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Wake Forest University (WFU) in Winston-Salem, NC invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Engineering to begin in the spring semester of 2017. This is a newly approved department within the Undergraduate College at WFU. It is part of a larger cohort of programs in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering that will anchor the University’s undergraduate presence, referred to as Wake Downtown, in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter beginning in 2017.

This Department Chair position presents an exciting opportunity for an innovative and enterprising leader to build an undergraduate Engineering Department from the ground up at a top-30 ranked university. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in an engineering discipline and should hold a senior appointment in a college, university, or institute. The candidate should have demonstrated a successful history of scholarship and teaching. Additionally, it would be helpful if the candidate will have demonstrated some previous administrative experience in an academic capacity. The successful candidate will be responsible for establishing a new undergraduate Engineering Department that operates within, and embraces, the Wake Forest culture as a leading collegiate university in the US. The new Department will be responsible for providing major and minor courses as well as for teaching lower-level courses to non-engineering majors, including first-year seminars on interdisciplinary topics connected to engineering.

Wake Forest University is a highly ranked, private university with about 4850 undergraduates, 800 graduate students, and 2000 students in the professional schools of medicine, law, divinity and business.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and a CV including details of all teaching & research experience to the:

Engineering Search Committee, Office of the Dean
P.O. Box 7225
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC 27109

Application materials can also be sent electronically in the form of a single PDF document to WFU career portal.

References will only be contacted with prior approval of the applicant

Review of applications will begin September 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Wake Forest University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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