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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 27, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Other Education, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Other Academic Affairs
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Full Time
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Job no: 243754-LI
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic and Student Experience Services

Job Summary:

The Center for Innovation in Engineering Education will have responsibility for leading the College of Engineering's innovation and scholarship in undergraduate engineering education and will conduct and sponsor research in the area of engineering education, develop and support the implementation of new pedagogical approaches and instruction technologies that enhances student's educational experience, embed leadership, entrepreneurship and communications development throughout the curriculum, explore lean principles in engineering education, support the design and optimization of classroom technology and use efficiency, assess the educational impact of the new practices on student learning outcomes, and grow CoE's reputation among students, academic, and industrial communities as leaders in engineering education.

This position is the Director for the Center for Innovation in Engineering Education and is responsible for developing, initiating, and leading the programs within the Center. The successful candidate will provide leadership in Center activities described and coordinate with or lead several existing efforts focused on undergraduate education within the College of Engineering including the Collaborative for Engineering Education and Teaching Effectiveness (CEETE) program, NAE Grand Challenges Scholars Program, and Pieper Service Leadership program.

About the Job:

Academic Program Director (B) (AE127)

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Master's Degree

PhD or other terminal degree, or a degree at least one level above the level of instruction, or otherwise approved as qualified by the Dean


Minimum of eight (8) years of higher education experience in a position that includes academic planning, engineering pedagogy, innovative engineering education, instructional technology, student learning assessment and/or professional development. Demonstrated success in leading or managing strategic engineering education initiatives, programs and associated staff, including ability to operationalize activities that align with project goals and resources, problem-solve and engage appropriate stakeholders. Demonstrated experience in building strong and credible relationships across a broad variety of constituents and diverse groups. Ability to work independently, exercise sound judgment and be part of a diverse team of professionals. Proficiency in the implementation and support of digital tools used by a wide variety of stakeholders. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Additional Information:

The successful candidate will operate with a significant level of independence and must have a high degree of professionalism, project management and organizational skills and the ability to interact effectively with all campus, College of Engineering leadership and department audiences. Requirements for success in this position also include strong written and oral communication skills, analytical and quantitative skills, attention to detail, ability to handle confidential matters and be organized in order to prioritize and delegate to staff a wide variety of tasks and deadlines. Candidates for the position will have supervisor responsibilities of staff and budget in the Center.

This position requires a comprehensive knowledge of undergraduate engineering education and ability to interpret and analyze data. This position must also be able to provide non-technical expertise in a research or scientific project at a more comprehensive and independent level. This
position will lead in the development of various Center reports and the regular preparation and presentation of Center research results.

This position will also have administrative responsibilities such as training and supervising students, grant management and budget planning.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $80,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "" button to start the application process. To apply for this position, you will need to upload a cover letter and resume.


David Noyce
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:

Academic Program Director (B)(AE127)

Employment Class:


Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Oct 27 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jan 3 2022 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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