The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Texas at Dallas invites applications or nominations for the position of Department Head of Mechanical Engineering starting Fall 2020.
The ideal candidate will be an accomplished leader with a broad and inclusive vision to meet the department’s bold goals in the areas of education, discovery and outreach. He or she will have a distinguished record of scholarship and administrative leadership. They must have academic credentials that merit appointment as a tenured full professor, including a comprehensive academic record in teaching, research and service. The successful candidate should have a proven record to lead a complex organization and to leverage growth opportunities, especially a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion. The Department Head is expected to foster an environment in which faculty, staff and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. Equally importantly, the candidate must effectively represent the department across the University, as well as foster strong relationships with industry representatives, government and community leaders, donors and alumni.
Individuals from underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Complete applications will include a cover letter, current CV, research statement, statement of administrative philosophy and accomplishments, statement of diversity and inclusion, and contact information for five references.
Terminal degree in the academic discipline and a record of productivity and professional achievement.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Minimum Education: Earned doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field with a proven record of excellence in research, teaching, and service. Supervisory and administrative experience is a plus.
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The University of Texas at Dallas is an innovative institution in the heart of North Texas on the path to achieving Tier One national research university status.UT Dallas has grown since its founding in 1969 to include 132 degree programs, with cutting-edge curricula serving a variety of undergraduate and graduate student interests.The University continues its original commitment to providing some of the state's most-lauded science and engineering programs and has also gained prominence for a breadth of educational paths, from criminology to biomedical engineering to arts and technology.The wealth of learning resources available to UT Dallas students is the result of a concentrated effort to attract the top minds on both ends of the classroom relationship. Joining the faculty's Nobel laureate and four National Academies members since 2005 are more than 200 tenure and tenure-track professors hailing from the world's best colleges, including Harvard, MIT, Cambridge and Columbia University. In addition, UT Dallas is home to more than 50 centers, labs and institutes that facilitate research and opportunities for hands-on learning. Students, meanwhile, arrive at UT Dallas well-prepared ...to succeed in higher education: In 2011, nearly 39 percent of freshmen ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class, and 75 percent ranked in the top 25 percent.With an eye on building a future as bright as its beginnings, UT Dallas will continue its push to attain Tier One research university status and produce graduates who are well-equipped to succeed professionally.