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Department Chair Electrical and Computer Engineering

Marquette University

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233
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MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY’S DEPT. OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING invites applications for Department Chair to begin Fall 2018. The appointment is expected to be made at the rank of tenured Professor. Applicants with specialties in all areas of electrical and computer engineering, as well as related areas will be considered.


The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department has experienced unprecedented growth which has resulted in the need to higher multiple tenure-track faculty. This hiring process is occurring along side a host of other positions within the College and University. The College has committed space, research infrastructure, and competitive recruitment packages to attract world-class faculty. The ECE Department currently has 13 tenure-track faculty members, including two endowed Chair Professors, that are actively involved in research, teaching, and service and are committed to growing the Department and preparing diverse graduates to be leaders in innovation and research on a global stage.


Successful candidates will have teaching experience, scholarly accomplishments, and sustained externally funded research to qualify for an appointment to the rank of tenured Professor. In addition, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to interact effectively with students, colleagues, staff, and other individuals on- and off-campus, demonstrated good character and professional ethics, and a strong familiarity with relevant aspects of an ECE department are required.


Marquette University, founded in 1881, is a comprehensive university located in downtown metropolitan Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Milwaukee provides access to a variety of cultural and entertainment amenities such as theater, music venues, and major sports franchises, as well as easy access to a variety of year round outdoor recreation activities. Additionally, Milwaukee is located in a thriving region of technology innovation, industry, and manufacturing, with many collaborative ties between Marquette University and local industrial partners. Marquette Engineering, founded in 1908, is the largest Catholic, Jesuit Engineering College in the nation with 1,349 undergraduate students, 224 graduate students, and over $11M in extramural research funding in 2017. The College, which has joint programs with the Medical College of Wisconsin, currently has four departments: Biomedical, Civil/Environmental, Electrical/Computer, and Mechanical engineering. The college offers nine undergraduate, seven masters and five PhD degrees. The College recently completed the first phase of several new building projects with the completion of its latest building, Engineering Hall. The second phase includes Innovation Alley, which is part of a $750 million investment in growing teaching, research, and entrepreneurship.


Marquette University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity with a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs. We seek candidates who understand and respect the University’s Mission Statement, which can be found at The Engineering Faculty especially encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.

Marquette is a family friendly university with a passion for furthering the cause of diversity and inclusion. In its pursuit of academic excellence, Marquette proactively strives to promote a workplace environment that celebrates the value of a diverse and inclusive community and enables every member to contribute to their full potential regardless of age, disability, gender, individual belief, nationality, ethnicity, profession, race, familial status or sexual orientation. We have a flexible parental leave policy and an excellent on-site daycare ( Additionally, Marquette has a great benefits package, which includes not only traditional benefits, but also a strong faculty mentoring program (, a dynamic faculty affairs office (, and an active office of diversity and inclusion ( By 2025, Marquette aims to become a Hispanic Serving Institution, with Hispanic students comprising 25% of its undergraduate population, and in the next five years aims to double its enrollment of African American students (


Applicants for the ECE Chair position must have a Doctorate or Ph.D. in Electrical or Computer Engineering or a related area. Applicants must submit their 1) Cover letter, 2) CV, 3) department-level leadership philosophy statement, 4) teaching philosophy statement, 5) research statement, and 6) list of five references to:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicant materials should be received as soon as possible but no later than 15 December 2017 to ensure full consideration.

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