Director of Experiential Learning

 
  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • May 16, 2024
Engineering

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Director of Experiential Learning

Job Description:

The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida invites applications for a full-time, 12-month faculty position. This position will serve as the Director of Experiential Learning within the Associate Dean for Student Affairs office. This position is an internal search, open to all HWCOE faculty (both non-tenure and tenure-track e.g., Lecturer, engineer, or professor series, at any rank). The position’s anticipated start date is Fall 2024.

Duties and responsibilities include Creating and directing the office of experiential learning that will serve as the primary point of support for engineering related student organizations. Supervise staff and management of college run makerspaces and prototyping facilities. Work with the UF Career Connections center, departments, industry partners, and national laboratories to assist students with internships and co-ops. Gather and organize data in the college relating to experiential learning. Additionally, this position will work with departments across the college to organize and communicate undergraduate research opportunities for students, work with the college of engineering director of international programs to incorporate study abroad experiences into the overall office of experiential learning, organize and run professional development workshops for engineering students related to all aspects of experiential learning and assist with the College of Engineering accreditation processes.

The University of Florida is the flagship campus of the State of Florida university system and is ranked as the #1 best public US university according to the Wall Street Journal. UF is currently ranked as one of the top-6 best public universities, 6th according to the 2024 U.S. News & World Report of Best Colleges. UF is home to HiPerGator, which ranks 3rd among university supercomputers in the nation. In addition, the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering is currently implementing a major expansion of faculty and state-of-the-art research and education facilities with a focus on AI. The Malachowsky Hall for Data Science & Information Technology, a 260,000 sq feet facility that serves as the hub for Artificial Intelligence, opened in Fall 2023. The College will reach 300 faculty members this year. For more information about our college initiatives, please visit http://eng.ufl.edu. The University and College are committed to attracting, hiring, and retaining top talent by valuing diversity of thought, skill, and experience. As an equal opportunity employer, we believe in fostering environments where team members feel included, valued for their differences, and empowered to do their best work.

Expected Salary:

Salary to commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Must hold a current HWCOE faculty position.

Preferred Qualifications:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to receive applications until filled. You must apply by submitting an application through UFCareers via https://jobs.ufl.edu/. (Job 531546) The application consists of attached PDF files of the following required documents: (1) cover letter [summary, introduction related to hiring emphasis areas]; (2) a curriculum vitae [including a 1-page CV highlights]; (3) the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of no less than three and up to five references; Additional documents should be uploaded as one PDF to the “other documents” selection in the application. (4) Experiential Learning Vision statement that contains a personal philosophy and ideas for implementation and support of experiential learning into engineering undergraduate programs.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

If accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

The University of Florida is an equal employment employer and is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit-based factors. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring, appraisal systems, promotions, training, and career development programs.

Questions about this position may be directed to Dr. Pamela Dickrell, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, pld@ufl.edu.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No