Job ID: 135659

Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

University of Toledo

  • Dec. 26, 2019
  • Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS)
  • University of Toledo
    Toledo, OH
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Electrical and/or Electronics
    Computer Engineering
    Computer Science

Academic Career & Executive Search is pleased to assist the University of Toledo College of Engineering in their search for the Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). The College of Engineering seeks an inspirational, results-focused leader with a commitment to student success.

The ideal candidate is an established scholar with national or international reputation and is a cutting-edge, entrepreneurial leader with a vision for the future of EECS and the ability to lead faculty and staff in establishing and achieving common goals. A solid record of innovative, relevant program development and interdisciplinary work with academic and industry partners is required for success.

The Chair of EECS plays a critical role in the College and provides strategic and transformational leadership in the planning, development and implementation of high-quality programs. The Chair encourages, mentors and leads faculty in pursuing initiatives that strengthen the scholarly profile of the Department. This position joins an energetic team of new Chairs during an exciting time of transformation within the College of Engineering. Under the direction of Dean Toole, appointed in 2017, the College is poised for growth and development.

The successful candidate has an established track record as a visionary leader with deep and evidenced commitment to student success and the University’s strategic goals. This highly collegial professional demonstrates success and ease, working with other departments and offices across the college and university. Comprehensive professional programs, the medical school and other STEM departments offer ideal opportunities for collaboration within the University. Active and engaged industry partnerships provide additional opportunities for development.

The EECS Chair reports to the Dean of the College of Engineering and is the chief academic and administrative officer of the department, responsible for the successful planning, organization, policy development, implementation, and financial management of all aspects of the department. This position offers a generous benefits package.

Information regarding the University’s 2017-2022 Strategic Plan is available at

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in computer engineering (CE), computer science (CS), computer science and engineering (CSE), electrical and computer engineering (ECE), electrical engineering (EE), or in a related discipline
  • Possess academic credentials to qualify for appointment as a tenured full professor at the University of Toledo College of Engineering
  • Minimum of five or more years of experience as a faculty member in institutions of higher education
  • Demonstrated educational leadership in CE, CS, CSE, ECE, EE or a related field
  • Demonstrated track record of success in teaching and research, including success in obtaining external funding for their research

University of Toledo:
Founded in 1872, The University of Toledo (UT; has an enrollment of nearly 20,000 students (15,600 undergraduate and 4,200 graduate). The University is comprised of 13 academic colleges and an academic medical center. UT’s 255-acre main campus is adjacent to one of Toledo’s finest residential neighborhoods, providing a suburban atmosphere while allowing access to cultural and entertainment venues in Toledo. The campus, featuring its iconic bell tower, is frequently recognized for its beauty. The University’s professional health care programs and medical center are located at its Health Science Campus. Specialized programs and activities are located at the University’s other four campuses: Scott Park Campus, Center for the Visual Arts at the Toledo Museum of Art, Lake Erie Center and Stranahan Arboretum.

With an institutional operating budget exceeding $730 million, UT’s approximately 6,600 employees have a regional economic impact in excess of $1 billion. The University plays a central role in economic development in northwest Ohio. Its economic development arm, called Rocket Innovations, helps professors translate discoveries found in the lab into commercial products and businesses that create jobs. Across all campuses, UT has invested more than $300 million in capital projects to renovate, rebuild and revitalize university facilities. The University is currently implementing a new 10-year campus master facilities plan and a new five-year strategic plan.

The University of Toledo is a national, public research university where students obtain a world-class education and become part of a diverse community of leaders committed to improving the human condition in the region and the world. The University is proud to offer more than 120 undergraduate majors and more than 150 professional and graduate programs, many of its programs are nationally ranked.

College of Engineering:
The College of Engineering (, founded in 1931, currently has an enrollment of over 3,800 undergraduate and graduate students in six departments. The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (…) offers two ABET-accredited baccalaureate degree programs enrolling over 720 undergraduate students, including a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering that is accredited by both the CAC and EAC of ABET, and is offered at both the University of Toledo main campus and at the Lorain County Community College University Partnership Program campus. The Department also has 90 graduate students enrolled in two master’s and two Ph.D. degree programs.

Living in the area:
This family-friendly, culturally and religiously diverse city offers a cost of living 23.3% lower than the U.S. average. An ideal size, Toledo offers all the great amenities of a small city without the downside of heavy traffic and a high cost of living. The area boasts great restaurants, cultural events, one of the top ten art museums in the country, symphony, theater, children’s science center, zoo, and an extensive Metroparks/trail system. Toledo is home to two professional sports teams, motor speedways, and golf courses and its proximity to Lake Erie provides many recreational opportunities. Detroit and Ann Arbor are within an hour drive and Pittsburgh, Indianapolis and Chicago less than four hours. Five major research institutions are within an hour and a half driving distance.

Application Instructions:
Applications will be reviewed as they are received and should include a cover letter and CV. You may apply directly at:

Inquiries, referrals and nominations are treated confidentially and can be sent to Jennifer Muller, Academic Career & Executive Search at or call 860-740-2600.

  • The University of Toledo is an equal access, equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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