Open Department Head Positions

KGCOE Seeks Visionary Leadership for Department of Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering and Department of Computer Engineering

Reporting to the dean of engineering, the department heads provide visionary leadership to advance the mission of their respective departments. Responsibilities include recruiting and mentoring excellent faculty, expanding scholarship and sponsored research, developing innovative and relevant curricula, managing department resources, promoting successes to internal and external audiences, and demonstrating a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Appointments at the rank of full professor will be considered with an anticipated start of August 15, 2020.


Two positions available:

  • Department Head Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering:

The Department of Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering offers preeminent bachelor’s and master’s level programs in electrical engineering and microelectronic engineering to approximately 600 undergraduate and 175 graduate students. Faculty and staff include 23 tenured/tenure-track faculty members, six lecturers, four support staff, and three academic advisors. In addition to teaching within the department, faculty conduct research and advise doctoral students in Engineering, Microsystems, Imaging Science, Computer and Information Sciences, and Sustainability. Faculty research expertise includes digital and computer systems, robotics, biomedical devices, communications, controls, integrated devices/circuits, MEMs, electromagnetic fields, semiconductor electronics, photonics/optoelectronics and signal/image/video processing. Researchers have access to exceptional laboratory resources for design and simulation of electronic/photonic circuits and systems, and a state of the art microfabrication cleanroom facility that supports materials and processes for micro/nanodevices. Research expenditures average approximately $1M annually.

Candidates may apply online at: Search: 4775BR


  • Department Head Computer Engineering:

Known for its comprehensive system-oriented curricula, career-focused education, collaborative research, and state-of-the-art laboratories and computing facilities, the department offers BS, MS, and dual BS/MS degrees in Computer Engineering, and participates in cross-disciplinary Ph.D. programs in Engineering, Computing and Information Sciences, Microsystems Engineering, and Imaging Science. With approximately 375 undergraduates and 50 graduate students, the department includes 11 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, three lecturers, four support staff, and two academic advisors. Faculty members are actively engaged in advancing technology in computing and information processing systems through dedicated teaching and groundbreaking transformative research in areas that include neuromorphic computing, computer architecture, quantum computing, computer communications and networking, artificial intelligence and machine learning, computer vision, and computer security. Research expenditures average approximately $1M annually.

Candidates may apply online at: Search: 4774BR


Required Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have an earned doctorate or equivalent terminal degree and a record of distinguished scholarship and teaching requisite for an appointment as a tenured full professor in the college. The interested candidates should refer to the individual job links for the preferred qualifications.

Required Application Documents:

Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References, Statement of Diversity Contribution.

Questions regarding the position in Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering may be directed to Dr. Ferat Sahin at  Questions regarding the position in the Department of Computer Engineering may be directed to Dr. Andres Kwasinski at   A review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until acceptable candidates are found.

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