Chair Professor of Computer Engineering
Illinois Institute of Technology
United States

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Position Title Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Requisition # F00013P
FLSA Exempt
Location IIT-Mies Campus (MC), 10 West 35th St., Chicago
    • The Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech), a private Ph.D.-granting research university with world-renowned programs in engineering, computing, architecture, the sciences, humanities and social sciences, psychology, business, law, and design, invites nominations for, and expressions of interest in, the position of Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.


  • The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department is one of six in the Armour College of Engineering and is home to 22 full-time faculty members and approximately 300 undergraduate and 200 graduate students. ABET accredited degrees are offered in electrical engineering and computer engineering, along with graduate degrees at the master’s and doctoral levels. The department has significant research programs in energy and power, including power-system distribution, smart microgrids, alternative and sustainable energy, electric and hybrid vehicles, and controls and sensors; intelligent systems and embedded computing, such as cybersecurity, IoT, cloud computing, autonomous transportation, and computer vision; signal processing, AI, and medical imaging; VLSI and microelectronics, and electromagnetics; as well as wireless networking and communications. Information on faculty, research, and degree programs in the department can be found at
  • The individual selected for ECE department chair will be expected to foster inclusive excellence in research and education, demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through their leadership, research, teaching, and service endeavors, and develop and execute a plan, in collaboration with the Dean as well as key college and campus partners, that leads the department to a new level of preeminence in the coming years. Aspirations include growing the research enterprise in quality, quantity, and interdisciplinarity, leveraging the vast industry base in the greater Chicago area to enhance departmental activities, and promoting a vibrant and inclusive departmental community amongst all constituencies.
  • Applicants should include (i) a letter of interest (cover letter) outlining their experience and qualifications for the position, including a description of their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; (ii) a curriculum vitae; and (iii) portfolio containing contact information for five references, where each item is uploaded as a separate .pdf file (with file naming structure lastname_firstname included in the file name). The description of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion should address specific past and/or potential contributions to the equitable and inclusive delivery of academic instruction and support to students from diverse backgrounds, including, without limitation, individuals of different ages, races and ethnicities, abilities and disabilities, genders, religions, cultures, sexual orientations, and socio-economic conditions, and how you would lead the ECE Department in such efforts.
  • Candidates for the position of department chair are expected to merit appointment as full professor and have a sustained record of distinguished research and educational achievements. The position of department chair offers highly competitive compensation and benefits.
  • To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 15, 2023; however, review of applications will continue until the position has been filled. The expected start date is Fall 2024, but this is negotiable.
  • Founded in 1890, Illinois Tech was built on the promise to provide access to higher education for students from all different backgrounds and to make a difference in the world through technology-oriented education. This guiding mission and purpose – where students, including those underrepresented in technology, could prepare for meaningful roles in a changing industrial society and achieve professional and economic advancement – remains just as relevant today. As such, diversity and inclusion are part of the day-to-day experience at Illinois Tech and a central component of its culture. Illinois Tech is home to a diverse and global student population, is committed to providing opportunities to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages applicants from all backgrounds to apply for this position, especially those underrepresented in the field.
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Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a closely related discipline.
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