Open until filled, with review of applications to begin January 11, 2019
Full Time/Part Time
Full Time (1.0 FTE)
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) seeks applications and nominations for the position of Department Chair.
The department is currently in a position of strength from seven years of deliberate implementation of its ambitious strategic plan. During the past five years research expenditures of the MAE Department have doubled, with broad support across federal and industrial sponsors; PhD enrollment has doubled; and four faculty have received prestigious NSF CAREER and AFOSR or ONR Young Investigator awards. Situated in a state-of-the-art 145,000 ft 2 facility, the MAE Department is the largest on campus and is home to 35 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 4 teaching faculty, 13 staff, over 250 graduate students (including 128 PhD students), over 1,000 undergraduate students, and over 12,000 living alumni. More information about the position and the MAE Department can be found at: mae.mst.edu/maechairsearch .
The MAE Department's vision is to be nationally recognized as a premier program in mechanical and aerospace engineering education, innovation, research, and scholarship. This vision is supported by Missouri S&T's vision to be the leading public technological research university for discovery, creativity, and innovation. The department faculty is eager to maintain current momentum and expects the next department chair to continue and accelerate progress. The department has successfully recruited a steady stream of high-caliber new faculty and anticipates the opportunity for the next department chair to continue faculty recruitment and fulfill the MAE Department's vision by advancing the ranking and stature of the department.
Qualified candidates will be internationally recognized scholars with an earned doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or a closely related field and will have demonstrated an outstanding record of excellence in research, teaching, and service at a level commensurate with appointment as a tenured, full professor. Competitive applicants will possess visionary leadership abilities, rooted in shared governance, which will continue to guide the department to flourish at the highest levels of achievement in all facets of scholarship and especially with respect to promoting sponsored research and faculty mentoring. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in communication, so as to effectively work with faculty, staff, students, administrators, corporate representatives, and alumni, and will serve as an advocate for the department. The candidate will have a strong commitment to diversity and will support the continued development of an inclusive, progressive, and vibrant climate.
Missouri S&T's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the campus, and the greater University of Missouri System are deeply committed to inclusion and valuing diversity. S&T has undertaken a number of initiatives to improve campus life and the work life balance of its faculty and staff (see http://hr.mst.edu) . Missouri S&T seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples.
Interested candidates should electronically submit: 1) a detailed cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a perspective on their views regarding current and emerging challenges facing mechanical and aerospace engineering research and education, 4) a diversity statement, and 5) current contact information for at least four professional references to Missouri S&T's Human Resources Office at: http://hr.mst.edu/careers/academic/ using Job Opening Reference Number 28382. Acceptable electronic formats are PDF and MS Word. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and the review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicants must apply by January 11, 2019. For questions prior to submitting an application, please contact the Search Committee at MAEChairSearch@mst.edu .
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Qualified candidates will be internationally recognized scholars with an earned doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or a closely related field and will have demonstrated an outstanding record of excellence in research, teaching and service at a level commensurate with appointment as a tenured, full professor.
The final candidate is required to provide copies of official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials.
Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.
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