Job ID: 127445

Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering

The University of Delaware

  • Aug. 9, 2019
  • Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • The University of Delaware
    Newark, DE
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Electrical and/or Electronics
    Computer Engineering

Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware

The University of Delaware seeks a dynamic and visionary leader for the position of Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for a renewable, five-year term. The Department has active undergraduate and graduate programs and a diverse portfolio of research in the areas of computer engineering; nanoelectronics, electromagnetics and photonics; and signal processing, communications and controls. The incoming Chair will be expected to advance the Department’s mission in cooperation with the current 30 faculty and 7 staff, particularly in providing first-rate programs for more than 260 graduate students and 320 undergraduate students.

The Department is one of seven in the College of Engineering, which has approximately 2400 undergraduate and almost 1000 graduate students in a wide variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary degree programs. The College is among the largest, and has the most active research programs, at the University of Delaware (UD), a Land Grant, Sea Grant and Space Grant institution. UD is state-assisted but privately governed, and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as having very high research activity. The University currently enrolls approximately 19,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students and plans on the order of 500 new faculty hires over the next approximately five years, along with significant planned growth in graduate programs and enrollment. The College of Engineering and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are expected to be integral participants in this program growth.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in electrical or computer engineering or a related field, a distinguished record of scholarship, a commitment to excellence in instruction at all levels, and sufficient experience to indicate the ability to work cooperatively and effectively with faculty, staff, and the administration. The chair should be a dynamic individual with a vision for the future to help the department enhance the quality of research and instruction and advance its reputation and visibility, as well as furthering ties with other departments at the university, and with external communities.

To Apply: Applicants should submit a single PDF file including a complete CV and statement of interest and experience at Click "Faculty and Staff" and reference # 494112 . Questions may be addressed to the search committee chair, Professor Abraham Lenhoff, at Application materials should be received by September 20, 2019 to ensure full consideration. All possible discretion will be exercised to maintain the privacy of applicants through the search process.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity
    The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans. The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.

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