Associate Professor of Practice & Coordinator of Engineer Programs

University of North Carolina-Wilmington

Wilmington, NC

ID: 7255099
Posted: June 13, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Brief Summary of Work for this Position
The Department of Computer Science within the College of Science and Engineering at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a nine-month non tenure-track position at the rank of Associate Professor of Practice in Intelligent Systems Engineering and a two-month administrative appointment as the Coordinator of Engineering Programs in the College of Science and Engineering to begin July 1, 2024.

Duties include:
Teaching one course per semester at the undergraduate or graduate level
Serving as the representative for engineering programs for UNCW’s administration and outside constituencies
Marketing new and existing engineering degrees to increase enrollment
Developing new connections with K-12 engineering education across the region
Establishing pathways for transfer student success in engineering programs
Facilitating the identification of new engineering programs for the College
Assisting in curriculum development
Developing synergies across different programs as it relates to course capacity and scheduling
Developing strategic partnerships with local industries to integrate high quality applied learning experiences for students in engineering programs for the College
Coordinating with existing industry advisory boards
Connecting to alumni networks to foster opportunities for internships, capstone projects, and cooperative education experiences
Working with University Advancement to create engineering scholarship opportunities and funded research opportunities
Partnering with the UNCW Career Center to increase attendance
Coordinating ABET accreditation efforts across engineering degree programs
Working closely with university assessment coordinators and engineering program coordinators
Working with the Center of Faculty Leadership to foster faculty development in the engineering education domain and supporting engineering faculty in engineering education research
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Doctoral degree in Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering or a closely related Engineering field, AND:
10 years of experience
Strong managerial and organizational skills.
Knowledge of departmental, college/school, and university policies and procedures.
Demonstrated proficiency with computer-based engineering software and hardware
Technical competency with distance education technology in the delivery of synchronous and asynchronous courses
Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience
Post-secondary education teaching, administration and advising experience
Experience in the administration of distance education programs
Familiarization in workforce development issues related to southeastern North Carolina region.
Experience with the UNC System Office and NC Community College system office policies
Required Certifications or Licensure
No Required Certifications or Licensure
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The Department of Computer Science is on an upward trajectory with annual research expenditures growing to an average of $1M/year over the last three years. Research strengths include machine learning and AI, biometrics, virtual reality and digital arts, computer and network security, mobile computing, and computer science education.

The Department of Computer Science offers the following degree programs:
a B.S. in computer science,
an interdisciplinary B.S. in information technology,
an interdisciplinary B.S. in cybersecurity,
an interdisciplinary B.A. in digital arts,
a B.S. in intelligent systems engineering,
a B.S. in software engineering,
an interdisciplinary M.S. in computer science and information systems, and
an interdisciplinary M.S. in data science.

The Computer Science Department currently has twenty-one full-time faculty members (
College/School Information
The College of Science and Engineering offers a variety of programs leading to Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees, as well as Doctor of Philosophy degrees in applied coastal and ocean sciences; pharmaceutical chemistry; integrative, comparative, and marine biology; and psychology degrees. The college also offers combined bachelor’s/master’s degree programs in information technology/computer science and information systems, computer science/computer science and information systems, and B.S. in mathematics/M.S. in mathematics. To implement its academic programs, the college provides instruction and research opportunities in the natural and behavioral sciences, information technology, data science, computer science, mathematics, pre-engineering, and engineering. The eight academic departments in the college provide courses of study in each of these areas, in addition to interdepartmental programs in information technology, cybersecurity, and digital arts. A 2+2 in engineering; and 3+2 programs in computer science and electrical or computer engineering; and physics and electrical engineering, are also offered in the college. Post-baccalaureate certificate programs in environmental studies, applied statistics, and geographic information science are also available.

CSE students work with distinguished faculty and scientists, use cutting edge technology, and conduct impactful research. Faculty-directed research projects empower CSE students to apply what they learn inside the classroom and laboratory to real-world situations and prepares them for a variety of careers or advanced study.
University Information
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.