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Loyola University Chicago (LUC) invites applications for the position of Interim Director of its new (launch expected Fall 2015) multidisciplinary Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Engineering Science (BSES) with concentrations in environmental engineering, biomedical engineering, computer engineering, applied mathematics, and engineering management. LUC is a private university that currently enrolls nearly 10,000 undergraduates and about 6000 graduate and professional students hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries. The University has three campuses in the greater Chicago area, a Retreat and Ecology campus in rural Illinois, an international campus in Rome, Italy, and educational centers in Beijing, China, and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (http://www.luc.edu).
The BSES is designed to provide students with a rigorous and broad-based understanding of the substantive and ethical competencies required to excel as reflective leaders and effective practitioners in the field of engineering. The program is a logical starting point to launch a full-fledged, multifaceted school/college, given Loyola’s strengths in the natural, physical and social sciences, as well as a rigorous core curriculum. The course offerings in the 120-credit hour degree program build on LUC faculty expertise and will be taught by tenure-stream faculty from a large number of departments including biology, chemistry, physics, environmental sustainability, computer science, and mathematics and statistics, as well as engineering practitioners. The new program is expected to attract approximately 60 full-time students within three years.
The BSES director will champion the program both within and beyond the University. She/he will work with appropriate LUC offices to oversee recruitment of students, develop academic programming consistent with ABET requirements, foster relations with external organizations, develop internship opportunities, and build collaborative bridges across disciplines and campuses. The director will coordinate with academic departments to ensure that appropriate courses are offered in a timely fashion and to ensure the quality and consistency of academic offerings. The director will have teaching obligations within and possibly outside the program.
The successful candidate will have a doctorate in a field relevant to engineering science and its related areas; scholarship to merit the rank of Professor or Associate Professor with tenure in a contributing department; demonstrated excellence as a professor of engineering; experience with curriculum development; skills to foster partnerships with engineering firms and businesses; and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.