Instructor and Assistant Director of First-Year Engineering Experience - Case School of Engineering
Case Western Reserve University
Case Western Reserve University, Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, USA
Case Western Reserve University is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a non-tenure track faculty position: Instructor and Assistant Director of the Roger E. Susi First-Year Engineering Experience. This position will likely be filled at the rank of Instructor, although a higher rank may be considered, depending on the applicant’s experience and qualifications. The full-time, 12-month academic position will involve both teaching and administrative duties within the Division of Engineering Leadership and Professional Practice in the Case School of Engineering of Case Western Reserve University. The Case School of Engineering values interdisciplinary thinking, creative collaboration and entrepreneurial ideas. It also believes strongly in the vital importance of diversity within the professorial ranks, both in terms of women and underrepresented minorities.
Responsibilities and Duties: The primary teaching responsibilities will be instructing courses in the new, interdisciplinary First-Year Engineering Experience, which is a required, hands-on program for incoming engineering students. This program is meant to foster hands-on learning and small group creative problem solving. Courses use tools from a variety of engineering disciplines, with MATLAB programming as the common data analysis and collection tool. Administrative duties will include managing program activities, developing new course projects, coordinating with on and off-campus partners, and supervising student teaching assistants.
Minimum Qualifications: Qualified applicants must have a graduate degree in engineering or related field and a minimum of three years teaching experience. The ideal candidate would possess seven or more years teaching experience, including instruction in laboratory or project-based courses, programming experience, and an enthusiasm for experiential learning. Excellent management, education, organizational, multi-tasking, and problem-solving skills are essential, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills.
Application Instructions: Applicants should submit a cover letter, statement of teaching, curriculum vitae, and a diversity statement. The diversity statement should explain how the candidate’s teaching, professional work, or service have contributed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The statement should also reflect on the ways in which the candidate’s continued efforts will foster a culture of diversity, pluralism, and individual difference at Case Western Reserve University into the future. Please send these documents electronically in one PDF file to Kurt Rhoads, email: [email protected] Include the subject line: “First-Year Engineering Faculty Search”. For best consideration, please apply by January 30, 2021.
In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Case Western Reserve University is the largest private research university in Ohio, with broadly based strengths in:
medicine, nursing, and dentistry;
humanities and social sciences;
mathematics and natural sciences;
CWRU is committed to achieving excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship.
CWRU was established in 1967 by the federation of Western Reserve University and Case Institute of Technology, which trace their origins to 1826 and 1880, respectively.
The University's 128-acre campus is the heart of Cleveland's University Circle -- the region's cultural hub, home of more than 50 cultural, medical, educational, religious, and social service institutions. University students and faculty participate in joint programs of teaching and research with several of their University Circle neighbors, including the Cleveland Institute of Art, University Hospitals of Cleveland, the Cleveland Clinic, the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Play House, and the Cleveland Orchestra.
The academic programs of Case Western Reserve University are administered through its schools and colleges: -- the College of Arts and Sciences, Case School of Engineering , Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, School of Dentistry, School of Graduate Studies, School of Law, Weatherhead School of Management, School of Medicine, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.
CWRU ranks 12th among the nation's private research universities in federal awards to support research and development. It received more than $200 million in 1998-99 from government, industry, and private sources for research and sponsored projects. These funds support approximately 2,000 research and training projects.
University faculty work through one of the nearly 100 designated research centers and laboratories, many of which are interdisciplinary in nature, in addition to traditional departmental facilities.
Research strengths of the University include biomedicine (including cancer, neurobiology, pulmonary functions, genetics, biomedical engineering); materials (ceramics and composites, polymers, diamond, designed surfaces); sensors (industrial and medical); and interdisciplinary studies (aging, management of non-profit organizations, international health, intelligent systems, regional economics, technology management, and urban poverty).
CWRU enrolls 9,600 students -- about a third in undergraduate programs, and the balance in graduate and professional programs. Approximately two-thirds of all students attend full-time. Students come to CWRU from 50 states, the District of Columbia, and nearly 100 countries. About 70 percent of freshmen are in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating classes; nearly 90 percent are in the top 20 percent.