Minimum Requirements: - Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or closely related field. - Distinguished professional record of research, teaching, and service commensurate to the rank of full professor with tenure at NDSU. - Excellent oral and written communication skills. - Strong interpersonal, leadership, and administrative skills. - Demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education - Experience with collaborative research and interdisciplinary educational degree programs. - Commitment to work with and foster diverse groups, including women and underrepresented groups. Preferred Requirements: - Experience with academic planning and fiscal management. - Experience in commercialization of research and intellectual property issues. - Industry experience and a commitment to foster strong university-industry partnerships. - Experience with the ABET accreditation process.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at North Dakota State University (NDSU) invites applications and nominations for the position of Department Chair. The ECE department is part of the College of Engineering and Architecture at NDSU, has sixteen faculty members, offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, and is accredited by ABET. The ECE department offers separate undergraduate programs in both Electrical and Computer Engineering and has specializations in areas including biomedical, communications, controls, electronics, electromagnetics, power, signal processing, and VLSI design and automation. The ECE department has over 400 undergraduate students with excellent prospects for research interactions with the NDSU Research and Technology Park, the Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering, and local and regional companies, including high-technology companies in Minneapolis. The Chair will have the opportunity to enhance all facets of the department through transformational leadership. To apply for this position, applicants must electronically submit four documents: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae (including contact information for at least three references), 3) leadership vitae (a vitae that emphasizes leadership and administrative experience and accomplishment; submit as "Other Document 1"), and 4) statement of leadership philosophy and department vision (a narrative that outlines a candidate's leadership philosophy and style and that provides the candidate's vision for the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, including plans to further develop the department's research capabilities while maintaining a commitment to our core undergraduate and graduate education mission; submit as "Other Document 2"). **This position is exempt from North Dakota Veterans' Preference requirements.