Department Heads - Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York
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Department Heads - Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Reporting to the dean of engineering, the department heads provide visionary leadership to advance the mission of their respective departments. Responsibilities include recruiting and mentoring excellent faculty, expanding scholarship and sponsored research, developing innovative and relevant curricula, managing department resources, promoting successes to internal and external audiences, and demonstrating a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Appointments at the rank of full professor will be considered with an anticipated start of August 15, 2020.

Two positions available:

  • Department Head Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering:

The Department of Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering offers preeminent bachelor's and master's level programs in electrical engineering and microelectronic engineering to approximately 600 undergraduate and 175 graduate students. Faculty and staff include 23 tenured/tenure-track faculty members, six lecturers, four support staff, and three academic advisors. In addition to teaching within the department, faculty conduct research and advise doctoral students in Engineering, Microsystems, Imaging Science, Computer and Information Sciences, and Sustainability. Faculty research expertise includes digital and computer systems, robotics, biomedical devices, communications, controls, integrated devices/circuits, MEMs, electromagnetic fi elds, semiconductor electronics, photonics/optoelectronics and signal/image/video processing. Researchers have access to exceptional laboratory resources for design and simulation of electronic/photonic circuits and systems, and a state of the art microfabrication clean room facility that supports materials and processes for micro/nano devices. Research expenditures average approximately $1M annually. Candidates may apply online at: Search: 4775BR

  • Department Head Computer Engineering:

Known for its comprehensive system-oriented curricula, career-focused education, collaborative research, and state-of-the-art laboratories and computing facilities, the department offers BS, MS, and dual BS/MS degrees in Computer Engineering, and participates in cross-disciplinary Ph.D. programs in Engineering, Computing and Information Sciences, Microsystems Engineering, and Imaging Science. With approximately 375 undergraduates and 50 graduate students, the department includes 11 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, three lecturers, four support staff, and two academic advisors. Faculty members are actively engaged in advancing technology in computing and information processing systems through dedicated teaching and groundbreaking transformative research in areas that include neuromorphic computing, computer architecture, quantum computing, computer communications and networking, artifi cial intelligence and machine learning, computer vision, and computer security. Research expenditures average approximately $1M annually. Candidates may apply online at: Search: 4774BR

RIT and The Kate Gleason College of Engineering

With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

The Kate Gleason College of Engineering is one of RIT's eleven colleges and serves approximately 3500 students, the Kate Gleason College of Engineering by offering 7 bachelor, 13 master's, 2 doctoral degree programs in biomedical, chemical, computer, electrical, industrial, mechanical, microelectronic and microsystems engineering. All undergraduate programs are designed to be completed in five years, including one year of cooperative education. The College is planning to launch three new PhD programs, including one in Electrical and Computer Engineering, to support its growing research programs. For more information, visit and

The Rochester Community
Rochester is the third-largest metropolitan area in New York. The region is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity and is known for its intellectual capital and innovation. Scientific Reports named Rochester 18th among “the world's leading science cities,” and the New Republic labeled Rochester as one of the most innovation-intensive metro areas in the country. Atlantic Magazine listed Rochester as one of 35 innovation hubs in the country, based on start-up companies, patents, and entrepreneurs per capita. Rochester is a five-hour drive to New York City and a three-hour drive to Toronto. Its airport includes non-stop flights to 18 cities in the U.S. and Canada.

The region has an exceptional quality of life, with extensive cultural amenities and recreational activities, affordable healthcare and cost of living, and excellent schools. Rochester offers the arts, music, restaurants and nightlife of a big city with the ease and comfort of a small town, and is one of the least-congested cities in the U.S., with an average commute of under 20 minutes. Outdoor activities abound and include hiking, cycling, water sports, and skiing. The Finger Lakes provide beautiful vistas and an ideal micro-climate for more than 100 wineries. The region has been ranked 6th among 379 metro areas by Places Rated Almanac as one of the “Best Places to Live in America” and 1st by Expansion Management Magazine's ranking of metro areas having the best quality of life in the nation.
RIT is viewed as one of the region's leading economic drivers and plays an increasingly significant role in the region's business attraction and retention initiatives. It is an important source of talent for strategic high-tech industries such as photonics, computing, and advanced manufacturing.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must have an earned doctorate or equivalent terminal degree and a record of distinguished scholarship and teaching requisite for an appointment as a tenured full professor in the college. The interested candidates should refer to the individual job links for the preferred qualifications.

Required Application Documents:
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References, Statement of Diversity Contribution.
Questions regarding the position in Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering may be directed to Dr. Ferat Sahin at Questions regarding the position in the Department of Computer Engineering may be directed to Dr. Andres Kwasinski at A review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until acceptable candidates are found.

RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov

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