Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor
- The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- Charlotte, NC
- Faculty Jobs
- Engineering & Mathematics, Civil & Environmental Engineering
- Position Type
- Assistant Professor
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Institution Type
- Four-Year Institution
Lecturer or Assistant Teaching ProfessorClassification Title:
9-Mo Non-Tenure Track FacultyCollege:
College of Engineering (Col)Department:
Civil EngineeringPosition Designation:
Permanent - Full-timeMonths per year:
9Primary Purpose of Department:
The mission of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is to engage students in a teaching and research-intensive environment that supports growth of character, technical skills, critical thinking, and preparation for the profession. Our vision is to be a responsive and supportive community that provides personalized learning and leads premier research while having a positive local-to-global impact. We leverage our urban location in Charlotte to provide students and faculty with unique opportunities in all aspects of Civil and Environmental Engineering, with a particular emphasis on energy and sustainability. The William States Lee College of Engineering (COE) has approximately 4,000 students in five departments. Research awards in the COE represent nearly a third of the university total. The College of Engineering prides itself on its excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, and is home to several interdisciplinary research centers.Vacancy Open to:
All CandidatesDescription of Work:
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Non-Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate teaching goals.
Teaching – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, and grading student work.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The candidate for this position will be expected to teach introductory geotechnical engineering courses (including the geotechnical laboratory) in addition to upper level courses that include topics related to deep foundations, slope stability, and retaining structures. The candidate may also have an opportunity to participate in the senior design capstone course, depending upon their area of expertise and qualifications. All candidates must meet the minimum qualifications for this position, but ideal candidates will have both teaching and civil engineering professional practice experience, excellent communication skills, and a strong interest in teaching excellence.Minimum Experience/Education:
UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned masters and/or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:
Applicants for the position are required to have a Master’s or a PhD degree in Civil Engineering with primary expertise in geotechnical engineering. For applicants with only a Master’s degree, significant professional experience is required.Necessary Licenses/Certifications:
Licensure as Professional Engineer (PE) is preferred.Special Notes to Applicants:
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNC Charlotte invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor position. This is a 9-month teaching position on an initial 2-year renewal contract.
The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at UNC Charlotte has approximately 400 undergraduate students. The faculty value student-faculty engagement and excellent undergraduate teaching. The Department is located in the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) on campus, which has exceptional teaching, laboratory, and research facilities. The mild climate, proximity to the Blue Ridge Mountains, access to east coast beaches, and robust cultural scene make Charlotte, North Carolina a great place to live and work.
As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, UNC Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. Finalists will be subject to a criminal background check.
Applications must be submitted electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu and must include a (i) cover letter that articulates how your qualifications and experience make you a viable candidate for this teaching position, (ii) current resume or curriculum vitae, (iii) brief statement/list of teaching interests, and (iv) list of 3 professional references that can validate professional expertise and/or teaching experience. All requested information/documentation must be submitted for applications to be considered. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled, with a start date of July 1, 2023.
12/08/2022Job Close Date:
02/28/2023Open Until Filled:
YesDate Review of Applications will Begin:
01/09/2023Proposed Hire Date:
07/01/2023If time-limited, please indicate appointment end date:
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research university. It leverages its location in the state's largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, and a focused set of community engagement initiatives. UNC Charlotte maintains a particular commitment to addressing the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health, and social needs of the greater Charlotte region.
Located in the state’s largest metropolitan area, UNC Charlotte is among the fastest growing universities in the UNC System. A large public university with a small college feel, UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus is the home away from home for more than 29,000 students. The University offers internationally competitive research and creative activity opportunities and exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs coupled with a focused set of community engagement initiatives that enrich the region’s quality of life.
In fulfilling our mission, we envision a University that promises:
- An accessible and affordable quality education that equips students with intellectual and professional skills, ethical principles, and an international perspective.
- A strong foundation in liberal arts and opportunities for experiential education to enhance students’ personal and professional growth.
