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Dean of Engineering and Applied Science University of New Haven: The School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at the University of New Haven has re-opened its search for an enthusiastic, creative leader for the position of Dean of Engineering and Applied Science. The starting date is July 1, 2001, or earlier if mutually agreed. The University of New Haven is a private, independent, comprehensive university based in southern New England, with a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. SEAS offers undergraduate programs in Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, which have all recently been re-accredited by ABET under Engineering Criteria 2000. The School also offers undergraduate programs in Chemistry, Computer Engineering (new), Computer Science (CSAB-accredited) and General Engineering. Masters degrees are offered in Computer and Information Science, Environmental, Electrical, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, and Engineering Management (new executive program). SEAS currently has 40 full-time faculty and about 450 FTE students. The dean reports to the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs and is a key member of the President's Management Committee and the Provost's Academic Leadership Council, which determine strategic directions and overall policy for the university. The Dean provides academic leadership and assists faculty in obtaining support for teaching and scholarly activities. The Dean is expected to cultivate contacts with industry, alumni and other institutions, to lead efforts in recruiting students and to play a leadership role in maintaining program accreditation, including program assessment and continuous improvement. Requirements for the position include: a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in engineering, with at least one degree in an engineering discipline related to our existing programs; demonstrated ability to facilitate industrial collaboration and secure external funding; a record of teaching and scholarship commensurate with appointment at the rank of Professor; substantial administrative and supervisory experience in an academic setting, preferably with ABET-accredited programs; and superior communication, team-building and interpersonal skills. Applications should include a curriculum vita, contact information for three references, and a statement of the candidate's qualifications for the position, management philosophy and personal vision for engineering education. Send applications to: SEAS Dean Search Committee Chair, Search Number Y2K-15A, University of New Haven, 300 Orange Avenue, West Haven, CT 06516. Screening of applicants will begin November 13, 2000. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The University of New Haven is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Additional information about the university is available from www.newhaven.edu . Applications will not be accepted electronically.

Chair of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering: Arizona State University (ASU) invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department consists of 30 faculty members and offers B.S., M.S., M.S.E. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Approximately 700 undergraduates and 115 graduate students are currently enrolled in the department. ASU is a research one university widely recognized as one of the most rapidly emerging institutions in the U. S. The main campus is located near the heart of metropolitan Phoenix, in the City of Tempe. Phoenix is a cosmopolitan, culturally diverse area of approximately two million people. The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences has 8 academic departments and schools and 7 research centers. The enrollment in the college includes approximately 4,000 undergraduates and 1,700 graduate students (400 Ph.D.'s) with 191 tenured or tenure-track faculty members. The college has been recognized for its innovative Engineering Excellence Program, a three-way partnership among state government, industry and the university. The Chair reports to the Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, provides intellectual leadership to the department, promotes the development of a shared vision of academic excellence, facilitates cross-disciplinary interactions and represents the department to the academic and industrial communities at large. The Chair takes an active role in faculty development and works with faculty within the department to encourage innovation in teaching and the aggressive pursuit of a wide range of research opportunities. The Chair promotes cultural diversity and minority development throughout the department. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in mechanical or aerospace engineering or a closely related area, and must be qualified for a tenured faculty position at the full professor rank within the department. Candidates must have a strong record of scholarly achievement in areas related to the mission of the department, must have a strong interest in education, and must provide evidence of strong leadership, management and interpersonal skills. Candidates will be expected to show potential for leading the department in the development of new initiatives, and to have a clear vision of the future of mechanical and aerospace engineering in research and education. Nationally recognized candidates are desired, with a strong on-going program of research, who have a demonstrated ability to bring diverse groups together to attain department objectives. The candidates should have leadership experience, the ability to develop cross-disciplinary cooperation, and have an active interest in promoting industry/university relations. Candidates must supply a curriculum vitae, a letter of interest, and the names, addresses and phone/fax numbers of at least five references to Professor Stephen Goodnick, Chair, Search Committee for the Chair of MAE, P.O. Box 875706, Arizona State University, Tempe, Az 85287-5706. Questions regarding this position may be directed by e-mail to Stephen.Goodnick@asu.edu . The application deadline is January 15, 2001 or on the 15th of each month thereafter until the position is filled. The position is tenable July 1, 2001 or as soon as possible thereafter. Salary will be competitive. ASU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively seeks diversity among applicants and promotes a diverse work force.

