Program Director of Engineering Management

Saint Louis, Missouri
The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.
Aug 04, 2017
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

We are seeking dynamic applicants for the position of Program Director of Engineering Management.  The candidate will provide leadership and oversight in all matters related to program development, curriculum, course development, faculty recruitment and mentoring. 


  • With the Associate Dean, faculty, and staff, develop the strategic direction of SEAS Engineering Management, Project Management, and Systems Integration programs; assessing the future needs of the profession and developing plans to position SEAS engineering management degree programs within that future.
  • Responsible for ongoing curriculum oversight, and evaluation, including research and engagement with user groups, industry leaders, and other academic/higher education organizations external to SEAS. 
  • Explore and develop collaboration with individuals and industry, government, and professional organizations.  Engage outside organizations to create opportunities for student projects, case studies, internships, and employer recruiting.  Engage Alumni to recruit new students and serve as guest lecturers, create networking opportunities.  
  • Recruit, retain, and evaluate faculty and subject matter experts; train and develop faculty; engage faculty in program and curriculum strategies and development initiatives.  Supervise, monitor, and evaluate performance of faculty and conducts faculty meetings for feedback, planning, and continuous improvement. Oversees the discipline of faculty when necessary, and ensuring faculty are knowledgeable of Wash U rules and regulations regarding academic integrity, grading, FERPA, classroom policies, book orders, etc. 
  • Update program curriculum, content, and/or delivery methods based on emerging practice, changes in the discipline, data on instructional effectiveness, current or future performance requirements, feasibility, and costs.  Establish and propose changes/deletions/additions to a program curriculum committee.  Ensure that Academic Student Services has a current syllabus for all courses offered in the program.  Ensure each syllabus has the WU policies on Code of Academic Conduct, Sexual Assault, Bias Reporting and Mental Health. 
  • Teach for-credit courses during the academic year within the Sever Institute programs.  Total credit hours and courses will be further defined based on the developed strategic direction.
  • Represent the program and the school at University and external meetings as appropriate. 
  • Available for promotional events involving marketing the program to prospective students, including conferences, informational events, and other promotional discussions/reviews. 
  • Available to students to discuss questions and make recommendations on program and course content.
  • Oversee development of new academic offerings such as programs/courses/vertical credentials.


  • Requires an earned Doctorate in Engineering Management, Systems Engineering, or a related discipline.
  • Five years or more of teaching experience in a university or 4 year college.  
  • Ability to work with diverse constituencies and staff.
  • Demonstrated commitment to nontraditional education of adults.
  • Experience with curriculum development and outcomes assessment.
  • Demonstrated ability in a supervisory role.
  • Experience with instructional innovation and online education.