Endowed Professorship, Engineering Leadership - University of Virginia in Charlottesville Virginia

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University of Virginia

Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

United States

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Detailed Job Description


Technological innovation has-and will continue-to be disruptive, altering global markets, business opportunities, and everyday life. Yet rather than assume that disruptive innovation cannot be understood or directed, the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) seeks an individual who understands engineering and who is keen to develop and teach the leadership skills needed to guide innovation in order to address significant social, environmental, and economic challenges.

This leader will hold the Dan T. Montgomery Endowed Professorship in Engineering Leadership. This individual will help engineers and scientists to integrate their disciplinary expertise with knowledge about business enterprises and social organizations so that they can become the leaders needed for the twenty-first century. This professor will teach at undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels, as well as engage in scholarship as to how leadership must evolve in response to the changing nature of technology and society. The appointment will be at the level of full professor with tenure.


The successful candidate will have participated in creating and directing innovation in business, government, or academia.

The Dan T Montgomery Endowed Professor will also:

  • Play a major role in the Engineering & Society Department, an interdisciplinary group that includes Science, Technology and Society (STS), Business and Entrepreneurship, General Engineering, and Applied Mathematics.
  • Forge relationships across UVA, particularly with the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, the McIntire School of Commerce, and the Darden School of Business.
  • Lead a highly collaborative team with the agility to frame new ideas and bring them to bear in improving both the engineering curriculum as well as broader public discussion about technology and innovation.


Founded in 1836, SEAS is the fourth oldest engineering school in the U.S. Today, SEAS offers 10 undergraduate degree programs and 10 graduate degree programs. It has more than 2600 undergraduates (33% female) and more than 550 graduate students (24% female and 10% under-represented minorities). The School has nine departments: biomedical; chemical; civil and environmental; computer science; electrical and computer; engineering and society; materials; mechanical and aerospace; and systems and information. The website for the School of Engineering and Applied Science is: seas.virginia.edu.

The University of Virginia is distinctive among institutions of higher education. Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University sustains the ideal of developing leaders who are prepared to shape the future of the nation. The University is public, while nourished by the strong support of its alumni. The students who attend have been chosen because they show exceptional promise. The University remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. Since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, UVA has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2.


Examples of the desired experience are as follows:

  • Successful leadership in an engineering-driven organization, R&D management, the design and operation of large-scale systems or infrastructure.
  • Proven ability to assimilate ideas, people, and organizations in order to bring about change-be they new products, services, or programs.
  • Thought leadership in industry, government, or academia, illustrated through publications, public speaking, or other forms of communication.
  • An advanced degree (or equivalent work experience) in engineering, science, or management is required.

To Apply:

To express interest in this opportunity, please prepare and upload a cover letter stating your interest in the position, along with a CV to https://jobs.virginia.edu and search posting number 0615026.

At some point we will need three to five letters of peer review from outside distinguished scholars and/or industry leaders.

If nominating an individual for this opportunity, please include the nominee’s contact information and send electronically to Jeremy Duff at njd2n@virginia.edu.

The position will be carried out with full confidentiality.

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on 30 November but will continue to review applications until the position is filled.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to developing diversity in faculty and encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/n57sg8k


Keyword Phrases

  • Endowed Professorship
  • Engineering Leadership
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume