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Department Chair - Computer Systems Engineering Technology

Oregon Institute of Technology
Klamath Falls, Oregon
Competitive salary with excellent benefits package is commensurate based on education and experience

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The CSET Department at Oregon Institute of Technology seeks applicants for the position of Department Chair, which is a full-time, tenure-track position, to start in March of 2022 (an earlier or later start date may be negotiated at time of hire). The appointment will be at the associate professor level, highly qualified applicants may be considered at the full-professor level.

The Computer Systems Engineering Technology Department (CSET) at Oregon Tech is currently comprised of 8 faculty members (with 4 additional faculty currently approved for posting). The department offers 3 degree programs: BSCET (ABET-ETAC accredited), BSESET (ABET-ETAC accredited), and BSSET (ABET-ETAC accredited). The CSET Department is located on two campuses; the main Oregon Tech campus in Klamath Falls, OR; and our campus located in the Portland-Metro area. Oregon Tech is the only accredited public polytechnic university in the Pacific Northwest, is one of the top public regional universities in the western US, and is consistently ranked among the top public universities in the nation for undergraduate engineering programs by US News & World Report.

The CSET Chair, as departmental leader, liaison, and advocate, is a faculty member within the CSET department who acts as supervisor of the department and as liaison between the CSET department and the college and university administration. The CSET Chair works in coordination with and under the supervision of the Dean to achieve the strategic goals and vision for the Department and College. Other duties may be assigned by the Dean based on strategic priorities of the College and University. These duties and responsibilities include the following:



  • Lead departmental growth with respect to students, faculty, programs, resources, academic quality and reputation.


  • Create and facilitate the implementation of a strategic mission and vision for the department, seeking to recruit a diverse student body, elevate student success through increasing student retention and graduation and providing applied research experiences, mentor faculty to reach their potential, enhance departmental revenue and opportunities through successful partnerships, contain cost effectively, and build the brand recognition of the department, college and university.


  • Manage the department’s resources in consultation with the Dean, IR and Budget Offices, recognizing that revenue generation and effective cost control are necessary elements for the department’s viability and success.


 Foster a departmental culture of civility, collegiality, and respect for diversity.


  • Lead all accreditation efforts for the degree programs within CSET.


  • Work closely with the Dean and the Advancement Office on any activities that involve or have the potential to involve fundraising activities.


  • Develop and expand ties and relationships with appropriate partners (including industry, Office for Sponsored Projects, and community organizations) in order to increase opportunities for faculty professional development, student professional experiences and employment opportunities, and equipment donations.


  • A successful applicant will be expected to teach courses (at a reduced teaching load) and should have a strong background in C++ as that is our department’s primary language,. The ability to teach network programming and cloud development is a plus.

Oregon Tech’s Computer Systems Engineering Technology Department is committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or a closely related discipline is required.
  • Prior management experience.
  • An academic record to support the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.

Initial review of applications will begin on February 21, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted after the initial review date until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. Therefore, at the discretion of the University, materials received after the initial review date may not receive full consideration. 

To apply, upload the following elements to your application


  • a brief cover letter outlining qualifications specific to this position;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a statement outlining your teaching philosophy and how you foster student success (2-page maximum);
  • a statement of your research interests;
  • a statement of diversity, equity and inclusion (upload under “other documents”).

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