The Opus College of Engineering at Marquette University invites nominations and applications for the position of Professor of Practice (POP) to support the Masters' Across Boundaries graduate and undergraduate student programs. It is intended that the POP will spend half of their time supporting undergraduate courses in the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BIEN). The Master's Across Boundaries Program is redesigning how we prepare graduate and professional students, elevating industry perception of and participation in our new programs, developing programs that foster an Ignatian mindset (serving the great good through one's impact as an engineer), and increasing the diversity of the students and faculty within the OCOE. The Professor of Practice will report to the Executive Director of the Masters' Across Boundaries Program to teach graduate level courses, develop new, innovative courses that meet industry identified needs, and directly support the growth of interdisciplinary graduate programs across the Opus College. The POP will have a joint appointment within the D/BIEN to provide technical and professional leadership to integrate their professional expertise and experience within the undergraduate laboratory and upper level courses.
The successful candidate will also maintain and enhance productive relationships and development activities with alumni, industry, academia, and government agencies. The credentials of the Professor of Practice will include a record of industry experience, professional credentials and excellent interpersonal skills, in addition to a strong desire to develop the knowledge and skills of practicing engineers. The appointment is expected to be made at the rank of Assistant Professor of Practice (non-tenured) with an anticipated start date of May 1, 2019.
The Marquette campus is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on the shore of Lake Michigan, in a region with over 2 million people and wide range of industry, to include the global and North American headquarters of several Fortune 500 companies. The Professor of Practice position is part of a multi-year, strategic initiative to hire four Professors of Practice across the Opus College to better serve industry and the working engineer's needs.
It is the policy of Marquette University to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other applicable federal or state-protected classification. Applicants with experience working with diverse groups and the ability to contribute to an inclusive climate are particularly encouraged to apply. Information on Marquette University's commitment to diversity and inclusion may be found at www.marquette.edu/diversity/about.php.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties and Responsibilities 1.Develop graduate certificate programs and courses that directly support the Masters of Engineering Programs, including curriculum design and assessment 2.Teach and modernize upper level undergraduate courses in the field of biomedical engineering 3.Develop and deliver high quality courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level that will include on-line and blended learning environments 4.Possess technical expertise that will compliment current course offerings and demonstrate an ability to create new courses to expand our ability to meet industry identified areas of growth 5.Serve as primary liaison to industry regarding needs for graduate education, promotion of programs and inclusion of practicing engineers in course instruction 6.Support courses designed to grow an engineer's essential professional skills (i.e., management, leadership, ethics, technical communication) 7.Advise and support students in the development and completion of their program of study 8.Promote the Masters' of Engineering offerings to internal and external constituencies, including prospective and current students, alumni, industry, community partners, and potential donors 9.Work collaboratively and productively with other faculty (college and university), department chairs and the Executive Director to further shape, promote, and achieve the College's mission 10.Represent the college at local and regional events to further engage with the community of practicing engineers 11.Support the Executive Director in developing program proposals for approval by the Graduate School 12.Maintain proficiency and current relevance within the different disciplines of engineering in which courses are taught
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must have an MS or ME degree in biomedical engineering or related field
Must have a minimum of 4 years of demonstrated industry experience
Professional credentials and licensure (as appropriate for the discipline)
Knowledge and experience in program development within industry
Knowledge of industry engineering practice and business skills required in technical industries
Teaching experience, scholarly accomplishments (i.e., technical conference presentations), and demonstrated leadership activities to qualify for an appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor of Practice
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with students, faculty, staff and other individuals on- and off-campus
Demonstrated excellent character, professional ethics, maturity, emotional intelligence, experience in teamwork, and a strong familiarity with relevant aspects of a College or Engineering
Experience as an Adjunct Professor, formalized corporate training, or on-line education
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
previous administrative experience in leadership position(s)
professional engineering experience
knowledge of market research and program evaluation
ability to lead a faculty of diverse strengths and technical interests
committed to forward-thinking approaches to engineering education, interdisciplinary research, and entrepreneurship, while appreciating high-quality academic contributions of a more traditional nature
committed to diversity and inclusion
energetic, humble, approachable; enjoys people and a diversity of viewpoints; derives satisfaction from facilitating the successes of other individuals and for leading enterprises of high quality
history of collaborative successes; collaborative and inclusive leadership style; committed to participatory decision-making with decisions made in a rational, transparent manner
excellent listener, communicator, and negotiator with an excellent command of the English language (written and verbal); effective communicator to internal and external constituencies
ability to identify and nurture excellence within the College, including the ability to recruit, develop, and retain outstanding Adjunct and Professors of Practice faculty members
ability to think strategically and tactically at macro- and micro-levels with keen attention to detail
ability to build bridges with other academic units and facilitate interdepartmental collaboration
experience with online programs
knowledge of certificate and digital badging
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About Marquette University
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