The Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University seeks a highly accomplished scholar and strategic leader as Director of the Polytechnic School (TPS). TPS is a multidisciplinary school with academic programs and research interests spanning a wide range of topics unified by the underlying theme of systems design in aviation, engineering education systems and design, environmental and resource management, general engineering, graphic information technology, human systems engineering, manufacturing engineering, information technology, systems engineering, and technological entrepreneurship and management. The director of the school reports to the Dean of the Fulton Schools of Engineering and is the academic and administrative leader of TPS. The Director is responsible for visioning, strategic planning, operations, finance, academic affairs, external relations and advancement. These activities include working with faculty and staff to recruit and retain high quality students, hire and develop faculty, supervise TPS support staff, create opportunities for externally funded research, development and fundraising, and build strong interactions with industry, local, state and federal funding agencies, and the greater community.
TPS currently employs nearly 44 tenured/tenure-track faculty members and 41 teaching and research faculty. All academic programs in TPS offer a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree and the school offers three Ph.D. programs: engineering education systems and design, human systems engineering, and systems engineering. TPS also includes three online programs (B.S., M.S.) in graphic information technology, information technology, and technological entrepreneurship and management. Each degree program has a Program Chair who reports to the Director and leads curriculum development and program advancement. TPS includes over 5000 students inclusive of approximately 300 graduate students, and 2300 online students.
TPS faculty had annual research expenditures of approximately $8M in FY2018 and these are expected to grow as the school continues to evolve and provide leadership in pursuing major funding opportunities in research areas related to the intersection of technology and human systems with an emphasis on advanced manufacturing, human-systems integration, robotics, alternative energy, and engineering education. Current TPS research includes significant connections in the Global Institute of Sustainability, the Global Security Initiative, and Lightworks. TPS faculty have joint appointments with the School of Sustainability and the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and are also engaged in and have numerous opportunities to grow interdisciplinary initiatives across the University.
TPS is one of six schools in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering (IAFSE). IAFSE includes over 21,000 students and 450 faculty members who conduct over $100 million in research, spanning a broad range of engineering and technology fields. The Schools’ educational programs emphasize problem solving, entrepreneurship, multidisciplinary interactions, social context, and connections. Arizona State University includes more than 100,000 students and over 3,300 faculty on multiple campuses in metropolitan Phoenix as well as online. TPS is home to a diverse range of academic degree programs and research activity, and the director will have a unique opportunity to leverage the systems- and trans-disciplinary nature of the School in innovative ways. Additional information can be found on the TPS and Engineering websites at: http://poly.engineering.asu.edu/ and http://engineering.asu.edu.
Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in Engineering, or a closely related field and be eligible to be appointed as a tenured full professor in the school. Review of applications will begin September 27, 2018; if not filled, additional applications will be reviewed on the 1st and 15th of the month thereafter until the search is closed. To apply, visit https://hiring.engineering.asu.edu/ and select “apply now” next to the corresponding position. Candidates should create or use an existing Interfolio Dossier and submit a CV and cover letter describing professional background, qualifications, and vision for the school through the dossier. Inquiries can be directed to the search committee chair, Prof. Nancy Cooke by email or phone; email@example.com;(480) 727-5158.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. See ASU’s full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) at https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and the Title IX statement at https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.
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About Arizona State University
Arizona State University (ASU) is a public, comprehensive university founded in 1885. ASU developed a new model for the American research university, creating an institution committed to excellence, access and impact — the New American University. ASU’s charter, adopted in 2014, is the blueprint of that transformation: ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.To date, ASU includes more than 100,000 students and over 3,300 faculty on multiple campuses in metropolitan Phoenix as well as online and is nationally ranked programs inspire the top-qualified graduates and have positioned the university as a “top-tier” recruiting and hiring institution by more than 50 of the country’s top corporations, according to professional recruiters and rankings services around the world.