University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences selects Harris Search Associates to lead Chair of the Department of Engineering Education search
The University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has selected Harris Search Associates to lead the search for its next Chair of the Department of Engineering Education (DEE).
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The newly formed University at Buffalo, Department of Engineering Education (DEE) in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) invites candidates to apply for the position of Professor and Chair. DEE was recently formed and will study and advance modern pedagogical tools and teaching methods including the field of online education. The department will focus on scaling and translations of engineering research to classroom practice. At the undergraduate level, the department offers a variety of SEAS courses including technical communication and computer science, engineering computations, statics and dynamics. The department was established by reorganizing existing faculty from within SEAS and currently numbers 13. It intends to grow by recruitment of tenured faculty with expertise in engineering education, computer science education, inclusion/diversity/persistence, pedagogy and assessment.
UB is particularly looking for candidates who can operate effectively in a team environment and in a diverse community of students and faculty and share our vision of helping all constituents reach their full potential.
The candidate will be a visionary leader who guides the direction of the department, shapes its programs and provides inspiration for DEE faculty, staff, students and programs in order to establish the stature of the department. The successful candidate must have outstanding credentials in engineering education and research, and be energized by the challenge of facilitating the growth of a new department. S/he will have demonstrated expertise in interdisciplinary collaborations. The candidate will provide strategic and academic leadership in research, education, service, and engagement activities. As the Department's chief administrative officer, candidates will provide effective management for all academic, administrative, budget and personnel decisions.
The successful candidate will have scholarly accomplishments, teaching experience, and a sustained externally funded research program to qualify for an appointment to the rank of professor. In addition, s/he must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with students, colleagues, staff and other individuals on and off campus. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate level, mentor graduate students and junior faculty, advise students at all levels and maintain an active research program.
Candidates must hold a doctorate in engineering education, engineering, computer science or a related field. They are expected to demonstrate an understanding of the field of engineering education and to articulate a vision for the future of engineering education as a field of research and practice.
The University at Buffalo (UB), a member of the prestigious American Association of Universities, is the largest and most comprehensive university in The State University of New York (SUNY) system, with about 20,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduate students and 1600 fulltime faculty. The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has 6,000 students enrolled across 9 academic departments.
Buffalo is the second-largest city in New York State and is located in the western region on the shores of Lake Erie, upriver of the majestic Niagara Falls. Buffalo - the City of Good Neighbors - is a big city with a rapidly growing economy, vital academic health sciences center, and modest cost of living. The Western New York educational system is excellent. Buffalo-Niagara is a region of 1.2 million people with world-class art galleries and museums, a comprehensive city-wide system of parks and green space designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, a vibrant theater and music community, and major and minor league sports teams. These are just a few of the wide array of cultural and recreational elements that make Buffalo a great place to work, study and live.
Harris Search Associates - an IIC Partners member firm, is a leading global executive search and board advisory consulting firm with 50 offices in 33 countries worldwide. Our practice is focused on identifying and attracting leaders to support the growth of clients in the areas of research, science, engineering, academic medicine and healthcare enterprises. Clients include the foremost universities, research parks, institutes, academic medical centers and healthcare organizations driving global innovation and discovery.
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