Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies (COMSET)

Faculty Search for the Samuel Lewis Bell Distinguished Professorship

Applications and nominations are sought for the Samuel Lewis Bell Distinguished Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clemson University. This endowed position will be filled by an individual who merits tenure and rank at the Associate Professor level or higher.  The individual will be a world- class scholar and have a strong research track record in an area related to optoelectronics, lasers, semiconductor optical devices, integrated optics, or fiber optics. The person filling this position will have a joint affiliation between ECE and the Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies (COMSET). The holder of the Professorship also will be an integral part of the ECE undergraduate and graduate programs and participate in the new interdisciplinary graduate program in Photonics.

The Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is one of the largest and most active at Clemson, with over 40 faculty members, approximately 430 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 research enterprise has more than doubled over a 10-year period to its current level of $187 million in annual external awards. 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 25th 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 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 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, 2013 to receive full 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.