Chair, Computer Engineering: San Jose State University-Applications are invited for the Chair of Computer Engineering. Requirements are: doctorate in a relevant discipline with experience and scholarly accomplishments appropriate for appointment at the rank of professor; demonstrated ability to develop a vision for and manage an academic department and to foster cooperative working relationships among faculty; commitment to developing a department faculty with excellence in teaching, industry collaboration, and scholarship; a record of building cooperative relationships with industry; and a commitment to serving the needs of Silicon Valley and global industries. Screening of applications will begin on December 15, 2000 and will continue until the position is filled. The projected starting date is August 2001. Send application letter, resume, publications list, and the names of four references to: Computer Engineering Chair Search Committee, College of Engineering, San Jose State University, San Jose CA 95192-0080. See the website http://www.engr.sjsu.edu for additional details. San Jose State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Reasonable accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities.

Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering: The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tulane University, invites applications and nominations for the position of department chair. The position will be available as early as March 2001 and will remain open until filled. Screening of applications will begin on December 1, 2000. The challenge for the Chair will be to (1) lead the faculty to the articulated vision of the department, (2) serve as a role-model in faculty development, teaching, and research and (3) establishing partnerships with industry and professional, governmental and service communities of New Orleans. In addition to an earned doctorate in civil or environmental engineering, the successful candidate is expected to either have, or obtain within a reasonable time, registration as a professional engineer. The department tenure-track faculty will grow from eight to nine with this position. We expect to grow in faculty strength over the next six years. In fulfilling our mission of research and undergraduate teaching excellence we will blend our civil and environmental engineering strengths towards education and research into urban infrastructure systems. Tulane faculty are privileged to work amidst the unique charms of New Orleans. The ambiance of the city, the friendliness of its people, the unbeatable cuisine, the aura of the Mississippi River and the unique geography of the region combine to make Tulane University an ideal institution in which to prosper, both personally and professionally. The University is comprised of Tulane Medical Center, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Primate Center, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Architecture, School of Business, School of Law, and a School of Engineering with 56 faculty. Applicants should submit a C.V., list of three references and a letter containing a statement of professional goals, research interests and commitment to outstanding teaching. Please forward this information to: Chair, Search Committee, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering Building, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118. Tulane University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. We encourage applications from women and ethnic minorities.

James and Lorna Mack Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering: The Department of Chemical Engineering at Michigan Technological University is seeking highly qualified candidates for an endowed chair supported by a generous $2M gift from Jim and Lorna Mack. Michigan Tech has made a commitment to grow our research efforts in biotechnology and bioengineering as one of the focal points in the university strategic plan for the future. The Mack chair holder will have the opportunity to provide a strategic direction for Michigan Tech's growing research efforts in biotechnology and bioengineering, and will play a substantial role in setting the university-wide agenda for research in bioengineering-related fields . Responsibilities of the Mack Chair will include the establishment of a nationally recognized research program in bioengineering at Michigan Tech and teaching undergraduate and graduate classes to support their research efforts. Applicants with significant industrial experience are encouraged to apply. Details concerning research efforts in the Department can be found on the departmental WWW site at: http://www.chem.mtu.edu/chem_eng. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or related discipline. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research plans and teaching interests, the names/addresses/phone numbers of 3 references, and a set of representative publications to James and Lorna Mack Chair Search Committee, Chemical Engineering Department, Rm. 203 CSE Bldg, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931-1295. Application review will begin on January 1, 2001. MTU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Educational Institution.

