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Lecturer and Director of Engineering Management Program (Non-Tenure-Track)

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Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Mech & Industrial Engineering
Union: MSP
Categories: Faculty

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.


Job Description:

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering invites applications for a non-tenure-track faculty position as Director of Engineering Management to begin Spring 2019. The position calls for an experienced instructor with expertise in developing and teaching basic management-related engineering management courses. Further responsibilities include industry outreach and coordination of the industry projects-focused capstone experiential activities, student recruitment, developing new international partnerships, and serving as an advisor to current students. Finally, we are also looking for a person who can add to diversity and inclusiveness through active engagement with the underrepresented minorities, women, and international students in the department.


Essential Functions

  • Teaching of basic engineering management courses
  • Student recruitment and advising
  • Curriculum development
  • Coordination of capstone experiential activities
  • Industry outreach


Other Functions

  • Student community building
  • Development of international partnerships
  • Promoting diversity and inclusiveness


Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • PhD degree in Industrial Engineering, Engineering Management, or other appropriate fields


Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Experience in managing both on-campus and online engineering management programs.
  • Previous industry experience and connections to facilitate outreach activities and the development of capstone experiences
  • Proven record of enhancing diversity and inclusiveness


Application Instructions:

Applicants should provide a statement of their teaching and a statement of their administration experience and industry engagement, along with a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of at least five references. 

Applicants should apply by the priority deadline of November 15, 2018, in order to ensure consideration.


UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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