Strongly connected with alumni and industry, and supported by world-class experiential learning models, the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department at Northeastern University is rapidly growing as a key contributor in higher education and use-inspired research. Cognizant of addressing pressing societal challenges and preparing the next-generation graduates for life-long learning in a rapidly changing world, the department is a fertile and dynamic academic environment where creativity, collegiality, and collaboration are key ingredients in all aspects of research and education. The department's momentum is further propelled by Northeastern University's 2025 Academic Plan, which proposes a visionary approach to a new era of learning and discovery.
The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair. The Chair will develop new initiatives in both research and education, further strengthen relationships with industry and alumni, and will help propel the department to its new level of excellence, both nationally and internationally.
Candidates should be committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to Northeastern University education.
About the department The MIE Department (http://www.mie.neu.edu/) is a successful, vibrant, and diverse academic enterprise. With over 20 new faculty additions since 2014, the department is on a rapid growth trend, and currently comprises 25 full-time co-op and teaching faculty and 55 tenured/tenure-track faculty members, of which 35% are women. Backed by strong external research funding and programs in core areas as well as in robotics, data analytics, energy systems, and engineering management, the department is home to a large and highly-talented student pool, currently enrolling about 140 Ph.D., 1,400 M.S., and 1,400 B.S. students. Our U.S. News and World Report graduate rankings have progressed to 43 (Mechanical Engineering) and 33 (Industrial Engineering).
A research contract vehicle of $125M from the Veterans Health Administration and $20M from the Army Research Office awarded in recent years have significantly accelerated research activities in the MIE Department, with annual expenditures reaching around $13M. In addition, the department is home to two research centers: 1) Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing and 2) Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute.
At the core of the Northeastern engineering education experience is our top-ranked cooperative education program, which contributes significantly to the integrated learning model of our students in the MIE Department.
Candidates must demonstrate outstanding leadership, management, and mentoring ability, and a clear vision for the future of the department. The new chair will be expected to build upon the department's recognized strengths, recruit outstanding faculty, promote scholarly initiatives, facilitate internal and external research collaborations, and oversee curriculum changes. Furthermore, the new chair should be able to foster corporate and alumni relations, demonstrate strong commitment to our experiential learning model, promote new funding opportunities through research and advancement, continue steering the department through an exciting period of growth and change in the field, and lead the department to its next level of excellence and visibility.
Candidates are expected to have demonstrated strategic vision through leadership of a well-established, nationally and internationally recognized research program, with a strong record of externally-funded research. Candidates will have demonstrated excellence and significant experience in teaching, with a commitment to high-quality teaching, and interest in advancing education programs with a balance between undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates should also have demonstrated leadership and administrative experience and a distinguished record of service.
A doctorate degree in mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, or closely related fields of science and engineering is required.
About the College The College of Engineering at Northeastern University is a vibrant academic enterprise that is growing in both size and stature. The College has 177 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 3,894 undergraduate and 4,186 graduate students. Our top-ranked cooperative education program contributes significantly to richer experiential learning, industrial collaborations, and use-inspired research. In addition, the College has 16 multidisciplinary research centers and institutes with substantial funding from federal agencies and industry. Our main campus, located in the heart of Boston, facilitates collaborations with major medical centers, research labs, academic institutions, and industry in the region as well as nationally and internationally.
About Northeastern Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global, experiential research university and offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. The university is in the top-tier for research activity among U.S. colleges and universities, according to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. It has had an unprecedented progress in rankings, placing 44 in U.S. News and World Reports, up from 98 ten years ago. Since 2006, the university has hired 656 new tenured and tenure-track faculty members. Our tradition of partnership and engagement creates a distinctive approach to education and research built on the values of experiential learning, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Northeastern is the recognized leader in experiential learning, powered by the world's most innovative cooperative-education program. The University in 2018 was ranked No. 1 by the Princeton Review for internships and co-ops. We offer students opportunities for professional work, research, service, and global learning in 136 countries on seven continents. The same spirit of engagement guides a use-inspired research enterprise that is strategically aligned with three global imperatives: health, security, and sustainability. The 220,000 square foot, six-story Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex extends Northeastern's research enterprise with new state-of-the-art infrastructure, and by fostering collaboration across disciplines and with industry, academia and government. Located in the heart of Boston, Northeastern is situated among the nation's best hospitals, world-renowned research and teaching institutions, and high technology firms, and offers a rich history of arts and culture. Regional campuses are also located in innovation hubs across the nation, including Charlotte, North Carolina; Seattle; Silicon Valley; and Toronto.
Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.
How to apply Applicants should submit a detailed curriculum vitae and four professional references. In addition, the application should include a strategic vision statement for the department and statements of research and teaching plans. Consideration of applications will begin on September 2, 2019 and the position will remain open until filled. Inquiries and nominations for the position should be submitted to the chair of the search committee Professor Rifat Sipahi (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Requisition Number: FTFR001266
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About Northeastern University
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs, our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.