Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor Full-Time/Director of the SCTL MS Program,
University of Washington
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
The University of Washington seeks applications for the Faculty Director of the Master of Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics (MSCTL) program. The successful applicant will work independently as Faculty Director while also having an academic appointment as an Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor, full-time, in the University of Washington Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) for three years, with the possibility of renewal. The rank is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position has a nine-month appointment with three additional months of summer support; the candidate is expected to work during the summer months with an ideal start date on or before June 16, 2022. This position includes faculty voting rights in CEE, but is not tenure eligible. Compensation will be commensurate with applicant qualifications, and reflects the dual role of both Faculty Director and Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor. The Faculty Director will work closely with the CEE and SCTL Faculty, and a team of dedicated MSCTL staff to envision and implement strategic priorities for the program.
The successful candidate’s intended appointment will be in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. CEE offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees and is committed to the guiding principles of respect for people, equity, interdisciplinary exploration, and thoughtful impact. What distinguishes the MSCTL Faculty Director from mainstream academic appointments is that in addition to having teaching responsibilities within the MSCTL program and the broader CEE degree programs, the Faculty Director will also have responsibility for MSCTL program administration and implementation of strategic initiatives to advance the program. To best support MSCTL students and fulfill leadership responsibilities, this position does not allow time for significant research or practice.
The opportunity is to be an integral part of a nationally recognized graduate program where the emphasis is on student experience and curricular relevance in the exciting field of Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics.
The Faculty Director is responsible for the Master of Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Degree Program. This includes curriculum development, faculty recruitment and management, student recruitment, financial management, compliance with University policy, quality control, program operations, and staff management. The Faculty Director also leads marketing strategy, coordination with UW Professional and Continuing Education (PCE) and CEE staff, management and recruitment of the Advisory Board, and program delivery. The Faculty Director is both internally and externally facing; managing academic as well as administrative elements to maintain program visibility, ensure smooth running of the program, ensure program quality, and student satisfaction.
In addition, as an Assistant / Associate Teaching Professor, the successful candidate will teach four courses, one for the MSCTL program, and three for the CEE Transportation Engineering program. The specific courses taught, and timing of these courses, will be arranged in consultation with the Transportation Engineering faculty and Department Chair. These could include existing courses offered by the Department, or new courses developed by the candidate.
Position Dimensions and Impact to the University:
This position is ultimately responsible for the success and quality of the Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics program; keeping the curriculum up to date and relevant, ensuring instructional excellence, ensuring a robust population of applicants, keeping costs manageable, ensuring quality delivery of all aspects of the program, and constantly improving and innovating on the program’s model and content.
Success of the program will rely on recruiting the most talented and knowledgeable online instructors, delivering excellent courses, hearing student needs of addressing their concerns, and through effecting PR and marketing.
Current program goals include 40+ applicants, 35 accepted students, and 30 enrolled students annually. To maintain program economic viability, program revenues must currently exceed $1,000,000 annually. Currently faculty retention exceeds 90% and Advisory Board attendance exceeds 60%.
The Faculty Director will ensure the SCTL program maintains its position as one of the best in the nation; tracking program success measures, course and degree-level satisfaction amongst current students and alumni. As a Teaching Faculty for the Transportation Engineering program, the candidate will work with the Transportation Engineering faculty to determine which courses should be taught, and then design and deliver quality courses at the undergraduate or graduate level.
Duties and Responsibilities (percentages based on 12 month work schedule):
Teaching and Curriculum Development (40%)
Vision, Leadership, and Strategy (30%)
Recruiting, Admissions, and Advising Support (5%)
Industry, Campus, and Community Relations (20%)
University Service (5%)
The position requires a PhD (or foreign equivalent) in Civil and Environmental Engineering, or field related to Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics, and teaching expertise. Positive factors for consideration include but are not limited to, program directorship experience, supply chain transportation and logistics professional experience.
To apply, please submit the following materials via Interfolio. Review of applications will begin April 11, 2022.
Apply Here: https://apply.interfolio.com/102656
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