The Batten College of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion University (ODU) invites applications from accomplished individuals with an earned PhD or equivalent degree in engineering to serve as the Inaugural Director of our First Year Engineering Program starting Fall 2019. The successful candidate is expected to provide leadership in shaping and coordinating our program and courses (structure, curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment); promoting consistency in course contents, standards and instructional modes across different classes; supervising all first-year faculty; coordinating with faculty teaching in the program and related departments (e.g., Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry); and teaching sections of the relevant classes as appropriate. Salary and rank will be based on experience and qualifications.
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 the 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 now 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. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.
The Batten College of Engineering and Technology has eight undergraduate engineering programs housed in six department with approximately 450 incoming first year students. Close connections exist between all of these departments and local industry giving our students internship and employment opportunities, as well as options for interaction in the first-year program and beyond. The College has an exceptionally diverse student body (27% of our students are members of underrepresented populations).
The College and University are strongly committed to a diverse academic environment and places high priority on attracting female and underrepresented minority candidates. We strongly encourage candidates from these groups to apply for the position.
Complete applications will include a cover letter, a current CV, teaching statement, pedagogical innovations, assessment of teaching (if not included in CV), diversity statement, and four references that will be contacted at a later time. Application materials should be submitted to: https://jobs.odu.edu/ Review of applications will begin February 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 strongly encouraged to apply.
We seek an individual with strong accomplishments in disciplinary and/or engineering education research, who has an established pedagogical track record in working with undergraduate engineering students. Also of interest is a person who can work effectively with local and regional companies in providing solutions to Engineering problems. An interest in engineering education best practices, research, and assessment are desirable attributes. Candidates must be committed to contributing to high-quality education of a diverse student body at the undergraduate level.
PhD or equivalent terminal degree, in engineering or related field.
Substantial record of productive involvement in curricular and pedagogical developments in the teaching of engineering.
Evidence of active scholarship related to curricular or pedagogical issues in engineering.
Successful experience in supporting the academic success of diverse, underrepresented or underserved student populations.
Strong commitment to teaching excellence.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated knowledge and interest in first year engineering programs and initiatives.
Experience with data collection and analysis: ability to collect, analyze, and assess data related to student success, student learning outcomes, and program success.
Teaching experience with first year engineering students; be committed to project based learning; demonstrated student and program assessment skills;
Thorough understanding of principles, practices and procedures involved in FYE program development, theoretical models, best practices and current issues supporting in first-year student transition, development, and retention.
Significant and increasingly responsible supervisory experience.
Additional Salary Information: Old Dominion University offers an attractive package of benefits including medical and dental coverage. All final candidates will be required to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment.
Internal Number: F0328A
About Old Dominion University
Old Dominion University is Virginia's forward-focused, public doctoral research university for high-performing students from around the world who want a rigorous academic experience in a fast-paced and profoundly multi-cultural community. With an enrollment of almost 25,000 students (including 5,500 graduate students), the university offers 66 bachelor's, 56 master's and 41 doctoral degree programs and 2 educational specialists degrees. ODU's eminent scholarship and innovative and engaging teaching foster nationally recognized programs. A determined entrepreneurial approach to problem-solving drives cutting-edge research and strategic partnerships with government, business, industry, organizations, and the arts. In addition to its 185-acre main campus in Norfolk, Old Dominion operates higher education centers in Hampton, Virginia Beach, and Portsmouth and a thriving distance learning network.