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Associate Professor and Program Director of Engineering Management

Gonzaga University
Spokane, Washington 99258
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Position Description:

The School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, WA invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor beginning fall 2021 to direct the undergraduate Engineering Management Bachelor of Science program. The Engineering Management Program Director will be assigned to the department of their academic discipline (Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering).

The Engineering Management Program Director will have a strong personal vision for excellence in engineering management education, and an ability to communicate this vision effectively to others. Teaching interests that strengthen SEAS at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and provide opportunities for inter-disciplinary work across the University are highly desirable.

The School of Engineering and Applied Science seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that values diversity, equity and inclusion in all that they do, thus offering to our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.  

Supervision Given/Received:

This position reports directly to the Dean of Engineering and Applied Science.

Job duties:

  • Maintain the Engineering Management program’s ABET accreditation, promote the Engineering Management program throughout the regional business community and carry out other duties and assignments within the scope and responsibility of the position as directed by the Dean of Engineering and Applied Science.
  • Teach undergraduate course instruction in their academic discipline (Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering) (two, 3-credit, lecture courses/semester).
  • Hire adjunct faculty, provide leadership in developing courses and curricula in collaboration with other GU faculty.
  • Provide curriculum and career advising to the program’s undergraduates; perform academic citizenship and service; carry out scholarly activities to remain technically current; and establish and maintain strong industry alliances.
  • Support any strategic planning efforts and future development in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. 

Application Process:

To apply, please visit our website at www.gonzaga.edu/jobs. Applicants are required to complete an online application and submit (1) a cover letter (that should respond to the position’s objectives), (2) a detailed curriculum vita, (3) a teaching statement, and (4) contact information for at least three professional references (name, phone number, and email address). Professional references will not be contacted until the applicant is at the on-campus interview stage. Questions about this position may be directed via email to Dr. Karlene A. Hoo, hoo@gonzaga.edu. The position will close November 13, 2020, at midnight, PST. For assistance with your online application, please call 509-313-5996.

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.

The security of all members of the campus community is of vital concern to Gonzaga University. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the law enforcement authority of Campus Security, policies concerning the reporting of any crimes which may occur on the campus, and the crime statistics for the most recent three-year period may be requested from Gonzaga University Campus Security, Gonzaga University, 1117 N. Dakota, Spokane, WA 99258-0076, telephone (509) 313-2222.


Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer, or Electrical Engineering
  • Documented evidence of teaching, research/scholarship, and service to be hired at the associate professor level
  • Demonstrated willingness to involve undergraduates in research.
  • At least 5 years of industrial experience, preferably in engineering design
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills
  • At least 8 years of teaching experience, which may include product/process design and development, quality control, project management, and manufacturing
  • Demonstrated knowledge about the ABET EAC accreditation process
  • A record of developing and working with engineering, business, industry, and related firms


Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to write grant proposals and other publications successfully
  • Experience with government agencies and/or national laboratories, and the ability to acquire external funding


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Posted: 2020-09-03 Expires: 2020-10-03

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