Dean, College of Engineering: Montana State University seeks a broad range of applicants to serve as the dean and chief administrative officer of its College of Engineering. The Dean will lead the College in establishing a shared vision for the College for the 21st century and will motivate faculty, students and staff to aspire to that vision. He/she guides long-range planning efforts and promotes the College to its many external constituencies. The Dean also coordinates the implementation and enhancement of the instructional, research, and service programs of the College in the land grant tradition. The College offers 19 degree programs from the baccalaureate through the Ph.D. level in engineering, engineering technology, and computer science. In addition to the academic departments of Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, the College houses several internationally-recognized research programs, including the Center for Biofilm Engineering, an NSF-designated Engineering Research Center. Approximately $9M is expended annually in grants and contracts activity. The 100+ faculty serve a population of about 2200 undergraduate and graduate students. Montana State University is a comprehensive land grant institution with approximately 12,000 students on its Bozeman campus. Located in the scenic Gallatin Valley 90 miles north of Yellowstone National Park, Bozeman is the cultural, economic, and technological center for a large agricultural region enhanced by world-renowned outdoor recreational activities. For complete announcement and application information see: http://www.montana.edu/msuinfo/jobs/prof or call (406) 994-4371. Screening begins December 1, 2000. ADA/EO/AA Veterans Preference.

Dean, College of Engineering and Mineral Resources: West Virginia University is seeking a dynamic leader for the College of Engineering and Mineral Resources who can capitalize on its significant strengths, take advantage of emerging opportunities, and build a cohesive College community. WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY (www.wvu.edu), founded in 1867, is a Doctoral/Research University - Extensive as classified by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education - based on the complexity and breadth of its mission. WVU is the1862 land-grant institution in the State of West Virginia and is committed to providing high quality instructional programs, to fostering basic and applied research and scholarship, and to supporting public service activities within West Virginia. Nearly 22,000 students are currently enrolled in 169 degree programs offered through thirteen colleges and schools, including a comprehensive Health Sciences Center. The University is located in Morgantown, a vibrant community of approximately 45,000 in the Appalachian Mountains on West Virginia's northern border adjacent to Pennsylvania with ready access to such metropolitan areas as Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, D.C. A number of federal government agencies (e.g., NIOSH, NETL, NASA, and the FBI) are located either in Morgantown or within a 25-mile radius. Morgantown is rated number one among best small towns in which to live in the U.S. according to the recently published bizjournals.com's Demographics Daily list and has one of the top 100 school systems in the country. THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND MINERAL RESOURCES (www.cemr.wvu.edu) enrolls nearly 1,600 undergraduate and 665 graduate majors, awarding degrees across a full spectrum of programs contained within its seven departments: Chemical, Civil & Environmental, Computer Science and Electrical, Industrial and Management Systems, Mechanical & Aerospace, Petroleum & Natural Gas, and Mining. All eligible undergraduate degrees are ABET-accredited including the optional Co-Op program. In addition, there are Master's and Ph.D. programs in all departments. The College employs 110 full-time faculty and approximately 150 staff to support its degree programs and an extensive research and service agenda attracting more than $15 million in external funding each year. The College houses a number of research centers, including the Constructed Facilities Center, the National Center for Alternative Transportation Fuels, and the Software Engineering Research Center, and works with the National Research Center for Coal and Energy. RESPONSIBILITIES: The Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the College and reports directly to the Provost of the University. Responsibilities include leading and managing the College's academic, research, and service programs; planning and allocating human, financial, and physical resources; developing and evaluating faculty and staff; fund raising and external development; and representing the College to its constituencies. QUALIFICATIONS: West Virginia University seeks an innovative individual who has demonstrated excellence in academic and administrative leadership. Desired characteristics include: - Commitment to an environment of effective communications, shared decision-making and governance. - Ability to be an articulate advocate and spokesperson, to represent the College to its constituents and to the profession. - Proven executive leadership, including presence, energy, and insight needed to effect productive and cost-effective change. - Demonstrated ability to foster academic excellence in instruction, research, and service. - Ability to attract financial and other support for the College and expand the College's established national reputation. - Ability to develop interdepartmental, intercollegiate and interinstitutional collaborative projects and maintain relationships between the College and other WV institutions such as WVU Institute of Technology and Marshall University. SALARY: Salary for the position is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications of the person selected. The successful candidate will be granted tenure in the appropriate department, should the candidate be eligible. STARTING DATE: July 1, 2001. APPLICATION: West Virginia University is strongly committed to diversity and welcomes nominations and applications from all qualified individuals. Candidates should submit a letter of application; curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least five references. These materials should provide evidence of the applicant's qualifications as noted above. The deadline for applications is January 5, 2001. Applications and nominations should be directed to: Russell Dean, Associate Provost, Search Committee for CEMR Dean, PO BOX 6203, Morgantown, WV 26506-6203. Telephone: (304) 293-7119. West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status and national origin, or sexual orientation. The University attempts to be responsive to dual career couples.

Ohio University Dean The Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology: Ohio University invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology (Russ College). Appointment commences July 2001. With approximately 75 tenure track faculty, 1500 undergraduates, and 300 graduate students, the Russ College includes the Departments of Aviation, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Industrial Technology, and Mechanical Engineering, and the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, all of which offer programs of study leading to baccalaureate degrees. All B.S. engineering programs are accredited by the EAC/ABET. Five Master of Science degrees and three Ph.D. programs are offered. The college houses seven research centers or institutes. Several of these are recognized as national or international centers of excellence, including the Avionics Engineering Center, the Ohio Research Institute for Transportation and the Environment, the Center for Advanced Software Systems Integration, and the Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology. Externally sponsored research expenditures in the college are about $8 million annually. The college is endowed with gifts whose total value is currently estimated to be over $44 million. Income from the endowments helps support research, the purchase of research equipment, faculty enrichment, graduate student research fellowships and associateships, two visiting chair professorships, and several named professorships. Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ, longtime benefactors of Ohio University and the Russ College, have endowed a biennial $500,000 prize to be awarded by the National Academy of Engineering. The first Russ prize will be awarded in February 2001 during National Engineering Week. The Russ College looks ahead to a future in a state poised to make major increases in its support for research and commercialization. The college plans to grow and develop in order to support the state and its graduates in entering the new knowledge-based economy. POSITION DESCRIPTION As chief administrative officer of the college, the Dean is responsible for the oversight and development of degree programs; research promotion; scholarship and faculty development; planning and administering budgets; development and fund-raising activities; conducting long range and strategic planning; and representing the college to all its constituencies. The Dean is expected to provide leadership for a college committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service. The Dean reports to the Provost and is a member of the Deans' Council. QUALIFICATIONS Candidates must have an earned doctorate or equivalent; credentials sufficient for a tenured appointment at the rank of professor in one of the departments within the college; significant successful administrative experience in education, government or industry; demonstrated managerial and leadership skills; budgetary experience; excellent communication skills; demonstrated success in teaching, service, research, and scholarly activity; demonstrated ability in obtaining sponsored support; the demonstrated ability to promote productive relationships with faculty, students, donors, alumni, and other constituencies; and a commitment to collegial decision-making. Professional registration or other appropriate certification and industrial experience are desirable. The annual salary is competitive and commensurate with background and experience. In addition, the Dean of the Russ College is awarded the title of Cruse W. Moss Professor of Engineering Education. THE INSTITUTION AND SETTING Established in 1804, Ohio University is a public residential Research II university located in the scenic Appalachian foothills 75 miles southeast of Columbus. Enrollment on the Athens campus currently exceeds 19,000 students with over 8,000 on five regional campuses. The university offers baccalaureate degrees in 91 fields, master's degrees in 41 fields, and doctoral degrees in 23 fields. Though students are predominately from Ohio, the university enrolls students from all 50 states and from more than 100 countries. Additional information is available at the university's website: http://www.ohio.edu and the college website: http://www.ent.ohiou.edu APPLICATION PROCESS Each applicant must submit a comprehensive resume, names and contact information for three references, and a cover letter discussing qualifications for the position as articulated in the announcement. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2000. Send all information to: Dr. Dennis Irwin, Chair RCENT Dean's Search Committee c/o Provost's Office Cutler Hall 306 Ohio University Athens, OH 45701-2979 e-mail: Russ.Dean.Search@ohio.edu Ohio University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Dean, College of Engineering: Florida International University, seeks applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Engineering. The new Dean will be a proven leader with a commitment to innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to engineering and science education. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to build upon current sponsored research programs and a successful administrative track record. The Dean will join a community of dedicated scholars in a high quality and growing engineering program. Candidates must have credentials commensurate with appointment as a tenured full professor and a doctorate in engineering or a master's in engineering and doctorate in a related discipline such as computer or information science, and experience in federally funded research. Candidates must also demonstrate proven academic administrative, fiscal and management experience. Professional engineering experience is highly desirable. Candidates must have successfully managed a large, complex unit with a nationally competitive research program. Candidates are expected to have a national reputation with well-developed federal agency, industry, and professional society networks. The salary for this position is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The College of Engineering is South Florida's premier engineering education resource. It offers baccalaureate, master and doctoral degrees in biomedical, civil, chemical, computer, electrical, environmental, construction management, industrial, mechanical and systems engineering. The College has eighty-eight faculty members and enrolls 1460 students. Research is an integral part of the College's curriculum, supported by centers of excellence, where faculty and students work with cutting edge technology. All major federal agencies and a large number of local, national and international corporations support this research. In FY2000 external funding obtained by the departments reached $6,000,000; center funding passed $12,000,000. The university has recognized the College's distinguished faculty for excellence in teaching, research and service. The members of the Engineering faculty have received numerous national awards. Florida International University is one of America's most dynamic universities. The University serves Southeast Florida, the state, the nation, and the international community by imparting knowledge through excellent instruction, creating new knowledge through research, and by providing public service on a local, national, and international scale. In just 28 years, the University has achieved a national reputation for excellence and has become an international center of learning and research with state-of-the-art facilities. The university has recently received Carnegie classification as a doctoral, research extensive university—one of only 149 universities in this category nationwide. The university offers more than 175 baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degree programs in 280 majors through its 16 colleges and schools to students nationwide and from more than 130 foreign countries. Enrollment currently exceeds 31,000, with 1,200 faculty members, and 83,000 alumni, making it the largest university in South Florida. FIU has a strong history of diversity and minority representation among its students, faculty and administrators, and ranks in the top one percent of all U. S. universities in campus diversity.  Deadline and Contact Information: E-mail inquiries and applications are preferred. Send letter of inquiry or application accompanied by current curriculum vitae along with the names 5 current references and their telephone numbers to: Dr. Thomas A. Breslin, Vice-President for Research, Division of Sponsored Research and Training, PC 539, Florida International University, University Park Campus, Miami, Florida 33199.  Paper applications must be postmarked by January 1, 2001; Electronic applications must be received by January 1, 2001. Florida International University is a member of the State University System and an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Employer.

