University of St. Thomas

Part-Time Adjunct Faculty, School of Engineering

2 days left

Location
Minneapolis, MN
Posted
Jul 27, 2019
Closes
Aug 26, 2019
Ref
r4193
Contact
University of St. Thomas
Category
Education
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time

Part-Time Adjunct Faculty, School of Engineering
Posted Date 1 month ago(7/19/2019 6:15 AM)
Number of Openings 1
Closing Date Open until Filled
Type of Search Faculty
Who May Apply This position is open to all qualified applicants.
Campus
St Paul
Department/Unit School of Engineering
Employment Type Adjunct Faculty
FLSA Status Exempt/Salaried
Benefits Eligible Yes
Special Instructions Applicants must apply on-line at www.stthomas.edu/jobs and provide 1) a letter of application (cover letter), 2) a curriculum vita, 3) a list of 3 references, and 4) a written statement of teaching philosophy.

OVERVIEW

The School of Engineering at the University of St. Thomas invites applications for a Part-Time Adjunct Faculty position.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our university mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.

The Part-Time Adjunct Faculty role will have a similar load to teaching one course per semester in the fall and spring. This positions requires an individual to assist the Design Clinic Lead in coordination of the Engineering Design Capstone course series at the University of St. Thomas School of Engineering. In this course, students work on real-world industrially sponsored projects in teams of 4 students over 2 semesters. Student disciplines on each team are based on the project needs and can include: mechanical, electrical, computer, and civil engineering.

Essential Functions

  • Help students develop skills in identifying customer needs, requirements development, complex problem solving, critical thinking, project management, professional communication, team dynamics management, budgeting and continuous learning
  • Develop and deliver lecture content appropriate to catalyze student learning (lectures are MWF 3:25-5pm - Sept.-Dec. and Feb.-May)
  • Meet with student teams to provide advice and expertise on technical or non-technical issues that arise
  • Organize design reviews of student projects; attend student presentations and provide feedback and grading of student work
  • Assess team dynamics monthly and intervene if problems arise
  • Provide help and guidance for team advisors (faculty)

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or related discipline
  • 10+ years experience in engineering industry

  • Experience in project management

  • Experience in design & fabrication

  • Experience in cross-disciplinary teams

  • Understanding the difficulties of combined hardware/software projects and how to keep them on track with workload

    balance among team members

  • Systems design and integration experience with validation and verification

  • Ability to relate what a successful student does here to what is required on the job

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree or Ph.D. in engineering or related discipline

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at www.stthomas.edu/jobs.

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer


SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR CANDIDATES

Applicants must apply on-line at www.stthomas.edu/jobs and provide 1) a letter of application (cover letter), 2) a curriculum vita, 3) a list of 3 references, and 4) a written statement of teaching philosophy.


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