Director of Engineering Programs

Hanover College
Hanover, Indiana
Oct 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Hanover College, Indiana’s oldest private liberal arts college, invites nominations and applications for the newly created position of Director of Engineering Programs. Building on the basis of an already established curriculum, corporate partnership, and recruitment, the Director will have the opportunity to further define a distinctive program.

Hanover has formed an Engineering Advisory Board that includes leadership from a strong manufacturing base and helps shape the relationship of the community with the College. A potential hub for specialized expertise and research, Hanover seeks to further partner with local and regional industry for experiential learning, student intern opportunities, technology transfer, and entrepreneurial growth.  These initiatives will advance the College and positively impact the economic development of Jefferson County and the southeastern region of Indiana.   

Hanover is a selective college located on 400+ beautiful acres on the southeastern border of Indiana to Kentucky, overlooking the Ohio River.  The faculty work closely with the students in and out of the classroom and model lifelong inquiry through ongoing scholarship in their disciplines, oftentimes in collaboration with students.  With the development of the Engineering Programs, Hanover appeals to students who seek a strong engineering degree coupled with a broader education in a liberal arts setting. Degrees to be offered are a B.S. in Engineering in one of six specializations (Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Engineering Physics, and General Engineering) along with a flexible B.A. in Engineering Science. For more information about the Hanover College, please visit

The new program Director will coordinate the strategic planning, programming, accreditation goals, resource development, and overall leadership for Engineering. The Director will provide oversight for faculty and staff in the Engineering Department, while also maintaining teaching responsibilities and research activity.

The College seeks an effective academic leader (rank open) with demonstrated skills in the classroom and in departmental/program leadership. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a related engineering field. More information about the position, including a complete list of the required and desired qualifications, can be found in the position profile at

Application and Nomination Process

Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter addressing the qualifications and desired attributes listed above and in the position profile, a resume/curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, and a list of at least five professional references with full contact information and a note indicating the nature of your working relationship with each. References will not be contacted without explicit permission from the candidate. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted in confidence to The position will remain open until filled, but applications received by November 20, 2017, will be assured full consideration.

Academic Search Inc. is assisting Hanover College in its search for the Program Director. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting Kate Nolde, Senior Consultant, at, or Disa Mason, Associate Consultant, at

Hanover College is committed to providing equal access to its educational programs, activities, and facilities to all otherwise qualified students without discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other category protected by applicable state or federal law. An Equal Opportunity employer, the College also affirms its commitment to nondiscrimination in its employment policies and practices. In compliance with Title IX (20 U.S.C Sec. 1681 et seq.) Hanover College prohibits sex discrimination, including sexual harassment.