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Chair of Mechanical Engineering Re-advertised

Cleveland State University
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
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Washkewicz College of Engineering

Chair of Mechanical Engineering – Re-advertised


The Washkewicz College of Engineering at Cleveland State University invites applications for the position of Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department.


The department has experienced remarkable growth in undergraduate headcount enrollment, doubled from Fall 2011 to Fall 2017, and more than 120 senior students enrolled in Fall 2018. Industrial sponsorship of senior design projects is strong, with participation from private industry and government agencies. Extramural research involving Mechanical Engineering faculty members has also been sharply increasing. Since 2014, the department has added seven new full-time faculty positions.


We seek a new chairperson who will lead our department into a new phase of growth, with emphasis on strengthening and enhancing our educational offerings, graduate program, and research efforts. The candidate should have a solid research and education background in the cornerstone disciplines of mechanical engineering, as well as a broad vision of its new frontiers and interdisciplinary aspects.


The candidate is expected to qualify for a tenured position in the department at the rank of Professor, although well-qualified candidates at the rank of Associate Professor will be considered. Applicants with a proven record of scholarly activities related to alternative, clean and renewable energy are eligible to be considered as the Betty L. Gordon Distinguished Professor.


The candidate must have an earned doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering or closely-related field and a bachelor's and/or master's degree in Mechanical Engineering. Moreover, we expect at least seven years of experience in higher education, including teaching, research and academic administration. In addition, candidates must have strong evidence of excellence in interpersonal skills, leadership, communication and administrative capabilities and ability to engage with local industry and community partners.


Preferred qualifications include a track record of scholarship and research funding, evidence of leadership and significant experience in academic administration, including accomplishments in graduate program improvement, promoting faculty research and a good track record of university-industry collaboration, and the ability to contribute through teaching and or service to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the academic community.


The College of Engineering recently added a new 100,000 sq.ft. building with a state-of-the-art maker space, well-equipped instructional and classrooms, additive manufacturing facilities and design rooms as well as research laboratories.


Cleveland State University is located in downtown Cleveland, a city that has undergone remarkable renewal and revitalization. This includes downtown living with restaurants and shopping in a family friendly environment, professional teams in major sports and a world-class symphony orchestra.


Applications received by November 1, 2018 will receive full consideration. However, the position will remain open until filled. Application materials must be submitted online through the Human Resources website at Cleveland State University and include a cover letter addressing how the candidate's experience match the position requirements, a curriculum vita and contact information for at least five references.


Hiring is contingent on maintaining existing levels of state funding. Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University's verification of credentials and other information required by law.


It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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