Associate/Full Professor & Department Head (Electrical & Computer Engineering)



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Prairie View A&M University


College Of Engineering

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

Prairie View, Texas

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Job Description

The Department Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) will lead a teaching and research-balanced department, providing vision in concert with strategic planning of the department, which aligns with the goals, and strategic plan of the university. The Department Head will lead the department to advance and accelerate research, innovation and education and facilitate collaborations across the university as well as nationally and internationally. The Department Head will be responsible for departmental strategic planning, personnel and facility management, student cultivation, curriculum development, and other required duties.


  • Managing the administrative functions of the department: guide and motivate faculty, hire new workers, determine fiscal goals of the department and ensure department success, oversee and establish policy, evaluate faculty and staff work performance, create work schedules, arrange department meetings and facility management.
  • Maintaining ABET/SACSCOC accreditation requirements: monitor curriculum development, evaluate teaching professors to ensure that students are receiving the best possible learning experience.
  • Teaching one undergraduate/graduate course per semester.
  • Advising students.
  • Writing proposals and conducting research.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

  • Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering.
  • Demonstrated strong peer-reviewed grant development experience, high quality research, and scholarship supported by federal, state, and/or industry funding.
  • Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching that warrants a tenured track appointment at the rank of Associate/Full Professor.
  • Demonstrated experience with ABET and regional accreditation.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated administrative leadership and experience in higher education such as the director of a research center or research institute, head of an academic department, or comparable position with responsibilities that included budgeting, strategic planning, personnel management, performance reviews, and promotion and tenure decisions.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity with higher education systems including ABET accreditation.
  • Open Until Filled

Background Check Requirements

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

How to apply

Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter

Application Submission Guidelines:

All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.

The required documents listed in the above “Required Attachments” section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or [email protected] should you need assistance with the online application process.