Director of Industrial Relations

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Director of Industrial Relations—Search #67539
Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing

The Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of Industrial Relations. This position is based on the Statesboro campus.

In January 2017, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The new, 27,000-student university will be named Georgia Southern University with campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville. The expected timeline for the first entering class will be fall 2018. Complete details are available at

Within this setting, the College's mission is to foster student-centric professional learning experiences using advanced technologies and state-of-the-art equipment, inspire innovation and invention, encourage sustainability, and technically and economically enrich our region. The College comprises about 17% of the University's student population in six academic departments: Civil Engineering & Construction, Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Manufacturing Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. The College offers 15 degree programs—nine Bachelor of Science degrees and six Master of Science degrees. The College prides itself on offering a top-notch education that combines hands-on and classroom learning experiences and prepares it graduates for careers that are in high demand.

Position Description. Reporting to the dean of the College, the Director of Industrial Relations will establish, develop, and maintain collaborative relationships with regional industry stakeholders of the College and its programs to promote academic programs, student success, and scholarship/research within the College. Duties include engaging regional industry in funded projects, student internships and coops, workforce development, industry training and applied research in support of regional economic development. The Director will be required to travel to industries/corporations throughout Georgia. The position is a fiscal year (12 month), tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Director of Industrial Relations will hold a faculty position in one of the departments within the College with the rank based upon the candidate's qualifications.

Required Qualifications:

  • A terminal degree in one of the disciplines offered in the College or a closely related field by July 1, 2018
  • Minimum of three years of industrial experience
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution
  • Minimum of 5 years full-time college/university teaching experience at the assistant professor level is required for the rank of associate professor along with a strong record of research and service with publications and presentations in professional venues.
  • Minimum of 5 years full-time college/university teaching experience at the associate professor level is required for the rank of professor along with a strong record of research and service.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience establishing and developing collaborative relationships between industry and academia
  • At least three years of academic experience as a faculty member in one of the disciplines offered in the College or a closely related field
  • Familiarity with internship and cooperative programs
  • Familiarity with industry-academia applied research collaborations

    Screening of applications begins January 29, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is July 1, 2018. A complete application consists of a cover letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent as a single-file PDF email attachment to:

    Dr. Andres Carrano, Search Chair, Search #67539
    Associate Dean for Faculty and Research
    Georgia Southern University
    Electronic mail: [email protected]
    Telephone: 912-478-7170

    More information about the institution is available through or (before Jan. 2, 2018) or (starting Jan. 2). Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.





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    Posted: 12/11/2017
    Application Due: 8/30/2018
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