Chair of the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

George Washington University in District of Columbia

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted March 28, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

School of Engineering & Applied Science

The George Washington University invites applications for a tenured full-professor position and the Chair of the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), to begin in Fall Semester 2014. This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding person to lead the ECE Department. The George Washington University is located in the nation's capital, with close access to many federal funding agencies and government research laboratories. More information about the Department is available at

The Department offers ABET-accredited B.S. programs in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, M.S. programs in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Telecommunications Engineering, and Ph.D. programs in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. The Department has grown rapidly over the last few years, both in size and stature, and is poised to grow further in the near future under the leadership of the next Chair. The Department has a strong sponsored research program including several NSF CAREER/Young Investigator grants as well as major grants from a range of Federal agencies, such as an NSF Industry/University Research Center. The Department plays a pivotal role in two University-funded academic strategic excellence programs in High-Performance Computing and Nanotechnology and runs an experimental supercomputing data center. The University is constructing a new 500,000 square foot Science and Engineering Hall ( which is expected to open later this year and will be the largest building dedicated to science and engineering research in the nation's capital, housing state-of-the-art facilities, such as a Class 100 nanofabrication facility, and many advanced research and instructional laboratories.

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research and to the success of our students. Equally, the Chair will vigorously catalyze and develop further the Department's collaborations with other departments of the School, attract new partners across the University, and advance and extend the existing relationships with nearby government laboratories. The Chair will be an enthusiastic proponent of creativity, innovation, and outreach and is expected to be an effective leader in raising resources and increasing the stature of the Department.

Basic Qualifications:
Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related field, and outstanding research and academic achievements that make the candidate suitable for appointment as a full professor. S/he must have a demonstrated capability as a visionary leader, with a strong funded research portfolio that evidences multidisciplinary expertise, which can complement and expand existing departmental strengths and the proven ability to teach effectively, at both graduate and undergraduate levels.

Application Procedure:
To apply, complete the online faculty application, at and upload (i) a cover letter, (ii) a detailed CV and (iii) a vision statement of research and education and (iv) full contact information for five professional references. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on April 18, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

EEO/AA Policy
The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women and underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged.

How To Apply

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