West Virginia University invites applications and nominations for the endowed position of Department Chair for the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering in the Statler College. We seek an energetic and ambitious leader with a strong record of scholarly and/or professional accomplishments. The vision of the Statler College is to be recognized internationally for its excellence in education, research and outreach. The Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering plays a key role in meeting this vision.
The Chair reports to the Dean of the Statler College and is responsible for the administration of all programs and budgets of the department, working with faculty, staff, and students to deliver outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs, and fostering research efforts of the highest quality. Specific duties include: administration; leadership and planning; mentoring and recruiting; teaching; research and scholarly activity; representing the department to constituents; and developing and maintaining productive relationships with alumni, business, and government communities. The department is developing a strategic vision for the next decade and the new chair will play a vital role in establishing the future direction of the department.
WVU is the State's comprehensive Land Grant University with an enrollment of about 32,000 students and a R1 Carnegie WVU is the State comprehensive Land Grant University with a main campus enrollment of approximately 29,000 students and a Carnegie Classification -R1: Doctoral Universities Highest Research Activity. Morgantown metro area has a population of about 137,000 residents with Morgantown itself at approximately 31,000. It is ranked among the most livable small cities in the country. The community lies within a high technology corridor that also includes several federal research facilities, such as the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory, NASA's Independent Verification and Validation Facility (IV&V), the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the FBI, as well as private industry. The city is located within reasonable driving distances from Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. Additional details on the area and the university are available at http://www.morgantownwv.gov/ and http://www.wvu.edu .
The Statler College has seven academic departments, over 4,200 students, and 135 faculty, with approximately $22M in annual external research expenditures. It is nationally recognized for high quality teaching and research, as well as for its excellent faculty and students. The Lane Department has 30 tenure-track faculty members, 470 undergraduate students, 150 MS students, and 75 Ph.D. students. It offers degrees in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Biometric Systems, Cyber Security, and Software Engineering.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.