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Position Number: 00000485
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The mission of the Office of Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering at NC State University is to provide undergraduate students with a sound engineering education, advance the understanding and application of scientific principles, enhance economic development, and improve the quality of life of our citizens through teaching, research and outreach programs.
Essential Job Duties: The Teaching Assistant/Associate Professor position combines two important components into a single non-tenure track faculty-ranked position within the College of Engineering with a joint appointment in the College of Education. The primary component of this position is engineering education scholarship: conducting sponsored research, analysis, projects and general contributions to advance the body of knowledge in and around engineering education. The second component of this position involves responsibility within the Office of Academic Affairs as an academic advisor, instructor and team member in a range of student success programs. Areas of responsibility for the Teaching Assistant/Associate Professor reporting to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs within the College of Engineering include: 1. Engineering Education Scholarship * Provide leadership for engineering education initiatives within the College of Engineering. * Collaborate/partner with College of Education, NC State STEM Initiative, and departmental engineering education initiatives. * Seek out, apply and obtain externally funded research to support scholarly endeavors, individually and as part of campus (multi-campus) teams. Provide leadership for such efforts. * Obtain funding to support summer salary, travel and professional development activities. * Establish a record of scholarly work. * Serve on graduate student committees with emphasis on engineering education. * Work in partnership with the Colleges of Engineering and Education on state and national K-12 engineering efforts. 2. Office of Engineering Academic Affairs * Serve as academic advisor for first-year and external transfer students in the College of Engineering. * Serve as instructor for courses within the First Year Engineering Program including: Introduction to Engineering and Design, Engineering Grand Challenges, Transfer Your Success!, and Engineering Student Success. Serve as instructor (co-instructor) for appropriate courses within the College of Education. * Participate in Office of Academic Affairs activities including recruiting and yield events, information sessions, open house activities, and others as needed. * Serve as a resource for specialized programs such as the Minority Engineering Program, Women in Engineering Program, Engineering Ambassadors, Grand Challenge Scholars, and others. * Serve on relevant university and college committees in addition to other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.
Minimum Education/Experience: Ph.D. in engineering or engineering education.
Department Required Skills : Energetic personality with strong written and oral communication skills; Demonstrated skills in organizing highly detailed complex programs; Demonstrated ability to multi-task, producing high quality and professional work products; Working knowledge of trends and issues in engineering and engineering education in higher education.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Experience with in-class instruction and sponsored engineering education research is preferred. BS from ABET accredited engineering program is preferred.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: NA
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