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Department Chair - Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Department Chair - Electrical & Computer Engineering

Divison of Academic Affairs

Department of Electrical Engineering

Work Status
Full Time

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Pay Range

Commensurate with experience

Commensurate with experience

Fund Source
State Support

Job Duties

Morgan State University ( MSU ) invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. School of Engineering ( SOE ). Morgan State University is located in the city of Baltimore and is the preeminent, public urban research university in the state of Maryland, MSU plays a vital role providing educational opportunities for state residents, for students nation-wide and for the international community. As a member of the HBCU community, SOE is committed to providing educational opportunities for people of color.

Reporting to Dean Oscar Barton, Jr. and working collaboratively with SOE’s leadership, the chair will define a vision that will chart new areas of opportunity for the department and will provide the leadership and an entrepreneurial spirit necessary to achieve them. The chair will manage all operations of the department including those related to its offered programs, for its faculty, for its staff and those related to budget and finance. This 12-month, tenured faculty appointment is at the rank of full professor.

The chair is the academic and administrative officer for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering with responsibilities that include but are not limited to the following :
  • Providing the strategic vision, the intellectual and academic leadership toward advancing educational and administrative agendas for a broad range of innovative, transformational initiatives for the department. These initiatives are effectively implemented through cross-disciplinary collaboration, strengthening corporate and industry partnerships, and developing global and local networks of support;
  • Overseeing the management and promotion of excellence within the instructional, service, and research mission of the department;
  • Working collaboratively with dean and the university administration on policy development and implementation;
  • Directing hiring, promotion, and retention of faculty and staff at the department level;
  • Guiding the development and oversight of undergraduate and graduate curricula and degree programs, including compliance with accreditation standards;
  • Working with center directors and housing center faculty;
  • Managing all department resources as well as participating in fundraising activities for the department;
  • Developing external relationships to support the department’s strategic initiatives.
Requested Minimum Qualifications

  • The successful candidate must have earned a terminal degree in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering or a closely related discipline.

  • A minimum four (4) years experience at the rank of full professor or, by virtue of their professional achievements, promotable to this rank.
  • A record consisting of accomplishments towards excellence in teaching, of productivity in research and scholarship, and of demonstrated engagement in leadership and administration are essential in this role.
Other Preferences for Consideration

Candidates who possess the following will receive preference:
  • A record of success in fundraising and securing external support from a variety of sources, including federal, state, private, and industrial.
  • A record of increasing responsibility as an administrator and leader.
  • Experience with interdisciplinary and cross-institutional collaborations, entrepreneurship, and the development of new and innovative programs
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Special Instructions to Applicant

Please provide the names and contact information for at least three (3) Professional references.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a current, past or retired Morgan University employee? Are you a current, past or retired State employee? If YES to pass, retired or current STATE employee, please put the agency. If not applicable, put N/A.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Do you possess a terminal degree in Mechatronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or a closely related discipline?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a minimum of four (4) years experience at the rank of full professor (or promotable to such rank) within the engineering discipline?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * What is your Philosophy for serving students?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. How did you hear about this career opportunity?
    • Career Fair
    • Morgan's Career Website
    • Another Job Website
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Word of Mouth
    • Other
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts (unofficial )
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Statement of Interest
  6. Research Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Supporting Document

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