Department Chair Position: State University of New York at Binghamton Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering Department of Bioengineering The Watson School of Engineering at the State University of New York at Binghamton seeks a senior faculty member to provide leadership in development of newly authorized undergraduate, graduate and research programs in the field of Bioengineering. The appointee will serve as the first Chair of the Department of Bioengineering, will coordinate development of curricula and facilities, and will provide leadership in developing multi-disciplinary research efforts in bioengineering that leverage strengths both within engineering and from other academic units. The Watson School currently has degree programs in electrical, mechanical, industrial, materials, and computer engineering and in computer science and systems science. The University also houses strong programs in biological sciences, physics, and chemistry and the highly regarded Decker School of Nursing. All of these programs may be expected to contribute to the research activities of the Bioengineering program and, as appropriate, the instructional curriculum. Candidates should possess a Ph.D. degree in an engineering field or related science and extensive experience in the field of bioengineering or biomedical engineering. They should have a demonstrated record of research and teaching accomplishments and peer recognition in the national forums of the discipline. They should have experience working effectively with private sector companies and a fundamental understanding of issues related to a university's role in technology transfer and economic development. They should possess the intellectual and interpersonal skills that enable them to work collaboratively with members of other disciplines. Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, and the names, postal and e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of four references to: John A. Fillo, Chair of Search Committee, The Watson School Dean's Office, State University of New York at Binghamton, P.O. Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The State University of New York is strongly committed to affirmative action. Recruitment conducted without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or national origin.

