Department Chair

CSU, Northridge
Northridge, California 91330
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) will lead a teaching and research-balanced department, providing vision with strategic planning of the department, which aligns with the goals, and strategic plan of the College and the University. The Chair will lead the department to advance teaching excellence, research, innovation and facilitate collaborations across the university as well as nationally and internationally. The Chair will be responsible for departmental strategic planning, budget, personnel and facility management, faculty development, student recruitment and retention, curriculum development, and other required duties. The Chair will report to the Dean and will work collaboratively with other departments in the college. The initial appointment is for a three-year term and will be eligible for a reappointment for an additional three years. Additionally, the Chair is responsible for organizing and leading the department’s Industry Liaison Council (ILC). The ILC consists of alumni and industry leaders who actively support the department’s programs, students, and faculty.

About the College:
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About the Department:
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Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or in one of IEEE fields of interest from an accredited institution. Applicants must have completed BS degree or MS degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering from an accredited institution. A proven record of leadership with a demonstrated record of accomplishments in research, scholarship and teaching that warrants a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate/Full Professor is required. Demonstrated administrative leadership and experience in higher education such as the director of a research center, chair/head of an academic department, or comparable position with responsibilities that included budgeting, strategic planning, personnel management, performance reviews, and promotion and tenure decisions is expected. Familiarity and involvement with higher education systems including ABET accreditation is required. Applicants must demonstrate ability to effectively work with a diverse population of students, faculty and staff. Evidence of degrees required at time of hire.

Screening of applications will begin March 15, 2021. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Applicants must submit a letter of application that contains specific statements that address: 1) how you would make a unique contribution to the department; 2) how your past experience has prepared you for this position; and 3) your experience working with a diverse population. Additionally, your complete application will contain a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information including email addresses and phone numbers of at least five references. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide other information, including verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.

CSUN is a Learning and Student Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that lower barriers and enable students to graduate in a timely manner.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United States.
All positions are contingent upon Provost's approval and budget considerations.


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CSU, Northridge
Northridge, California 91330

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