Kettering University invites nominations and applications for an Endowed Professorship in Management, providing candidates with interdisciplinary expertise a unique opportunity to become part of the transformation of Kettering University and of Flint. In particular, the School of Management is seeking applicants with specific background and expertise in Management with emphasis in systemic approaches to the practice of management (for more details, and to apply, go to http://jobs.kettering.edu/postings/4849). Applicants should possess a strong desire to contribute to collaboratively shaping new approaches to higher education. Broad qualification and interest in management education, and a desire to creatively engage in the development of the next generation of business leaders is highly desired.
In the last five years, Kettering has experienced extraordinary success in terms of the quality of its student body and faculty, record levels of philanthropic support, new and renovated facilities, state-of-the art technology and the impressive success of its graduates, many of whom earn advanced degrees from top graduate and professional programs. The Kettering Global Initiative provides online education to corporations and individuals around the world. The University has developed an array of new and important academic and co-curricular programs and has greatly contributed to and helped transform the city of Flint.
Kettering integrates theory and practice in unprecedented and demonstrably successful ways through its robust co-op program. Kettering offers graduate study on-campus and online. Kettering’s alumni include over 1,000 individuals who are currently CEO’s, or C-level executives, and the University has more than 600 corporate partners. Students are offered an abundance of global opportunities for both work and study.
The University recently re-organized into the School of Management, College of Sciences and Liberal Arts, the College of Engineering, and the Graduate School. The School of Management specifically seeks to develop the technology-savvy business leaders of the future. To realize this vision requires hiring innovative educators who can help to prepare creative individuals at both the undergraduate and graduate levels with a multidisciplinary foundation that supports integration of technical and managerial competence to address the challenges of the future. Kettering University is excited about engaging new team members in the pursuit of such stewardship.
Kettering University is currently seeking to craft a vision of integrative education that will build on its legacy of success in coupling professional experience, through cooperative education, with academic preparation. In addition to preparing students for an exciting field of industrial innovation, such endeavors should also serve to prepare innovative industrial leaders through the extension of this foundation to other fields in which such a systemic understanding can lead to product and organizational innovation.
Kettering will give preference to candidates with earned doctorates whose areas of expertise are in Management, and particularly in the application of systems perspectives in management. Additionally, broadly focused expertise and experience in management, and specific experience working with technical professionals will be considered favorably. Furthermore, professional experience is expected and highly valued.
Kettering University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer
Required qualifications: The successful candidate will be an innovative, open, and persuasive leader and skilled collaborator with a deep appreciation for excellent education and the networking and entrepreneurial skills required to work successfully with a wide range of individuals and constituencies across multiple organizations. •An appropriate academic background: A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Management or a closely related business discipline. •Significant scholarly and professional accomplishment. •Capability to teach courses emphasizing a systemic perspective on management. •A specific combination of experience, skills, and training that provides support for teaching and research related to a systems perspective in management. •Applied managerial skills: At least three years of managerial experience with a diverse professional workforce. •The flexibility, agility, desire and motivation to contribute to emerging strategic directions within the School of Management and Kettering University. •Understanding and a commitment to Kettering University Values: -Respect for teamwork, honesty, encouragement, diversity, partnerships with students. -Integrity including accountability transparency and ethics. -Creativity fostering flexibility and innovation. -Collaboration across disciplines and with all partners. -Excellence in all we do.
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About Kettering University
What began almost 100 years ago as a night school for engineers, managers, designers, and technicians has grown into today’s world-class Kettering University.
The institution was founded as The School of Automobile Trades and opened under the direction of Albert Sobey to train engineering and management personnel. In 1923, the school became the Flint Institute of Technology. The institution established a four-year cooperative education program, and more than 600 students enrolled. Recognizing the potential of cooperative education, the General Motors Corporation (GM) took over financial support of the school in 1926, renamed it General Motors Institute (GMI), and started utilizing the facility to develop its own engineers and managers.
In 1945, the Institute added a fifth-year thesis requirement and became a degree-granting college with a continuing commitment to cooperative education.
Independence came in 1982 as GM divested itself of ownership. With independence came another name change — to GMI Engineering & Management Institute. Administrators decided to keep the proven cooperative education program and expand the number of coop employers. Also in 1982, the institut...ion began offering graduate programs to on- and off-campus students.
In 1998, the institution changed its name to honor the man who not only helped found this institution, but also had a strong influence in the concept of professional cooperative education: Charles “Boss” Kettering.
Today, Kettering University, built on a tradition of cooperative education and preparation of future leaders for a global society, is dedicated to adding transformational value to our students and stakeholders through exemplary programs in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and business. In order to do so, Kettering University provides several pre-college programs as a way for students to explore STEM through a variety of day camps and residential programs, including the nationally-recognized, awardwinning Academically Interested Minds (AIM) and Lives Improve Through Engineering (LITE) programs.
Kettering currently offers 14 undergraduate majors and twenty-five minors. Kettering also offers on- and off-campus graduate programs and online options for earning master’s degrees and certifications through Kettering University Online. Moreover, there are more than 600 companies employing Kettering students in hundreds of locations around the world. Current co-op employers cover the full range of industries, including the automotive industry, delivery services, aerospace, paper products, banking, metallurgy, healthcare, and more.