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Director, Mechatronics Engineering Program - Position#38667

Northern Illinois University, College of Engineering & Engineering Technology

Job Title: Director, Mechatronics Engineering Program - Position#38667
Reference Code: Position#38667
Job Location: DeKalb , IL
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Engineering & applied sciences
Deans, directors, registrar
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2019-01-29
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Director, Mechatronics Engineering Program - Position#38667
Northern Illinois University

The College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET) invites applications for an anticipated Director to lead a newly established Mechatronics Engineering program. As a dynamic and innovative leader, the new Director will set a new vision for the Mechatronics Engineering program to advance education, enrollment management, expansion of research opportunities, and industrial partnerships.

This administrative, teaching, and scholarly appointment will begin July 1, 2019. The Director is responsible for leading and administering the baccalaureate program in Mechatronics Engineering and executing and facilitating all program administrative, financial, and planning functions, including faculty and staff hiring and supervision, workload assignment, tenure and promotion evaluations, regular faculty and staff evaluations, and enforcement of university, college, and departmental policies and procedures.

The successful applicant will also develop and enhance industrial contacts and initiatives, facilitate grant and contract activities, be an advocate for the department, oversee enrollment management, advise students, teach undergraduate or graduate courses as needed, and serve as a member of the senior leadership team of the college. In addition, this position will be responsible for establishing and executing a successful pathway to ABET accreditation.

There are more than 100 students who currently seek emphasis in mechatronics engineering and this position will be critically responsive to the growing educational, project, and research needs of these students. Demonstrated commitment to equity and a successful working history with diversity is highly desirable.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate will have a solid record of accomplishments in terms of publications, externally funded research program, and engaging leadership. The Director will report to the Dean of the CEET and the appointment is expected to be made at the rank of Associate or Professor.

Successful applicants for the Director position are required to hold a Ph.D. in electrical, mechanical, or a closely related field in engineering with related teaching interests and research experiences in, but not limited to, advanced robotics, automata, mems, and mechatronics engineering. Excellent and proven leadership skills, with experience directing and managing faculty and staff in a collaborative and transparent manner is required. An understanding of and involvement in the ABET accreditation process is required

Information and Application Process Instructions

Please submit application and documents through NIU online employment system at:

Review of applications will begin on 2/15/2019; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Applications should include a cover letter, a personal vision statement, curriculum vita, and the names, affiliations, phone numbers and email addresses of four current professional references.

For applicants holding Ph.D. degrees from non-U.S. academic institution(s): Degree credentials (i.e., transcripts and other academic records) that do not conform to standard U.S. format must undergo a course-by-course evaluation by the World Evaluation Services (WES), or another organization approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, as part of the application packet. Also, if the official transcript(s) and other academic records are not in English, then they must be accompanied by a notarized translation. All costs associated with the evaluation service and notarization is covered by the applicant.

In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the university will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal background check.

EEO Statement and Visa Policy In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document from upon hire.

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