Director, School of Science, Engineering and Technology: Penn State Capital College seeks an academic administrative leader for its School of Science, Engineering and Technology. The preferred candidate will possess: an earned doctorate in, or closely related to, a discipline represented within the School; record of excellence in teaching, research, and service; significant academic experience; proven management skills; demonstrated leadership in the enhancement of undergraduate and graduate education; commitment to cultural diversity; skills for developing collaborative relationships with business and industry; record of acquiring external funding; educational and/or experiential background to effectively represent various disciplines within the School; eligibility for appointment as senior faculty. Preferred starting date is January1, 2001. The Capital College is comprised of two campuses–Penn State Harrisburg and Penn State Schuylkill. The School of Science, Engineering and Technology offers Bachelor of Science programs in Computer Science, Mathematical Science, Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Structural Design and Construction Engineering Technology and Master's programs in Computer Science, Engineering Science, Electrical Engineering and Environmental Pollution Control at the Harrisburg campus. The Schuylkill campus offers associate degree programs in Information Sciences and Technology and Electrical Engineering Technology as well as the first two years of Engineering and Science programs. The School has 56 full-time faculty and over 530 full/part-time students, and its engineering technology programs are fully accredited. The College is easily accessible from Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and New York. Penn State Harrisburg is located in Middletown, near the state capital of Harrisburg, and Penn State Schuylkill is located in Schuylkill Haven, approximately 55 miles northeast of Middletown. The College's enrollment of more than 4,500 (1,000 at Schuylkill and 3,500 at Harrisburg) is a mixture of traditional and nontraditional, full-time and part-time, resident and commuter students. The College offers baccalaureate degrees in 30 academic majors, 17 master's degree programs, and two doctoral programs. Please submit a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of five references to: Chair, Director of School of SET Search Committee, c/o Mrs. Dorothy J. Guy, Manager of Human Resources, Penn State Capital College, Box ASEE, 777 West Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17057-4898. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

Tulane Endowed Chair Position in Biomedical Engineering: The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tulane University invites nominations and applications for an endowed position, the 'Alden J. Laborde Professor of Biomedical Engineering,' that will be available beginning July 1, 2001. This endowed chair, newly dedicated to the Department of Biomedical Engineering, will allow us to add breadth and depth to our existing research and teaching activities in biomechanics, biomaterials, bioelectricity and bioelectonics, cell and tissue engineering, and design. Strategic growth areas that have been targeted by the department include polymeric biomaterials, experimental electrophysiology, biotransport, and design-and we especially encourage applications from candidates with interests in one of these areas. The department, founded in 1977, presently has 12 full-time faculty members, an ABET accredited undergraduate program with approximately 175 undergraduate majors and 50 graduate students. Candidates should be established leaders in their field, with a record of research and teaching accomplishments that would make them eligible for appointment as a full Professor in Biomedical Engineering. We plan to begin interviews with the top candidates by January 15, 2001. However, the search will continue until the position is filled. Send nominations or applications to: Richard T. Hart, Ph.D. Faculty Search Committee Department of Biomedical Engineering Boggs Center, Suite 500 Tulane University New Orleans, LA 70118-5674 Applicants should include a description of current and planned research and teaching activities along with a current Curriculum Vitae and the names and addresses of three references. Tulane University is an Affirmative Action - Equal Opportunity employer.

