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College of Engineering

Faculty Positions

Job Title: Assistant Professor - Tyler Campus
Department: CECS - Electrical Engineering

Status: Closed

The Department of Electrical Engineering at The University of Texas at Tyler invites applications for one tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the general area of computer engineering to start in August, 2015.

An earned doctorate in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering, demonstrated English communication skills, and a commitment to excellence in research and teaching are required. Applicants for the position must have outstanding record of research or the potential to establish externally funded and sustainable research programs, a sincere commitment to teaching, and interest in engaging in substantive interdisciplinary research collaborations. Industrial experience is desirable. Information about the college, the university and the general Tyler area can be found on the web at Screening of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

Application packages may be submitted by email to:, or through the mail to Search Committee Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering, The University of Texas at Tyler, 3900 University Boulevard, Tyler, TX 75799. Each application should include a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and research accomplishments and interests, and the names and contact information for at least three references. The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States. 

This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code Section 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.  Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Texas at Tyler is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job Title: Dean of the College of Engineering
Department: College of Engineering

Status: Active

The Office of the Provost of The University of Texas at Tyler - one of the fastest-growing universities in The University of Texas System - invites nominations, inquiries and applications for the Dean of the College of Engineering. The Dean serves as Chief Academic Officer responsible for executive management of the College of Engineering and its full range of programs and initiatives. The incoming Dean will possess the requisite professional qualifications, leadership traits and values-driven attributes to lead the College as it continues a tradition of excellence.

The Dean of the College of Engineering is responsible for providing transformative leadership, focus, and strategic vision to lead the College to new levels of achievement. The new Dean must be a dynamic leader with impeccable integrity, a collaborative leadership style, and strong fiscal management skills.  The successful candidate will have a proven record of strategic planning, successfully orchestrating well-planned growth for both undergraduate and graduate programs, student enrollment growth, garnering financial support, building external partnerships, and building a research infrastructure including the ability to attract and retain exceptional faculty. 


Required Qualifications

  •  A terminal degree in an engineering and science field 
  •  Degree in areas currently represented in the College (e.g., civil, construction, environmental, electrical, or mechanical) or fields closely related with potential expansion in the College (e.g., biomedical, chemical, or industrial) 
  •  Academic credentials that qualify the candidate for tenure and the rank of full professor in the College of Engineering 
  •  Working knowledge of the ABET accreditation process 
  •  Experience securing grants and contracts


Desired Qualifications

  • Successful administrative experience as Department Chair, Associate/Assistant Dean, or Dean
  • Skill in data-driven management in evaluating, measuring and elevating faculty performance
  • Experience in leading an academic program to a successful accreditation or reaccreditation
  • Licensed Professional Engineer designation and/or experience in non-academic engineering and design work
  • Visionary and entrepreneurial leader who can shape, articulate, lead and implement the purposeful, engaging, and dynamic mission of the College of Engineering in the twenty-first century, setting the scholarly and pedagogical direction, and spearheading academic and research initiatives
  • Proven success in the management of off-site delivery
  • Strategic planning experience with ability to collaboratively identify and develop academic priorities for the College
  • Excellent presentation, negotiation, verbal and written communication skills, with proven capacity to clearly and succinctly articulate the College’s mission and vision to internal and external constituencies.
  • In-depth understanding of current engineering trends and best practices, and expertise/working knowledge of related professional fields
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse faculty, staff, and student population, with a history of encouraging cultural diversity
  • Fundraising skill and experience collaborating with Advancement staff to acquire support from public and private sources
  • The successful candidate exhibits an open and transparent, collaborative, consensus building management style predicated on mutual respect, active listening, enabling, leading and inspiring. Demonstrated ability to build trust through collaborative decision-making, embracing shared governance, and demonstrated commitment to academic freedom.


The University

UT Tyler, a component of The University of Texas System, is located in the beautiful East Texas lake country on the I-20 corridor about 100 miles east of Dallas and 200 miles north of Houston. Founded in 1971, UT Tyler is one of the fastest-growing universities in the renowned University of Texas System. Student enrollment and the number of degrees awarded at UT Tyler have more than doubled in the past 15 years. 


UT Tyler is a comprehensive institution, which, in addition to the College of Engineering, is composed of the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business and Technology, Education and Psychology, Nursing and Health Sciences, and Ben and Maytee College of Pharmacy. UT Tyler is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master's and doctoral degrees. The institution offers 42 undergraduate bachelor’s degrees, 33 graduate master’s degrees and 3 doctoral degree programs. 

The College

Founded in 1996 as the School of Engineering is celebrating its 20th anniversary, the College of Engineering offers four undergraduate and three graduate degree programs. The Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree programs are offered through the Department of Civil Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Department of Construction Management. In addition to the main campus in Tyler, the UT Tyler Houston Engineering Center is established in partnership with Houston area  community colleges to provide a seamless pathway to a four-year degree in civil, electrical or mechanical engineering.  All undergraduate engineering programs have received re-affirmation of their full accreditation from ABET in 2015.

UT Tyler is involved in several ground-breaking research efforts, including: The Center for Organic Semiconductor Modeling and Simulation (COSMOS) involving computer science and engineering faculty and students at The University of Texas at Dallas; Building Air Quality (BAQE) collaborative among engineering, computer science, and medical researchers at UT Tyler, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, The University of Texas at Austin, and The University of Texas at Dallas; and the East Texas STEM Education Center involving regional education service centers and school districts, Texas A&M University at Texarkana, and corporate partners. Information about the college, and university can be found at

The Process

For full consideration, applications should be received by January 1, 2017.


Send your resume, cover letter, current bio/profile, to:

 Aris Obar
Senior HR Representative
The University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, Texas 75799