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The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville is seeking nominations and applications for a dynamic leader for its Department of Electrical Engineering. This is a tenured position suitable for an individual with a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (or a related field) and an academic reputation with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, research and service to the profession commensurate with the rank of Professor of Electrical Engineering. The Department Head also holds an endowed 21st Century Chair. Prior management and leadership experience is required.
The Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Arkansas aims to provide a high-quality educational experience to over 200 undergraduate and over 80 graduate students enabling them to become leaders in their chosen professions. The department also includes a distance education program at Fort Smith. The department’s 15 tenured/tenure-track faculty conduct research in the fields of communications, energy systems, mixed-signal CAD, optoelectronics, photovoltaic and semiconductor devices, power packaging, and RF & microwave. Research expenditures of the department in FY2013 were the highest in the college and totaled $4.1M from various competitive government agencies such as NSF, DOE, NASA, DoD, and NIST as well as private corporations. The Department of Electrical Engineering is home to several research centers and laboratories; for more information, go to www.eleg.uark.edu/1108.php.
The University of Arkansas is located in Fayetteville (heart of the Ozark Mountains), part of the Northwest Arkansas metropolitan area. Northwest Arkansas (http://www.explorenwar.com/) is one of the fastest-growing areas in the nation and has a population of over 450,000. Northwest Arkansas features a strong local economy, good highway and commercial air access, award-winning K-12 schools, comprehensive healthcare, extensive cultural programs, and outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities. The region is also ranked in the top 10 best places to live and work in 2010 by cnnmoney.com.
The successful candidate will bring outstanding people, academic and fiscal leadership skills to the Department with an emphasis on encouraging and facilitating competitively-funded research and a student-centered learning environment. The successful candidate also will be able to effectively execute a vision for raising the visibility and reputation of this Department and its faculty nationwide. Applicants are asked to provide electronically (preferred) a single PDF file that includes: a one-page letter of application indicating the candidate’s interest in this opportunity, a curriculum vita, an integrated statement of research, teaching and leadership philosophies, and a list of three references (with all contact information including e-mail addresses). This PDF file should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a hard copy to EE Department Head Search, University of Arkansas, 3217 Bell Engineering Center, Fayetteville, AR 72701, U.S.A. To ensure full consideration, this file should be submitted by December 1, 2013. Applications submitted after that date will be reviewed until the position is filled.
The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants are subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act and persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.
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