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Department Head, Computer Science and Engineering

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga College of Engineering and Computer Science
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga College of Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for the Department Head position with the successful applicant starting August 1, 2020. 


Successful candidates must have the following requirements:


  • Ph.D. Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering;
  • Demonstrated strong peer-reviewed grant development experience, high quality research, and scholarship supported by federal, state, and/or industry funding;
  • Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching;
  • Proven leadership experience and commitment to inclusion and diversity;
  • Demonstrated experience with ABET and regional accreditation; and
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


The Department of Computer Science and Engineering offers degrees at B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. levels in Computer Science with concentrations in Cybersecurity and Data Science at all three levels, and Computer Science at the undergraduate level. The department also offers a B.S.Cp.E. degree in Computer Engineering. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is recognized by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. UTC is also one of 72 CyberCorps institutions in the U.S. developing a future workforce in Cybersecurity. The program and activities of the department, along with the presence of the SimCenter: Center of Excellence in Applied Computational Science and Engineering, the Center for Urban Informatics and Progress, partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and strong community and industry support, present a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to lead the Department of Computer Science and Engineering to have greater regional and national impact. The department currently has 14 full-time faculty members and conducts active research on projects funded by the National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, National Institute of Health, and Department of Defense.


In addition to being a strong advocate for the department, responsibilities of the Department Head include, but are not limited to: promoting and supporting teaching, research and scholarly activities; ensuring alignment of  the long-term vision and goals of the department with the ones for the college and the university; formulation of a strategic plan for equity, inclusion, and diversity; advancing community engagement; development of initiatives that ensure student success; teaching and advisement assignments; and to provide sound programmatic, operational, and financial stewardship for the department.


Application Procedures:


For consideration, applicants should submit the following information using the online application system.


  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Teaching statement
  • Research statement
  • Administrative Philosophy statement


Additionally, candidates will need to include names, titles, and email addresses of five (5) references who will be requested to write confidential letters of recommendation. 


Review of applications will begin on Dec. 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.


       The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second largest school in the University of Tennessee System, serving a diverse student body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic colleges. UTC offers a unique blend of private and public school traditions and is a driving force for achieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positive change, and enriching the community. Since its founding as Chattanooga University in 1886, UTC has developed a reputation for excellence built on an unusual blend of the private and public traditions of American higher education. For more than 83 years, the university was a private school. In 1969, UTC became part of the state university system. Today, UTC is on a journey to excellence - boldly embracing a passion for excellence in all things and focused on changing lives and transforming communities.


       Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate highways. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. Chattanooga also has the fastest internet in the country. Home to the first Gig Internet in the United States, Chattanooga has a 100% fiber network that links every home and business in a 600-square mile area. Companies like Unum, McKee, U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, Coke United and Amazon.com have chosen to set up shop in Chattanooga. Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the African American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail bring thousands of people to the area, as do events like the Riverbend Festival, Nightfall, Jazzanooga, the Creative Discovery Museum for Children, and the Southern Writers Conference. Chattanooga is the home to the seven-time NCAA Southern Conference Football Champions, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs.  People who love the outdoors use Chattanooga as a base for hang-gliding, bass fishing, mountain climbing and caving expeditions; the beautiful Smoky Mountains and Tennessee River support the greatest variety of flora of any area in the United States. Chattanooga also has a long and rich past with regard to diversity, which includes Native American heritage, Civil War history, and the Civil Rights movement. Chattanooga is also just a two hour (or less) drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham.


The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.


Posted: 2019-09-24 Expires: 2019-11-23

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga College of Engineering and Computer Science

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Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403

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