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:
Computer Science and Engineering,
Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering,
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.
Responsibilities The 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:
Over 10 years of industry experience as it relates to systems engineering and/or curriculum development;
Experience with or willingness to engage in activities that contribute to diversity and inclusion. The Jacobs School of Engineering is committed to building an excellent, diverse and inclusive faculty, staff and student body http://www.jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/diversity/.
Salary Salary will be commensurate with qualifications in conformance with University of California policies.
About the Jacobs School of Engineering The 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.
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.
This position requires a PhD in bioengineering, computer science, electrical engineering, engineering physics, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, nanoengineering, structural engineering, systems engineering or a related area.
Demonstrated evidence of past educational activities which may include (but is not limited to): curriculum development, curriculum oversight, classroom teaching, and/or graduate mentorship.
About UCSD - Jacobs School of Engineering
About the Jacobs School - Innovation Happens Here
The UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering is a premier research school set apart by our entrepreneurial culture; education programs that integrate fundamentals with real-world applications; and enthusiastic collaborations across disciplines and industry to solve the toughest problems facing society
The Jacobs School's Mission:
* Educate Tomorrow's Technology Leaders
* Conduct Leading Edge Research and Drive Innovation
* Transfer Discoveries for the Benefit of Society
The Jacobs School's Values:
* Engineering for the global good
* Exponential impact through entrepreneurism
* Collaboration to enrich relevance
Our education models focus on deep and broad engineering fundamentals coupled with hands-on applications of those fundamentals through real-world projects, often in partnership with industry. Our Experience Engineering Initiative aims to give all undergraduates a hands-on engineering course every year.
We encourage students to develop their communications, leadership and problem-solving skills while working in the kinds of multi-disciplinary team environments they'll find wh...en in the professional world. Opportunities include: our Team Internship Program, Gordon Center for Engineering Leadership, Global TIES, and competition teams and student organizations, many advised by the IDEA Engineering Student Center.
The Jacobs School is home to industry-relevant research centers, such as the Center for Wearable Sensors, the Center for Microbiome Innovation, the San Diego Supercomputer Center, as well as the earthquake shake table and the Qualcomm Institute.
Located at the hub of San Diego's thriving information technology, biotechnology, software, clean technology, and nanotechnology sectors, the Jacobs School proactively seeks corporate partners to collaborate with us in research, education and innovation.