Engineering Plus, Instructor

Boulder, Colorado
Jan 23, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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22-Jan-2021 Close All Job SummaryThe Engineering Plus program at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a full-time instructor to teach undergraduate courses. The instructor will be a member of the Engineering Plus program and will participate in course development, teaching, and assessment, faculty governance, and university service.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Who We AreThe Engineering Plus (E+) program offers a Bachelor of Science degree accredited under the ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) general criteria. E+ integrates traditional engineering disciplines such as Aerospace, Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering with a multi-disciplinary and design-based approach. E+ also partners with the award-winning Integrated Teaching and Learning Program to deliver hands-on, design rich engineering curriculum to students throughout the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS).
The University of Colorado Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities - and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region – CU Boulder has a proud tradition of academic excellence.What Your Key Responsibilities Will BeSuccessful candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to high-quality undergraduate engineering education and active engagement in an engineering field. Instructors will teach two or more engineering design/projects courses (first year, community engagement, entrepreneurship-focused) and core engineering courses (such as engineering drawing, thermodynamics, statics, materials science, circuits, and data analysis). A successful candidate in this position will teach two to three courses per semester during the academic year. This instructor position typically has an 80% teaching load and 20% service component. Research is typically not included in this position unless related to engineering education.What You Should KnowApplicants are encouraged to visit the Engineering Plus website to understand the educational mission of the department and the specific courses that are taught in the undergraduate curriculum and how they would specifically contribute to these courses.What We Can OfferSalary range for this position is $70,000-$90,000. This is a 9-month academic year pay; instructors can charge summer months for teaching or special projects, provided funds are available and with permission of the director. Moving reimbursement is available up to $10,000.BenefitsThe University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.Be StatementsBe Accomplished. Be Empowered. Be Boulder.What We RequireCandidates must have earned a Ph.D, Master’s degree, or a Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline, engineering education, or a closely related field. Individuals without a graduate degree should also have 5 or more years of professional experience as an engineer or teacher.What You Will NeedApplicants must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills along with the ability to teach and work in a highly collaborative environment.What We Would Like You To HaveAn interest in improving undergraduate engineering education and modern pedagogy is desirable. Preference will be given to applicants with prior university teaching experience, a PhD degree, a professional engineer (P.E.) license, and/or engineering work experience.Special InstructionsTo apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. A 1-page cover letter describing your interest in the position and summarizing your personal academic goals.
  3. Statement of your teaching philosophy and experience and plans for teaching and student mentoring (500-1000 words).
  4. Statement of your vision, experience, and future plans to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive academic culture (500-1000 words).
  5. Optional: student evaluations of teaching, statement of the significance of your work experience to the role of an E+ instructor
During the application process, you will need to enter contact information for two references who will be contacted to provide letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses.
Applications received by March 1, 2021 will receive full consideration.
Preliminary interviews will be conducted online over ZOOM. Candidates who are invited for an in-depth interview will be expected to conduct a lecture in one or more of the topics identified in this opening. The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks for all final applicants. Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.Posting Contact InformationPosting Contact Name: Angela Bielefeldt, Search Committee Chair

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]