1+ months

Lecturer in First Year Engineering Program

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Lecturer in First Year Engineering Program
Requisition Number FE02104
Working Title
Department Name 8H000:College of Engineering
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Non-Tenure Track
Required Education

Masters degree and at least one degree (BS, MS or PhD) in computer science or engineering.

Required Related Experience

Applicants should have strong written and oral communication skills and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education using active learning, design projects and hands-on activities to supplement lectures.

Required License/Registration/Certification

NA

Job Summary

The College of Engineering at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a non-tenure-track Lecturer faculty position with teaching duties focused primarily on hands-on first-year engineering education. The faculty appointment will be in the UK College of Engineering (http://www.engr.uky.edu), and will complement the expertise of our current faculty group affiliated with the First Year Engineering Program. The appointment is on a nine-month (academic year) basis, and is long-term renewable with satisfactory performance. The anticipated start date in July 15, 2020. To prepare for the Fall 2020 semester, one month of summer support will be offered and applicants must be available for preparation and training during summer 2020. Opportunities to teach and/or participate in research in future summer sessions for additional compensation may be available.

Duties will include teaching 12-15 classroom contact hours per week, office hours, grading, supervision of teaching assistants and development of course materials. Multiple sections of lecture and laboratory courses will be offered each semester. Course topics include student success strategies, computer programming, software applications, hands-on hardware interfacing, teamwork and engineering design. Lecturer positions do not have required research responsibility; however, interest in engineering education research will be viewed favorably.

Lecturer applicants should hold at least a Masters degree with one or more degrees (BS, MS or PhD) in engineering or computer science. Individuals with direct experience in embedded computer programming, engineering design, and/or college-level engineering instruction are especially encouraged to apply. Prior engineering experience in industry is also welcome. Applicants should have strong written and oral communication skills and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education through active learning, design projects and hands-on activities to supplement lectures.

To apply, please submit the following:
Cover letter
Current curriculum vita
Personal statement detailing teaching philosophy and experience, technical interests, and prior industrial experience (upload under Specific Request 1)
Contact information for at least three references when prompted in the application

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Professor Douglass Kalika, Director of the First-Year Engineering Program (kalika@uky.edu). Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

Individuals with experience in embedded computer programming, engineering design and/or teaching first-year college students are especially encouraged to apply.

Prior engineering experience in industry is also welcome.

Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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Posted: 2019-10-01 Expires: 2020-01-01

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