Assistant Professor of Engineering Dean Direct - Engineering Leadership and Management

University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

Job posting number: #7146653 (Ref:if115802)

Posted: May 23, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Gallogly College of Engineering is rapidly growing with a strategic focus on increasing the number of engineering graduates and increasing our research portfolio. Our plan for student body growth is built around new programs that support and educate our student body in meaningful ways, including new and innovative online degree programs that address engineering workforce advanced education. To support this mission, we seek applications for a full-time, ranked, renewable-term assistant professor of practice for our newly launched online M.S. Program in Engineering Leadership and Management. This position will involve creating online courses and teaching topics such as Leadership and Management for Engineers, Strategic Communication for Engineering Leaders, Data Science and Analytics for Engineering Management Decisions, Systems Thinking, Leading Creative Teams, and Negotiating Skills for Technical Leaders. To design these courses, the individual in this position will collaborate with other faculty, including the Jerry Holmes Leadership Program Director. The successful candidate will not be eligible for tenure but will otherwise have full faculty rights and privileges.

Applicants must be committed to excellence in the practice of teaching at the graduate level in an online format. Applicants with demonstrated experience either as instructor of graduate-level courses and/or experience in leadership positions will be given preference. The ranked renewable assistant professor will have a 75% commitment to teaching graduate courses and 25% allocated among professional development, instructional research, or institutional service. Duties may include student advising, guiding student research, helping to structure and foster the online graduate program mission of the school, contributing to the scholarship of teaching and learning, and participating in departmental and university service, and other appropriate activities.

We are seeking candidates with an education- and research-focused background in engineering leadership. We seek candidates who support inclusive excellence in all aspects of faculty responsibility, including within the classroom, the academic community, and their professional commitments. Candidates should include in their cover letter a discussion of how they will support the college’s commitment to student success and educational excellence.

Candidates for the position must possess a Doctoral degree in a relevant discipline with at least one degree in either engineering, computer science, or data science disciplines.

The application package should include: 1) a single-page cover letter describing the motivation for pursuing this position, 2) a current resume or vita, 3) a statement of how their background and career goals will support success of online engineering leadership students, and 4) a list of at least three references. Application packages should be submitted via Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Sridhar Radhakrishnan, chair of the search committee, at [email protected]  We encourage applicants to apply by June1, 2023, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Immediate employment is available.

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