Instructional Consultant

Michigan, United States
30 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. For questions, contact

Job Summary

The University of Michigan’s College of Engineering is in the process of implementing a major strategic plan that includes a pillar devoted to promoting excellence in engineering education. This plan includes a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion at all levels; a renewed commitment to experiential learning; and a deepening of resources to support lecturers or teaching focused faculty. The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching in Engineering (CRLT-engin) is a key player in enacting this vision; hence, the College is expanding its capacity and staffing. CRLT-Engin is a vibrant and highly collaborative team eager to welcome a new colleague who will play a central role in developing and carrying out programs to serve the faculty population.

Candidates from backgrounds historically underrepresented in faculty development are encouraged to apply.


  • The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing programs and activities for the improvement of engineering faculty. This includes the following:
  • Leading the orientation and monthly lunch series for new engineering faculty with opportunities to develop new programming to support lecturers in the College of Engineering
  • Designing and implementing programs and workshops for instructional improvement for College of Engineering more broadly, with a particular emphasis on diversity issues and inclusive teaching
  • Consulting with graduate student instructors and faculty
  • Conducting midterm student feedback sessions.

Required Qualifications*

Completed Ph.D. in engineering, engineering education or related STEM field (e.g., physical sciences, mathematics) by the start date; university or college teaching experience in engineering or related STEM field; faculty and/or graduate student instructor/teaching assistant development experience; experience with program planning and administration; commitment to contemporary issues of diversity, inequalities, access, and/or differential success in STEM contexts; strong attention to detail; outstanding oral and written communication skills; and ability to work effectively with graduate student instructors, faculty, and academic administrators.

Desired Qualifications*

Experience with assessment or educational research, experience promoting the effective use of instructional technology in the classroom, familiarity with scholarship on faculty development, familiarity with University of Michigan policies and procedures.

Additional Information

The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching in Engineering (CRLT-Engin) represents a partnership between the College of Engineering and the main CRLT office. Established in 2004, CRLT-Engin is staffed by experienced engineering and STEM educators who work in close collaboration with engineering faculty and administrators. CRLT-Engin promotes excellence and innovation in engineering education through the facilitation of evidence-based teaching practices that supports all students. For information about CRLT-Engin, visit

Starting date: As soon as possible. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Mission Statement

Michigan Engineering’s vision is to be the world’s preeminent college of engineering serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus and service commitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission and values that, together, provide the framework for all that we do. Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at: .

The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The Michigan Engineering component of the University’s comprehensive, five-year, DEI strategic plan—along with updates on our programs and resources dedicated to ensuring a welcoming, fair and inclusive environment—can be found at:

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.