University of Maryland Baltimore County, COEIT

Position ID:UMBC-COEIT-CHAIR [#9751]
Position Title: Chair of Mechanical Engineering
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Baltimore, Maryland 21250, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mechanical Engineering
Appl Deadline: finished (2017/09/08, finished 2018/09/09)
Position Description:    

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The College of Engineering and Information Technology (COEIT) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), invites applications for Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The Chair, reporting directly to the Dean of the College, is responsible for planning and implementation of educational and research programs; professional development of faculty, staff, and students; ABET accreditation and campus assessment processes; and oversight of departmental operations, management, and budgeting. The Chair is expected to be an active College and campus leader, partnering with units inside and outside the university to strengthen the institutional mission. The final candidate must have demonstrated administrative experience, strong interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to mentor and support faculty and staff, and a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence.

Our ABET-accredited Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program links hands-on experiences and design with theoretical, experimental, and numerical analyses. Building on our existing foundation, the new chair will ensure continued investment in and emphasis on a strong academic foundation coupled with hands-on practical experiences to best prepare our undergraduate students for either professional practice or graduate study.

Founded in 1966, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, is a mid-sized public research university in the Baltimore-Washington corridor. UMBC is particularly known for its commitment to diversity, the quality of its undergraduate education, and its rapidly increasing prominence as a cutting-edge research university. The Center for Women in Technology, housed within the College of Engineering and Information Technology, provides a range of programs and services designed to increase gender diversity in computing and engineering. UMBC’s Meyerhoff Program is a national model for preparing students from underrepresented groups for graduate programs in STEM. UMBC has been in the top five U.S. News & World Report “Most Innovative Schools” both years that the list was published, and has been in the top 20 for their “Best Undergraduate Teaching” for the last eight years. The Chronicle of Higher Education has recognized UMBC as a “great college to work for” for seven consecutive years.

For a complete job description, application procedures, and more information about the Mechanical Engineering Department and UMBC, please visit To receive full consideration, please submit your application by November 15, 2017, but the search will remain open until filled. A start date of August 2018 is anticipated. UMBC is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer and highly encourages applications from veterans, minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities

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