Director, Systems Engineering Education Program

University of Maryland College Park
College Park, Maryland 20742
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

The Director, Systems Engineering Education Program has the responsibility, with the assistance of the ISR Faculty through the ISR Education Program Committee and under the guidance of the ISR Director, for
technical leadership, strategic planning, and administration to fulfill the ISR education mission. Today that mission includes the Master of Science in Systems Engineering (MSSE) Program, undergraduate capstone course, special topics courses, the university’s INCOSE student division, and student recognition programs. In the future, the mission may include a Ph.D. program in Systems Engineering and an undergraduate minor program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:
- Overseeing the MSSE program as Graduate Director (daily operations and the admission process);
- Oversee the lecturer/instructor and teaching assistant appointment process;
- Collaborating with other academic departments on systems engineering content in programs and creating joint programs (e.g., joint BS in an engineering domain/MSSE);
- Strategic planning for future education mission activities and assessing all activities to ensure continual
improvement of the program;
- Developing and implementing strategies that recruit students; advising MSSE students until they find a
permanent academic and research advisor;
- Collaborating with the ISR faculty on development and teaching of future courses;
- Recruiting and mentoring adjunct faculty;
- Reporting the status of education activities; obtaining advice and council on the education program from the
ISR external systems engineering advisory group;
- Working with alumni, industry, and government to provide scholarships, mentors, and other investments for
the education activities;
- Advising the INCOSE student division participating in INCOSE activities and events at international and local
levels to benefit the ISR;
- Teaching one or two courses a year;
- Delivering seminars and lectures on systems engineering.


Education: Master’s degree (preferably a Ph.D.) in systems engineering or an engineering (or engineering related) discipline.

Experience: At least 8 years of professional experience applying systems engineering principles, processes, methods, and tools to the development of successful systems in government, government-oriented industry, and/or commercial industry. An active International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) membership.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Proven skills in leadership and management (business, finance, program, human resources, contracting); interpersonal relations government, industry, professional societies, and engineering practitioners; oral and written communications; word processing, presentation tools, and use of spreadsheets; and multi-tasking.

Experience using model-based approaches to systems engineering including SysML and the development of system models and simulations.

At least 10 years of systems engineering leadership experience, INCOSE CSEP or ESEP certification.

Work experience in an academic environment as a graduate-level instructor and/or administrator.
Proven skills in interpersonal relations with students (international and domestic), faculty, staff, and university and college administration.

Prospective candidates should demonstrate the required expertise and apply with:
- A cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- List of references

Brief responses addressing the following topics:
1. Your experience in teaching systems engineering courses.
2. Your leadership and organization experience in systems engineering.
3. Your team-building skills and experience you would bring to the position.
4. Your systems engineering experience on large and high-profile projects.
5. Your experience with model-based systems engineering (MBSE).


Open until Filled; Best Consideration Date is October 21, 2019


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