Director of Systems Engineering

Seattle University in Washington

Deadline August 15, 2014
Date Posted July 11, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time





The Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Departments at Seattle University invite applications for a Director of Systems Engineering beginning September 2014. The Director will be appointed as a full-time faculty member at one of the following ranks, commensurate with qualifications and experience: instructor, senior instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, or professor. (The professorial ranks are tenure-track; the instructor ranks are not.)


The successful candidate will have a strong interest in establishing and administering the Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering program, teaching and mentoring graduate students, and fostering closer ties with local industry. The ideal applicant will have a deep understanding of the systems engineering discipline, industry experience, and significant academic experience: teaching systems engineering at the graduate level, developing new curricula, and offering courses with on-line components. Responsibilities will include oversight of a new professional masters program, teaching, and service. An appointment at a professorial rank carries the additional responsibility of engaging in scholarly work.


Requirements: A masters degree in systems engineering or a closely related discipline. A Ph.D. is required for appointment as an assistant professor, associate professor, or professor.


The Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering is being jointly developed by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering. These departments are housed within the College of Science and Engineering.  Both undergraduate programs are ABET accredited and support the universitys mission of educating the whole person, professional formation, and empowering leaders for a just and humane world. For more information visit the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department website at and the Mechanical Engineering Department website at


Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 48 acres on Seattles Capitol Hill.  More than 7,700 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools.  U.S. News and World Reports Best Colleges 2014 ranks Seattle University among the top 10 universities in the West that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs.  Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.


In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.


Submit applications through, including a cover letter summarizing qualifications and potential contributions to Seattle University; curriculum vitae, statements of your teaching philosophy and as applicable research plans, (unofficial) graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references.  Letters of reference will be solicited upon completion of application. Review of applications will begin August 15, 2014; the position will remain open until filled. Direct inquiries to Dr. Agnieszka Miguel at

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