Engineering Communications Part-time Lecturer

Job description

Category:: Faculty
Department:: Engineering Design Division
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Jun 2, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Part-time
Ref. No.:: 18910, 8130, 8131
Position ID:: 131727

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:

About the Engineering Design Division:

The Engineering Design Division (EDD) runs the 1st-year engineering program in the Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science. The program has over 300 1st-year students, who take four engineering courses taught by EDD faculty: Introduction to Engineering Design and Engineering Communications I in the fall semester; and Introduction to Engineering Analysis and Engineering Communications II in the spring semester. The Engineering Communication courses are project-based. Students work on two engineering projects in the fall and a single, semester-long project in the spring. All projects are done in small groups. Students write reports and give presentations about their projects. Engineering communications is a central focus of the projects. Instruction in technical writing, oral presentations, and research methods is provided. The Communication courses meet for two hours, once each week. Technical instruction to aid with the projects and help students decide on an engineering major is provided in the Introduction to Engineering Design and Analysis courses. These courses have one or two hours of lecture each week and a two hour laboratory. More details about EDD can be found at:

Job Description:

The engineering communications part-time Lecturer is focused on teaching our 1st-year engineering students the necessary oral and written communication skills to be successful in their engineering major and career. The part-time Lecturer works with the engineering communications coordinator and other instructors in the Engineering Communications I & II courses and with the Introduction to Engineering Design and Analysis course instructors to provide our 1st-year engineering students a well-rounded introduction to engineering. The Lecturer teaches seven (7) sections of the engineering communication courses over the fall and spring semesters with no more than four (4) in any one semester. The Lecturer holds office hours, advises students, attends weekly EDD faculty/staff meetings, attends a weekly Engineering Communications meeting, assists with other Watson College and/or University service activities, and may advise Watson College student organizations.

This is a ten-month, non-tenure track, part-time position, renewable on a 3-year cycle.


Master's degree

Excellent communications skills, both oral and written, and a demonstrated strong commitment to teaching with teaching experience.

Additional Information:

The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by title IX and its implementing regulations, Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

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Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus effective August 1, 2017.

Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and contact information for three (3) professional references online at Review of applications for this position will begin in mid-June, with a projected start date of August 23, 2021.




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Job No:
Posted: 6/3/2021
Application Due: 8/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time