunting, to name a few. For more information about South Dakota Mines and Rapid City, visit: and

South Dakota Mines is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including paid medical and life insurance for our employees, as well as medical, dental and vision coverage for spouses and dependents; retirement plans; paid holidays; and a generous sick day allowance. Individuals interested in this position must apply online at Human Resources can provide accommodation to the online application process and may be reached at (605) 394-1203. Review of applications will begin November 13, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation.

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