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Professor & Chair of Mechanical Engineering

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Western New England University invites nominations and applications for the Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, to start in the Fall of 2022. The University seeks an innovative and visionary leader with the desire and ability to lead the department into the future, to catalyze innovations in teaching and curricula at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to promote growth of sponsored research and graduate education. The candidate will work collaboratively with internal and external constituencies to develop new partnerships and professional relationships.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, evidence of leadership and strong academic skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills and a record of excellent professional and scholarly achievements commensurate with appointment as a tenured professor. Candidates having expertise in any area of Mechanical Engineering are encouraged to apply. A strong record of research and the ability to mentor and guide the funded research efforts of the department is desired.

Western New England University has a vibrant undergraduate mechanical engineering program that emphasizes industrially relevant research and design, as well as an active Master of Science program. A PhD ME program is in its final stage of approval and is expected to start accepting students in Fall 2022. The ME department prides itself on delivering high-quality engineering education while providing strong mentorship to students. The ME department maintains strong relationships with regional and national industries and corporations.

The position is available July 1, 2022. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 31, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants are requested to submit single PDF file containing a letter outlining interest, experience and leadership philosophy, a curriculum vita, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three references. Excellent fringe benefits including tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependent children.

Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,900 students, including more than 2,600 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.

Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.

In alignment with the University’s commitment to health and safety, all Faculty and Staff are required to be vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination.

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