Professional Practice Assistant Professor

at Utah State University in Logan, Utah, United States

Job Description

The College of Engineering and the Department of Engineering Education at Utah State University seeks applicants for a full-time academic-year, (9-month) Professional Practice Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) working under the direction of the EED Department Head and the College of Engineering Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

The successful candidate will be primarily responsible to lead the effort to build and implement the proposed new Engineering Math Center through a team effort within the college to increase retention. As a part of this effort, the candidate is expected to develop tutoring services, mentoring efforts, and other services to help address concerns and difficulties of engineering undergraduate students attending math courses. Active participation in improving retention of engineering students, including serving on the retention committee, is also expected.

Additional responsibilities include support and improve engineering students’ abilities in introductory calculus, linear algebra, differential equations and statistics courses and to apply fundamental math concepts to practical engineering problems presented in the curriculum. Methods for achieving improved math abilities in engineering students may include developing and teaching courses and creating other resources for student success.

The position requires a B.S. and M.S. degree in engineering, and an advanced knowledge of calculus, linear algebra, statistics, and differential equations. Positive demonstrated teaching experience including strong interpersonal skills, and classroom and individual instruction, is highly desirable. An ability to work well in a team is essential.

This position has an anticipated start date of January 1, 2022. The start date later than January is negotiable.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

+ Creating, implementing and managing the proposed new Engineering Math Center.

+ Developing and implementing effective methods both inside and outside the classroom to improve the performance of engineering students in calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, and statistics.

+ Directing the Engineering Tutor Center.

+ Participating actively on the College of Engineering Retention Committee and other college and department efforts to improve student retention in engineering.

+ Teaching courses in fundamental engineering topics as assigned by the department head and senior associate dean.

+ Mentoring students in Preparatory Engineering.

+ Other duties as assigned by the department head and associate dean

Required Qualifications:

+ B.S. and M.S. in engineering, or a closely related discipline relevant to the position, with ability to teach required math courses to undergraduate engineering students and other related engineering courses.

+ A demonstrated knowledge of engineering principles and the use of math to solve engineering problems

+ Advanced knowledge of calculus, linear algebra, statistics, and differential equations

+ Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work well in a team especially with undergraduate engineering students.

+ Excellent ability to teach and advise students individually and in groups.

Priority will be given to candidates who have:

+ Positive teaching experience.

+ Successful experience in team management.

+ Additional expertise in computer programming.

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

2. Contact information for at least 3 professional references to be submitted at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile

3. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application under “Cover Letter”

4. Teaching Philosophy to be typed/pasted at the end of your application under “Teaching Philosophy”

Document size may not exceed 10 MB.

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.

The College of Engineering is home to 5 departments and 21 degree programs. Over 2,000 students are enrolled in the college with over 300 Bachelor of Science degrees awarded annually. All undergraduate engineering programs are ABET accredited. The Engineering Education Department (EED) offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering education and also teaches many of the fundamental engineering courses to all students in the college. Currently, there are 9 faculty and 2 staff members in EED.

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.

USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

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Job Posting: JC194905377

Posted On: Oct 15, 2021

Updated On: Jun 13, 2022