Automotive Division Director

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Automotive Division Director

The Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT), a small, private, non-profit college located in the South End of Boston, seeks qualified candidates for the faculty position of Automotive Division Director. The college is proud of its long tradition of educating students who aspire to advance themselves in a technical career. We provide our students with hands-on technical and professional skills that will create a foundation for success, civic responsibility and life-long learning, adhering to the principles put forth by our benefactor, Benjamin Franklin.

Position Overview:

Title:                Assistant Professor/Automotive Division Director

Department:      Automotive Technology

Reports To:       Dean of Academic Affairs

Status:              Full Time Faculty

The college is seeking an educator, engineer, or technologist with a passion for teaching, learning and student success as well as good administrative and organizational skills.  Through teaching, supervision and support, faculty development, and program enhancement, the Automotive Division Director advances the mission, outcomes, and strategic plan of all academic programs combined throughout one division. The division leader will oversee and manage faculty across the division, serving the needs of all technical departments within.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create and manage a collaborative work environment that supports department faculty, their  development and effective teaching;]
  • Oversee effective and relevant curriculum that aligns with the needs of the technical departments and efficient use of resources;
  • Assess and improve the use of digital tools in course curriculum;
  • Develop proficiency with course management and academic early alert software systems to monitor student progress;
  • Manage, facilitate and convene meetings with divisional industry advisory board;
  • Facilitate the department’s integration and involvement with the overall College community and environment, including staff, faculty and students, as well as related activities.
  • Develop support for professional development of faculty and staff.
  • Work with Enrollment Management in developing pathways for incoming and returning students, outreach to high school and K-12.
  • Follow the academic progress of students.
  • Supervise the placement of students in job opportunities.
  • Maintain and strengthen Industrial Advisory Board.
  • Perform departmental meetings.
  • Lead the department in the ASEEF accreditation.
  • Manage the completion of academic program reviews.
  • Set course schedules and allocate faculty workloads.
  • Hire qualified faculty to teach automotive courses.
  • Manage the automotive classrooms and laboratories.
  • Maintain equipment and schedule safety inspections.
  • Achieve additional duties assigned by Academic Dean.

Duties:

  • Hire and supervise departmental faculty, responsibly administer academic division budget, and manage individual departmental resources;
  • Monitor and evaluate all division / program requirements, including objectives and outcomes, and ensure effective record keeping (grades, attendance, and any other required documents, e.g. exams, student work documentation);
  • Oversee assessment of student learning and facilitate planning and future assessment activities;
  • Facilitate the creation and revision of courses, the renewal of curriculum, and the currency and relevance of the programs;
  • Join, Engage, and present at local industry association conferences as well as participate in student competitions that recognize our student and faculty accomplishments;
  • Collaborate with opportunities for business development throughout the division
  • Collaborate with other college departments in recruitment, retention, and placement of students and in advancing college-wide initiatives;
  • Teach a maximum of 12 hours per semester.

Required Credentials and Experience include:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in an appropriate field, exceptions can be made with those who has extensive industry experience.
  • 3-5 years professional experience (a combination of teaching with advising, counseling and other related areas) in higher education or industry.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience in areas relevant to departmental curricula;
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and communication skills; and
  • A collaborative and inclusive management style.

Preferred Candidate will have:

  • Terminal or doctorial level degree from an accredited college or university in an appropriate field
  • Ability, experience, and prior success in establishing and growing partnerships;
  • A demeanor of patience, with an ability to remain calm and open-minded;
  • Experience working with students from diverse academic, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds;
  • Proficiency in assessment and continuous improvement; and
  • Work experience in engineering or a technical field.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the BFIT mission.

Application Process: 

Interested candidates should submit a letter of intent and resume to Dr. Marvin Loiseau, Dean of Academic Affairs

Salary and Benefits:

A premium for service as Automotive Division Leader will be added to the base salary in conjunction with the candidate’s overall education and experience.  In addition, BFIT offers an excellent benefits package.

BFIT is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee on any grounds protected under federal, state, or local law, including race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, pregnancy, disability (including those related to pregnancy or childbirth), sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other characteristic or activity protected under federal, state or local law.

The college posts its Annual Safety Report online which contains information regarding crime statistics and security policies. The report can be accessed on the BFIT website at:

http://www.bfit.edu/The-College/Campus-Safety-/Campus-Security-Report.

To apply for this job email your details to mloiseau@bfit.edu