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Position Type: Faculty Full-time (Tenure/Tenure Track)
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: College of Engineering

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.

 

About the Opportunity:

The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair. The Chair will develop new initiatives in both research and education, further strengthen relationships with industry and alumni, and will help propel the department to its new level of excellence, both nationally and internationally.

Responsibilities:

Strongly connected with alumni and industry, and supported by world-class experiential learning models, the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department at Northeastern University is rapidly growing as a key contributor in higher education and use-inspired research. Cognizant of addressing pressing societal challenges and preparing the next-generation graduates for life-long learning in a rapidly changing world, the department is a fertile and dynamic academic environment where creativity, collegiality, and collaboration are key ingredients in all aspects of research and education. The department’s momentum is further propelled by Northeastern University’s 2025 Academic Plan, which proposes a visionary approach to a new era of learning and discovery.

The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair. The Chair will develop new initiatives in both research and education, further strengthen relationships with industry and alumni, and will help propel the department to its new level of excellence, both nationally and internationally.

Candidates should be committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to Northeastern University education.

About the department

The MIE Department (http://www.mie.neu.edu/) is a successful, vibrant, and diverse academic enterprise. With over 20 new faculty additions since 2014, the department is on a rapid growth trend, and currently comprises 25 fulltime co-op and teaching faculty and 55 tenured/tenure-track faculty members, of which 35% are women. Backed by strong external research funding and programs in core areas as well as in robotics, data analytics, energy systems, and engineering management, the department is home to a large and highly-talented student pool, currently enrolling about 140 Ph.D., 1,400 M.S., and 1,400 B.S. students. Our U.S. News and World Report graduate rankings have progressed to 43 (Mechanical Engineering) and 33 (Industrial Engineering).

A research contract vehicle of $125M from the Veterans Health Administration and $20M from the Army Research Office awarded in recent years have significantly accelerated research activities in the MIE Department, with annual expenditures reaching around $13M. In addition, the department is home to two research centers: 1) Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing and 2) Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute. At the core of the Northeastern engineering education experience is our top ranked cooperative education program, which contributes significantly to the integrated learning model of our students in the MIE Department.

Qualifications:

Candidates must demonstrate outstanding leadership, management, and mentoring ability, and a clear vision for the future of the department. The new chair will be expected to build upon the department’s recognized strengths, recruit outstanding faculty, promote scholarly initiatives, facilitate internal and external research collaborations, and oversee curriculum changes. Furthermore, the new chair should be able to foster corporate and alumni relations, demonstrate strong commitment to our experiential learning model, promote new funding opportunities through research and advancement, continue steering the department through an exciting period of growth and change in the field, and lead the department to its next level of excellence and visibility.

Candidates are expected to have demonstrated strategic vision through leadership of a well-established, nationally and internationally recognized research program, with a strong record of externally-funded research. Candidates will have demonstrated excellence and significant experience in teaching, with a commitment to high-quality teaching, and interest in advancing education programs with a balance between undergraduate and graduate levels.

Candidates should also have demonstrated leadership and administrative experience and a distinguished record of service.

A doctorate degree in mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, or closely related fields of science and engineering is required.

How to apply

Applicants should submit a detailed curriculum vitae and four professional references. In addition, the application should include a strategic vision statement for the department and statements of research and teaching plans. Consideration of applications will begin on September 2, 2019 and the position will remain open until filled. Inquiries and nominations for the position should be submitted to the chair of the search committee Professor Rifat Sipahi (rifat@coe.neu.edu).


Preferred Qualifications:

 NA

 

Salary Grade:

 FAC

Additional Information:

 

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.

 

 

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