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Professor, Chair

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Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2015 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The start date for this position is on or after September 1, 2016. Please send nominations or application materials (curriculum vitae, names and contact information of at least three references, and any other documents deemed relevant) electronically to Ms. Nancy Donaldson (dnldson@pitt.edu) and Dr. Sanjeev Shroff, Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering Chair Search Committee (sshroff@pitt.edu). We highly encourage candidates from underrepresented US minority groups and/or females to apply for this position. The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Type Faculty
Position Title Professor, Chair
Department Name 23202-Electrical and Computer Engineering
Position Number 0133043
Position Details

The Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh (http://www.engineering.pitt.edu/) invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (http://www.engineering.pitt.edu/ECE/). We are looking for an energetic leader with a vision to inspire innovative research and educational programs. A successful candidate must have a strong record of academic and professional accomplishments to support an appointment as a full professor with tenure. The Department has a tradition of excellence in education and research, with many of our faculty winning awards for outstanding teaching. Research activities are organized around four main areas: (1) Biomedical Electronics and Signal Processing, (2) Energy and Electric Power Systems and Technologies, (3) Nano/Micro-Electronics & Photonics, and (4) Cyber Systems and Technologies. All four of these focus areas fall under the theme of “Reshaping the World on All Scales.: The Department faculty member shave significant research collaborations with their colleagues from other engineering departments, the Center for Energy (http://www.engineering.pitt.edu/cfe/), the Peterson Institute for NanoScience and Engineering (http://www.nano.pitt.edu/), the School of Medicine, and departments form the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. Current annual research expenditures are around $4.5 million. The Department currently has 25 faculty members and offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering (jointly with the Department of Computer Science). Current enrollment consists of 436 undergraduate and 175 graduate students. The Swanson School of Engineering just completed a $100 million renovation and redesign of Benedum Engineering Hall with state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories, which is the Department home. The University of Pittsburgh, located just minutes from downtown, is adjacent to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Carnegie Mellon University. The Pittsburgh metropolitan area has all the amenities of a large urban area including major sports, theatre, opera, ballet, symphony, museums, zoo, etc. The urban renaissance in Pittsburgh is directly attributable to the strong growth in high tech industries, such as information/computer technology, robotics, and biotechnology.

Application Process

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2015 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The start date for this position is on or after September 1, 2016. Please send nominations or application materials (curriculum vitae, names and contact information of at least three references, and any other documents deemed relevant) electronically to Ms. Nancy Donaldson (dnldson@pitt.edu) and Dr. Sanjeev Shroff, Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering Chair Search Committee (sshroff@pitt.edu). We highly encourage candidates from underrepresented US minority groups and/or females to apply for this position. The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Date Posted 09/25/2015
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date)
Contact Person Ms. Nancy Donaldson
Contact Email dnldson@pitt.edu
Contact Phone