Distinguished Chair Professor of Engineering
University of Maryland
United States

Posting Details

Position Number: 126978

Title: Professor

Functional Title: Professor

Category Status: 01-Faculty Tenured

Applicant Search Category: Faculty

University Authorized FTE: 100

Unit: ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

The A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland serves as the catalyst for high-quality research, innovation, and learning, preparing our students to create innovations that will address the 21st century Grand Challenges in energy, environment, security, and human health and improve the human condition. The Clark School is dedicated to leading and transforming the engineering discipline and profession, to accelerating entrepreneurship, and to transforming research and learning activities into new innovations that benefit millions. The Clark School is ranked 10th among public engineering schools and 20th overall in the 2022 US News graduate rankings, has over 200 faculty, 15 NAE members, research expenditures of $148M, 8 departments, approximately 4200 undergraduate and 2100 graduate students. With the recent completion of two new buildings, A. James Clark Hall and the E.A. Fernandez IDEA Factory and a third 150,000 GSF building under design, the college is a growing and dynamic environment for education and research.

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Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. A prior criminal conviction or convictions will not automatically disqualify a finalist from employment in the position.

Vaccine Protocol

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

Applications and nominations are invited for Clark Distinguished Chair positions in the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland. These are tenured endowed positions at the full professor level supported by a major gift from the A. James and Alice B. Clark Foundation. While the research areas of successful candidates are open, areas of current strategic interest to the Clark School include hypersonics, space systems, advanced communications, AI and machine learning for autonomous systems, quantum technologies, advanced materials, and environmental engineering for sustainability.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have an earned doctorate in engineering or a closely related field and
qualified for appointment as a tenured full professor; possess strong leadership ability with
proven interpersonal skills; international prominence for their contributions to their field of
research and demonstrated success with large multi-disciplinary proposals.

Posting Date: 01/26/2022

Open Until Filled Yes

Best Consideration Date 05/31/2022

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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