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: https://floridapoly.edu/about/careers/careersportal 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 read more

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Former CIB Chiefs Try To Avoid Entanglement In Legal Light Involving Pacers

first_imgFormer CIB Chiefs Try To Avoid Entanglement In Legal Light Involving PacersAnthony Schoettle for www.theindianalawyer.comThree former presidents of the city’s Capital Improvement Board—Pat Early, Bob Grand and Ann Lathrop—are fighting an effort by attorneys for the IRS to depose them about what they learned about the Indiana Pacers’ finances during discussions with the team.The CIB owns Bankers Life Fieldhouse, home of the NBA’s Pacers. And over the trio’s terms, the CIB has negotiated lease deals, subsidy plans and expenditures for capital projects for the venue, which opened in 1999.The legal skirmish is an outgrowth of a lawsuit Mel Simon’s widow, Bren Simon, filed in March 2015 seeking to overturn the IRS’ determination that Mel’s sale of his half of the team to his brother Herb in early 2009—just months before Mel died at age 82—was such a sweetheart deal that Mel effecitvely provided an $83 million gift. That conclusion left Bren with a $21 million gift-tax bill, which she paid under protest but hopes to get refunded by winning the suit.Attorneys with Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP representing the CIB filed a motion in federal court in Indianapolis on Nov. 30 seeking to quash the deposition subpoenas. It calls them “overly burdensome” and says “allowing these depositions to go forward would harm the public interest by discouraging civic board membership and by unfairly imposing the costs of litigation between Bren Simon and the federal government on the citizens of Marion County, Indiana.”Further, the three executives say in declarations filed with the court that they do not recall specific infomation about the value of the team during the period relevant to the Bren Simon lawsuit. They also assert that information they do have merely duplicates what the IRS has or is in the process of getting from the Pacers and Simons.“The key issue in the underlying … litigation is whether Melvin Simon had donative intent—i.e. the intent to make a gift to Herb Simon—nearly seven years ago when the Simons reorganized the ownership structure of the Pacers,” the motion to quash says. “None of the CIB Former Board Members possess any information about Mr. Simon’s intent with respect to the reorganization.”Bren’s attorneys contend that Mel received “full consideration” for his half of the team. They said in a court filing that “Herb and Mel were savvy and experienced businessmen, both skilled in making business deals and interested in striking the best deal for themselves.”The IRS also has sparred with the Pacers over what information the team should provide and under what terms—a logjam that was recently broken. Under a protective order worked out last month, the Pacers agreed to provide a batch of information by Nov. 28 and another batch by Dec. 16.Early, Grand and Lathrop are described in the motion to quash as holding “high-profile and demanding leadership positions” and also being active in civic affairs. Each says in declarations filed with the court that “attending a deposition in this matter would pose a substantial burden and hardship on me. My schedule is very rigorous.”Early, president of the Somerset CPAs and Advisors accounting firm, was president of the CIB from 1994 to 1999 and was vice president from 2000 to 2009.Grand, managing partner of the Barnes & Thornburg law firm, was CIB president from 2008 to 2010.Lathrop, chief marketing officer and office managing partner for the Indianapolis office of the Crowe Horwarth LLP accounting firm, was CIB treasurer in 2008-2009 and president from 2010-2015.The CIB—which also owns Lucas Oil Stadium, Victory Field and the Indiana Convention Center—is funded by a stew of local and regional taxes, many ofThree former presidents of the city’s Capital Improvement Board—Pat Early, Bob Grand and Ann Lathrop—are fighting an effort by attorneys for the IRS to depose them about what they learned about the Indiana Pacers’ finances during discussions with the team.The CIB owns Bankers Life Fieldhouse, home of the NBA’s Pacers. And over the trio’s terms, the CIB has negotiated lease deals, subsidy plans and expenditures for capital projects for the venue, which opened in 1999.The legal skirmish is an outgrowth of a lawsuit Mel Simon’s widow, Bren Simon, filed in March 2015 seeking to overturn the IRS’ determination that Mel’s sale of his half of the team to his brother Herb in early 2009—just months before Mel died at age 82—was such a sweetheart deal that Mel effecitvely provided an $83 million gift. That conclusion left Bren with a $21 million gift-tax bill, which she paid under protest but hopes to get refunded by winning the suit.Attorneys with Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP representing the CIB filed a motion in federal court in Indianapolis on Nov. 30 seeking to quash the deposition subpoenas. It calls them “overly burdensome” and says “allowing these depositions to go forward would harm the public interest by discouraging civic board membership and by unfairly imposing the costs of litigation between Bren Simon and the federal government on the citizens of Marion County, Indiana.”Further, the three executives say in declarations filed with the court that they do not recall specific infomation about the value of the team during the period relevant to the Bren Simon lawsuit. They also assert that information they do have merely duplicates what the IRS has or is in the process of getting from the Pacers and Simons.