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Director of Engineering

Stonehill College

Easton, MA

Job posting number: #7077480

Posted: April 20, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About Stonehill
Founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1948, Stonehill is a private Catholic college located just 22 miles from downtown Boston on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts. With a student to faculty ratio of 13:1, the College engages its 2,500+ students in 80+ rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and pre-professional fields.

Faithful to the Holy Cross tradition in education, Stonehill College is committed to developing the moral, spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social competencies of its students and seeks to build and sustain a campus community that embraces diversity and inclusion in its teaching, learning, living, and working. Stonehill values a diversity of persons, opinions, and cultural and religious perspectives. In fulfillment of its motto, Lux et Spes (“Light and Hope”), the College cultivates in its students the competence to think, act, and lead with courage towards creating a more just and compassionate world.

EEO Statement
Equal Employment Opportunity shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, and or ancestry. Stonehill College will adhere to the Federal Requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and it’s amendments, the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Massachusetts Fair Employment Practice Law, and all other applicable State and Federal laws. The College is committed to providing a work environment that is free of discrimination. All employees and applicants will be treated fairly, equitably, and with courtesy. Stonehill College encourages diversity and welcomes individuals who will enrich the cultural and diverse experiences of the campus. In accordance with Massachusetts law, employees of Stonehill College are considered employees-at-will.

Position Summary
A Program Director and Associate or Full Professor of Engineering.
Stonehill College has a long history of engineering education and innovative partnerships with Notre Dame and Kings College. As part of its strategic plan, the College has invested in the creation of its own Engineering program and invites applicants for the position of founding Program Director and Professor of Engineering to begin July 2021. This person will join an interdisciplinary group of faculty dedicated to building out the college’s engineering curriculum.
Stonehill has created programs in computer and electrical engineering to begin in the Fall of 2021. It is searching for a Program Director to assist in the completion of an Engineering Science program (BS and BA) and the implementation of an Optical Engineering Program (BS). Furthermore, the program director will coordinate the college’s application for ABET-accreditation. The College is looking to build an Engineering program that fits into its long tradition of humanistic inquiry and one that is created with the purpose of welcoming and retaining first generation students, students of color, and women.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The program director will liaison with faculty, departments, dean, provost, finance, and facilities to lay out a plan for obtaining the faculty hires and physical space needs required by the engineering program. The director will also form a faculty steering committee to ensure the cooperative involvement of Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Chemistry, Environmental Science and humanities programs that might emerge as cognate fields in a Humanistic Engineering Science degree. Finally, the Director will assist with the creation of an external Advisory Group, will plan outreach to service and professional organizations in the field, and will develop plans for healthy retention and graduation rates for women and students of color in the program.
Current plans for an engineering program will begin with the addition of the courses Intro. to Engineering Systems, Intro. to Electrical Engineering, Signals and Systems, Senior Design Projects, Electronics II (digital electronics) to the existing curriculum. The director or other new engineering faculty would need to teach from among these courses, possibly along with existing physics and computer science courses.

The Program Director’s position will have teaching responsibilities and will report directly to the Dean of Art & Sciences.

Education and/or Experience
The applicant for this position should have a PhD in Engineering. Teaching experience strongly preferred.

Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Stonehill seeks applicants who have expertise in electrical engineering and are committed to excellence in teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduates in research.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. The employee must be able to use stomach and lower back muscles to support the body for long periods without getting tired. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Licenses/Certifications
Competencies Intellectual-Project Management, Interpersonal-Customer Service, Interpersonal-Oral Communication, Interpersonal-Written Communication, Self Management-Professionalism, Self Management-Adaptability, Self Management-Attendance/Punctuality, Self Management-Dependability, Self Management-Initiative



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