Electrical Engineering Department Chair Position Information
The Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of North Dakota (UND) invites applications for the position of department chair starting Spring 2013 or Fall 2013 at the latest. Our mission recognizes the importance of combining excellence in teaching with a vibrant research program. One of our strengths is the commitment to building a strong rapport between students and faculty to provide an environment that fosters mutual respect and maximizes learning. The department benefits from collaboration with the UND Aerospace Program, Medical School, Computer Science Department, and the Energy & Environmental Research Center. A supportive alumni and industry base help promote the mission of the college.
The College of Engineering and Mines has begun implementing a new strategic plan to guide the direction of the college. The plan is built on a vision of excellence in teaching, research and service, a strong commitment to the community and alumni and a collaborative work environment. This framework provides an excellent opportunity for the new chair to formulate future direction and growth of the department.
A Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering or closely related field is required. Strong evidence of leadership and administrative capabilities is required, as is experience in developing a sustainable research program. A passion for teaching excellence in core electrical engineering undergraduate and graduate courses is necessary. The candidate should have a clear vision, strong communication skills, and experience with collaborative projects and consensus building. Research areas are open: preference will be given to those that support/ complement biomedical engineering, power & energy, communications, computer science/engineering, and avionics/unmanned aerospace systems.
UND is a Ph.D. granting research university with a student body of 15,250 located in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The city of Grand Forks has been rated as one of the top communities in the nation in which to live and work. Features include excellent schools, affordable housing, and safe neighborhoods. UND is committed to the development of a strong leadership team and maintaining a true balance between teaching and scholarship, and between a career and family. It's a great place to pursue your career.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled with screening to begin November 19, 2012. Applicants should send an application letter, a resume, a vision for the department (include a discussion for building and maintaining a progressive curriculum, balanced and growing research portfolio, student oriented program, and industrial/alumni/interdisciplinary collaboration), and the names and addresses of four references to: EE Chair Search Committee, College of Engineering and Mines, 243 Centennial Drive, Stop 8155, Grand Forks, ND 58202-8155 or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Reference letters will be required for finalists. Salary is commensurate with experience. The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and women and minorities are encouraged to apply. North Dakota veterans' preference does not apply to this position. For more details, visit http://engineering.und.edu/electrical/.