Professor & Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Texas A&M University – Kingsville
College Of Engineering
Proposed Minimum Salary
The Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering invites applications for the position of Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The successful candidate will possess strong leadership, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills as well as a distinguished record of scholarly accomplishments. Candidates must have a track-record of significant accomplishments in research and teaching at a level sufficient to qualify for appointment to the rank of full professor with tenure. Preference may be given to applicants who already hold the rank of full professor at their current institution.
We are seeking a forward-thinking and dynamic leader who presents a clear organizational vision to lead a vibrant department with multiple graduate and undergraduate programs, consistent with the mission and vision of the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering. The department chair is charged with advancing the Department’s research, teaching, and service mission; and must be committed to student success. The responsibilities of the Chair include faculty recruitment and development, student recruitment and retention, administering research programs, curriculum development, accreditation, strategic planning, maintaining a high-quality learning environment, and fostering relationships with government agencies, industry and the professional community.
An earned doctorate in computer science, electrical engineering, computer engineering or a related discipline.
Applicants must have a minimum of ten years of demonstrated excellence in teaching and creative/research activities, as well as, a minimum of two years demonstrated administrative experience relevant to the position.
About Texas A&M University – Kingsville:
Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK) is a public teaching and research university located in Kingsville, Texas. The mission of Texas A&M University-Kingsville is to enrich lives through education, discovery, and service in South Texas and beyond. The university’s enrollment of approximately 6,500 students reflects the ethnic diversity of South Texas, with approximately 65% of the students of Hispanic origin. The university consists of five academic colleges: Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, Agriculture & Natural Resources, and Education & Human Performance. The University has the Carnegie Classification of Doctoral University with High Research Activity.
TAMUK is the southernmost campus of the Texas A&M University System. It is located 40 miles southwest of Corpus Christi and is within a 4-hour or less drive to multiple metro areas, including: San Antonio, Austin, Houston, and Brownsville-McAllen-Harlingen. Kingsville, a friendly and safe community, is home to nearly 30,000 residents, the legendary King Ranch, and Naval Air Station-Kingsville. For more information, please visit the University’s website: www.tamuk.edu and www.kingsville.org .
About the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering:
The Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering serves approximately 1,150 undergraduate and 500 graduate students, has a collegial faculty and opportunities for professional growth and development. The College of Engineering brings together faculty who are industry experts, practitioners, researchers, and academics to provide the necessary synergy to attract large, interdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research initiatives focused on problems of regional and national need. For more information, please visit: https://www.tamuk.edu/engineering/index.html .
About the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science:
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) provides broad-based programs leading to B.S. in computer science, electrical engineering, and computer engineering; and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, and mechatronics. The faculty also supervise students admitted in the multidisciplinary Ph.D. program offered by the College of Engineering. The department has 18 faculty and serves approximately 600 students. The department has received an average funding of $1.75M per year for the past 3 years from NSF, DHS, NIH, DoD, Department Energy, and Department of Labor. For more information please visit: https:// www.tamuk.edu/engineering/departments/eecs/index.html
Application Instructions: Applicants must submit the following: 1) a letter of application describing their interest in the position and their fit to the department, college, and the institution. A statement of Leadership and Management Philosophy should be included within the letter of interest, 2) a detailed curriculum vitae, 3) name and complete contact information of at least three professional references, 4) unofficial transcripts, 5) a two-page teaching/mentorship philosophy, and 5) a two-page research statement. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated appointment date is Fall 2024. Questions about the position may be directed to:
Dr. Robert Diersing, Search Committee Chair
Texas A&M University-Kingsville is committed to excellence. We seek to attract faculty and staff who share our commitment. Please submit your application online at: https://www.tamuk.edu/employee- services/hr/employment/index.html .
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
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