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Open Positions

Department Head and Tenured Full Professor

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University invites applications for a tenured full-professor position and head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). We are an established department recognized for educating outstanding engineers, performance of world-class research, and service to the profession. We are seeking a dynamic and innovative leader who will guide and lead the department to the next level of national prominence. Drexel University is located in the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a vibrant city with easy access to other major northeast destinations.  Information on the department can be found at:

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in related field with outstanding academic and/or industrial credentials. Candidates should have an excellent academic record, be committed to education, research and service, and be qualified for appointment as a tenured full professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Strong interpersonal and administrative skills are essential, since the department head will need to work effectively with a broad range of key stakeholders, including: faculty and staff, undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, industry representatives, public and private funding agencies, and other units within the College and University.

The ECE Department has 48 faculty, of whom 34 are tenured/tenure track. The faculty includes 2 members of the National Academy of Engineering, 7 IEEE Fellows, 9 NSF CAREER awardees, and 8 faculty members less than 10 years from award of their PhDs. In addition to our traditional strengths in networking, telecommunications, electro-physics and power systems, the department has recently hired faculty in the areas of cybersecurity, high-performance computing, bio-informatics and entertainment engineering. New research awards in the ECE department in 2012-13 were $5.2M. The Department offers ABET-accredited B.S. programs in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering with minors in Entertainment Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Engineering. At the graduate level, the Department offers M.S. programs in Computer Engineering, Cybersecurity, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, and Telecommunications Engineering as well as a PhD in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering.

The ECE department is committed to providing an excellent learning experience for our growing student population of 765 undergraduate students, 110 on-campus masters students, 45 online masters students, and 120 PhD students. Full-time undergraduate students participate in Drexel's pioneering and highly acclaimed co-op internship program in industry, business, and government to gain real-world work experience prior to graduation and many also participate in our dual degree (B.S./M.S.) and dual major programs.

Founded in 1891, today, Drexel serves 13,000 undergraduates and 7,000 graduate and professional students through academic units including Engineering, Medicine, the Allied Health Sciences, Law, Arts and Sciences, Business, Media Arts and Design, Information Science and Technology, and the Academy of Natural Sciences. The Drexel College of Engineering is the third largest private engineering program in the country. Drexel is located in the heart of Philadelphia, PA, a vibrant city with a strong industrial base. The city is rich in history and cultural attractions. Philadelphia has the world's largest municipal park, world-renowned science and art museums, a world-class music and theater scene, and many colorful and lively neighborhoods.

Nominations, applications, and general inquiries should be directed to Dr. Michelle Marcolongo, Search Committee Chair, at In addition, only applicants who apply through drexeljobs ( will be considered.

Full applications to both drexeljobs and the search committee should include a detailed cover letter explaining the candidate's qualifications and vision, a CV, and the contact information for a minimum of three references in a single PDF file. All communications will be considered confidential.

Review of applications will begin immediately and the search will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Eligibility to work in the United States at the time of appointment is required.

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic.  Please visit our website to view all University Policies and Workplace Postings.

Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University's acceptance of the results of the background investigation.