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Professor & Chair - Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Position Title Professor & Chair - Electrical and Computer Engineering
Requisition Number FTFR000879
Division/College College of Engineering
Interdisciplinary Division/College Not Applicable
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Benefits Eligible Yes
Tenure Status Tenured/Tenure Track
Posting Date 11/08/2016

Northeastern University College of Engineering invites applications and nominations for the position of Department Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department ( at Northeastern is a large, successful and growing academic enterprise. It includes 54 tenured/tenure-track faculty with over $53 million in annual research funding, approximately 240 Ph.D. students, 290 MS students and more than 750 undergraduate students. At the core of the Northeastern engineering education experience is our top-ranked cooperative education program, which contributes significantly to the integrated learning model in use in the College of Engineering. The department is committed to innovative curricular development at all levels and it is an active participant in multiple federally-funded research centers, including Gordon-CenSSIS, CURENT, and ALERT. An ongoing dramatic expansion of the number of faculty across the University, including interdisciplinary cross-college hires, provides the next Department Chair of ECE the opportunity to significantly impact the direction and trajectory of an already strong, vibrant department.


Candidates are expected to have demonstrated strategic vision in their research enterprises, which should be well-established, well-funded and internationally recognized. Successful candidates will also have demonstrated excellence and have significant experience in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Research, teaching or collaborative experience that spans electrical and computer engineering or closely related fields is beneficial. A PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering or a closely related field is required. Previous experience managing a federally-funded research group or center, or similar significant administrative experience, is desirable.

Additional Information

Applicants should submit a detailed Curriculum Vitae, names of three professional references and a strategic vision statement. Nominations for the position or queries should be sent to Octavia Camps ( Applications must be submitted online; go to and click on “Faculty & Research” and click on “Faculty Hiring” and further navigate to ECE Chair. The target starting date is July 1, 2017, but the position will remain open until filled.

Northeastern University, founded in 1898, is a global, experiential, research university. Ideally located in the heart of Boston, it is in close proximity to a number of major academic institutions, hospitals, innovative technology companies and laboratories with which it maintains strong collaborations. Northeastern is the recognized leader in experiential learning, powered by the world’s most innovative cooperative-education program. We offer students opportunities for professional work, research, service, and global learning across the United States and 82 other countries on seven continents. The same spirit of real-world engagement guides a use-inspired research enterprise that is strategically aligned with three global imperatives: health, security, and sustainability. Northeastern offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/Title IX employer. All persons are invited to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

ECE Department Chair Recruiting Committee
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Northeastern University

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. References
  3. Vision Statement
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