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Chair of the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering


Hoboken, New Jersey 07030
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Stevens Institute of Technology (Stevens) seeks a visionary and accomplished academic and administrative leader as the Chair of the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE). The next ECE Chair will report to the Dean of the Schaefer School of Engineering and Science and work closely with the leadership team of the University as the Institute continues to increase its impact and to fulfill its vision of being a world-class, student-centric research university. Qualified individuals will also be considered for an endowed chair position within SES. The Endowed Chair is expected to have a record of exemplary research, demonstrated leadership with building and managing a significant research enterprise, commitment to excellence in teaching, and a vision that will position the ECE Department prominently at the international stage.


ECE is one of the eight departments in the SES and plays a critical role in the success of the entire university. ECE maintains a rigorous commitment to preparing the next generation of technology leaders by offering a multi-disciplinary, design-based education taught by close to 20 full-time faculty members with an intensive curriculum for its 350 undergraduate students and 350 graduate students. With three master’s programs and a vibrant doctoral program in electrical engineering and computer engineering, the department also offers 10 graduate certificates in diverse areas of special study. The ECE Department is dedicated to supporting hands-on learning, research, and technology transfer that provides each student with invaluable, experiential knowledge.



The ideal candidate will possess the following personal and professional qualifications:

An energetic, entrepreneurial, and collaborative leadership style that inspires faculty, students, and staff and can build pride in, and commitment to, the Stevens vision;

A commitment to building a strong learning environment for students—both undergraduate and graduate—that stresses academic quality, experiential learning, technology, and global perspectives;

An ability to identify and nurture excellence within the department that includes the ability to recruit, develop, and retain superb faculty members;

A respect for all areas of disciplines and a desire to work collaboratively with faculty and administrators to promote the collective goals of the department and the institution;

An impeccable record of integrity with strong commitment to high ethical standards capable of earning the trust of the community;

Strong financial management skills including the ability to manage departmental finances, communicate the relationships between academic priorities and budgeting, and transparently align strategic initiatives with long-term budget planning;

An appreciation for the importance of balancing outstanding scholarship and high-quality teaching with a faculty comprising tenure-track and teaching-track members.

A commitment to diversity and inclusion;

The ability to think strategically and tactically at both the macro and micro levels with keen attention to detail;

The ability to build bridges with other academic units and a commitment to facilitating collaborative activities across school and disciplinary boundaries;

The ability to describe and to garner both engagement and support for academic priorities as part of a university capital campaign;

Effective communication and interpersonal skills; a good listener and active learner who appreciates multiple perspectives;

An earned doctorate and a record of distinguished scholarship and teaching appropriate for appointment as a tenured full professor.

An excellent command of the English language.


Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in Electrical or Computer Engineering and an exemplary record of scholarly activities in a relevant field. Commitment to and knowledge of affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, and diversity are required. The successful candidate must have a balanced perspective on research and teaching, as well as the creativity and ability to lead a faculty representing a diversified range of interests. In addition, experience is required to demonstrate successful academic administration, research, and graduate and undergraduate teaching.


To Apply:

Candidates are invited to apply via the Stevens Institute of Technology website at: Please attach a cover letter, curriculum vita, administrative experience and vision statement in your application. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. The search committee will begin review of applications on November 30, 2017.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Hongbin Li (email: