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The Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Position Openings

Department Chair Search:
Applications and nominations are sought for the position of Chair of the Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clemson University. Candidates for the position must have an earned doctorate in Electrical or Computer Engineering or a closely related field, a solid record of scholarly research and publication, experience with a diversified base of externally funded research, a commitment to excellence in teaching, and demonstration of strong leadership and communication skills. Consideration will be given only to those who merit appointment at the rank of Full Professor with tenure. The department offers ABET-accredited B.S. programs in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering along with M.S. and Ph.D. programs in both disciplines. There are currently 31 tenured and tenure-track faculty members. The ECE faculty includes four endowed chairs and nine endowed professorships. Our current enrollments include 540 undergraduate students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors), 83 MS students, and 96 PhD students. Twelve administrative and technical staff members provide excellent support to the ECE Department. Additional information about the department can be found at www.clemson.edu/ces/departments/ece/.

The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with the ECE faculty to develop a vision of the long-term evolution of the department, and implement a strategy to execute that vision. In addition to leading the on-campus programs, the ECE Chair is expected to play a pivotal role in several innovation campuses in which ECE faculty members are heavily involved in interdisciplinary research and educational initiatives, including the Advanced Materials Research Lab (AMRL) which is located near campus, the Clemson University Restoration Institute (CURI) in Charleston, SC, and the International Center for Automotive Research (ICAR) in Greenville, SC.

Clemson University is the land-grant institution of South Carolina, enrolling approximately 17,000 undergraduates and 4.400 graduate students. A faculty of 1,300 and staff of 3,000 support 67 undergraduate degree offerings, 64 master’s degree programs, and 41 Ph.D. programs. Research and economic development activities are enhanced by public-private partnerships at four innovation campuses, and six research and education centers located throughout South Carolina. Clemson is located on Lake Hartwell in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, an area of outstanding natural beauty and temperate climate. It is 30 miles from Greenville, SC, a vibrant and growing city which provides many opportunities for entertainment, culture, and fine dining.

Clemson University is ranked 21st among national public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Clemson University is described by students and faculty as an inclusive, student-centered community characterized by high academic standards, a culture of collaboration, school spirit, and a competitive drive to excel.

Applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae and the names of at least five references with full contact information. Electronic submissions (PDF files) to ECEChairSearch@clemson.edu are preferred, but applications and nominations can also be mailed to ECE Chair Search, 105 Riggs Hall, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0915, USA. Application materials must be received by September 15, 2014 to receive full consideration, although the search will remain open until the position is filled.

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

C. Tycho Howle Chair in Collaborative Computing Environments:
Applications and nominations are sought for the C. Tycho Howle Chair in Collaborative Computing Environments. The endowed position will be filled by an individual who merits the rank of Professor with tenure and who has an internationally recognized record of outstanding scholarship. Outstanding candidates in all areas of computing will be considered; particularly desirable research areas include high-performance computing, computer vision, networking, cyber security, software/data-enabled science, and ubiquitous computing. The person filling the Chair will hold a faculty position in the Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. A joint appointment with the School of Computing may also be possible. The holder of the Chair is expected to maintain affiliation and close collaboration with computing researchers across the campus, including participation in the Clemson University CyberInstitute.

The CyberInstitute is a multi-disciplinary, university-wide research initiative spanning topics that address or utilize cyber infrastructure. The Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is one of the largest and most active at Clemson, with over 40 faculty members, approximately 540 undergraduates and 180 graduate students. The School of Computing includes more than 40 faculty members, approximately 500 undergraduates and 220 graduate students.  

Clemson University is the land-grant institution for the State of South Carolina enrolling approximately 16,000 undergraduates and 4,200 graduate students. Five interdisciplinary colleges house strong programs in architecture, engineering, science, agriculture, business, social sciences, arts and education. A faculty of 1,400 and staff of 3,000 support 84 undergraduate degree offerings, 73 master’s degree programs and 40 Ph.D. programs. An annual operating budget of approximately $815 million and an endowment of $416 million fund programs and operations. The University’s externally funded research expenditures surpassed $100 million the past two years. Research and economic development activities are enhanced by public-private partnerships at three innovation campuses and six research and education centers located throughout South Carolina.

Today, Clemson University is ranked 21st among national public universities by U.S. News & World Report, and remains true to its roots as a science- and engineering-oriented research university with a strong commitment to teaching and student success. Clemson University is described by students and faculty as an inclusive, student-centered community characterized by high academic standards, a culture of collaboration, school spirit and a competitive drive to excel.

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, or a closely related field. Applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae and a minimum of five references with full contact information. Electronic submissions (PDF files) to ecefacsearch@clemson.edu are preferred, but applications and nominations can also be mailed to ECE Faculty Search, 105 Riggs Hall, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634, USA. Application material must be received by January 31, 2014 to receive guaranteed consideration, though the search will remain open until the position is filled.

Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or genetic information.

Named Professorships in Optoelectronics and Computer Engineering:
The Holcombe Department Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clemson University is seeking applicants for multiple faculty positions at all ranks. In electrical engineering, the department seeks applicants in technical areas associated with electronics (e.g., optoelectronics, lasers, semiconductor optical devices, integrated optics, fiber optics, microwave circuits, terahertz devices, lab-on-chip, microsystems, nanoscale devices, flexible electronics, etc.). In computer engineering, the department seeks applicants in technical areas associated with high-performance computing, computer vision, networking, cybersecurity, and software/data-enabled science. Outstanding candidates will also be considered for the Samuel Rhodes Professorship and the Warren Owens Assistant Professorship. 

The Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is one of the largest and most active at Clemson, with over 40 faculty members, approximately 540 undergraduates and 180 graduate students. Many members of the faculty are known internationally, and among our ranks are numerous IEEE Fellows, three endowed chairs, and eight named professorships. Clemson University is the land-grant institution for the State of South Carolina, enrolling approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students. Five interdisciplinary colleges house strong programs in architecture, engineering, science, agriculture, business, social sciences, arts and education. A faculty of 1,400 and staff of 3,000 support 84 undergraduate degree offerings, 73 master’s degree programs and 40 Ph.D. programs. An annual operating budget of approximately $797 million and an endowment of $382 million fund programs and operations. The University’s externally funded research expenditures surpassed $100 million the past two years. Research and economic development activities are enhanced by public-private partnerships at three innovation campuses and six research and education centers located throughout South Carolina.

Today, Clemson University is ranked 21st among national public universities by U.S. News & World Report, and remains true to its roots as a science- and engineering-oriented research university with a strong commitment to teaching and student success. Clemson University is described by students and faculty as an inclusive, student-centered community characterized by high academic standards, a culture of collaboration, school spirit, and a competitive drive to excel.

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or a closely related field. Applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae and a minimum of five references with full contact information. Electronic submissions (PDF files) to ecefacsearch@clemson.edu are preferred, but applications and nominations can also be mailed to ECE Faculty Search, 105 Riggs Hall, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634, USA. Application material must be received by January 1, 2014 to receive guaranteed consideration, though the search will remain open until the position is filled.

Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.

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