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Department Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Rowan University, Mechanical Engineering Department

Job Title: Department Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Reference Code: Job no: 492418
Job Location: Glassboro , NJ
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Engineering & applied sciences
Application Closing Date: 01 Apr 2018
Date Posted: 2017-11-15
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Department Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Rowan University

Job no: 492418
Work type: Regular full time
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Categories: Managerial

The Department of MECHANICAL Engineering at Rowan University invites applicants for the position of Department Head of Mechanical Engineering.

The successful candidate should have demonstrable experience in managing academic programs, working with faculty, staff, students, alumni, industry, other administration officials, and government and funding agencies.

The Mechanical Engineering Department has a well-established and nationally recognized undergraduate education program, and it is now seeking to expand its graduate research component.

The new Ph.D. program and facilities expansion and renovation will help support this endeavor.

The HMR College of Engineering is therefore searching for a Head who will lead the Mechanical Engineering Department in achieving the growth of the department’s research activity and funding expenditures while maintaining and enhancing the ongoing core mission of delivering first-class undergraduate education.

Job Requirements


Candidates should have a doctoral degree in mechanical engineering or a related field.

The successful candidate should also possess an outstanding and demonstrable record of leadership, undergraduate and graduate teaching, student mentoring and advising, and a sustained and successful externally funded research program to warrant an appointment at the rank of Professor with tenure in the department.

Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills are also required.

In addition, a strong commitment to supporting and promoting a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment is expected.

The starting date is July 1st 2018 and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

About Rowan University

Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral University (Moderate Research Activity) with approximately 18,500 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford.

The University comprises seven academic colleges and five schools—the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment—with an Honors College that spans across disciplines.

Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs.

The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes.

Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation and is ranked third among public institutions in the North by U.S. News & World Report.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Review of applications will begin on December 1st, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should submit a

  1. letter of interest,
  2. curriculum vitae,
  3. vision statement and plans for research growth,
  4. academic education vision statement,
  5. diversity and inclusion vision statement, and
  6. full contact information for at least five references.

To apply:

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