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The School of Engineering & Applied Science (SEAS) is ranked among US News & World Report's top 50 Engineering Schools, and focuses intellectual efforts on medicine and health, energy and environment, entrepreneurship and security. The school's Professional Education Department (Henry Edwin Sever Institute) meets the training and professional development needs of industries and individuals through innovative degree and non-degree programs. From short training courses and industry collaboration events to certificate and professional degree programs, the school equips technical professionals with the relevant skills needed to lead in a complex environment.
We are seeking dynamic applicants for the position of Program Director of Engineering Management. The candidate will provide leadership and oversight in all matters related to program development, curriculum, course development, faculty recruitment and mentoring.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
With the Associate Dean, faculty, and staff, develop the strategic direction of SEAS Engineering Management, Project Management, and Systems Integration programs; assessing the future needs of the profession and developing plans to position SEAS engineering management degree programs within that future.
Responsible for ongoing curriculum oversight, and evaluation, including research and engagement with user groups, industry leaders, and other academic/higher education organizations external to SEAS.
Explore and develop collaboration with individuals and industry, government, and professional organizations. Engage outside organizations to create opportunities for student projects, case studies, internships, and employer recruiting. Engage Alumni to recruit new students and serve as guest lecturers, create networking opportunities.
Recruit, retain, and evaluate faculty and subject matter experts; train and develop faculty; engage faculty in program and curriculum strategies and development initiatives. Supervise, monitor, and evaluate performance of faculty and conducts faculty meetings for feedback, planning, and continuous improvement. Oversees the discipline of faculty when necessary, and ensuring faculty are knowledgeable of Wash U rules and regulations regarding academic integrity, grading, FERPA, classroom policies, book orders, etc.
Update program curriculum, content, and/or delivery methods based on emerging practice, changes in the discipline, data on instructional effectiveness, current or future performance requirements, feasibility, and costs. Establish and propose changes/deletions/additions to a program curriculum committee. Ensure that Academic Student Services has a current syllabus for all courses offered in the program. Ensure each syllabus has the WU policies on Code of Academic Conduct, Sexual Assault, Bias Reporting and Mental Health.
Teach for-credit courses during the academic year within the Sever Institute programs. Total credit hours and courses will be further defined based on the developed strategic direction.
Represent the program and the school at University and external meetings as appropriate.
Available for promotional events involving marketing the program to prospective students, including conferences, informational events, and other promotional discussions/reviews.
Available to students to discuss questions and make recommendations on program and course content.
Oversee development of new academic offerings such as programs/courses/vertical credentials.
Requires an earned Doctorate in Engineering Management, Systems Engineering, or a related discipline.
Five years or more of teaching experience in a university or 4 year college.
Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication.
Ability to work with diverse constituencies and staff.
Demonstrated commitment to nontraditional education of adults.
Experience with curriculum development and outcomes assessment.
Demonstrated ability in a supervisory role.
Experience with instructional innovation and online education.
This position is full-time and works approximately (37.5 hours per week).
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Sever Institue. This position is for the Danforth Campus in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.
-Retirement Savings Plan -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Three or more years of experience developing, leading, and managing a similar academic program preferred.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplin...ary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.