Professor and Chair

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Professor and Chair
Posting Number F1700190
Employer State
Appointment Term Term
Position Type UUP Faculty

Posting Detail Information

Position Summary

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) invites applications and nominations for the position of Professor and Chair for the Department of Engineering Education (DEE) at the University at Buffalo, which will launch in Fall 2018. The candidate will be a visionary leader who guides the direction of the department and provides inspiration for DEE faculty, staff, students and programs in order to unambiguously 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 sustained externally funded research 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.

We are 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 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, The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at UB has 6,000 students enrolled across 8 academic departments.

Buffalo is a city with a rapidly growing economy, eclectic neighborhoods, world-class art galleries and museums, a vibrant theater and music community, the Lake Erie waterfront, a city-wide system of parks designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, and major and minor league sports teams. The awe-inspiring Niagara Falls is just 20 minutes away. SEAS is located on the UB North Campus in suburban Amherst, an area that combines outstanding public schools and services with a surprisingly low cost-of-living.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must hold a doctorate in engineering, engineering education or a closely-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.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands
FTE 1.00
Campus North Campus
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must answer the following question submitted as “Diversity Statement.” Applications submitted without a response to this question will not be considered: “What skills do you see as necessary when choosing curriculum and learning activities for a diverse group of students?”

Applicants must provide a Personal Statement describing the applicant’s leadership style, vision for the University at Buffalo’s Department of Engineering Education, and vision for the field of engineering education (2 to 4 pages).

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, personal statement, diversity statement and three reference letters. For full consideration applications should be received by January 15, 2018.

Additional Information

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Contact Information

Contact's Name Dr. Marianne Sullivan
Contact's Title Senior Administrative Associate
Contact's Email
Contact's Phone 716-645-4731

Posting Dates

Posted 12/05/2017
Deadline for Applicants Open Until Filled
Date to be filled

Reference Letters

Number of Reference Letters Required 3
Reference Cutoff Date
Instructions to Applicant

By providing the names and e-mail addresses of my references, I hereby authorize either Human Resources or the applicable hiring department to contact my references via e-mail to request a reference letter on my behalf.

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
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    • Personal Referral
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    • Other
  2. * List source mentioned above.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Research Statement
  5. Personal Statement
  6. Diversity Statement
Optional Documents