Belk/Woodward Distinguished Professor

Position Information

General Information

Position Number 004504
Working Title Belk/Woodward Distinguished Professor
Classification Title 9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured Faculty
College College of Engineering (Col)
Department College of Engineering
Position Designation Faculty
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
Months per year 9
Primary Purpose of Department

The Williams States Lee College of Engineering has approximately 4000 students in five departments. Research awards in COE represent nearly a third of the university total. The College of Engineering prides itself on its excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, and is home to several interdisciplinary research centers: the Energy Production Infrastructure Center (EPIC), the Center for Biomedical Engineering Systems (CBES), the Center for Precision Metrology (CPM), the Infrastructure, Design, Environment and Sustainability Center (IDEAS), the NC Motorsports and Automotive Research Center (NCMARC), the Asset and Infrastructure Management (AIM) Center, and the Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education (CAMMSE).

Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Description of Work

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals.
Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work.
Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work.
Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The William States Lee College of Engineering (COE) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites nominations and applications for the Belk-Woodward Distinguished Professor in Engineering. The position will be filled at the rank of Professor within any of the College’s five departments. (Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computing Engineering, Engineering Technology and Construction Management, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science, and Systems Engineering and Engineering Management).
An experienced, dynamic candidate who can collaboratively lead the College’s pursuit of excellence in research is desired. Candidates should have a clear vision for advancing the research mission of the College through the development of a long-term research agenda that opens new avenues of research while complementing and enhancing existing research programs.
The successful candidate will maintain a high level of productivity in research as evidenced through sustained level of scholarly publications, extramural funding, and graduate student mentoring. Additional responsibilities include teaching, mentoring faculty, participating in programmatic development in the college, and engaging in professional and university service.

Minimum Experience/Education

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

This position is open to applicants with credentials and experience appropriate for appointment at the rank of Professor in the College of Engineering. Candidates should have 1) an earned doctorate in engineering or a related field, 2) an outstanding record of scholarly accomplishments and funded research, 3) a demonstrated ability to work across disciplines to build and lead a collaborative research enterprise, and 4) a strategic vision for a transformative research area.

Necessary Licenses/Certifications
Special Notes to Applicants

Please upload the following documents with your electronic submission:

(1) A cover letter
(2) A detailed curriculum vita
(3) Names and contact information of at least three references

Address inquiries to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree.

The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check.

Job Open Date 12/18/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Review of Applications will Begin
Proposed Hire Date 08/15/2018
If time-limited, please indicate appointment end date
Contact Information

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts
  2. Statement of Research, Teaching & Leadership
  3. Research Interest Statement
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness