The University of San Francisco College of Arts and Sciences seeks candidates for an open faculty position in its new Engineering Program. Candidates of all ranks are invited to apply. We seek candidates from a broad range of engineering disciplines who are committed to excellence in engineering education. The successful candidate will be an important part of the faculty team developing the new program.
Overview of Engineering at USF
Upon his arrival at USF in 2014, President Fr. Paul Fitzgerald called for the development of a School of Engineering, with the goal of developing an innovative, forward-looking engineering school, grounded with an interdisciplinary undergraduate program and professionally-oriented graduate programs. Since then, we have been working to make this vision a reality and are in the midst of developing an engineering program that is nimble, responsive, and humane, and that develops engineers who are innovative, creative problem solvers with both strong technical skills and the vision, empathy, and humanistic perspective that come with a Jesuit liberal arts education. The San Francisco Bay Area provides a unique location to create such a program. We have been in extended dialogue with local industry and community leaders to be certain we are graduating students with the necessary skills.
We plan to begin by offering a single undergraduate degree in Engineering; currently, we are planning for concentrations in Electrical, Computer, Environmental, and Sustainable Built Environment Engineering. We are constructing a program that heavily emphasizes project-based learning and interdisciplinary team-based experiential education.
We plan to enroll the first class of baccalaureate students in the fall of 2020, with master's program(s) to be rolled out shortly thereafter.
The faculty member will: • Work with the department Director, the Assistant Dean for Engineering, and the current faculty curriculum committee to complete the undergraduate engineering curriculum and then help to deliver it once the program is launched. • Participate in the development of pre-launch activities to highlight and promote engineering at USF. • Participate in the search for new staff and faculty members.
We are looking for a faculty candidate with a passion for teaching and pedagogy and who is excited by the prospect of being part of the development of a new engineering program, as well as having a record of excellence in research and an interest in engaging undergraduates. Candidates holding a PhD in any of the subdisciplines or related areas are encouraged to apply. Experience developing courses at multiple levels of the undergraduate curriculum is preferred. Candidates should also have a strong, demonstrable commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence.
The successful candidate will possess many, if not all, of the following characteristics: • An earned doctorate in an engineering discipline, along with a record of distinguished research. • Experience with best practices in engineering education. • Experience with curriculum design. • An entrepreneurial, forward-looking mindset. • Strong interpersonal communication skills. • An understanding of the unique qualities of a Jesuit education and the ways in which engineering can promote Jesuit values.
For information on how to apply, please visit the following link:www.usfjobs.com
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