The Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities (MCEDC) within the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering (CEAE) at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a fulltime nontenure track instructor. The instructor will be a member of the CEAE faculty and will participate in course development and assessment, teaching, faculty governance, and university service with a primary focus on the professional master’s tracks emphasizing Engineering for Developing Communities managed by the MCEDC. Effort is expected to include approximately 80% teaching (approximately 4 to 5 courses per academic year) and 20% service.
Candidates are sought who have a graduate degree in either civil, architectural, or environmental engineering, or a closely related field plus five years of relevant work experience in a field applicable to engineering for developing communities, with international work experience strongly preferred. Applicants must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to teach and work in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary environment. Viable candidates should be capable of teaching the application of engineering concepts at various scales and within a global context to audiences from freshman through graduate students.
Preference will be given to applicants with the ability to teach concepts related to sustainable community development such as disaster recovery and humanitarian response, engineering fieldwork methods (data collection and analysis), project management in development contexts, or other topics outside those currently offered. Preference will also be given to candidates who have: experience developing, managing, and disseminating information to a network of industry partners; prior training or experience with university teaching; successfully managed projects in developing communities; and demonstrated engineering experience.
Applicants are encouraged to visit the websites of the Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities, http://www.colorado.edu/mcedc, and the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, http://www.colorado.edu/ceae, to understand the mission of the center, the department, and the specific courses that are taught in the undergraduate (global engineering) and graduate (engineering for developing communities) curricula supported by the Mortenson Center.
Applicants should submit their application electronically via www.cu.edu/cu-careers, including a CV or resume, statement of teaching interest relevant to the engineering for developing communities curriculum, and the names and contact information of four references. Cover letters should be addressed to Dr. Rita Klees, Search Committee Chair, Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder.
Candidates who are invited for an on campus interview will be expected to conduct a 30-minute model class on a topic of their choice and a 30-minute presentation of their vision for expanding the breadth of engineering for developing communities courses in our curriculum.
Review of applications will begin April 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. The expected start date for this position is July 1, 2017 or as soon thereafter as possible.
The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at: [email protected]. The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks for all final applicants.
Masters degree in civil, architectural or environmental engineering or a closely related field, plus five years of relevant work experience in a field applicable to engineering for developing communities, with international experience strongly preferred.