Chair, Department of Management Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo
Faculty of Engineering

Chair, Department of Management Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo

Nominations and applications are invited for the position of Chair of the Department of Management Sciences at the University of Waterloo, home to 340 undergraduate students, 210 graduate students, and 26 faculty members. The Department offers a co-operative education undergraduate degree in management engineering, an option in management sciences for students enrolled in other engineering undergraduate programs, as well as Master of Applied Science (with course-based, thesis-based, and online options) and Ph.D. programs, attracting the best and brightest students from across Canada and around the world. Our faculty members conduct research in diverse areas, including applied operations research, information systems and management of technology. The Department is growing, and several new faculty hires over the past few years have rejuvenated the Department’s research agenda with emerging research areas such as healthcare, data analytics, large-scale data processing, human computer interaction, and energy markets. The Department has been taking several new initiatives such as a new graduate diploma program in data analytics. The new Chair will have the opportunity to guide future hiring and plan new initiatives that the Department will take in education and research. The Department has ambitions to advance its position and profile, in educating first rate engineers and high calibre researchers in management sciences.

The University of Waterloo is located at the heart of Canada’s Technology Triangle, just west of Toronto; researchers benefit from close connections with Canada’s highest concentration of high-technology and manufacturing companies, as well as University of Waterloo’s unique intellectual property policy, which vests the rights with the inventor. The Faculty of Engineering was recently recognized as the top engineering school in Canada by Business Insider, and is ranked among the top engineering programs internationally by the ARWU Shanghai Rankings.

The Chair will lead the Department in implementing its strategic plan for education and research in the next four years, and will play a crucial role in shaping the direction of the Faculty of Engineering. The successful applicant will have: a PhD and the academic qualifications required for an appointment as a tenured full professor in the Faculty of Engineering; a distinguished record of teaching, research and university service; and demonstrated leadership ability. The successful applicant is expected to have or apply for an engineering license with the Professional Engineers of Ontario immediately upon appointment.

The salary range for the position is $150,000 to $200,000. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.

Applications and nominations should include a detailed curriculum vitae, a brief statement of administrative, teaching and research experience, and references. The successful candidate is expected to take office by September 1, 2018. The committee will begin to review complete applications upon receipt, however, to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by March 31, 2018.The Search Committee is committed to respecting the confidentiality of applicants. Send applications and nominations to: Dr. Pearl Sullivan, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3GI,

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity and is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority in the recruitment process.

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