Director and Associate Professor of Engineering


 Director and Associate Professor of Engineering


 Full-time, 10-month contract, tenure-track


Kanbar College of Design, Engineering & Commerce


The candidate’s research and scholarly accomplishments must qualify the person for appointment to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure.  The candidate must demonstrate a successful track record at the university-level of one or more years as a teacher, administrator and scholar.  The candidate must have sound organizational skills, be a strong communicator, a team player and relationship builder.  An aptitude for professional and pedagogical engagement in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment is a must.


 The candidate must possess a research doctorate or foreign equivalent to a U.S. doctoral degree in engineering or a closely related discipline. 


The successful candidate will lead the Engineering program, comprised of an ABET-accredited B.S.E. in Engineering; an ABET-accredited B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering; an M.S. in Textile Engineering; and a Ph.D. in Textile Engineering and Sciences.  The Director and faculty must grow and sustain enrollments at the undergraduate and graduate levels through recruitment and retention strategies.  The Director will seek out and develop curricular and project collaborations with the University’s design and business degree programs and with other domestic and international partners. 

The Director must develop and maintain industry connections for the benefit of the students’ curricular and co-curricular experiences.  A faculty member with a history of successful sponsored research, such that he/she could both seek out and mentor other faculty in developing an externally funded research program is very desirable. The Director must be able to teach in multiple areas of the curriculum and continue his/her research interests; research opportunities that engage undergraduate and graduate students are desirable. 


Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, four letters of reference or references, and salary requirements to Academic Dean Mike Leonard, Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce, School of Design and Engineering, Philadelphia University, School House Lane and Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497.  Electronic submissions accepted; submit a single PDF by email to


 August 2014


 December 2013

Philadelphia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.