This position is responsible for overseeing the development and success of the degree and related certificate programs in the fields of Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. The primary goal of the chair is to develop activities across major components of the school’s academic mission, including educational excellence and student success. This position is an excellent opportunity to join an established and growing institution in a leadership capacity.


Faculty Oversight & Leadership

  • Recruit, evaluate, retain, mentor, and engage faculty to ensure there are sufficient and qualified faculty to instruct courses falling under the scope of the programs.
  • Develop appropriate performance metrics and assessment tools/procedures/reports to assess faculty performance and promote high academic standards.
  • Routinely assess faculty performance and provide guidance and plans for improvement.
  • Develop and execute appropriate faculty development programs, including onboarding programs for new faculty.
  • Hold regular meetings with faculty to review relevant policies, procedures and initiatives.

Program Oversight & Leadership

  • Develop and foster a vision for the growth and improvement of the programs in order to adapt to the needs of the industry and achieve its stated goals: a vision supported by feedback from stakeholders, including students, faculty, and members of the business community.
  • Employ effective leadership skills to outline clear goals with well-defined objectives and feasible timelines that are necessary to achieve the vision.
  • Maintain, modify and improve the overall program design, including the curriculum, lesson plans, syllabi, books, labs, projects and learning resources utilized in the respective programs.
  • Develop learning outcomes and methods for assessing the effectiveness of each course in the programs.
  • Conduct program evaluations and routinely develop/execute plans to address areas to improvement.
  • Report on the department’s performance measures and statuses of improvement projects.
  • Promote the program through collaboration with administration to ensure there are sufficient and qualified student cohorts entering the programs.
  • Oversee student academic advising, mentoring and success within the program.
  • Ensure the completion and placement rates of the programs are within the required rates per school policy and work effectively with administrative offices to advance student professional success.
  • Maintain and regularly update learning resources utilized by the programs.
  • Support the regular upkeep of classrooms and lab spaces used by the program.
  • Lead the programs internal and external accreditation/assessment requirements.
  • Host Program Advisory Committee (PAC) meetings as needed.
  • Manage course scheduling.
  • Report on the department’s performance measures and statuses of improvement projects.

Teaching & Administrative Responsibilities

  • Instruct courses as needed through effective teaching strategies that promote student engagement and motivation.
  • Develop lesson plans and assessments appropriate to the learning objectives of the instructed courses.
  • Engage in research, scholarly and creative activities.
  • Engage in corrective action to address student, faculty, and staff concerns.
  • Collaborate and work effectively with faculty across various academic committees.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the school president.


  • Minimum master's degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering, or a related discipline. Doctorate degree preferred.
  • Minimum 5 or more years of teaching experience at an accredited college or university.
  • Experience in leadership and management roles within higher education preferred.
  • Experience and training in pedagogy and academic assessment preferred.
  • Experience with leading accreditation efforts preferred, especially with WSCUC, ACCSC and/or ABET.
  • Leadership capabilities and ability to problem solve, facilitate meetings, and maintain flexibility, and see projects through to completion.
  • High-level of personal integrity, patience, and positive attitude.
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and manage projects effectively.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills.