Professor and Department Chair, Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering
The DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL & SYSTEMS ENGINEERING (ESE) at WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS invites applications and nominations for the tenured position of Professor and Department Chair. The Department has a unique and long tradition of excellence in advancing basic science and solving engineering problems relevant to society. We are committed to providing high-quality education and research with focus on applied physics, devices and circuits, systems science, and signals and imaging. Our faculty lead national and international research teams (including the Multi-University Research Initiative, or MURI) and collaborate on interdisciplinary research projects at Washington University in St. Louis.
The department has 16 tenure-line faculty members; undergraduate enrollment is 279 students and the graduate enrollment is 273. With $2.6 million in research expenditures from agencies such as NSF, NIH, AFOSR, and ONR, one-third of the department’s faculty have received the prestigious NSF CAREER Award.
Diversity and inclusion are core values at Washington University; candidates should demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive. The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate and be internationally recognized for research excellence, leadership, and scholarship in an area of electrical/systems engineering or other relevant field. Additionally, s/he should have a sound vision for the future of electrical & systems engineering, be able to lead and advance a research-oriented department, and be a key mentor to faculty and staff. The ideal applicant will have developed a thriving independent research program, led multi-investigator projects, participated in the development of novel curricula, and have a record of academic and professional leadership. Excellent organizational and communication skills are also required.
Serving as the executive officer of the department, the Department Chair reports directly to the Dean of the School of Engineering & Applied Science. The Department Chair is expected to serve for a minimum initial term of 5 years with the opportunity for reappointment. The Department Chair is expected to provide leadership in all matters of department policy, including appointments, promotions, instruction, research and administration and will conduct research, publish in peer-reviewed journals and conferences, teach relevant courses, advise students, and participate in University service.
Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a short summary of past research accomplishments and future plans, a teaching statement, and the names of at least three references electronically as a single PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information. Employment eligibility verification will be required upon employment.