Chair in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Bradley University School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
United States

Job Title: Chair in  Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Employer: Bradley University 




Bradley University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering invites applications for the position of Professor and Department Chair. The chair is responsible for leading and administering the graduate and baccalaureate programs in electrical engineering. The successful applicant will execute departmental administrative, financial, and planning functions; develop and enhance industrial contacts and initiatives; be an advocate for the department; teach undergraduate and graduate courses; oversee enrollment management; advise students and serve as a member of the senior leadership team of the college. The appointment will be effective as early as August 2019.


Requirements include a Ph.D. degree in electrical or computer engineering, demonstrated experience with ABET engineering program accreditation, a record of leadership and administrative and management responsibilities (e.g. leading a federally funded research group or center, holding a Chair or Associate Chair position, or similar assignments), experience in undergraduate ECE education, and a strong familiarity with relevant aspects of an ECE department. The successful candidate will also possess demonstrated good character and professional ethics and a commitment to diversity and inclusion.




Teaching experience; scholarly accomplishments; and externally funded research to qualify for an appointment to the rank of tenured Professor; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; responsiveness to the needs of the students, staff, and faculty; the ability to interact effectively with students, staff, faculty, and professionals in industry; industrial experience; transparent, fair and collaborative approach to management; are preferred.


A complete application should include a letter of interest addressing the qualifications for the position, a detailed curriculum vitae, a strategic vision statement for an electrical engineering department in an environment similar to Bradley University, and complete contact information for five professional references covering the applicant's teaching, scholarship and administrative skills. Please send all requested documents as a single PDF file to Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal background check.


About us


Bradley University is a top-ranked, prestigious, private university in Peoria, Illinois, offering 5,400 undergraduate and graduate students the opportunities, choices and resources of a larger university and the personal attention and exceptional learning experience of a smaller university. Bradley offers a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs in business, communications, education, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and technology. The University is located on an 85-acre campus in Peoria, the largest metropolitan area in Central Illinois.




The ECE Department offers a design-oriented, project-based, and lab-intensive undergraduate program leading to a BSEE degree as well as a graduate level program leading to an MSEE degree. The ECE Department's undergraduate curriculum enables students to pursue focused interests starting in the junior year through elective courses and laboratories in faculty research areas. The laboratories provide the basis for professional senior capstone projects. Visit for further information regarding the department. Bradley University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The administration, faculty, and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.

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