Director, Ingram School of Engineering

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Position TitleDirector, Ingram School of EngineeringJob Posting Number202020FACJob LocationSan MarcosDepartmentIngram School of EngineeringPosition Description

Texas State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Professor and Director of the Ingram School of Engineering.

The director is the chief executive of the Ingram School of Engineering and is responsible for the implementation of university, college, and school policies and for the development, coordination, and administration of all academic programs and activities within the school. The director will lead the effort to enhance research productivity while preserving the Ingram School’s reputation for excellence in teaching. Within the context of shared governance, the director identifies and articulates program aspirations, directions, standards and points of view to other groups inside and outside the university community.

The Ingram School of Engineering was founded in Fall 2007 and houses ABET-accredited undergraduate programs in electrical engineering, electrical engineering – computer engineering concentration, industrial engineering and manufacturing engineering and an M.S. degree in engineering. Faculty in the Ingram School of Engineering have access to doctoral students via the Materials Science, Engineering and Commercialization Program and the Computer Science Program. A civil engineering program begins in Fall 2019. The School has an enrollment of close to 1,000 undergraduates and 90 graduate students and is an academic unit within the College of Science and Engineering. The School is housed in Ingram Hall, a 167,000 square foot facility which opened in Fall 2018. It has additional space in the RF Mitte Building. Additional information about the Ingram School of Engineering is available at

We seek candidates who can provide innovative leadership for the Ingram School of Engineering to ensure its continued development, operation, expansion, and enhancement of its research, education, and service missions. Candidates should share our commitment to educational equity and the high-quality education of students from historically underserved communities. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

Required qualifications include the following: (1) an earned doctorate from an accredited institution in a field of engineering or closely related field; and (2) a record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service appropriate to the rank of professor based on university and school established standards.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications include (1) administrative experience including experience with budgets, the tenure and promotion process, faculty and staff hiring, program development, and ABET or other accreditation/certification processes, (2) demonstrated commitment to or experience with gender, racial, ethnic, and demographically diverse groups including faculty, staff, and students; (3) outstanding leadership, organizational, and communication skills; (4) experience mentoring and supporting faculty scholarship; (5) experience obtaining and managing external funding such as government and industrial grants and contracts; (6) extensive record of publications, patents, and/or presentations; and (7) experience developing and sustaining university-industrial partnerships.

Application Procedures

The confidential review of credentials will begin October 15, 2019; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered,

To ensure full consideration, please submit the following by October 15, 2019: a letter of intent addressing how the candidate meets the specified qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree granting universities attended.

Proposed Start DateFall 2020Open DateReview Date10/15/2019Close DateOpen Until Filled?YesLegal Notices

Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

Why Work at Texas State?

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.

Quick Link DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. DD 214/DD1300
  2. Veteran's Preference
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    Posted: 7/17/2019
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