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

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 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.