- A robust intellectual environment that values social and cultural diversity, free expression, collegiality, integrity, and mutual respect.
- A safe, diverse, team-oriented, ethically responsible, and respectful workplace environment that develops the professional capacities of our faculty and staff.
To achieve a leadership position in higher education, we will:
- Rigorously assess our progress toward our institutional, academic, and administrative plans using benchmarks appropriate to the goals articulated by our programs and in our plans.
- Serve as faithful stewards of the public and private resources entrusted to us and provide effective and efficient administrative services that exceed the expectations of our diverse constituencies.
- Create meaningful collaborations among university, business, and community leaders to address issues and opportunities of the region.
- Develop an infrastructure that makes learning accessible to those on campus and in our community and supports the scholarly activities of the faculty.
- Pursue opportunities to enhance personal wellness through artistic, athletic, or recreational activities.
- Operate an attractive, environmentally responsible and sustainable campus integrated with the retail and residential neighborhoods that surround us.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is committed to the recruitment and retention of highly qualified and productive faculty, administrators, and other professional staff members. We recognize that career decisions are influenced by family considerations. For up to one year from the date of an employee’s relocation to Charlotte, the University will assist the employee’s spouse or domestic partner with efforts to find employment within the University and/or within the surrounding area.
Diversity at UNC Charlotte
UNC Charlotte is committed to cultivating diversity and inclusion throughout the campus. Our campus community is comprised of people who represent the wide breadth of gender identities, sexualities, races and ethnicities, faith traditions, nationalities, and other social groups and backgrounds. All of these identities and experiences enrich the University as a whole. UNC Charlotte strives to celebrate and leverage the benefits of this diversity, and to sustain an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, faculty, and staff.
To learn more about plans, programs, resources and news and events relating to diversity and inclusion at UNC Charlotte please use the following link: https://diversity.uncc.edu/
To access the full text of the UNC Charlotte Plan for Campus Diversity, Access and Inclusion please use the following link: https://diversity.uncc.edu/sites/diversity.uncc.edu/files/media/Campus%20Plan%20for%20Diversity%2C%20Access%2C%20and%20Inclusion%202016.pdf
Optional text if space allows….
Overview of the UNC Charlotte Plan for Campus Diversity, Access and Inclusion.
The goal of quality education for all at UNC Charlotte is the foundation for our Diversity Plan. At its fullest potential, higher education allows students to interact with people from different backgrounds and to engage a range of ideas and perspectives. This educational experience cultivates the skills that graduates will need to function adeptly in a global society.
As North Carolina and the Charlotte region undergo rapid population growth and demographic change, UNC Charlotte must respond to the needs of a more diverse student population. It is imperative that the University prepare its students to become leaders and thriving citizens in a pluralistic and multicultural society. In adopting our Diversity Plan, we affirm that:
- We believe that a diverse faculty, staff and student body are critical in advancing teaching, scholarship, and community engagement at UNC Charlotte.
- We are committed to enhancing opportunities for living, working and learning in a diverse environment
- We are committed to educating our students to interact effectively and respectfully in the global community.
The Plan identifies components of a diverse campus community and outlines steps toward building an inclusive environment that promotes the success of all students, faculty, and staff. It is a living document that affirms our institutional values and is designed to offer guidance to University departments and units for achieving the University goals for diversity. The seven broad objectives of the Diversity Plan are:
1: Promote a broad understanding of goals for diversity, access, and inclusion for the University through active outreach to the campus community.
2: Recruit and graduate a diverse student body that reflects community diversity and addresses the state’s need to increase access to higher education for historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students.
3: Increase the recruitment of underrepresented faculty and advance their progression through the faculty ranks.
4: Increase the representation of staff from underrepresented groups.
5: Ensure the presence of institutional environments and course development that enhance learning and appreciation for the full range of diversity.
6: Develop external relationships with the community to enhance diversity on and off campus.
7: Ensure the Success of the Plan through Assessment, Accountability, and Recognition.
Get job alerts
Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.Create alert