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Lecturer, Instructional Professor, Professor of Practice & Research Professor (All Ranks) - Engineering Academy

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Position Title Lecturer, Instructional Professor, Professor of Practice & Research Professor (All Ranks) - Engineering Academy
Texas A&M Engineering

Texas A&M is located in the twin cities of Bryan and College Station, with a population of more than 175,000, and is conveniently located in a triangle formed by Dallas, Houston and Austin. Texas A&M has more than 55,000 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled. Research expenditures at Texas A&M total more than $820 million annually, ranking in the top tier of universities nationwide. With an endowment valued at more than $5 billion, the university ranks fourth among U.S. public universities and 10th overall. Texas A&M is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and having policies that contribute to work-life balance. For more information visit http://dof.tamu.edu/Faculty-Resources/CURRENT-FACULTY/Faculty-Work-Life. With over 400 tenured/tenure-track faculty members and more than 13,900 students, the Dwight Look College of Engineering is one of the largest engineering schools in the country. The college is ranked seventh in graduate studies and eighth in undergraduate programs among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report, with seven of the college’s 13 departments ranked in the Top 10. The Look College is also ranked 10th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The American Society for Engineering Education ranks the Look College second in research expenditures.

EEO Statement

The members of Texas A&M Engineering are all Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employers committed to diversity. It is the policy of these members to recruit, hire, train and promote without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Department Overview

The Texas A&M Engineering Academies, in partnership with two-year institutions, is a new and innovative program offering students interested in pursuing an engineering, engineering technology, or computer science degree at Texas A&M University the opportunity to be co-enrolled at a partner two-year institution and Texas A&M University – College Station. These talented students will be enrolled in Texas A&M engineering courses, taught by Texas A&M faculty, while simultaneously taking their science, mathematics, and core curriculum courses at the two-year college.

Job Summary

The College of Engineering at Texas A&M University invites applications for non-tenure track faculty position at the lecturer, instructional professor, and professor of practice level with teaching expertise in engineering. Successful applicants will teach primarily at the undergraduate level and provide extensive support for the Texas A&M Engineering Academies including developing and implementing improvements to instructional techniques and participating in all aspects of the first-year faculty meetings in College Station. Applicants will be responsible for the organization, delivery, evaluation and assessment of the engineering courses and student outcomes associated with those courses. The engineering courses include, but may not be limited to introductory engineering design; statics and dynamics; and engineering ethics. Successful applicants will serve as a liaison between engineering faculty/staff and the two-year partner institutions and advise and mentor undergraduate students and student organizations. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Applicants should consult the Engineering Academies department’s website to review the program (https://engineering.tamu.edu/academies).

Job Location College Station
Department Engineering Academic & Student Affairs
Required Education and Experience

Applicants must have, at the minimum, an earned bachelor level degree and equivalent professional experience in engineering or a relevant field for professor of practice level titles. Candidates for other non-tenure track titles must have an advanced degree in a closely related engineering or science discipline.

Preferred Education and Experience

The preference is for applicants to have had prior teaching experience at some level; from secondary to higher education to continuing education.

Other Requirements

Applicants will be expected to work/teach at the Texas A&M-College Station campus during the 2016-2017 academic year, collaborating with engineering faculty on course content and teaching pedagogy. Starting with the fall 2017 semester, faculty will transition to the two-year institution to teach specified Texas A&M engineering courses to students enrolled in the Engineering Academies. The two-year partner institution is located in the Brownsville, Texas area. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and a list of four references (including postal addresses, phone numbers and email addresses) by applying for this specific position at www.tamengineeringjobs.com. The appointment will begin during the spring of 2017.

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number FVN0392014
Open Date 08/12/2015
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Statement of Teaching
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Reference Letter 1
  3. Other Document
  4. Portfolio
  5. Statement of Research
  6. Reference Letter 2
  7. Reference Letter 3