Associate Professor/Director, Tenure Track
School of Architecture & Engineering Technology
Division of Engineering Technology
Florida A&M University
Florida A&M University is seeking an energetic, innovative, collaborative, and visionary leader to serve as Associate Professor/Director for the Division of Engineering Technology, which is housed in the School of Architecture and Engineering Technology (SAET). The Division of Engineering Technology offers B.S degrees in Construction Engineering Technology and Electronic Engineering Technology and a M.S. degree in Construction Engineering Technology and Management pending Board of Trustees approval.
The Director of the Division of Engineering Technology will play a critical role in the School’s and University’s mission of advancing knowledge, resolving complex issues, and empowering our citizens and communities. Reporting to the Dean of the School of Architecture and Engineering Technology, the Director will lead the Division, supervise its resources, and promote and support excellence in teaching, research and service. The Director will serve as an advocate for students and faculty by articulating a set of priorities that will facilitate an increase in student success and support for faculty teaching and research endeavors. The Director will guide the department through accreditation and the development of new programs and initiatives to address the needs of our local, state and national communities. The new Director will lead an effort for the effective recruiting of talented faculty and students; he or she will vigorously catalyze and further develop the Division’s collaborations and relationships across the University and with Government and industry.
The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications:
- Earned doctorate from an accredited institution in Construction, Electronics, Engineering or a closely related discipline.
- Minimum of 5 years of distinguished teaching, research, and scholarly work (or comparable professional achievements) appropriate to qualify the candidate for appointment as a tenured faculty member at the rank of associate professor or full professor.
- Record of excellence in management, decision making, problem solving, consensus building, and collaborating with others in building synergistic partnerships.
- Evidence of support for student achievement and student success.
- Record of commitment to maintaining standards of excellence, academic freedom, and supporting faculty scholarship and student learning and research.
- Record of demonstrated excellent communication skills and the ability to articulate a compelling message to diverse audiences.
- A collaborative leader with a proven track record of bringing diverse groups together to exceed goals and objectives.
- Service as a faculty member in a construction, electronics or an engineering program in a comprehensive or research university, or equivalent industry experience.
- Experience with student recruitment and retention · Ability to develop a climate conducive to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty.
- Experience in strategic planning and the ability to work collaboratively with faculty and academic leaders to identify the academic priorities of the department and develop strategies and tactics for achieving them.
- Commitment to and demonstrated accomplishment in issues associated with diversity and inclusion.
- Successful experience in grant writing, fund-raising, and record of active publications.
- Understanding and appreciation of collective bargaining procedures and shared governance.
- A proven record of effective administrative experience in higher education that includes planning, faculty development, budgeting, assessment, accreditation, resource development, and online education.
- ABET accreditation experience.
ABOUT FAMU: Founded on October 3, 1887, Florida A&M University (FAMU) is a public, historically black university that is part of the State University System of Florida. It is ranked as the nation’s top public historically black college or university in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 rankings of "Best Historically Black Colleges and Universities." FAMU’s main campus has 156 buildings spread over 422 acres atop the highest of Tallahassee’s seven hills. The university also has several satellite campuses, including a site in Orlando, where its College of Law is located, and sites for its pharmacy program in Miami, Jacksonville and Tampa. The university offers 54 bachelor’s degrees, 29 master’s degrees, 12 doctoral degrees, and 3 professional degrees. FAMU also has 14 schools and colleges, and a number of centers and institutes. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and was recently classified by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education in the second of three research categories: R2 Doctoral Universities- Higher Research Activity.
ABOUT THE Division: Founded in 1967, the division offers two Bachelor of Science degrees (Construction Engineering Technology and Electronic Engineering Technology). The division currently enrolls approx. 100 students, has 10 full-time faculty and an office manager. Additional information can be found by visiting the SAET website (famu.edu/architecture).
HOW TO APPLY: Initial screening of applications will begin immediately. For best consideration, application materials should be received prior to March 11, 2021. Apply at www.famu.edu/hr. Application materials should include: 1) a cover letter addressing how the candidate’s experience matches the position requirements; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) University Employment application; and 4) the names, titles, and contact information of at least five professional references.
The review of applications will start March 15, 2021. Employment will begin August 2021.