Chairperson and Professor

Boca Raton
May 20, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job location: Boca Raton

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-05-17
Req: REQ06164
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Position Summary:

The College of Engineering and Computer Science (COECS) at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as the Chair of the Department of Computer & Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (CEECS) - A visionary leader with demonstrated collaboration and communication skills is sought to further advance the department's mission.

The department, consisting of 39 faculty and 8 educational and research staff members offers, baccalaureate (800 students), masters and PhD degrees (280 students) in computer engineering, electrical engineering and computer science. A multidisciplinary masters of bioengineering is also offered in the department. The department collaborates closely with FAU’s ISENSE pillar ( The department’s current active funding portfolio is over $7.0M, with support from NSF, NIH, DoD, DoE, and Industry.

Applicants should have strong research and scholarly portfolios and will: provide leadership for academic and research programs; promote the reputation of the department at the national and international levels; create cooperation opportunities with industry partners; attract world-class faculty, high-caliber students and staff; promote collaborative research within and outside FAU; and mentor faculty at different stages of their careers.

Review of applications will begin in August 2019. All applications received by July 31, 2019 will receive full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Minimum Qualifications:

An earned doctorate from an accredited institution in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science or a closely-related field by the time of application required.

Must have demonstrated effective leadership, management and communication with faculty, staff, students, and other administrators.

Must have commitment to diversity and inclusion as it applies to faculty, staff and students.

Must have commitment to shared governance, collegiality, and professional development for faculty and staff.


Commensurate with Experience

College or Department:

College of Engineering & Computer Science


Boca Raton

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Application Deadline:


Special Instructions to Applicant:

This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources' job website ( by completing the required employment application for this recruitment and submitting the related documents.

The site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. In addition to completing the online application, please upload the following:a cover letter detailing professional experience, curriculum vitae, a statement describing the vision for the department, leadership and mentoring philosophy, teaching and research interests (max 3 pages), contact information for six professional references and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format.

PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into one attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.

Degrees from outside the United States must be validated by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts). The evaluation should be scanned and electronically attached to one's application as with other US-based transcripts.

Prior to appointment, the candidate must submit official, sealed transcripts from all institutions where graduate coursework was attempted, whether or not a degree was obtained, as well as an original NACES evaluation, if applicable. Transcripts must be issued to Florida Atlantic University not to you as the student.

A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.

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