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Professor & Director in Systems Engineering and Engineering Management

Apply now Job no: 497952
Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, College of Engineering

About Drexel

Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, a comprehensive global research university and a major engine for economic development in the region. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

Job Summary

The Department of Engineering Leadership and Society in the College of Engineering at Drexel University invites applicants for a full time, non-tenure track teaching position in the Systems Engineering and Engineering Management programs at the associate or full professor level. Senior applicants should express interest in being considered for dual appointment as the programs’ new director.

Essential Functions

As faculty, the successful candidate will contribute to the department’s education, industrial engagement, and research activities in Systems Engineering and Engineering Management (SYSE/EGMT). The faculty member will be expected to develop and teach industry relevant courses online and on campus, advise capstone projects, mentor students, and build relationships with industry partners. Candidates will have the opportunity to teach within the graduate and undergraduate curriculum in areas such as systems, leadership, project management, software design, and industrial engineering. Additionally, the faculty member will participate in curriculum development, program accreditation efforts, serve on college committees that maintain and improve the instructional program, and participate in professional development.

As Director of the SYSE and EGMT programs, the successful candidate will provide vision and leadership that supports the missions of the department and college, and that sustains the recent growth seen by the department and across the field. The Program Director will foster an environment that enables faculty and students to thrive, will develop and implement modern programs and teaching approaches, will lead research, and will help integrate systems and leadership education throughout the College of Engineering. The selected candidate must also possess the ability to foster new and existing industry relations domestically and internationally.

Primary responsibilities are to work with the faculty to achieve strategic goals and to ensure the academic quality of the program.  The Program Director has the responsibility for teaching assignments and annual teaching loads for all faculty within the programs. The Program Director will oversee recruitment and is responsible for the promotion of qualified faculty. In addition, the Program Director will actively encourage increased efforts in research and scholarship; support new initiatives including credit, non-credit, and custom training programs; lead assessment and evaluation; and program accreditation and reporting activities. Finally, the Program Director will oversee academic administrative activities to ensure instructional support to faculty and students. These include managing budgets, hiring staff, and evaluating the performance of faculty and staff.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD or Doctorate in Systems Engineering or closely related field
  • Proven track-record of effective teaching, leadership, and service in industry and academia


University City, Philadelphia, PA

Special Instructions to the Applicant

In one PDF, candidates should submit the following: cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement (not to exceed two pages), and, if applicable, a statement describing goals for program directorship.

The review of applications will begin in late March and invitations for interviews will be extended in April.

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