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Posting Date: February 2, 2021                                                   Posting End Date: April 2, 2021

Position: Department Head                                               Department: Electrical and Computer Engineer

Status: Full-time; Exempt    (Tenure-Track)

Special Qualifications
In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University demonstrating “Excellence in Every Way”, the ideal Department Head will possess the willingness to use his or her expertise to assist in the University’s efforts to be a sustainable academic organization committed to excellence.

Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL invites applications and nominations for the Department Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) in the College of Engineering. We are seeking renowned scholar with rich management experience, who can inspire the faculty, nurture and elevate the standard of the newly established Computer Engineering Program within the department. 

Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities
The Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) will lead a teaching and research-balanced department, providing vision in concert with strategic planning of the department, which aligns with the goals, and strategic plan of the university. The Chair will lead the department to advance and accelerate research, innovation and education and facilitate collaborations across the university as well as nationally and internationally. The Chair will be responsible for departmental strategic planning, personnel and facility management, student cultivation, curriculum development, and other required duties.

  • Managing the administrative functions of the department including maintaining ABET/SACS accreditation requirements
  • Teaching one undergraduate/graduate course per semester
  • Advising students
  • Writing proposals and conducting research


  • A Ph.D. in Computer Engineering.
  • Proven track record of accomplishment of leadership, scholarship and teaching that warrants a tenured track appointment at the rank of Associate/Full Professor.
  • Demonstrated administrative leadership and experience in higher education such as the director of a research center or research institute, chair/head of an academic department, or comparable position with responsibilities that included budgeting, strategic planning, personnel management, performance reviews, and promotion and tenure decisions.
  • Familiarity with higher education systems including ABET accreditation.


Commensurate with education, training and experience

***The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility.  It should not be considered as an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.***    
APPLICATIONS will be accepted in the Office of Human Resources. Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, three (3) letters of reference (with detailed contact information) and copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position.  The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints.

Office of Human Resources
Attn: Employment/Recruitment
1200 West Montgomery Road
101 Kresge Center
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, Alabama 36088
Email Address:    Fax: 334-724-4319
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer-Male/Female/Veteran/Disabled
Federal law requires identity and employment eligibility verifications on Form I-9 within three (3) business days of employment.
Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check.