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Program Director, School of Engineering

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Job Description

The School of Engineering at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston invites applications for a full-time Program Director position for the Mechanical and Electromechanical Engineering programs.

Responsibilities

Reporting directly to the Dean, the program director serves as the leader of the program and its curriculum, including accreditation and program assessment, development and review, as well as the curricular and course review. The program director would also generate content for marketing, student recruitment, retention, and success, as well as develop and achieve annual goals/objectives, in addition to assisting with the course schedule. Additionally, the program director will be a liaison on behalf of the program with other university offices, such as the registrar, marketing, and the Coops + Careers office.

About Wentworth and the School of Engineering

Wentworth Institute of Technology is located in Boston, Massachusetts, and comprises the Schools of Architecture and Design, Computing and Data Science, Engineering, Management, and Sciences and Humanities. Wentworth is a member of the Colleges of the Fenway consortium - an association of Boston institutions, including Emmanuel College, Simmons University, Massachusetts College of Art, and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. One of the many opportunities afforded to faculty is the ability to collaborate across these institutions and share resources.

Wentworth is a university with a teaching focus and strategic initiatives of diversity, equity and inclusive excellence, high-value learning, transformational student experience, and next-generation partnerships. The school has a strong commitment to recruiting and retaining students with diverse backgrounds, fostering a vibrant design community and learning environment for faculty and students, and building on and expanding current government, community, industry, and alumni partnerships. For more information about Wentworth's Strategic Plan, see: https://wit.edu/about/strategic-plan

Wentworth's School of Engineering offers eight undergraduate ABET-accredited engineering and four graduate programs.

How to Apply: Interested applicants should apply at Careers . Please submit the required documents.

Applicants should submit:
  • A cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A teaching statement
  • A research statement and long-term vision
  • A diversity statement that reflects the candidate’s experience and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Complete contact information for at least three professional references
Starting date: Fall 2024 or Spring 2025

Review of the applications begins on May 23, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.

Minimum Work Experience Required: 5 years
Preferred Work Experience Required: 5 - 10 years
Minimum knowledge required: Comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts and practices and ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Holds a PhD in an engineering discipline or related field.
  • Holds a faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor rank.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated academic leadership.
  • Familiarity with ABET accreditation.
Inclusive Excellence at Wentworth
Wentworth Institute of Technology is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all University programs and activities. The University does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants will receive consideration.

To find out more about the Wentworth’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, please visit the website https://wit.edu/about/diversity .

All applicants have the right to accessibility support and accommodations. To request accessibility support or accommodations, contact the Executive Director of Equity and Compliance, Catlin Wells, at wellsc1@wit.edu .

Company

Wentworth Institute of Technology

 

Founded in 1904, Wentworth Institute of Technology provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, project-based educational experience. Under the guidance of caring faculty and staff, students develop into career-ready, skilled professionals and engaged citizens through an education that integrates classroom, laboratory, studio, cooperative, and experiential learning,

More than 60 labs and studios and 20 degrees are available through the Schools of Architecture and DesignComputing and Data ScienceEngineeringManagement, and Sciences and Humanities. Students can choose from both undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as a variety of certificate programs.

Wentworth aims to be a student-centered institution of inclusive excellence that embraces a culture of innovation and creativity; serves society through urban engagement; and fosters growth for local, regional, and national economies.

Our nearly 4,000 students are relentlessly curious, and their passion carries well beyond the lab. From robotics clubs to design collaborations, there is no shortage of opportunity for students to connect with others and challenge themselves in pursuit of a better tomorrow. Wentworth prioritizes students’ health and well-being and provides high-quality services, activities, programs, and opportunities to support their growth and transformation.

A Wentworth education equips graduates with a highly valued skillset. Students have the chance to complete a minimum of two cooperative learning (co-op) semesters during their four years of study, and approximately half of students receive a job offer from their co-op company prior to graduation. Ninety-five percent of the Class of 2021 were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.

Hands-on, future-focused, and career-ready—Wentworth is the University of Opportunity.

Wentworth Institute of Technology is a collaborative, mission-driven community of educators and professionals committed to excellence in ourselves and in the students we teach and support. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to continuing to develop a richly diverse faculty, staff, and student body.

There are a number of advantages to working at Wentworth. Among them:

  • Location. Wentworth is based in Boston’s historic Fenway area, a cultural center featuring numerous colleges, universities, hospitals, museums, galleries, restaurants, and cafes. The MBTA Green Line, Orange Line, and Commuter Rail are within walking distance (and we subsidize passes), and we provide affordable, on-site parking.
  • Career opportunities. We offer rewarding positions in areas such as the Division of Technology Services, Human Resources, Academic Affairs, Finance, Institutional Advancement, and others. There are also many opportunities for professional advancement.
  • Competitive salaries and benefits. Our benefits package includes comprehensive medical, dental, and pension plans; as well as generous holiday, vacation, and sick time.
  • Professional development opportunities. These include tuition reimbursement programs, and the ability to cross-register for courses, leadership programs, and professional development training at any of the other member institutions of the Colleges of the Fenway.
  • Wentworth is a member of Tuition Exchange, a reciprocal scholarship opportunity for the dependents of eligible faculty and staff at all 645+ member schools.
  • Discounts on arts and entertainment, including movie passes, Six Flags New England tickets, the Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and more. 
  • Access to the on-campus Schumann Fitness Center. 
  • We are a member of MASCO, which offers a wide range of services including area planning and development, parking and transportation, collaborative purchasing, a call center, and child care.
  • We are a founding member of the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (NEHERC), the region’s premier job board for faculty, staff, and academic executives, featuring over 2,700 current jobs from member colleges, universities, teaching hospitals, research institutes, and education-related not-for-profits.

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