Program Director- Cyber/Physical and Autonomous Systems
Position Summary: The Program Director of Cyber/Physical and Autonomous Systems position exists to provide leadership for the Advanced Computation and Robotics initiatives within the college. The position will act as a liaison to industry and government to facilitate partnerships that advance Sinclair's position as a leader in Cyber Security and Forensics, Information Technology, Data Analytics, and Robotics as well as lead funding opportunities. The Director will ensure all activities and materials adhere to accreditation and regulatory guidance. As an advocate to the public for the promotion of advanced computation and robotics, the position will head research efforts and pursue industry leading publications and speaking engagements to raise awareness of the program as a thought leader. These activities will require interaction with a variety of academic, industry, and government entities both regionally and nationally.
Principle Accountabilities: *Identify market leaders in Cyber Security and Forensics, Information Technology, Data Analytics, and Autonomous Systems to explore the viability of partnership opportunities and the benefits between organizations. Facilitate partnerships in support of external funding opportunities and pursue funding from multiple sources that will advance the goals of these efforts. Monitor the higher education market landscape to identify potential partners and competitors that will help shape Sinclair's offerings. *In partnership with leading academic and industry partners, enable research activities related to Cyber Security and Forensics, Information Technology, Data Analytics, and Autonomous Systems that advance Sinclair's position as a leader in the field and regional workforce development efforts. This should include leading development of practicums for hands-on experiments and courses simulating real-world experiences that support emerging workforce needs. *Research accreditation, standards, national certifications, and defensive countermeasures to shape collaborative work with applicable regulatory agencies and industry associations. *Working with the Vice President and other college leadership, serve as a public advocate for social, ethical, and legal issues related to cyber-physical and autonomous systems. *Serve as internal advocate within Sinclair for activities related to cyber-physical and autonomous systems efforts to communicate and align the strategic goals of the program. Key internal stakeholders include: academics, information technology, facilities, and finance. *Other duties assigned.
Requirements: -Minimum of a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and/or Electrical Engineering required. Master's preferred. -Professional background in one or more of the following concentrations required: Cyber Security and Forensics, Information Technology, Data Analytics, Industrial Automation, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, and Autonomous Systems -Proven track record in building relationships and partnerships required -Experience with the software development lifecycle (i.e. experience in requirements specification, software design, implementation, testing, deployment, and maintenance)required -Proven ability in managing software development and information technology project life cycles required -Strong people management, team building, team interaction, and conflict resolution skills required -Strong organizational and analytical skills; the ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships with internal and external customers required -Strong PC skills, including Microsoft Office Product Suite required -Ability to present data to others in an understandable manner, such as charts, graphs, etc. required -Proven experience in building an internal/external team related to execute a business strategy required -Professional oral and written communication and listening skills, including experience in preparing and delivering proposals, reports and presentations required