Department Head Mechanical Engineering

Location
Tuscaloosa
Posted
Oct 21, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition Number: 0811017

Position Summary: The Department Head will be expected to provide visionary academic and administrative leadership to a dynamic faculty and student body. Desirable attributes include the ability to (i) promote sponsored research programs; (ii) catalyze new research and educational initiatives that mesh with the vision and goals of the College of Engineering; (iii) recruit, develop, and mentor faculty and students; (iv) leverage the multidisciplinary culture of the Department, College and University; (v) lead curricular design and accreditation efforts, and (vi) interact with government, industry, and alumni to build the stature of the program and foster economic development. Applicants must have (i) earned doctoral degrees relevant to the program with at least one degree in Mechanical Engineering, or in a closely related discipline; (ii)have academic achievements commensurate with a tenured appointment at the rank of Full Professor; (iii) a strong track record of sustained excellence in research, including extramural funding, and an appreciation of an academic research culture; and (iv) a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

Minimum Preferred Qualifications: The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at The University of Alabama (UA) seeks applications and nominations for the position of Department Head. The University of Alabama has experienced unprecedented growth and prosperity over the last decade, including significant increases in undergraduate enrollment within the College of Engineering. The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. The department is currently comprised of 28 full-time faculty with active funded research and one faculty shared with Electrical and Computer Engineering. The department enrolls nearly 1800 undergraduate and 100 graduate students, and has a strong history of research and teaching. More information about the Department of Mechanical Engineering can be found at http://me.eng.ua.edu/. Applicants must have: (i) earned doctoral degrees relevant to the program; (ii) have academic achievements commensurate with a tenured appointment at the rank of Full Professor; (iii) a strong track record of sustained excellence in research, including extramural funding, and an appreciation of an academic research culture; and (iv) a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness. The Department Head will be expected to provide visionary leadership. Desirable attributes include the ability to (i) promote sponsored research programs; (ii) catalyze new research and educational initiatives that mesh with the vision and goals of the College of Engineering; (iii) recruit, develop, and mentor faculty and students; (iv) leverage the multidisciplinary culture of the Department, College and University; (v) lead curricular design and accreditation efforts, and (vi) interact with government, industry, and alumni to build the stature of the program and foster economic development. Review of applications will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted and reviewed continuously until this position is filled. Applicants must submit a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, a vision statement of mechanical engineering in today's comprehensive university, and a list of at least three references with contact information. Applications must be submitted electronically at http://facultyjobs.ua.edu, requisition 0811017. For more information or to provide a nomination, please contact: Dr. Beth A. Todd, Associate Professor Chair of Search Committee Department of Mechanical Engineering Email: btodd@eng.ua.edu Txt: 205-799-6656

Special Instructions: Review of applications will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted and reviewed continuously until this position is filled. Applicants must submit a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, a vision statement of mechanical engineering in today's comprehensive university, and a list of at least three references with contact information.

UA EEO Statement: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more."EEO is the Law" http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf"EEO is the Law" Poster Supplement http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf

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