Computer Science and Engineering, Lehigh University

714 12180
Position ID:Lehigh-CSE-DEPTCHRCSE [#12180, DEPTCHRCSE]
Position Title: Department Chair and Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Computer Engineering / All areas
Computer Science / All areas
Appl Deadline:2018/12/01 (posted 2018/09/28)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Department Chair, Computer Science and Engineering

The P.C. Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science at Lehigh University invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE).  We seek a high-profile, accomplished researcher who is a dynamic leader with a vision to build upon the continued growth and success of the Department and to expand its research efforts.

The Department currently has 14 tenured or tenure-track faculty members and five Professors of Practice.  Our undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D. programs are vibrant and growing, with current enrollments of approximately 350 undergraduate and 50 graduate students.  CSE  faculty members maintain outstanding international reputations in a variety of areas, including AI/Data Science, Robotics and Systems.  Research expenditures currently exceed $1.2 million per year.

The faculty includes NSF CAREER award winners and ACM, IEEE and NAI fellows.  The Department offers Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science. All of our B.S. programs are fully accredited including  the unique B.S. in Computer Science and Business which is accredited both in computer science and in business.

Lehigh University is in Bethlehem, PA, in the rapidly growing Lehigh Valley metropolitan area.  The Lehigh Valley, with a population over 800,000, is located approximately 1 hour north of Philadelphia and 1.5 hours west of New York City.  The University has a current enrollment of approximately 5,000 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students, and is planning to increase these enrollments in the next few years.  Lehigh is investing substantially in new innovative research and academic programs to enhance its intellectual footprint.  These investments, based on faculty-driven initiatives, will advance the University‚Äôs commitment to research and to enhance student experiences.

The university welcomes applications from, and nominations for, individuals with a strong academic background in computer science.  A candidate must possess a Ph.D., have an exemplary record of achievement in research, teaching, and service at a level sufficient for appointment as a tenured Professor, at the rank of full professor, and demonstrate a commitment to supporting the advancement of fellow faculty members at all levels. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, application materials should be received on-line by December 1, 2018. This position will remain open until filled. Candidates should provide a statement of educational, research, and leadership philosophy, a curriculum vitae, full contact information of at least three references, and a cover letter.  Any inquiries regarding this search should be directed to Professors Gary Harlow and Hector Munoz-Avila, Co-Chairs of the Search Committee at ( University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and has a well-developed infrastructure to address dual career and work-life balance matters. As demonstrated by the Core Values and the Principles of Our Equitable Community, Lehigh University is committed to the values of Integrity and Honesty, Equitable Community, Academic Freedom, Intellectual Curiosity, Collaboration, Commitment to Excellence, and Leadership.

Lehigh offers excellent benefits including domestic partner benefits.  To find out more, please see:

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
CSE Dept., Building C
Lehigh University
113 Research Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015

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