Assistant/Associate Professor, Design, Innovation, Entrepreneurship (Tenure Track)
Primary Purpose and Essential Functions:
The School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of the Pacific invites applications for a tenure-track position in product design, innovation, and entrepreneurship at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to start in Fall 2023. This position will contribute to instruction across the school's curriculum potentially including existing courses such as Design and Innovation, Engineering and Science-Based Entrepreneurship, Capstone Projects, Technology Venturing, and Managing Science, Technology, and Innovation. This position will also contribute to the school's expansion of design and innovation throughout the curriculum, through the development of new courses and instructional components, which may include Design Thinking for lower-division students, Product Design, Design for Environment, Assembly and Manufacturing, Rapid Prototyping, modules on design for inclusion in existing courses, multidisciplinary capstone projects and short elective courses on specific topics applicable to all majors in the school. A new maker space facility coming online in AY 2022-23 will provide additional creative space that may support activities associated with this position. The University of the Pacific is a comprehensive university with a business school and a law school, providing opportunities for collaborative projects beyond the School of Engineering and Computer Science.
This is a unique opportunity for a faculty position in a great location. The University of the Pacific is in central California with quick access to several hubs of technology and science, including Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Sacramento, and the Tri-Valley.
The University of the Pacific, founded in 1851, is the first chartered institution of higher learning in California. The School of Engineering and Computer Science takes pride in providing a superior, student-centered learning environment that emphasizes close faculty-student interaction and cooperative education. This combination of personal attention and professional practice prepares graduates who excel in the engineering and computing professions and are qualified to pursue advanced degrees. The School has very supportive alumni and its graduates occupy leadership positions in the profession nationally and internationally. Pacific is a residential campus serving a highly diverse primarily full-time student body. The University of the Pacific seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Many of Pacific's students, at all academic levels, are first-generation college students. Pacific promotes community well-being and achievement through education, research, scholarship, creative activities, and clinical services, fosters a climate of innovation, promotes health, and enriches the cultural vitality of the communities that we serve. Applicants with interdisciplinary expertise and a commitment to addressing social disparities through inclusive teaching and community-embedded and -informed research and praxis are welcomed.
Salary is competitive with excellent fringe benefits. The position is housed in a department related to doctorate area.
Applicants must have a doctorate degree in engineering or computer science, or a terminal degree in entrepreneurship, innovation, design, or a related discipline.
The primary qualification for this position is a strong interest and demonstrable potential for undergraduate education in the areas of product design, innovation, and entrepreneurship within the engineering and computer science disciplines.
Areas of specialization that contribute to and deepen the schools course offerings might include:
- Design, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship courses.
- Knowledge of product development, materials selection, and industrial design is essential.
- Demonstrated potential for and commitment to high-quality research in new product development.
Candidates should also be prepared to teach in our masters graduate programs and to sustain a program of academic research. Candidates with experience in Engineering Education and innovative pedagogy are encouraged to apply. Candidates with experience in the professional practice of design thinking, product management, and new product development are preferred. Experience with research projects or co-op that involve students is desired.
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.
Candidates should upload the following documents:
- Cover letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Teaching Philosophy that includes a statement defining teaching interests (2 pages maximum)
- Research Program Plan that includes a statement outlining plans for a research program that could involve undergraduate and graduate students (2 pages maximum)
- A statement describing experience and commitment to teaching diverse student populations (2 pages maximum).
For priority consideration, please apply on or before December 15, 2022.
To apply, visit https://pacific.peopleadmin.com/postings/23896
University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.