Chairperson - Lane Department of Computer Science & Electrical Engineering

West Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 29, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

West Virginia University invites applications and nominations for the endowed position of Department Chair for the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering in the Statler College. We seek an energetic and ambitious leader with a strong record of scholarly and/or professional accomplishments. The vision of the Statler College is to be recognized internationally for its excellence in education, research and outreach. The Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering plays a key role in meeting this vision.

The Chair reports to the Dean of the Statler College and is responsible for the administration of all programs and budgets of the department, working with faculty, staff, and students to deliver outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs, and fostering research efforts of the highest quality. Specific duties include: administration; leadership and planning; mentoring and recruiting; teaching; research and scholarly activity; representing the department to constituents; and developing and maintaining productive relationships with alumni, business, and government communities. The department is developing a strategic vision for the next decade and the new chair will play a vital role in establishing the future direction of the department.

WVU is the State's comprehensive Land Grant University with an enrollment of about 32,000 students and a R1 Carnegie WVU is the State comprehensive Land Grant University with a main campus enrollment of approximately 29,000 students and a Carnegie Classification –R1: Doctoral Universities Highest Research Activity. Morgantown metro area has a population of about 137,000 residents with Morgantown itself at approximately 31,000. It is ranked among the most livable small cities in the country. The community lies within a high technology corridor that also includes several federal research facilities, such as the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory, NASA's Independent Verification and Validation Facility (IV&V), the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the FBI, as well as private industry. The city is located within reasonable driving distances from Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. Additional details on the area and the university are available at and .

The Statler College has seven academic departments, over 4,200 students, and 135 faculty, with approximately $22M in annual external research expenditures. It is nationally recognized for high quality teaching and research, as well as for its excellent faculty and students. The Lane Depart­ment has 30 tenure-track fac­ulty members, 470 undergraduate students, 150 MS students, and 75 Ph.D. students. It offers degrees in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineer­ing, Biometric Systems, Cyber Security, and Software Engineering.

Morgantown is a safe, inclusive, and family-friendly community. WVU provides faculty members with a supportive environment for developing a visible and productive career ( ) and a range of progressive policies to support work-life integration ( ). WVU also offers a Dual Career Program to assist partners in their career transition and job search and belongs to the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium ( ).

Qualifications :

Applicants must have an earned doctorate from an accredited institution in computer science, electrical engineering or a closely related field. Applicants must also have a strong record of teaching, research, service, leadership, and academic credentials or professional qualifications that merit appointment as a tenured Professor in the department.

To apply for this position visit . Please include a cover letter detailing professional experience, a statement describing the vision for the department, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of at least three professional references. Application review begins on November 30, 2020. It should be noted that complete and professional quality documentation must be submitted in order for any candidate to be considered for this position. For further information contact Xingbo Liu, Interim Associate Dean of Research, via email :

At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at .

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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