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ECE Academic Dept Head

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applications must include: (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement on leadership interests, (4) a statement on teaching interests (Other Document), (5) a statement on research interests (Other Document 2), and (6) names of at least three references. Review of applications will begin in January 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title ECE Academic Dept Head
Position Class Type Regular
Position Type Staff
Other Position Information
Position Status Full-time
If Part Time, hours per week

Posting Text

Preferred Qualifications

1. At minimum, one degree in engineering, with expertise in engineering controls and embedded systems.
2. Previous experience in an academic leadership role such as department chair, program director, or equivalent.
3. Industry experience or experience in maintaining a strong connection/partnership between academia and industry.
4. Experience with outreach engagement both in the public and private sectors.

Job Specific Required Qualifications

1. An earned Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related field.
2. Demonstrated track records in teaching, scholarship, and service at a level sufficient to qualify for an appointment as a tenured Full Professor.
3. A minimum of seven years of engineering-related teaching experience.
4. Experience with the ABET accreditation process.
5. Effective communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills.

Understanding and commitment to Kettering University Values
a. RESPECT: for teamwork, honesty, encouragement, diversity partnerships with students.
b. INTEGRITY: including accountability, transparency and ethics.
c. CREATIVITY: fostering flexibility and innovation.
d. COLLABORATION: across disciplines and with all partners.
e. EXCELLENCE: in all we do.

Posting Information

Posting Number SP00087
Posting Date 02/02/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications must include: (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement on leadership interests, (4) a statement on teaching interests (Other Document), (5) a statement on research interests (Other Document 2), and (6) names of at least three references. Review of applications will begin in January 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Duties

Job Duties

Percent of total time 100
Duties

The Department Head’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
1. Work with faculty and staff to support and sustain both the Department and the University’s mission and vision.
2. Recruit, retain, and promote quality faculty and student-centered staff.
3. Create an environment that supports faculty research and scholarly activities.
4. Work with various stakeholders to retain and graduate high quality students.
5. Participate in various recruitment activities to grow enrollment in the program.
6. Collaborate with academic departments and support staff to provide an excellent learning and working environment.
8. Maintain ABET accreditation through continued program assessment.
9. Represent the department at the university, industry, and community levels.
10. Collaborate with external stakeholders, such as the industrial advisory board, to continuously improve the program.
11. Maintain and manage the departmental budget.
12. Assess faculty and staff performance for promotion, tenure, and merit increases.
13. Manage faculty teaching load levels and class schedules.
14. Maintain strong industrial relations to enhance opportunities for applied research and support for instructional and laboratory improvements.
15. Work closely with the Cooperative & Experiential Education Department to help identify new employer partners and to continue building the relationships with current employers.
16. Work with the Dean of Graduate School and Research to grow the Master of Science in Engineering program (concentrations in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering).

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you legally authorized to work in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status by Kettering University (e.g., H-1B visa status)?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please provide the specific name of the publication or website where you learned about this posting.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you currently hold an earned Ph.D?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. Please indicate the field of study for your Ph.D.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Teaching Philosophy
  3. Other Document
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. Other Document 2
  6. List of References
Optional Documents