Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of 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.
Applicants should submit a single PDF file including a complete CV and statement of interest and experience at www.udel.edu/udjobs/. Questions may be addressed to the search committee chair, Professor Abraham Lenhoff, at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members and Women.
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About University of Delaware
The University of Delaware has a great tradition of excellence, from our roots extending back to a small private academy started in 1743, to the research-intensive, technologically advanced institution of today. Our alumni tell our story of achievement, from our first class, which included three signers of the Declaration of Independence and one signer of the U.S. Constitution, to the more than 154,000 living Blue Hens who are making vital contributions to the world. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his wife, Jill, are both UD alumni. The University received its charter from the State of Delaware in 1833 and was designated one of the nation’s historic Land Grant colleges in 1867. Today, UD is a Land Grant, Sea Grant and Space Grant institution. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies UD as a research university with very high research activity—a designation accorded less than 3 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. UD ranks among the nation’s top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, UD offers a broad range of degree programs: 3 associate programs, 147 bachelor’s p...rograms, 119 master's programs, 54 doctoral programs, and 15 dual graduate programs through our seven colleges and in collaboration with more than 70 research centers. Our student body encompasses more than 17,000 undergraduates, more than 3,600 graduate students and nearly 800 students in professional and continuing studies from across the country and around the globe. Our distinguished faculty includes internationally known authors, scientists and artists, among them a Nobel laureate, Guggenheim and Fulbright fellows, and members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. State-of-the-art facilities support UD's academic and public service activities. Our 146-foot coastal research vessel, Hugh R. Sharp—the most advanced in the U.S.—helps scientists across the region explore the sea. World-class figure skaters train at our High Performance Figure Skating Center. Partnerships with Nemours/A. I. du Pont Hospital for Children, Christiana Care and Thomas Jefferson University; the U.S. Army; Winterthur; Longwood Gardens and Hagley Museum offer unparalleled experiences in health sciences, defense research, art conservation, horticulture and history. The University is now transforming a 272-acre parcel, the site of a former auto assembly plant, into the Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. Distinguished speaker series, symposia, 21 intercollegiate athletics programs and numerous intramural and club sports, more than 300 student organizations, concerts, exhibits and other arts and cultural activities enrich campus life.Thomas Jefferson once described Delaware as a "jewel" among states due to its strategic location on the East Coast, halfway between Washington, D.C., and New York City. Today, however, the location of Delaware's flagship university increasingly is invoked as "halfway between Los Angeles and London."In addition to our Georgian-inspired main campus in Newark, Del., UD has locations across the state--in Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown and Lewes. A thriving study-abroad program and expanding international partnerships further enhance our students' education as global citizens. We invite you to visit our campus or take our virtual tour today! http://video.realviewtv.com/education/udel/