“The key issue in the underlying … litigation is whether Melvin Simon had donative intent—i.e. the intent to make a gift to Herb Simon—nearly seven years ago when the Simons reorganized the ownership structure of the Pacers,” the motion to quash says. “None of the CIB Former Board Members possess any information about Mr. Simon’s intent with respect to the reorganization.”Bren’s attorneys contend that Mel received “full consideration” for his half of the team. They said in a court filing that “Herb and Mel were savvy and experienced businessmen, both skilled in making business deals and interested in striking the best deal for themselves.”The IRS also has sparred with the Pacers over what information the team should provide and under what terms—a logjam that was recently broken. Under a protective order worked out last month, the Pacers agreed to provide a batch of information by Nov. 28 and another batch by Dec. 16.Early, Grand and Lathrop are described in the motion to quash as holding “high-profile and demanding leadership positions” and also being active in civic affairs. Each says in declarations filed with the court that “attending a deposition in this matter would pose a substantial burden and hardship on me. My schedule is very rigorous.”Early, president of the Somerset CPAs and Advisors accounting firm, was president of the CIB from 1994 to 1999 and was vice president from 2000 to 2009.Grand, managing partner of the Barnes & Thornburg law firm, was CIB president from 2008 to 2010.Lathrop, chief marketing officer and office managing partner for the Indianapolis office of the Crowe Horwarth LLP accounting firm, was CIB treasurer in 2008-2009 and president from 2010-2015.The CIB—which also owns Lucas Oil Stadium, Victory Field and the Indiana Convention Center—is funded by a stew of local and regional taxes, many of for www.theindianalawyer.comThree former presidents of the city’s Capital Improvement Board—Pat Early, Bob Grand and Ann Lathrop—are fighting an effort by attorneys for the IRS to depose them about what they learned about the Indiana Pacers’ finances during discussions with the team.The CIB owns Bankers Life Fieldhouse, home of the NBA’s Pacers. And over the trio’s terms, the CIB has negotiated lease deals, subsidy plans and expenditures for capital projects for the venue, which opened in 1999.The legal skirmish is an outgrowth of a lawsuit Mel Simon’s widow, Bren Simon, filed in March 2015 seeking to overturn the IRS’ determination that Mel’s sale of his half of the team to his brother Herb in early 2009—just months before Mel died at age 82—was such a sweetheart deal that Mel effecitvely provided an $83 million gift. That conclusion left Bren with a $21 million gift-tax bill, which she paid under protest but hopes to get refunded by winning the suit.Attorneys with Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP representing the CIB filed a motion in federal court in Indianapolis on Nov. 30 seeking to quash the deposition subpoenas. It calls them “overly burdensome” and says “allowing these depositions to go forward would harm the public interest by discouraging civic board membership and by unfairly imposing the costs of litigation between Bren Simon and the federal government on the citizens of Marion County, Indiana.”Further, the three executives say in declarations filed with the court that they do not recall specific infomation about the value of the team during the period relevant to the Bren Simon lawsuit. They also assert that information they do have merely duplicates what the IRS has or is in the process of getting from the Pacers and Simons.“The key issue in the underlying … litigation is whether Melvin Simon had donative intent—i.e. the intent to make a gift to Herb Simon—nearly seven years ago when the Simons reorganized the ownership structure of the Pacers,” the motion to quash says. “None of the CIB Former Board Members possess any information about Mr. Simon’s intent with respect to the reorganization.”Bren’s attorneys contend that Mel received “full consideration” for his half of the team. They said in a court filing that “Herb and Mel were savvy and experienced businessmen, both skilled in making business deals and interested in striking the best deal for themselves.”The IRS also has sparred with the Pacers over what information the team should provide and under what terms—a logjam that was recently broken. Under a protective order worked out last month, the Pacers agreed to provide a batch of information by Nov. 28 and another batch by Dec. 16.Early, Grand and Lathrop are described in the motion to quash as holding “high-profile and demanding leadership positions” and also being active in civic affairs. Each says in declarations filed with the court that “attending a deposition in this matter would pose a substantial burden and hardship on me. My schedule is very rigorous.”Early, president of the Somerset CPAs and Advisors accounting firm, was president of the CIB from 1994 to 1999 and was vice president from 2000 to 2009.Grand, managing partner of the Barnes & Thornburg law firm, was CIB president from 2008 to 2010.Lathrop, chief marketing officer and office managing partner for the Indianapolis office of the Crowe Horwarth LLP accounting firm, was CIB treasurer in 2008-2009 and president from 2010-2015.The CIB—which also owns Lucas Oil Stadium, Victory Field and the Indiana Convention Center—is funded by a stew of local and regional taxes, many ofFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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