The Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego seeks a leading industry professional and educator who will serve as the curriculum architect and Faculty Director for the Systems Engineering Programwithin the Jacobs School of Engineering.
This position will also have a concurrent appointment as a Professor of Practice. Appointees in the Professor of Practice series are distinguished professionals with specific expertise in their fields and are able to provide students and faculty additional opportunities to interact with and to benefit from the presence of experienced professionals who have distinguished practical accomplishments in their fields. They do not, however, have traditional academic backgrounds. (For a full description of this title see http://adminrecords.ucsd.edu/ppm/docs/230-281.html.)
The appointment will be in one of our six departments:
The Systems Engineering Program is being created to introduce undergraduate and M.S. engineering students to the discipline of Systems Engineering. In addition, the importance of systems engineering is recognized by industry, and therefore graduating students who understand this discipline well has become an important priority within the Jacobs School of Engineering. The development of such a program will help strengthen the Jacobs School’s position as a premiere recruiting destination for top engineering firms.
ResponsibilitiesThe Systems Engineering Program Faculty Director will be responsible for building the Systems Engineering Program from the ground up and for oversight of all aspects of the Program, including the identification and coordination of resources to be used in building and maintaining the Program and its objectives. Teaching undergraduate and graduate students a deeper understanding of the practical applications of the field of systems engineering is required for this position. The position also requires individuals to maintain professional competence and activity, to conduct research and/or participate in creative activity related to our research mission, and to engage in service.
Preferred candidates will have:
SalarySalary will be commensurate with qualifications in conformance with University of California policies.
About the Jacobs School of EngineeringThe Jacobs School of Engineering ranks 11th among the nation's top engineering schools, and 6th in the nation among public universities according to the U.S. News ranking of graduate schools. With $188 million in federal, state and industry research support in FY18, the Jacobs School of Engineering ranks 13th overall, and third among all public engineering schools, for research expenditures per faculty member, reflecting UC San Diego's leadership as a research university. (U.S. News, published March 2019.) With more than 260 faculty and nearly 9000 students in six departments, the Jacobs School is the largest engineering school in California.
All applications must be submitted via our AP On-Line Recruit submission website at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF02197
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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.