THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, KNOXVILLE
HEAD, DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING & COMPUTER SCIENCE
Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Professor and Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer
Science (EECS) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK). EECS is housed in a new $37.5 million teaching and research facility completed
in 2012. The department currently has an enrollment of over 500 undergraduate and 220 graduate students, with a faculty of 40, and research
expenditures that exceed $12 million per year. The department was awarded an NSF Engineering Research Center in 2011 focusing on Wide
Area Control of Power Transmission and also houses the Center for Information Technology Research which is one of nine UTK Centers of
Excellence. The College of Engineering is a leading research institution with strong research partnerships with organizations such as the nearby
Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Primary responsibilities of the department head are to provide visionary leadership; to encourage excellence and innovation in research,
teaching, and service; to advance professional development of faculty, staff and students; to promote productive relationships with all
constituents including students, parents, alumni, industry and government agencies; and to foster productive interdisciplinary relationships
with a variety of entities across the University community. The next department head will have the opportunity to critically shape the future of
the department through strategic hires and Governor’s Chairs in key areas.
Applicants must hold a doctorate degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science or other closely related field and be
eligible for appointment at the rank of full Professor. Commitment to and knowledge of affirmative action, equal employment opportunity and
diversity are required. The successful candidate must also have a balanced perspective on research and teaching, as well as the vision and
ability to lead a faculty representing a diversified range of interests. Demonstrated excellence in research, technical leadership, management,
and graduate and undergraduate teaching is preferred.
The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the
diversity and intercultural goals of the University. The University welcomes and honors people of all races, genders, creeds, cultures, and
sexual orientations, and values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity. Applications should be
submitted electronically following instructions found at http://jobs.eecs.utk.edu/DeptHead12. Applications should include 1) a curriculum vitae,
2) a statement that addresses both the applicant’s leadership experience/philosophy, and the applicant’s vision for the future of research and
education in the EECS Department, and 3) the full names, postal and email addresses, and telephone numbers of five references. Review of
applications will begin on July 1, 2012, and continue until the position is filled.
The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment
programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin,
religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.
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