Full Professor of Practice - Master of Engineering Management Program
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Internal Number: 82433
Requisition Number: F_220217
Department: College of Engineering-0907
Description of Work:
The College of Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) seeks to hire a non-tenure track Full Professor of Practice in the Master of Engineering Management (MEM) program, to begin May 2023. The MEM is a professional graduate degree for working professionals. This non-thesis, 30-credit-hour program prepares students for managing the business challenges in their engineering career. In partnership with the MBA program at UNL, the MEM curriculum strikes a balance between technical and engineering operational knowledge and business management skills to effectively lead in an engineering, science, and technology environment. The program is fully online with no residency requirements. Students have STEM degrees, at least two years of work experience in engineering or a related field and are substantially or fully supported by their employers for tuition reimbursement to finance their education. The position will be based on the City Campus in Lincoln or the Scott Campus in Omaha. The faculty member will be based in an academic unit relevant to their engineering background. Primary reporting will be to the Director of the MEM program, and secondary reporting will be to the academic unit chair.
The successful candidate will be expected to:
be significantly involved in the College's teaching mission.
teach a variety of MEM courses in an asynchronous online format at the graduate level on various subjects in the existing and emerging engineering management body of knowledge.
learn new and emerging technologies and research-based instructional strategies, and integrate them into asynchronous online courses in novel and innovative ways.
maintain and grow relevant scholarly activities and professional development in support of effective teaching in the MEM program.
Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in a variety of non-class activities that address the College's teaching mission such as advising, mentoring, and outreach. Responsibilities for the candidates based in Lincoln or Omaha would include 90% teaching and 10% service, to include networking with industry, involvement with faculty in other departments who may teach courses in the MEM program and fostering interdisciplinary ties with appropriate departments and programs within the university. If teaching remotely, responsibility is 100% teaching.
As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
At least one degree in an engineering discipline, and a Ph. D. or doctoral equivalent degree in Engineering, Engineering Management, Business Operations, Supply Chain Management, or a related field.
Previous successful teaching and/or mentoring experiences in Engineering Management, either through formal classroom settings or in professional industry settings (through internal company training courses, professional short courses, etc.).
Demonstrated potential and interest in pursuing excellence in teaching/mentoring of engineering students, and in a web-based, asynchronous, online delivery mode.
Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to contributing to a culture that supports diversity and inclusion.
Successful web-based, asynchronous, online teaching experience in a formal academic program at an institution of higher learning.
At least five (5) years of post-graduate industry experience directly related to engineering and technology.
With over 25,000 students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a diverse educational insitution with international stature. The intellectual center for the state of Nebraska and beyond, we are a land-grant, top tier national research-extensive insitution. Part of the Big Ten conference, Big Ten Academic Alliance, our mission includes growing relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives.