Lehigh University, Engineering Interdisciplinary Search

2953 14387
Position ID:Lehigh-Engineering Interdisciplinary Search-ADEL [#14387]
Position Title: Associate Dean for Experiential Learning
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Engineering / Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering
Appl Deadline:2019/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/08/30, finished 2020/06/14, listed until 2020/08/31)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

The P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science at Lehigh University is beginning the process to recruit its inaugural Associate Dean for Experiential Learning (ADEL).  Experiential learning (EL) is a centerpiece for strategic growth in the Rossin College. The ADEL will lead the development of this strategy and the growth of associated programs with the ultimate goals of enhancing the learning environment for our students and advancing Lehigh’s reputation as a leader in engineering education.


The ADEL will have oversight responsibilities for the enhancement of experiential learning in the undergraduate and professional curricula in the Rossin College and in collaboration with the other Lehigh colleges. Current efforts include implementing effective educational pedagogy across our curricula, including through our participation in the Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network (KEEN); expanding our interdisciplinary, client-driven, capstone design program; and enhancing our related professional programs, such as our Technical Entrepreneurship M.Eng. Program.


The ADEL will also serve as the primary Rossin College liaison to experiential-learning programs across campus, including Lehigh’s Mountaintop Initiative; the Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity, and Innovation; the Office of International Affairs; the Office for Equity and Community; and the four other Lehigh colleges. The ADEL will lead the efforts to assess and broaden EL opportunities for the Rossin College students, and to support the communication of student outcomes through EL portfolios and related mechanisms. The ADEL will also coordinate with peer universities and partners to share best practices and to raise the visibility of the Rossin College.


Lehigh University is in Bethlehem, PA, in the rapidly growing Lehigh Valley metropolitan area.  The Lehigh Valley, with a population over 800,000, is located approximately one hour north of Philadelphia and less than two hours west of New York City.  The University has a current enrollment of approximately 5,000 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students, and is in the process of increasing the size of the faculty and student body by 20%. Lehigh has five colleges, including the new College of Health, and is investing substantially in new innovative research and academic programs to enhance its intellectual footprint.  These investments, based on faculty-driven initiatives, will advance the University’s commitment to scholarship and to the student experience.


The Rossin College consists of eight departments, twelve research-based M.S. and Ph.D. programs, ten professional master’s programs, and twelve undergraduate programs. The college also has multiple cross-college honors programs with the College of Business and with the College of Arts and Sciences. The College faculty includes approximately 130 tenure-track and 20 teaching faculty members. The student body includes approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 800 graduate students. The College has broad-based research activities across numerous areas of scholarly excellence.


We seek a high-profile, accomplished educator and researcher who has demonstrated scholarship and leadership in experiential learning, engineering educational pedagogy, and related areas. A successful candidate must possess a doctoral (or other terminal) degree in engineering or a closely related field, and have an exemplary record of academic achievement sufficient for appointment as a tenured senior faculty member in one of the departments in the Rossin College.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, application materials should be received on-line https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14387 by November 15, 2019. This position will remain open until filled. Candidates should provide a statement of educational, research, and leadership philosophy, a diversity statement, a curriculum vitae, full contact information of at least three references, and a cover letter.  Any inquiries regarding this search should be directed to Prof. Svetlana Tatic-Lucic, Chair of the Search Committee, at (Chair.Search@lehigh.edu).

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and has a well-developed infrastructure to address dual career and work-life balance matters. As demonstrated by the Core Values and the Principles of Our Equitable Community, Lehigh University is committed to the values of Integrity and Honesty, Equitable Community, Academic Freedom, Intellectual Curiosity, Collaboration, Commitment to Excellence, and Leadership.

Lehigh offers excellent benefits including domestic partner benefits.  To find out more, please see:  http://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/worklifebalance.html/

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Bethlehem, PA 18015

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