Professor and Founding Engineering Program Director

Buffalo, NY

D’Youville College, in partnership with the national search firm Scott Healy & Associates, is pleased to announce the search for a Founding Engineering Program Director (tenure-track, open rank position). This exciting new program is currently being developed and presents a unique opportunity for a professional committed to engineering education to envision and implement an innovative engineering program deeply rooted in the liberal arts environment. 

The program will aim to address the need for engineering professionals in Buffalo, Western New York and beyond. The two majors currently under development are Industrial Engineering and Software Engineering with potential to add other areas of specialty. The strategic vision for the program includes achievement of ABET accreditation, developing additional engineering majors at all degree levels, developing industry partnerships and growing the program into a stand-alone School of Engineering at D’Youville.

The Professor and Founding Director will be a creative thinker and have experience with all aspects of program development, accreditation and administration, including but not limited to curriculum development, student recruitment and retention, faculty recruitment and development.  

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the implementation, administration and operation of the Engineering Program with particular focus on achieving ABET accreditation as soon as possible. 
  • Responsible for teaching, advising and mentoring students in the Engineering Program and/or other programs within the college or school as appropriate.
  • Develop and coordinate partnerships in the engineering industry as well as recruit, support and mentor faculty. 
  • Pursue a robust scholarly agenda in the field, serve on department, school-wide and institutional-wide committees, ad hoc task forces, work groups and perform student recruitment activities as well as participate in curricular design, course and program review, assessment and evaluation
  • Exhibit strong communication skills, proactive problem-solving skills, support students-centric focus of the College and work well in teams. 
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining a culture of inclusion that engages students and values each person’s contribution to the D’Youville educational mission.

The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, practice, teaching, service, and/or administrative experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.


The Professor and Founding Director should display strong leadership, organization, technology literacy, interpersonal ability, time management and self-motivation.  In addition, successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of working successfully with diverse populations and meet the following:

  • Doctoral degree (or foreign equivalent) in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Software Engineering or related fields;
  • Knowledge of and experience with ABET accreditation standards;
  • Administrative and/or management experience in an academic setting;
  • Preference given to candidates with New York State professional licensure (or license eligibility);
  • Exceptional competence in his or her field.

Application Process

All correspondence about the Professor and Founding Engineering Program Director search at D’Youville College should be directed to the College’s executive recruiting consultant.  Please submit all applications and nominations electronically to:

Adam W. Barrett

Associate Vice President

Scott Healy & Associates

Complete applications should include the following:

  1. Cover Letter outlining your interest and qualifications for the position;
  2. Updated CV outlining your career in higher education engineering and related areas;
  3. List of five (5) professional references including name, title, contact information and relationship to you (References will only be contacted with written permissions from the candidate); and
  4. A statement about how you will integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into the program (this may be included in your cover letter).

Applications received by November 5, 2021, will receive priority consideration.  The position will remain open until filled.

D’Youville College does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran in the administration of its educational policies and programs, employment policies and practices, enrollment policies and practices, and athletics program, as well as any other College-administered policy, procedure, practice, or program. Reasonable accommodations are made for individuals with disabilities.

About D’Youville College

D’Youville is a private college located on the vibrant west side of Buffalo, preparing students for the 21st Century.  The College has a growing community of over 3,000 students in an urban setting, offering more than 50 majors in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral studies including advanced certificates and accelerated learning programs.

Featuring degrees in healthcare, business and liberal arts, D’Youville encourages students to balance inter and extra-curricular activities integrating community service with coursework.  Excelling at helping students reach their career goals, D’Youville instills character to become change agents, doing well for themselves and their communities by doing good. 

Founded in 1908, the Grey Nuns named the college after the Patron Saint Marguerite d’Youville to be a compassionate place of learning for those from underrepresented populations to give them a better life, which continues today.  A school with a long, Catholic history, D’Youville welcomes students of every culture, background and faith and is a place where traditions can be openly shared and respected.  D’Youville’s proud graduates have the academic rigor necessary for careers that make a difference and the skills to be leaders for the world of tomorrow.

About the Buffalo, New York Community

D’Youville College is less than a mile from Buffalo’s growing downtown and year-round waterfront and harbor-side activities.  A city with a deep sense of history and a rich sports and recreation culture, Buffalo is a city to behold.  Our own Prospect Park/Lower West Side neighborhood is one of Buffalo’s most diverse and historic with fine examples of residential

architecture from the last hundred years and new businesses popping up regularly. With miles of bike trails, an extensive parks system (oldest urban park system in the United States) and an abundance of activities and events, New York’s second largest city always provides excitement.  Buffalo offers plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.  Additional information about the Buffalo area can be found at: