Instructor in Mechanical Engineering

Recruiter
Colorado State University
Location
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Posted
05 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Apr 2018
Ref
54435
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Colorado State University

The Department’s undergraduate program is the largest in the state with growth expected to continue. This position will work with some of the best students in the university. The Mechanical Engineering students are provided with excellent faculty and staff support services operating in a collegial and professional environment. The department has 30 faculty and 5 instructors and offers an ABET accredited BSME degree along with the MS, MEng and PhD degrees in a wide range of research areas.

Position Summary

With nearly 1,100 undergraduate students, the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University is the largest program in the Rocky Mountain region, and the third largest major at Colorado State University. In support of this growth, the department invites applications for a non-tenure track full-time faculty instructor in the areas engineering design, energy, statics, dynamics and thermodynamics. This position supports the educational mission of the Department and its commitment to provide high-quality educational opportunities in the engineering sciences and engineering design. The position reports to the Head of the department.

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Duties of faculty instructors include:

  • taking full responsibility for teaching three courses per semester, the majority of which will be required undergraduate courses in the mechanical engineering program of study;
  • communicating with students, and grading students, in a timely, equitable, and professional manner;
  • abiding by all University faculty requirements and responsibilities;
  • participating with the department faculty in curricular assessment and change commensurate with our ABET accreditation;
  • assessing one’s courses, and generating appropriate changes consistent with the expectations of a high-quality program with high expectations of its students.

Additionally, the instructor may be given responsibility for one or more of our undergraduate laboratories; responsible for the quality, efficacy and learning outcomes of experiments, and modification and change consistent with the department’s goals.

Successful candidates will be given the opportunity to develop and teach new courses consistent with the academic goals of the department and its students.

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Required Job Qualifications

A completed Ph.D. or equivalent in mechanical engineering or closely related field

Preferred Job Qualifications

Preference will be given to those with experience teaching one or more courses in an undergraduate engineering program. Preference will be given to those with a demonstrable commitment to high-quality undergraduate engineering education in the classroom. Additionally, demonstrated ability to teach engineering design courses is desirable.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, please apply by 4/1/2018. A complete application consists of a cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a resume or CV. References will not be contacted without prior notification of applicants.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Search Contact Stephanie Rosso, stephanie.rosso@colostate.edu

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Teaching Duty/Responsibility

  • taking full responsibility for teaching three courses per semester, the majority of which will be required undergraduate courses in the mechanical engineering program of study;
  • communicating with students, and grading students, in a timely, equitable, and professional manner;
  • abiding by all University faculty requirements and responsibilities;
  • assessing one’s courses, and generating appropriate changes consistent with the expectations of a high-quality program with high expectations of its students.

Percentage Of Time 90 Job Duty Category Service Duty/Responsibility

  • participating with the department faculty in curricular assessment and change commensurate with our ABET accreditation;
  • Service to the department, college and university through committee work.