General Engineering

Director Search

Clemson University
Position Announcement – Director, General Engineering

The Clemson University General Engineering Program invites applications and nominations for the Director of the General Engineering Program. The General Engineering Program comprises all first-time engineering freshman (~1,100 students) and transfer engineering students in the College of Engineering and Science. This program is designed to help integrate the engineering student into the engineering curriculum utilizing SCALE-UP and other collaborative style learning environments.

The College seeks a Director excited to provide significant leadership and administrative experience in building world-class educational programs that bring together the latest in integrated educational experiences while also developing philanthropic gifts and endowments for the General Engineering Program. The successful candidate will be prepared to provide a vision that will propel the General Engineering Program as a leader in the education of first year students. The Director serves as the executive officer of the program and reports to the Dean of the College of Engineering and Science. Candidates are expected to merit the rank of Professor or Associate Professor with tenure in one of the college’s degree-granting departments and be a national leader with an exemplary record in STEM teaching, scholarship, and/or research. Additional information about the General Engineering Program is available at Inquiries about the position may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, John Minor, at

Clemson University is the land-grant institution of South Carolina, enrolling approximately 19,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students. A faculty of 1,300 and staff of 3,000 support 84 undergraduate degree offerings, 73 master’s degree programs, and 40 Ph.D. programs. Research and economic development activities are enhanced by public-private partnerships at three innovation campuses, and six research and education centers located throughout South Carolina.

Today, Clemson University is ranked 21th among national public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Clemson University is described by students and faculty as an inclusive, student-centered community characterized by high academic standards, a culture of collaboration, school spirit, and a competitive drive to excel.

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in any engineering/science field. They should submit a current vita and a minimum of five references with full contact information. (References will be contacted only after receiving follow-up approval from the applicant/nominee.) Electronic submissions (PDF files) to are preferred, but applications and nominations can also be mailed to GE Director Search, 319 Riggs Hall, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634, USA. Application materials must be received by December 1, 2013 to receive full consideration, though the search will remain open until the position is filled.

Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.