Electrical and Computer Engineering

Department Chair Position

Electrical and Computer Engineering

The College of Engineering at Michigan Technological University invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering department to begin July 1, 2020.

The Chair will lead the Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty in their mission of excellence in education, research, and service.

We seek an individual with the vision and experience to elevate the department’s prominence in research within the fields of electrical and computer engineering, further our strong tradition of education excellence, and grow our MS and PhD programs.

The Chair is the chief administrative officer of the department and is responsible for the department’s administration, hiring, promotion and budget as well as being the leader in continuously improving the culture of inclusion and excellence in teaching and research. The Chair serves as the primary liaison between the department and the rest of the University and external constituents, and is expected to foster collaborations both internal and external to the university that advance the department’s mission.

An earned PhD degree in electrical or computer engineering or a closely related field is required.

To Apply

The full job description is available online, where applications will be submitted.

Candidates will submit a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of your thoughts on the future direction of electrical and computer engineering research and education, and be asked for the names and contact information for four professional references (to be contacted only by permission of the applicant). Please direct inquiries to the Search Committee Chair (ecechairsearch@mtu.edu). The position will remain open until filled, with priority given to applications received prior to December 15, 2019.

About the Department

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has 649 undergraduate students, 162 graduate students, 28 faculty, and 11 support staff. The department has active research programs in image and signal processing, remote sensing, robotics, communications and sensor networks, electric energy systems, and electrophysics, and is housed within 50,000 sq. ft. of contiguous space. Electrical and Computer Engineering is one of nine departments in the College of Engineering. The college has a total of 3690 undergraduate students and 801 graduate students, while the University has enrollments of 5828 undergraduates and 1375 graduates. Details can be found at our website: https://www.mtu.edu/ece/.

About the University

The University is located in Houghton, in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula near Lake Superior, with great opportunities for outdoor recreation. It is a part of a small culturally rich community, offering an outstanding quality of life and consistently listed as one of the best small towns in the country.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Michigan Tech does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring reasonable accommodation in the application process or requiring information in an alternative format should contact Human Resources at mtujobs@mtu.edu or 906-487-2280.

Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE Institution, and has twice received National Science Foundation funds in support of efforts to increase diversity, inclusion, and the participation and advancement of women and underrepresented individuals in STEM.

Michigan Tech actively supports dual-career partners to retain a quality workforce. Candidates are invited to bring a guest to an on-campus interview and we offer career exploration advice and assistance finding positions at the University and in the local community https://www.mtu.edu/provost/programs/partner-engagement.