The Batten College of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion University (ODU) seeks applications from accomplished individuals to serve as Chair of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) starting Fall 2019. The successful candidate is expected to provide visionary academic and administrative leadership, and energize the faculty in advancing MAE research productivity. Individuals from underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is comprised of 26 faculty, 350 graduate students, and 750 declared and intended undergraduates. Current research strength areas include advanced manufacturing, biomedical engineering, unmanned and space systems, renewable energy, computational fluid dynamics, and thermal-fluid systems. More information on the department can be found at https://odu.edu/mae.
The Batten College of Engineering and Technology has eight undergraduate engineering programs housed in six departments, with an exceptionally diverse student body (27%). Close connections exist between all of these departments and local industry giving our students significant internship and employment opportunities. More information on the college can be found at https://odu.edu/eng.
Old Dominion University is a research extensive public institution with a total student enrollment of 24,000. The University is located in Norfolk, Virginia, one of seven cities that make up the Hampton Roads region. The region has a diverse population of 1.7 million and is home to a variety of art, outdoor pastime, and other family and individual entertainment activities. A student-centered University, ODU takes pride in the diversity of its student population, and is classified as a Minority-Serving Institution (with over 30% minority students). The University is also proud of its reputation as a military friendly institution, and is a member of several military education affiliations. ODU is committed to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students and a commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification of the next MAE Chair.
Complete applications will include a cover letter, current CV, statement of administrative philosophy and accomplishments, statement of diversity and inclusion, unofficial graduate transcripts and contact information for four references. Application materials should be submitted at https://jobs.odu.edu/ Review of applications will begin January 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The candidate must have an earned doctoral degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or closely-related field, and be eligible for an appointment at the rank of Professor with tenure. The successful candidate will have a distinguished record of scholarly publications, an internationally recognized research program, and evidence of prior effective leadership in an academic setting. Preferred qualifications include the ability to encourage and promote increased sponsored research activity among all MAE faculty, recruit and mentor exceptional new faculty from diverse backgrounds, lead department curriculum review and accreditation efforts, and work with the Dean to engage all constituencies to develop programs and partnerships that will advance the reputation of the program, college and university.
Additional Salary Information: Old Dominion University offers an attractive package of benefits including medical and dental coverage.
Internal Number: F0950A
About Old Dominion University
Old Dominion University is a dynamic metropolitan, residential, and research-extensive public institution with a student enrollment of 25,000, including approximately 6,000 graduate students, and over 800 full time faculty of whom 40% are female. In the past ten years, 12 faculty members have earned the prestigious Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award. External faculty awards also include National Academy appointments, Fulbright Awards, and Fellow status in a wide variety of professional societies. The University’s primary campus is located in Norfolk, VA, one of the seven cities that make up the historic Hampton Roads region of Virginia, a major recreation area with a population of 1.7 million. Programs are also offered at three Higher Education Centers in the region and through online delivery. Among other strategic directions, the University is leading a regional Climate Change/Sea Level Rise Initiative and has newly opened the Strome Entrepreneurial Center. The University offers joint programs with the nearby Eastern Virginia Medical School and is home to several nationally recognized research institutes and centers, including: the Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectri...cs; the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center; the Center for Educational Partnerships; the Center for Innovative Transportation Solutions; and the Center for Accelerator Science collaboration with the Jefferson National Laboratory’s Accelerator Facility.