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
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.
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.
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
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