Rochester Institute of Technology — Department Chair – CET Dept of Electrical & Computer Eng Tech

Department Chair-CET Dept of Electrical & Computer Eng Tech
College of Engineering Technology
CET Dept of Electrical & Computer Eng Tech

Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Tenured
Faculty Discipline: Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology
Faculty Rank: Professor
Employment Category: Fulltime
Anticipated Start Date:

Detailed Job Description
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) in the College of Engineering Technology at Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for the position of Department Chair.

The successful candidate will have academic preparation and professional experience enabling them to support and grow the department's undergraduate and graduate programs both within RIT and in industry. The selected candidate will bring excellent teaching, research/scholarship, and service experience to this position commensurate with the qualifications for tenure at the academic rank of Professor. The position begins mid-August, 2023. Application review begins in November 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a vibrant community committed to student-centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect for diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Follow the links to understand RIT's core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

The department chair is expected to lead the department faculty and staff with excellent strategic, organizational and communication skills capable of garnering support for a common vision. The chair will be responsible for establishing and maintaining a collaborative, welcoming, engaging, and productive work and learning environment based on continuous improvement and the vision, mission, goals and values of the university, college and the department.

Department/College Description
The College of Engineering Technology (CET) is one of RIT’s nine colleges, which enrolls approximately 12% percent of the university’s students. CET prides itself on its constant evolution, innovation, and global outreach via online learning, corporate education, and international programs. CET is known throughout the RIT, national, and international communities as an excellent choice for an education that embraces the integration of “hands-on learning” and application based instruction grounded in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects. (

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) department’s student focused faculty engage students in a blend of project-based and research-oriented educational activities in one master-of-science degree and two bachelor-of-science degree programs. ECET’s 400 full-time students benefit from the department’s flexible and innovative instructional delivery that features world-class laboratories, cross-disciplinary education, collaborative activities, and a year of industrial experience through a required cooperative education program. The ECET department features state-of-the-art laboratories in, photonics and fiber optics, wireless communications, next generation telecom network development, applied acoustics and audio, smart and autonomous applications, embedded systems, electronics, and power & energy. (

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned PhD. in a field of engineering/engineering technology, or related field; or an earned doctorate in STEM education with a master’s degree in engineering/engineering technology, or related field.
  • A minimum of approximately ten years of professional experience related to engineering/engineering technology/STEM education teaching and scholarly pursuits.
  • A record of sustained scholarly activity through publications and funded research in the candidate’s field of expertise.
  • Demonstrated administrative and management experience: leading and managing an organizational unit including budget oversight, and human resource problem-solving

Other Significant Expectations:
The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to

  • Interpret and implement policies and practices
  • Engage in department and college-level problem solving
  • Contribute to the growth of programs towards prominence and operational success
  • Excel in teaching with a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education
  • Develop and support faculty in their pursuit of a focused and cohesive research agenda related to their disciplines

Required Minimum Education Level

Required Application Documents
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of Publications, List of References, Statement of Diversity Contribution

How To Apply
Apply online at; search openings, then Keyword Search 7225BR. Please submit your on;ine application; a complete up-to-date CV that includes publications, grants and funding; and teaching experiences; a cover letter describing your interest in the position with an emphasis on your experience and administrative philosophy; and upload the following attachments:

  • Diversity statement
  • List of Publications
  • The names and contact information of three references who are familiar with your work, experience, and leadership skills.

For more information on this position, please contact the Search Committee Chair: Dr. George Zion

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Additional Details

RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov.