Posting Description: The Chair and Professor of Electrical Engineering provides leadership for the teaching, scholarship, and service mission of the department. Primary responsibilities of the chair are to provide visionary leadership; to encourage excellence and innovation in research, instruction and service; to advance professional development of faculty, staff and students; to promote productive relationships with all constituents including students, parents, alumni, industry and government agencies; and to foster productive interdisciplinary relationships with a variety of entities across the University community. The successful candidate will have a balanced perspective on research and instruction, as well as the vision and ability to lead a faculty representing a diversified range of interests. Successful candidates will also have demonstrated excellence and have significant experience in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Research, teaching or collaborative experience that spans electrical and computer engineering or closely related fields is beneficial. The Electrical Engineering Department currently has 12 full-time faculty members. The department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering accredited by ABET, a Master of Science degree, a Master of Engineering degree, and a new multidisciplinary PhD degree in Engineering and Applied Science. The Department maintains excellent teaching and research programs in embedded systems, signal processing, communications, VLSI, controls, energy and power systems, biophotonics, and electromagnetic waves. The College of Engineering and Applied Science takes pride in having a faculty of excellent scholars and engineering practitioners. We attract hard-working students who are enthusiastic about engineering and our goal is to develop them into dedicated engineering professionals. Providing an education of enduring value to our students is at the heart of our College mission. The University of Colorado Denver is Colorado's number one research funded university, offering comprehensive programs for undergraduate, graduate and health sciences students on two campuses in Denver and on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. The renowned researchers and award-winning faculty of CU Denver offer 137 degree programs through 13 colleges and schools. In 2012 the University was awarded more than $434 million in research grants and contracts. The new Anschutz Medical Campus includes over 5 million square feet of research, educational and clinical space on 227 acres. Applications are accepted electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com (refer to job posting #F00616. Screening of applications begins December 1, 2013, and continues until the position is filled. The position is expected to start August 2014. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at https://www.cu.edu/pbs/benefits/. The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. Some positions may require a motor vehicle report. The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.
Minimum Qualifications: - Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or closely related field - A record of scholarship and teaching commensurate with appointment at the rank of full professor - Demonstrated engineering leadership
Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: - Ability to work effectively with a wide and culturally diverse range of students and faculty - Effective communication and interpersonal skills
Desired Qualifications: - A strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education - Prior administrative experience - Proven teaching skills - The ability to articulate a vision for furthering the national stature of the Electrical Engineering Department - Experience relevant to recruiting, developing and retaining high achieving faculty - Experience relevant to growing an expanding graduate program - Experience managing a departmental budget as a departmental chair or equivalent - Commitment to, and knowledge of, affirmative action, equal employment opportunity and diversity are required. - Experience with ABET accreditation