Head, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering: The College of Engineering at North Carolina State University (NCSU) invites nominations and applications for the position of Department Head in Electrical and Computer Engineering. The successful candidate will have an earned Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, exhibit strong qualities of leadership and have a distinguished record of scholarly achievement. The new Head must have the vision and skills to continue leading the Department to its goals of excellence in research, teaching, and extension. The Department has 50 faculty members, 1200 undergraduates, over 400 graduate students and was ranked # 2 in the Southeast in Ph.D. quality and education and 21st among all institutions in a recent National Research Council report. It offers the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in both electrical engineering and computer engineering. It recently started offering a M.S. degree in Computer Networking, joint with Computer Science and Management. Current departmental research funding is over $13 million annually. Plans for the future include hiring new faculty in critical areas and the relocation of the Department to Centennial Campus, a joint University-Industry campus/research park. Organized research activities within the department include The Center for Advanced Electronic Materials Processing (initiated as an NSF Engineering Research Center), the Center for Advanced Computing and Communications (an IUCRC), the Electric Power Research Center (joint with Nuclear Engineering), the Power Semiconductor Research Center, the Center for Robotics and Intelligent Machines, the Center for Embedded Systems Research, and the SRC/Sematech-sponsored Front End Processing Center. The Department has very extensive research facilities, including over 9,000 square feet of clean room; and over $25M of equipment distributed amongst various laboratories (the Electronics Research Laboratory, the Solid State Laboratory, the Biomedical Microsensors Laboratory, the Biomedical Instrumentation Laboratory, the Advanced Diagnosis and Control Laboratory and the Advanced DSP Laboratory). In addition, the Department has extensive computing capabilities including multiple computer and disk servers, as well as widespread workstation and PC facilities. North Carolina State University is located in Raleigh within the Research Triangle. This region of North Carolina contains one of the nation's premier concentrations of corporate and public research and development. The area offers outstanding opportunities for professional growth and an exceptional quality of life. Nominations and applications should include a professional resume and at least three appropriate references. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 1, 2001. However, early applications are highly encouraged. Nominations and applications will continue to be accepted until the Department Head is selected. Please send nominations or letters of intent, along with the names of three references and curriculum vitae, to: Chairman, Search Committee for ECE Head, Box 7904, NC State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7904. Inquiries may be sent by e-mail to yarbroug@eos. ncsu.edu.  North Carolina State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact the committee, (919) 515-9968

H. Fort Flowers Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering: The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt University seeks applications or nominations for an endowed professorship, the H. Fort Flowers Chair of Mechanical Engineering. Candidates should be internationally known, distinguished scholars with outstanding research and teaching records. Candidates are invited from all areas of Mechanical Engineering with preference given to mechanical systems, nanotechnology, MEMS dynamics and design. Candidates should have expertise and research interests that are complementary and synergistic with existing research areas in the department. The candidate is expected to initiate an active research program and provide senior leadership in the Mechanical Engineering Department. The appointment is at a senior tenured level; salary will be commensurate with experience. Nominations and applications will be considered until the position is filled. Applications and nominations should be sent to Professor Robert W. Pitz, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, VU Station B 351592 Nashville, TN 37235-1592. Vanderbilt University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

LeTourneau University Dean School of Engineering and Engineering Technology Longview, Texas: Position Description: The Dean leads the School of about 400 students and fifteen full-time faculty. He/she reports to the Vice-President for Academic Affairs, serves on the Academic Council and teaches in the program. The School offers EAC/ABET accredited degrees in engineering with concentrations in mechanical, electrical, welding and computer, and degrees in engineering technology with concentrations in mechanical, electrical and welding. A new 53,000 square foot center for Engineering, Science and Technology will be completed by fall, 2001. The position is twelve-month with four weeks off in the summer and an additional four weeks during the academic year. QUALIFICATIONS LeTourneau University seeks a dynamic person with an enthusiastic and contagious Christian faith who is committed to leadership at a dynamic Christian University where the integration of faith and academic excellence is paramount. The new Dean will demonstrate experience and personal qualities, which will provide bold yet balanced leadership to one of the university's flagship programs, taking the School of Engineering and Engineering Technology to new heights of excellence -Ph.D. in engineering, with electrical, mechanical or welding preferred. -Knowledge of the requirements of ABET 2000. -Evidence of ability to provide leadership and voice for both the academic com ponents and the administrative responsibilities of the role. -Good oral and written communication skills. Rank and salary is dependent upon experience and qualifications. LeTouneau University provides a significant benefit package that includes medical and life insurance and contribution to a retirement program. See www.letu.edu/news/jobs for more information. PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION OR NOMINATION Position begins July 1, 2001 or earlier if available. Applicants agreeing with the educational mission of LeTourneau University are considered without regard to race, age, sex, disabling condition or national origin. Send resume and statement of compatibility with the mission of the University (e-mail preferred): Dr. Glenn Sumrall Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs LeTourneau University Post Office Box 7001 Longview, Texas 75607-7001 FAX (903) 233-3227 Phone (903) 233-3200 Web Address: www.letu.edu E-mail address: GlennSumrall@letu.edu