Illinois Institute of Technology, Armour College of Engineering

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Position ID:IllinoisTech-ArmourEngineering-DEPTCHAIRECE [#26771]
Position Title: Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Position Type:Administration
Position Location:Chicago, Illinois 60616, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Electrical and Computer Engineering / All areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Appl Deadline:none (accepting applications posted 2023/11/30)
Position Description:    

The Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech), a private Ph.D.-granting research university with world-renowned programs in engineering, computing, architecture, the sciences, humanities and social sciences, psychology, business, law, and design, invites nominations for, and expressions of interest in, the position of Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department is one of six in the Armour College of Engineering and is home to 22 full-time faculty members and approximately 300 undergraduate and 200 graduate students. ABET accredited degrees are offered in electrical engineering and computer engineering, along with graduate degrees at the master’s and doctoral levels. The department has significant research programs in energy and power, including power-system distribution, smart microgrids, alternative and sustainable energy, electric and hybrid vehicles, and controls and sensors; intelligent systems and embedded computing, such as cybersecurity, IoT, cloud computing, autonomous transportation, and computer vision; signal processing, AI, and medical imaging; VLSI and microelectronics, and electromagnetics; as well as wireless networking and communications. Information on faculty, research, and degree programs in the department can be found at

The individual selected for ECE department chair will be expected to foster inclusive excellence in research and education, demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through their leadership, research, teaching, and service endeavors, and develop and execute a plan, in collaboration with the Dean as well as key college and campus partners, that leads the department to a new level of preeminence in the coming years. Aspirations include growing the research enterprise in quality, quantity, and interdisciplinarity, leveraging the vast industry base in the greater Chicago area to enhance departmental activities, and promoting a vibrant and inclusive departmental community amongst all constituencies. Applicants should include (i) a letter of interest (cover letter) outlining their experience and qualifications for the position, including a description of their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; (ii) a curriculum vitae; and (iii) portfolio containing contact information for five references, where each item is uploaded as a separate .pdf file (with file naming structure lastname_firstname included in the file name). The description of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion should address specific past and/or potential contributions to the equitable and inclusive delivery of academic instruction and support to students from diverse backgrounds, including, without limitation, individuals of different ages, races and ethnicities, abilities and disabilities, genders, religions, cultures, sexual orientations, and socio-economic conditions, and how you would lead the ECE Department in such efforts. Candidates for the position of department chair are expected to merit appointment as full professor and have a sustained record of distinguished research and educational achievements. The position of department chair offers highly competitive compensation and benefits. Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a closely related discipline required. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 15, 2023; however, review of applications will continue until the position has been filled. The expected start date is Fall 2024, but this is negotiable.

Illinois Institute of Technology is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer dedicated to building a community of excellence, equity, inclusion and diversity. It is committed to fostering an inclusive environment and actively seeks applications from individuals of all backgrounds and identities regardless of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, national origin, disability, age, unfavorable discharge from the military, status as a protected veteran, sexual orientation including gender identity and expression, order of protection status, and/or genetic information. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.

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