Job Description Summary
The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering at Auburn University invites applications for the Director of the Center for Inclusive Engineering Excellence (CI2E). The CI2E provides support for engineering students, especially those from underrepresented populations, by assisting with the transition of these students into college, and their persistence to degree completion and graduation. Examples of the programmatic support for the students include academic support, mentoring, professional development, and a supportive community. Since the start of its roots as Minority Engineering program in 1997, the center continues to have strong corporate engagement that provides financial resources as well as opportunities for student-alumni interactions.
The Director will be expected to lead the center to continue to recruit, retain, and graduate academically qualified students from underrepresented populations in close collaboration with the college’s existing student services partners, while expanding the scope to more broadly promote inclusive engineering excellence. Responsibilities include representing Auburn University and the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering to both internal and external entities, leading and guiding the faculty, staff, students, and alumni involved in the program, preparing strategies and budgets for program success and development, building relationships with corporate, professional, and affinity group partners, and fostering collaborative and innovative strategies to expand the program’s reach and enhance its impact. The Director will collaborate closely with faculty and staff in the college’s existing student services partners to customize and elevate academic support, career development, and other services tailored to the needs of underrepresented student populations.
The Director will report to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and serve as a member of the College of Engineering Dean’s leadership team. The Director will lead a staff of four coordinators and administrators in the daily operation of the program. Faculty status is negotiable within the allowable position title requirements. The successful candidate will be appointed as a tenure-track faculty member, non tenure-track faculty member or a non-tenured Professor of Practice commensurate with background, qualifications, and experience.
Bachelor’s degree in engineering, education, counseling, business or related area at the time employment begins; (b) experience in engineering, academic or corporate settings; © demonstrated commitment and desire to help underrepresented young people develop and succeed; (d) abilities in strategic planning and relationship building; (e) ability to follow through on strategies and achieve results by delivering on individual commitments and directing the work of others; (f) excellent written and interpersonal communication skills, and (a) commitment to collaborative leadership.
The selected candidate must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. The selected candidate must possess excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
Doctoral or Master’s degree in engineering, education, or related area; experience in engineering or corporate settings; administrative experience in higher education, particularly in matters related to college-student retention and success; expertise in managing organizations, projects, and financial matters;expertise in managing organizations, projects, and financial matters; administrative experience in deploying programs that drive successful outcomes in diversity, equity, and inclusion; administrative experience in higher education, particularly in matters related to underrepresented college-student retention and success; experience with educational research or teaching; success in fundraising
Special Instructions to Applicants
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2023 and will continue until a candidate has been identified. Application packages should include a curriculum vitae, a statement of qualifications and vision for leading the Center for Inclusive Engineering Excellence, a statement of student support philosophy, and names and contact information for three references.