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Instructor, Engineering Capstone Design Program (Part-Time )(Multiple Positions)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Posting Number: req6093

Department: Engineering Administration

Location: Main Campus

Address: 1127 E. James E. Rogers Way, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Position Highlights

The Craig M. Berge Engineering Design Program of the College of Engineering is seeking instructors to teach a "Cross-disciplinary Design" (ENGR 498A & B) course. This is a two-semester College-wide capstone design course generally taken by graduating seniors in a variety of majors. Students enrolled in the course work in interdisciplinary teams to solve mostly industry-sponsored real-world design problems using industry-standard design processes. The class culminates in a public showcase event (Design Day) at the end of the Spring semester where projects are reviewed by judges for grades and awards.

Instructors will coordinate sections of student teams, instruct, and evaluate progress of assigned project teams (6 or more project teams of around 5 students each) over the Fall and Spring semesters. The primary responsibility is to serve as the instructor of record for these teams and autonomously keep teams and projects on track.

The ideal candidate will have experience in an industry setting as a project manager or equivalent with emphasis on managing design projects.

The College of Engineering Office of Academic Affairs supports Inclusive Excellence, the UA's diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiative designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Teach one section that includes six teams of ENGR 498 each in a variety of settings
  • Prepare and deliver instructional materials and guide/lead class activities in 90-minute breakout sessions with at least six teams in the section (twice a week in both Fall and Spring) to ensure successful individual and team progress in the course and eventual completion of projects assigned to the teams
  • Deliver instructional materials related to lecturer's areas of expertise for use in the breakout section. This may include written material, videos, or other instructional materials
  • Evaluate and grade design reports, design presentations, and engineering notebooks in line with course requirements and individual project scopes
  • Collaborate with course coordinator and other 498 Lecturers to ensure uniform evaluation and synchronization of projects
  • Provide professional and if possible technical instruction to teams with regard to the quality of their designs and the progress of their projects
  • Create an open communication channel with the program sponsors and ensure that the teams are providing them with regular status updates
  • Assist in the professional development of students as they transition from academia into careers

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering or closely related discipline and 5 years of experience as an engineering professional in one or more industrial organizations; OR Master's degree in an engineering or closely related discipline
  • Selected candidate must provide education credentials during the offer discussions

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ten or more years of experience as an engineering professional in one or more industrial organizations
  • Experience with the structure and format of courses at the University of Arizona
  • Experience in working in multidisciplinary teams in corporate settings
  • Extensive experience in managing engineering projects in corporate settings
  • Experience with formal project management methods and metrics
  • Experience demonstrating good presentation and public speaking skills
  • Professional Engineer certification
  • Experience working in industry on engineering-related projects
  • Demonstrated experience with techniques and topics related to engineering design through coursework or industry experience
  • Experience with conceptual designs and development of technical approaches
  • Previous project management experience

Rank: Instructor

Tenure Information

Career-Track (CT)

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 10

Job FTE: 0.25

Work Calendar: Academic

Job Category: Faculty

Benefits Eligible: No Benefits

Rate of Pay: $46,294

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 8

Contact Information for Candidates

Larry Head

Director, Craig M Berge Engineering Design Program

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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