Department Head, Electrical Engineering

May 3, 2021


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first_imgAdditionally, candidates will need to include names, titles, andemail addresses of five (5) references who will be requested towrite confidential letters of recommendation.Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019 and continueuntil the position is filled.The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second largestschool in the University of Tennessee System, serving a diversestudent body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduatestudents through five academic colleges. UTC offers a unique blendof private and public school traditions and is a driving force forachieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positivechange, and enriching the community. Since its founding asChattanooga University in 1886, UTC has developed a reputation forexcellence built on an unusual blend of the private and publictraditions of American higher education. For more than 83 years,the university was a private school. In 1969, UTC became part ofthe state university system. Today, UTC is on a journey toexcellence – boldly embracing a passion for excellence in allthings and focused on changing lives and transformingcommunities.Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located inSoutheast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction ofseveral interstate highways. The city has received nationalrecognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown andredevelopment of its riverfront. Chattanooga also has the fastestinternet in the country. Home to the first Gig Internet in theUnited States, Chattanooga has a 100% fiber network that linksevery home and business in a 600-square mile area. Companies likeUnum, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, McKee, U.S. Xpress,Volkswagen, Coca-Cola United, and Amazon have chosen to set up shopin Chattanooga. Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, LookoutMountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the African American Museum,and the Appalachian Trail bring thousands of people to the area, asdo events like the Riverbend Festival, Nightfall, Jazzanooga, theCreative Discovery Museum for Children, and the Southern WritersConference. Chattanooga is the home to the seven-time NCAA SouthernConference Football Champions, The University of Tennessee atChattanooga Mocs. People who love the outdoors use Chattanooga as abase for hang-gliding, bass fishing, mountain climbing and cavingexpeditions; the beautiful Smoky Mountains and Tennessee Riversupport the greatest variety of flora of any area in the UnitedStates. Chattanooga also has a long and rich past with regard todiversity, which includes Native American heritage, Civil Warhistory, and the Civil Rights movement. Chattanooga is also just atwo hour (or less) drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville,Huntsville, and Birmingham.The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/TitleVI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualifiedapplicants will receive equal consideration for employment and willnot be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, nationalorigin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexualorientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability,or protected veteran status. Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering or a closely relatedfield;Demonstrated strong peer-reviewed grant development experience,high quality research, and scholarship supported by federal, state,and/or industry funding;Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate and graduateteaching;Proven leadership experience and commitment to inclusion anddiversity;Demonstrated experience with ABET and regional accreditation;andExcellent communication and interpersonal skills. The Department of Electrical Engineering at the University ofTennessee at Chattanooga College of Engineering and ComputerScience invites applications for the Department Head position withthe successful applicant starting on August 1, 2020.Qualifications :Successful candidates must have the following requirements: Cover letterCVUnofficial transcriptsTeaching statementResearch statementAdministrative Philosophy statement The Department of Electrical Engineering offers degrees at BS andMS levels, serves over 170 majors and graduates approximately 35students per year. The department consists of eight full-timefaculty members with expertise in cross-cutting disciplines ofpower systems, microelectronics, robotics and controls, spacesystems, internet-of-things, communications, sustainability andrenewable energy. The faculty conduct research funded by theNational Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, and variouscommercial industries. The college also offers a PhD degree inComputational Science (Computational Engineering concentration)with a focus in Electrical Engineering. The program and activitiesof the department—along with collaborations with the UTC Center ofExcellence in Applied Computational Science and Engineering, theUTC Center for Urban Informatics and Progress, Tennessee ValleyAuthority (TVA), Electric Power Board (EPB), and Oak Ridge NationalLaboratory as well as strong community and industry support—presenta unique opportunity for the successful candidate to have greaterregional and national impact.Responsibilities of the Department Head include, but are notlimited to: being a strong advocate for the department; promotingand supporting teaching, research and scholarly activities, as wellas professional service activities; ensuring alignment of thelong-term vision and goals of the department with the ones for thecollege and the university; formulation of a strategic plan forequity, inclusion, and diversity; advancing community engagement;development of initiatives that ensure student success; teachingassignments; and providing sound programmatic, operational, andfinancial stewardship for the department.Application Procedures:Applications must be submitted electronically through theUTC Faculty Career Site by visiting:last_img read more