Open Date: 02/16/2018
Date Initial Screening Begins:
Minimum Education/Experience: * Hold an earned terminal degree in an engineering discipline, or in engineering education with a B.S. or M.S. in an engineering discipline, * Present a record of excellence in teaching and research commensurate with a tenured appointment at the rank of professor in the department, * Demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship with a strong capacity for facilitating collaboration across the department, college, and university, * Show familiarity with ABET accreditation processes, including assessment-driven continuous improvement, self-study reporting, and evaluator visitation * Have an established record of professional development and accomplishments as an academic leader at the program or department level, including strategic planning, management of staff and budgets, and faculty recruitment, mentoring, and retention.
Special Instructions to Applicant: The Carter Baldwin executive search firm is coordinating the search process for this position. In addition to completing the candidate profile online via the People Admin system, applicants should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to ECUeng@carterbaldwin.com. The position profile prepared by Carter Baldwin may be viewed at: http://carterbaldwin.com/opportunities/ecu-che/
Job Duties: The responsibilities and authority of the Chair shall include, but not be limited to the following: * Providing leadership for the department, including fulfilling its mission and in setting and achieving department goals; * Encouraging high academic and professional standards; * Promoting excellence in teaching and advising, scholarly productivity, funded research, economic development, and professional service; * Administering University policies and procedures; * Administering the department in accordance with the College Code; * Serving as principal advocate for the department's interests within the College, including active service as a member of the College Leadership Council as described in this Code, including garnering resources needed for the department and its faculty to meet the goals and objectives of the department, College, and University; * Administering the department's budget and other resources; * Ensuring the proper application of the tenure and promotion policies as set forth in the ECU Faculty Manual and College Code; * Serving as advocate for all department faculty in issues related to unit governance; * Conducting annual evaluations of all departmental faculty and staff; * Reviewing recommendations of the appropriate department committees on faculty appointment, reappointment, tenure, and promotion; * Recommending personnel actions and merit pay raises to the Dean; * Forming ad hoc committees as needed and appointing members to such committees; * Serving as an ex-officio member of all standing and ad hoc committees of the department, with the exception of departmental Personnel, Tenure, and Promotion Committees; * Calling meetings of department faculty as needed, with a minimum of once a month during each academic semester.