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Department Head of Electrical Engineering
The American University of Sharjah (AUS) is seeking applicants for the position of Department Head of Electrical Engineering.
The BS degree offered by the Department is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org). The MS degree is offered with thesis, project and course-only options. Additionally, the Department faculty and students are major players in the interdisciplinary MS degree program in Mechatronics Engineering. All BS and MS degrees are accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the UAE. The Department currently has 16 full-time faculty positions, 4 lab instructors, administrative assistant, approximately 450 undergraduate students and 40 master students. Strengths include a dedicated, energetic and collegial faculty, an engaged student body, state-of-the-art laboratories, and a highly supportive college and university administration. Students and faculty represent very diverse backgrounds and nationalities; more than 90 nationalities are present on campus. A major facilities expansion is under way that will approximately double the lab, classroom, office and support functions of the College and Department. More information about the Department may be found online at /info/200169/college_of_engineering/157/department_of_electrical_engineering.
AUS is located in the Emirate of Sharjah, one of the seven emirates within the United Arab Emirates. It is about 20-minute drive from Dubai. The UAE is a highly diversified, technologically advanced and secure country with an excellent reputation for tourism, business, and engineering. The University, founded in 1997, is a private, not-for profit, co-educational institution with a healthy mix between teaching and research activities. More information about the location of AUS is available at www.google.com/maps/place/American+University+of+Sharjah and about the UAE at www.emirates.org.
The successful candidate must hold earned degrees, including the doctorate, in Electrical Engineering or a very closely related area. A demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, scholarship and professional service is required. Preference will be given to candidates with ABET-accreditation experience and a current academic rank of professor.
The successful candidate must be a dynamic and innovative individual with demonstrated leadership and administrative experience. Strong communication skills to engage with a wide variety of constituents within and outside the University are necessary. The selected individual will have the opportunity to develop and articulate a vision and long-range plan for the Department in research strategy to include areas vital to Sharjah, UAE and the Region. Enhanced funding for research, outreach and graduate student support are important dimensions that the Department Head will lead.
Individuals interested in this strategic position in the College of Engineering should submit a letter of interest detailing experience and accomplishments directly related to the requirements stated above, a full CV, and the names and contact details of three references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with review of applications to begin upon receipt. The anticipated start date is August 2015. Applications should be submitted vie e-mail to SOE-ELEDH@aus.edu.