Cullen College of Engineering Engineering

Director of Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies - Non-Tenure-Track


The Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston, seeks a highly organized, energetic individual to lead our Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies (PROMES). The position is a full-time, non-tenure track instructional-research faculty position, with the faculty rank based on the credentials of the candidate.

The PROMES Director is responsible for promoting the retention of undergraduate students in the Cullen College of Engineering and helps prepare students for leadership roles. This will involve developing and preparing students to participate in mentoring, tutoring, orientation and other outreach efforts. Responsibilities will also include working to enhance or secure new 1) industrial partnerships for endowments, 2) gifts for scholarships, and 3) funded grant support for outreach programs. The PROMES Director will work to establish key relationships with professional societies, faculty within the College, and other departments on campus.

Successful candidates must have the following characteristics:

Demonstrated experience in developing, delivering, and evaluating educational and training programs related to diversity. Successful grant writing experience in a university setting is desired. Experience with community outreach and public relations is desired. The successful candidate must be able to work independently, assume responsibility and take the initiative for implementing and accomplishing strategic goals related to diversity. Effective oral and written communication skills are necessary. Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with administrators, faculty, staff, and students in an academic setting is desired.

Successful candidates will have an earned  doctorate  in  the  field  of  engineering  or  a  closely  related discipline.

The University of Houston is a public university with more than 30,000 undergraduate and 9,000 graduate students located in a park-like campus a few minutes from downtown Houston. The Cullen College of Engineering has more than 2800 undergraduates in eight different  undergraduate  degree  programs, which include biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical,  industrial , mechanical, and petroleum engineering.

Application Procedures:

Candidates should send a curriculum vita, cover letter that includes educational research interests, and the names of at least three references via email to: Applications may also be mailed to the following address:

PROMES Director Search Committee
Dr. Stuart Long, Chair
Cullen  College of Engineering University  of Houston
E421, Engineering Building 2
Houston, Texas 77204-4007

To ensure full consideration, applicants should respond by March 31, 2014, though review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action:

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.