Director Graduate Program– Associate Professor or Professor

first_imgAPPLICATION PROCESS: All Applicants are required to submitthe following in PDF format to the Florida Polytechnic CareersWebsite: DESIRED / PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science,Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a closelyrelated fieldSix years of experience as a faculty member or as anindependent, post terminal degree researcher.Administrative experience to support the role andresponsibilities of this position. ABOUT FLORIDA POLY:Florida Polytechnic University opened for classes in 2014-15 and isthe twelfth university in the Florida State University System. TheUniversity was created as an exclusively STEM-focused publicuniversity that offers high-value undergraduate and graduatedegrees and that has intentional industry connections with a focuson economic development of the high-tech I-4 corridor. Dedicated topreparing students for the competitive STEM workforce, FloridaPolytechnic University blends traditional subject matter masterywith problem solving and laboratory experiences to provide studentswith learning opportunities applicable to both the workplace and acareer of lifelong learning. The University delivers its courses insmall class sizes, emphasizes a positive student to facultyexperience, and is dedicated to both its teaching and researchmission.Faculty are employed at Florida Poly via renewable, term definedappointments, codified in a collective bargaining agreement, thatsubstantially mirrors tenure systems with reappointment andprogression in rank upon completion of a significant review ofaccomplishments.Lakeland, home to Florida Polytechnic University’s ultra-moderncampus, is located along the I-4 High Tech Corridor halfway betweenTampa and Orlando. Our central Florida community combines smalltown comfort with big-city culture. Florida’s High-Tech Corridor ishome to 11,000 high-tech businesses, and Polk County alone has morethan 600,000 residents, four universities and one state college.Lakeland is just a 45-minute drive from Walt Disney World,Universal Studios, professional sports teams, and thrivingperforming art centers. With no income tax in Florida, and homevalues increasing by approximately 10% over the past year, Lakelandand Central Florida continue to rise among the best places to liveand work.EXPECTED STARTING SALARY: Commensurate with experience andqualificationsAPPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: Prior professional US experience with progressiveresponsibility.Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively withdiverse campus community. Demonstrated experience with department level (or collegelevel, institution level) policy and procedure development andexecution.Demonstrated leadership in curriculum development, facultygovernance, and/or program administration.Curriculum development and significant teaching experience atall collegiate levels.Funded research experience as a Principal Investigator.Demonstrated ability to identify project opportunities andindependently develop proposals that are subsequently funded.Experience with students’ academic mentoring and as a thesisadvisor.Experience in program assessment and execution of a continuousimprovement plan. Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to workin the United States. This proof must be provided prior toemployment at the University. An appointment is not final untilproof is provided.center_img Cover letter indicating the desired academic rank andjustificationsCurriculum VitaeStatement of Leadership style and organizational skills.Statement of Research InterestsList of at least 3 professional references (names and contactinformation) Active participation in professional activities andorganizations. Director Graduate Program– Associate Professor or ProfessorJob Description SummaryFlorida Polytechnic University invites applications for anAssociate Professor or Professor with a partial administrativeassignment as the Graduate Program Director. Faculty appointmentmust be in one of the participating graduate degree departmentswhich are: Computer Science, Data Science and Business Analytics,Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.The faculty appointment requires demonstrated teaching and researchexcellence that supports and aligns with the home department. Therole of Graduate Program Director is to facilitate the growth of,promote excellence within the graduate program. This requirescollaboration with Chairs with attention to admissions proceduresand policies recruiting of graduate students, and chairing thegraduate curriculum committee. Additional administrativeresponsibilities include creating monitoring processes to assureproper student progression in degrees, and creation of policies andpractices that support the degree programs.Florida Polytechnic University offers two Master of Sciencedegrees, one in Engineering and the other in Computer Science.Within the MS in Engineering, the technical “tracks” are ComputerEngineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management,Mechanical Engineering, and Robotics. Computer Science and DataScience are the two tracks available in the MS in Computer Sciencedegree program. Degrees are offered with either a thesis or projectoption.This position is part of a strategic expansion of the universityfaculty that will add approximately twenty-five faculty to thecurrent approximate 65 faculty members in nine separatedepartments. A critical part of the expansion is to facilitate thegrowth and success of the graduate program.Applicants must demonstrate the ability to develop a highlysuccessful teaching and research program, attract independentresearch funding, publish the results of their research studies inleading scientific journals of their discipline, supervise graduateand undergraduate students, and to teach effectively at both thegraduate and undergraduate level courses. In addition, thecandidates are expected to demonstrate within their experience,activities that have contributed to a department, program, or theinstitution beyond the traditional teaching and researchcontributions of a faculty member.Job DescriptionMINIMUM QUALIFICATION: Positions are open until filled (or recruitment cancelled).Review of applications will begin immediately and continue untilthe positions are filled. This position requires a background check, which may include alevel II screening as required by the Florida Statute§435.04.Diversity Statement:Florida Polytechnic University is an equal opportunity/equal accessinstitution. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to provideequal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities toall (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants foradmission, students, and others affiliated with the University)without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex,religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status,veteran status or genetic information.Special Instructions Regarding Attachments:Required attachments are listed on each posting. Please besure to attach all required documents in the Resume/CV field beforecontinuing through the application. Once your applicationhas been submitted, no changes may be made and additionalattachments will not be considered.An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable duringthe application process. For positions requiring a degree, theofficial transcripts are required upon hire.Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United Statesrequire a equivalency statement from a certified transcriptevaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of anaccredited institution within the USA. This report must be attachedwith the application and submitted by the applicationdeadline.All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date ofthe job announcements.This position requires a background check, which may includea level II screening as required by the Florida Statute§435.04.last_img

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