Teaching Assistant Professor

May 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


General Description of Position:


The Kansas State University College of Engineering is seeking a First Year Program Instructor (or Teaching Assistant Professor) for new engineering students.  This is a full time, 12-month, term position.

Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university established the Office of Diversity, led by the associate vice provost for diversity and a dedicated staff.  Additionally, each college has a designated Diversity Point Person to provide insight and guidance.  


Kansas State University received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, award from Insight Into Diversity magazine for the past three years.  Multicultural students account for 15 percent of our student population, a university record and continuing trend.

Job Description:

Responsibilities include developing and delivering educational programs on first year engineering curricula and courses with a focus on engineering topics, engineering problem solving, and mathematics for first year engineering students to improve retention and academic success of these students. The instructor will develop classes integrating engineering applications with topics in mathematics.   Additional responsibilities include providing academic and developmental advising for new first year engineering students using best practices for achievement of academic and learning potential. The instructor will work with students in exploration of personal, program, and vocational goals, and will work with faculty and staff to develop programs for academic success and retention of first year engineering students. The instructor will track first year students and create reports showing the impact of these programs and activities on retention and student success.

The employee will also assist with enrollment, graduation, workshops, and other duties as assigned. Activities are ongoing during fall, spring, and summer and will require some work at events on weekends and /or outside the 8:00 am to 5:00 pm workday. Some travel may be required.

Required Minimum Qualifications:


1.        Bachelor of Science in an engineering discipline from an ABET accredited engineering program and three years of engineering experience, or Bachelor of Science in an engineering discipline from an ABET accredited engineering program and Master's in engineering or related area.

2.       Experience developing and managing programs or projects.

3.       Experience in developing college engineering courses and curricula, or experience in working with or training entry-level engineers.

4.       Experience teaching or training and working with college students or recent college graduates.

5.       Strong organizational skills with an emphasis on detail.

6.       Ability to work independently.

7.       Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

8.       Demonstrated ability to work and collaborate effectively with others.

9.       Ability to manage and supervise people.

10.   Proficiency in MSOffice (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and/or other related computer software packages and applications.

11.  Experience working with spreadsheet and database programs, analyzing data and producing reports.

Preferred Qualifications:


1.        Master's and/or Ph.D. in an ABET accredited engineering discipline, engineering education, or related area.

2.       Three or more years of experience in engineering including design and project experience.

3.       Experience in supervision of engineers in engineering projects.

4.       Experience in developing engineering or related training programs.

5.       Professional Engineering licensure.

6.       Professor or instructor of engineering or related area in a college or university.

7.       Experience with course/curriculum development.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

Screening of Applications Begins:

May 22, 2017 and continues until a successful candidate is identified

Salary Range / Pay Rate:

Salary commensurate with experience 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.