Assistant/Associate Prof of Practice

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

United States

December 1, 2021


Position Information Position Number 004482

Working Title Assistant/Associate Prof of Practice Classification Title 12-Mo Non-Tenure Track Faculty College College of Engineering (Col) Department Office of Student Development and Success Position Designation Faculty Employment Type Permanent - Full-time Months per year 12 Primary Purpose of Department

The Office of Student Development and Success (OSDS) mission is to aid students as they pursue their education in the William States Lee College of Engineering. We do this by creating a positive first-year experience by helping students transition successfully into the college, feel part of the college community, develop academic success strategies, understand their chosen profession, and learn to use various tools and techniques of the profession.

OSDS also helps students develop professional skills and prepares them to successfully transition into the workplace upon graduation by providing various experiential learning and leadership opportunities, engaging employers both in and out of the classroom, and establishing networks with alumni. The Industrial Solutions Lab is part of OSDS, and it works with Industry partners to develop projects for the College of Engineering Senior Design Program.

Vacancy Open to All Candidates Description 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 (including lab, studio, or production management) may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, and grading student work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This position serves as chair of the multi-disciplinary Senior Design Committee. The committee comprises representatives of each Department that participates in Senior Design and the Industrial Solutions Laboratory. The chair represents the academic interests of the college and works with the Director of the Industrial Solutions Laboratory (ISL) to oversee the coordination, logistics, and infrastructure associated with the college's Senior Design Program; evaluate capstone design project scopes proposed by industry supporters; assign students to teams; mentor teams and grade student work; support and train faculty who serve as project mentors; and assess, evaluate, and report student learning outcomes. The Senior Design faculty and the ISL director collaborate to continuously improve the experience for students, faculty, and industry supporters. The Senior Design chair oversees all academic issues related to the Senior Design program. In addition to the chair's responsibilities, this position will also mentor ten student projects.

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 must have at least 10 years of professional experience as an engineer (15 years at the associate professor level), preferably in a wide range of settings and responsibilities. A master's degree in an engineering- related discipline is required, although candidates with an MBA who have a BS in engineering may be considered depending on professional experience.

The successful candidate must be able to work independently and with a diverse team of faculty; demonstrate excellent leadership, organizational, and communication skills; possess technical and non-technical competencies to develop faculty collaborations and mentor students; and be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment that serves diverse stakeholders. In addition, candidates must be able to create an inclusive environment that facilitates student learning and development.

Necessary Licenses/Certifications

Preference is given to applicants who are registered Professional Engineers or have similar professional certifications or credentials.

Special Notes to Applicants

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is currently operating in-person at full capacity, so selected finalists should expect to travel to campus for an in-person interview and to follow University safety and social-distancing guidelines while on campus. Charlotte's policies related to COVID-19 are informed by the recommendations of experts from the Centers for Disease Control, the American College Health Association, OSHA, and local and state public health officials.

Job Open Date 11/17/2021 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Date Review of Applications will Begin 12/01/2021 Proposed Hire Date 12/15/2021 If time-limited, please indicate appointment end date Contact Information

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  • Contact Information for References
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Optional Documents

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