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Department Chair

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
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The University of Michigan, College of Engineering invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), a Division of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department. The ECE Chair reports directly to the Dean of the College of Engineering and has independent and full responsibility for leading the ECE Division. In addition, the ECE Chair serves as Co-Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), having joint responsibility with the Chair of the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Division for shared educational and research activities.


With more than one hundred years of history, Michigan has one of the oldest and most renowned programs in electrical and computer engineering in the US. The ECE Division has approximately 71 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 15 research faculty, and offers undergraduate and graduate programs enrolling approximately 570 undergraduates and 760 graduate students. The core instructional and research areas are Communications, Control Systems, Robotics, Electromagnetics, MEMS & Microsystems, Integrated Circuits & VLSI, Optics & Photonics, Power & Energy, Signal & Image Processing, Computer Vision, and Solid-State Devices & Nanotechnology. Annual ECE research expenditures exceed $41 million. 


Applicants should electronically submit a cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae. The deadline for ensuring full consideration of an application is November 7, 2017, but the position will remain open and applications may still be considered until the appointment is made. The search will be conducted in confidence until finalists are invited for campus visits at which time professional references will be contacted.


Please submit your application here:  https://apply.interfolio.com/45425


If you have any questions regarding the search, or would like to nominate someone, please contact Professor Theodore B. Norris, search committee chair, at tnorris@umich.edu.


Michigan Engineering’s vision is to be the world’s preeminent college of engineering serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus, and service commitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission and values that, together, provide the framework for all that we do. Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at: http://strategicvision.engin.umich.edu.


The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The Michigan Engineering component of the University’s comprehensive, five-year, DEI strategic plan—with updates on our programs and resources dedicated to ensuring a welcoming, fair, and inclusive environment—can be found at: http://engin.umich.edu/college/about/diversity.


The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is responsive to the needs of dual career families.


The successful candidate will be an outstanding scholar with an earned doctorate in a research field related to electrical or computer engineering and an exemplary record of achievement in research, teaching and service at a level commensurate with appointment as a tenured full professor. He or she must also possess strong leadership abilities, vision, and a broad appreciation for the diverse perspectives within electrical and computer engineering. The College of Engineering is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.


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