Bucknell University invites applications for Chair of Mechanical Engineering, tenured at the Associate or Full Professor rank to begin August 2014.

We seek candidates with an established record of excellence in academic leadership, undergraduate teaching, and scholarship. The successful candidate will be an effective communicator with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusiveness, and consensus/team building. Chair duties include (but are not limited to) departmental administration; faculty mentoring; curriculum design; ABET reporting; faculty and staff support and evaluation; as well as typical faculty duties, including some teaching across the Mechanical Engineering curriculum.

Experience in significant undergraduate interaction is required; examples of such interaction include but are not limited to involving students in research or supervising design projects. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering or a closely related field and a B.S. degree from an ABET-accredited program or equivalent. Candidates must have a history of academic leadership (e.g. as department/program chair or head). Candidates must have achieved tenure or equivalent and will be asked to provide a dossier for consideration after a successful interview.

Bucknell University is a highly selective private institution emphasizing quality undergraduate education in engineering and in the liberal arts and sciences. The enrollment is approximately 3500 undergraduate students and 150 master's-level graduate students. Bucknell University's integrated environment for student learning and growth supports the goal of diversity and builds connections to a global society. The university is located in Lewisburg on a 450-acre campus in central Pennsylvania's Susquehanna River Valley. New York City, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia are each within a 3-1/2 hour drive from Lewisburg.

Candidates should submit a letter of application with particular emphasis on leadership experience and skills, curriculum vitae, and statements of teaching and research interests on-line at www.bucknell.edu/jobs. Three references are also requested, but will only be contacted for finalists.

For full consideration, applications should be submitted by January 27, 2014. Reviews will begin at that time and continue until the position is filled.

Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.


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