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Director EMGT/PMGT Programs/Professor of the Practice
University of Kansas

Date Posted Jan. 5, 2023
Title Director EMGT/PMGT Programs/Professor of the Practice
University University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS, United States
Department School of Professional Studies
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
  • Education Systems & Design
    Engineering - Other

Director EMGT/PMGT Programs/Professor of the Practice
School of Professional Studies

Position Overview

The Director EMGT/PMGT Programs/Professor of the Practice is both an Administrative and Teaching position. The Asst/Assoc/Professor of the Practice portion serves a 3 year limited term, that may be renewed pending comprehensive evaluation. The director serves as the program director for the undergraduate programs in Project Management (PMGT) and the Master’s programs in Engineering Management (EMGT), PMGT, and their associated graduate certificate programs at the Edwards Campus. The program director will work closely with the School of Professional Studies and the Edwards Campus and provide strategic direction for these academic programs. This position serves the educational needs of a Johnson County Education Research Triangle (JCERT) program. Specific percentages of effort for JCERT are determined each year.

Responsibilities include managing course development and design (including course transitioning and development of new online and hybrid courses), delivering classroom and online instruction, and providing academic support for these programs, related long-term curriculum development, student recruitment and admission, student retention, supervision of faculty, program budgets, program quality and assessment, community outreach, and alumni development. In addition, the program leader provides an important link to other programs at the campus with similar content knowledge.

Job Description

Teaching – 50%

Teach five courses per calendar year in JCERT and non-JCERT engineering management and/or project management at the Edwards Campus or online. Teaching responsibilities include: curriculum development, instructional design, classroom management, grading and teaching improvement in relation to student and colleague feedback. Faculty are responsible for keeping curriculum up-to-date and engaging with external organizations to ensure relevance to a variety of workplace needs. In addition to the regular class teaching schedule, it is expected that transitioning courses to online, hybrid and different length formats as needed will be part of the position. Adhere to departmental, School, and University policies.

Program Leadership – 40%

Program Coordination: Provides leadership for program administration
Course Scheduling: Coordinates the development of the course schedules with Edwards Campus student needs in mind. Promotes best practice in course scheduling with student feedback. The program leader will collaborate with other program and unit leaders to support the development and integration of communication curriculum and student competency development into other academic and continuing education programs. Develops a two or three year course rotation plan.
Course Staffing: Develops plans for staffing of the courses to be taught with the appropriate mix of faculty (tenure-track, professor of the practice, teaching professor, lecturer).
Program Budgets: Works with the Edwards Campus and School of Professional Studies administration to develop and manage the budgets for both the EMGT and PMGT programs.
Program Records and Reports: In conjunction with the Edwards Campus and School of Professional Studies administration responsible for the management and maintenance of all program records, and preparation of reports in accordance with School and University procedures and policies.
The program director should be receptive to questions, complaints, grievances, and suggestions from the members of the program, both academic and staff personnel, and from students. The program director has the responsibility to take appropriate actions as required and in accordance with the policies and rules of the School and University.
Program Supervision:
Develop mechanisms to receive constant feedback from the relevant constituencies, including the creation of an advisory board and participation in professional meetings to ensure the continued relevance of the curriculum to meet student and workforce needs.
Manages searches, appointments, compensations, evaluations, reviews, teaching assignments, professional development, promotions, merit raises, and dismissals.
Provides mentoring and leadership for faculty, particularly those seeking promotion.
Curriculum Development/Management and Instructional Oversight:
Develop mechanisms to receive constant feedback from the relevant constituencies, including the creation of an advisory board and participation in professional meetings to ensure the continued relevance of the curriculum to meet student and workforce needs.
Identify program goals for students in appropriate language for marketing.
Work with faculty, staff, and the KU Center for Online and Distance Learning to transition/maintain courses for online delivery. Continuously monitor online course offerings to ensure content remains relevant and refreshed on a regular basis.
Recruitment: Oversees student recruitment activities
Defines recruitment messages for the program and audiences; collaborates with campus marketing to maintain and regularly update web content, market program-specific events.
Determines enrollment goals in and tracks data in relation to these goals.
Participates in the development of recruitment plans.
Participates in recruitment and orientation activities coordinated by the recruiter/advisor and Edward Campus staff.
Identifies and participates in community engagement activities – partner with campus business development team and local community leaders to build program awareness in the community through presentations and panel participations with local professional associations, chambers of commerce, and specific business, government and non-profit organizations related to one’s academic program.
Student Career-Related Advising: Defines professional career path advising and works with KU Career Center and Edwards Campus staff to provide career services to student.
Provides mentoring for students on career and educational choices
Advises students on job hunting and professional networking
Program Quality and Assessment: Ensures curriculum and teaching pedagogy meets workforce and student needs.
Collaborates with Edwards Campus faculty governance and the Academic & Faculty Support Center to deliver Edwards Campus based teaching improvement programs.
Ensures that teaching provides students both theory and practical exposure to the discipline, including guest speakers, service learning, internships, etc.
Oversees the development of initial program curriculum given market research and competitor analysis. Ensures continued relevance of the curriculum to meet student needs.
Develops mechanisms to receive consistent feedback from the relevant professional communities in the Kansas City metro area, including advisory board and participation in professional associations.
Oversees elective approvals
Conduct annual program reviews and develop/manage formal assessment mechanisms to ensure program coherence and full compliance with guidelines and policies of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR), and industry accreditation authorities.
Manage accreditations of the EMGT and PMGT programs, as applicable.
Service – 10%
Serves as a member of the Edwards Campus Academic Program Leadership Team and the Leavenworth Program Leaders Council.
Contributes to the service mission of the university.
Participates regularly in the Edwards Campus Academic Leadership Council
Performs community related service as it relates to recruitment and Edwards Campus and department outreach efforts.

Required Qualifications

Minimum Master’s Degree in Engineering, Engineering Management, Project Management, Technology Management or its equivalent in a closely related field
Demonstrated record of teaching excellence in Engineering Management, Project Management, or closely related field
Years of related experience in engineering management and/or project management required for each rank:
Assistant Professor of the Practice: 3-5 years
Associate Professor of the Practice 5-15 years
Professor of the Practice: 15+ years
Excellence in written communication skills as demonstrated in application materials
Three (3) years leadership experience as demonstrated in application materials

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate Degree in Engineering Management, Project Management, Engineering, Leadership, Higher Education Administration, or closely related field
Five (5) years of escalating leadership roles and responsibilities
Demonstrated experience in online teaching and course design
Ability to use technology to enhance student learning

Contact Information to Applicants

John Bricklemeyer

Additional Candidate Instruction

Only complete application packages submitted online will be considered. A complete online application will include:
Cover Letter
Names and contact information for three professional references
In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant’s contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU’s mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application. The response must be within 4,000 characters or less:
Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Anticipated start date is March 1, 2023. Application review begins Monday, February 6, 2023 and will continue until a qualified pool of applicants is identified.

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