Professor of Engineering & Applied Science (ECE)

Jul 17, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Posting Number: Fac/Lib000572 Academic Title: Professor of Engineering & Applied Science (ECE) Rank: Administrative Title: Chair, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering Discipline Engineering Specialty: Contract Type: With Tenure Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Proposed Start Date: 08/01/2014 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Position Description Summary:

The George Washington University invites applications for a tenured full-professor position and the Chair of the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), to begin in Fall Semester 2014. This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding person to lead the ECE Department. The George Washington University is located in the nation's capital, with close access to many federal funding agencies and government research laboratories. More information about the Department is available at

The Department offers ABET-accredited B.S. programs in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, M.S. programs in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Telecommunications Engineering, and Ph.D. programs in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. The Department has grown rapidly over the last few years, both in size and stature, and is poised to grow further in the near future under the leadership of the next Chair. The Department has a strong sponsored research program including several NSF CAREER/Young Investigator grants as well as major grants from a range of Federal agencies, such as an NSF Industry/University Research Center. The Department plays a pivotal role in two University-funded academic strategic excellence programs in High-Performance Computing and Nanotechnology and runs an experimental supercomputing data center. The University is constructing a new 500,000 square foot Science and Engineering Hall ( which is expected to open later this year and will be the largest building dedicated to science and engineering research in the nation's capital, housing state-of-the-art facilities, such as a Class 100 nanofabrication facility, and many advanced research and instructional laboratories.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research and to the success of our students. Equally, the Chair will vigorously catalyze and develop further the Department's collaborations with other departments of the School, attract new partners across the University, and advance and extend the existing relationships with nearby government laboratories. The Chair will be an enthusiastic proponent of creativity, innovation, and outreach and is expected to be an effective leader in raising resources and increasing the stature of the Department.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related field, and outstanding research and academic achievements that make the candidate suitable for appointment as a full professor. S/he must have a demonstrated capability as a visionary leader, with a strong funded research portfolio that evidences multidisciplinary expertise, which can complement and expand existing departmental strengths and the proven ability to teach effectively, at both graduate and undergraduate levels.

Advertised Salary: Other Benefits: Other Information:

Applications from women and underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please upload (i) a cover letter, (ii) a detailed CV, and (iii) a vision statement of research and education under "Statement of Teaching and Research Interests". Provide full contact information for five professional references under "Professional References". Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on April 18, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Department Link: Posting Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes Background Screening EEO Statement:

The George Washington University is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have an earned doctorate in electrical engineering, computer engineering or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Can you demonstrate outstanding research and academic achievements that make you suitable for appointment as a full professor?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Can you demonstrate capability as a visionary leader?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Can you demonstrate a strong research portfolio that evidences multi-disciplinary expertise, which can complement and expand existing departmental strengths?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have evidence of proven ability to teach effectively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Have you had success in mentoring of students and faculty?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Have you had success in proposal writing?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching and Research Interest
Optional Documents


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