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Mechanical Engineering Faculty Position Opening

Louisiana Tech University invites applications for multiple tenure-track positions in Mechanical Engineering with emphasis in design, manufacturing, measurement, or control systems. Candidates must hold a doctorate or equivalent degree in Mechanical Engineering and demonstrate high-quality teaching and research potential. Candidates at the assistant, associate and full professor level will be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, develop an effective program of externally funded research, advise M.S. and Ph.D. students, and engage in university, professional and program service activities. Research activity is leveraged through one of the College’s multidisciplinary centers of excellence in micromanufacturing, biotechnology and nanotechnology, engineering education, and trenchless technology. See the College website for more information: http://coes.latech.edu.

Send curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and goals, a description of teaching experience and interests, and names and contact information for at least three references in a single PDF file electronically to facsearch@latech.edu with the subject line "your last name, your first name: mechanical engineering." Review of applications and nominations will begin on December 1, 2014 and will continue until suitable candidates are identified.  The starting date for each position is September 1, 2015. Louisiana Tech University is an EEO/AA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. See the College website for more information: http://coes.latech.edu.

Director of Development Position Opening

The College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana, has an opening for a Director of Development.  The Director serves as the development leader and key major gifts officer for the College as well as an integral team member of the University’s fundraising program.  In conjunction with and with the support of the fundraising operation of the Division of the University Advancement, this position will coordinate, direct and implement development activities within the College and reports directly to the Dean of the College of Engineering and Science.  Since 1894, the College of Engineering at Louisiana Tech has established itself as a leader in engineering and science education and has recently completed a capital campaign to build a new $40M engineering and science education building (110,000+ square feet).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Works to cultivate existing and new donor (individual, corporate, and foundation) relationships with the intent of sustaining and cultivating the relationship with the donor.
  2. Manages prospect portfolio consisting of a minimum of 100 prospects. Goals relating to personal contacts, number of proposed gifts, grants, and prospect identification to be set with and approved by management. Goals for number of planned giving donations will be established with management.
  3. Develops and manages portfolios of individual, corporate and foundation prospects capable of making significant gifts in order to secure major gift commitments (at least $25K).
  4. Works closely with the Dean and the College’s faculty to develop giving opportunities that reflect the academic and campaign priorities of the College.
  5. Works with dean to support the efforts of the Engineering and Science Foundation Board to meet established goals and objectives.
  6. Works daily to ensure timely, accurate completion of proposals, pledges and fund agreements. (Documents prospect strategies and contact reports; evaluates new prospects and generates stewardship reports; and writes general correspondence daily to cultivate major gift prospects.)
  7. Serve as a University and College advocate in the community, at alumni events, and with business and corporate partners and other constituents.

Qualifications:

A Bachelors degree or equivalent required. Graduate degree a plus. Three to five years experience with progressive responsibility in fund raising and/or alumni and volunteer relations management. The capability to work with high net worth business leaders is essential. Candidates must display a proven track record of soliciting and closing major gifts in the five- and/or six-figure range. Successful candidates should have excellent written and oral communication skills, effective interpersonal skills, strong organizational skills, flexibility and punctuality in managing multiple tasks, and willingness to travel and participate in evening and weekend duties as required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required. Knowledge of donor tracking software (Blackbaud/Razor’s Edge) desirable.

Please send resume and contact information for at least three references to devdirectorsearch@latech.edu. Review of applicants will begin October 15, 2014, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Louisiana Tech University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Faculty positions are anticipated for the 2015-16 academic year in several of the following areas.

Biomedical Engineering (BmE) Electrical Engineering (EE)
Chemical Engineering (ChE) Electrical Engineering Technology (EET)
Chemistry (Chem) Industrial Engineering (IE)
Civil Engineering (CE) Mathematics & Statistics (Math)
Computer Science (CS) Mechanical Engineering (ME)
Construction Engineering Technology (CET) Micro and Nanosystems Engineering (MSE/NSE)
Cyber Engineering (CyE) Physics (Phys)

All ranks will be considered. Lecturer (non-tenure-track) positions may also be available for highly qualified teaching faculty. Applicants must have a doctorate in the relevant area or a closely related field. The successful tenure-track candidates are expected to actively participate in research which aligns with one or more of our multidisciplinary research efforts in the College; initiate, build and sustain an externally funded research program; and supervise masters and doctoral students. Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong teaching skills, and a commitment to high quality professional service and active participation in college responsibilities are also expected.

Research activity is leveraged through one of the College’s multidisciplinary centers of excellence in micromanufacturing, biotechnology and nanotechnology, trenchless technology, biomedical applications, applied physics or cyber security. See the College website for more information: http://coes.latech.edu

Send curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and goals, a description of teaching experience and interests, and names and contact information for at least three references in a single PDF file electronically to facsearch@latech.edu with the subject line "<Last Name, First Initial> - <position discipline(s) (e.g., ME)". Review of applications and nominations will begin on October 1, 2014, and will continue until suitable candidates are identified. The starting date for each position is September 1, 2015 (possibly sooner). Louisiana Tech University is an EEO/AA employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.