Winegarden Endowed Professor, UM-Flint, CIT

Flint, MI

University of Michigan - Flint

In August 2021, the College of Innovation & Technology (CIT) at the University of Michigan-Flint (https://www.umflint.edu/cit/) welcomed its first cohort of students. The CIT is a bold concept - it will drive innovation in every sphere of the University while preparing students for promising careers in manufacturing, healthcare, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and many other drivers of the 21st century economy. Located in downtown Flint, the birthplace of General Motors, the CIT has received strong endorsement from industry and continues its development through authentic industry partnerships. Moving with speed and intentionality, over the next few years the CIT will hire approximately 20 faculty at all ranks. These founding faculty will have a rare opportunity: to work closely with industry and faculty from the five other schools and colleges at UM-Flint to create an entire new college from the ground up. Untethered to legacy programs and practices, the founding faculty can unleash their creative capacities and innovate. This is an opportunity like no other today in higher education.

The College of Innovation & Technology seeks to become a national leader in technology education and research and invites candidates to submit materials for Myron and Margaret Winegarden Endowed Professor of Innovation and Technology. Through this endowed professorship, CIT seeks to attract an exceptional talent in one or more areas of focus — digital manufacturing, information technology, biotechnology, cybersecurity, AI, robotics, energy and sustainability. Candidates must have a vision for developing national recognition for CIT and it is essential that they possess the knowledge, drive, and innovative spirit to collaborate and create new degree programs, certificates, and new credentials for graduates to enter the workplace of the future. Innovative programs, pedagogy, and spirit will set the CIT on a trajectory to be recognized as one of the best in the country.

Successful candidates will have a research and teaching record befitting an appointment as an endowed professor. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to secure external funds and work collaboratively with industry partners. Experience in leading academic program development and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion are expected. An earned doctorate in technology or closely related field in engineering or computer science is required.

Candidate packages must include: (a) cover letter, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) teaching statement, (d) research statement and copies of three publications, (e) diversity statement, (f) complete contact information of at least four professional references. Review of materials will commence immediately. Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 15, 2021, and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Tenure is contingent upon the University of Michigan Board of Regents approval.

The University of Michigan-Flint is a regional public university and one of the three campuses of the University of Michigan. Located in downtown Flint, a rapidly redeveloping urban setting, the College of Innovation & Technology will be experiencing significant growth and is well positioned to expand and serve a diverse population of students from the area and beyond.

The University of Michigan-Flint is a non-discriminatory, Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

 

To apply, applicants can submit their materials via Interfolio.

Posted: 11/18/2021