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Open Rank Professional Track Teaching Faculty, SEDTAPP, College of Engineering

The School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) within the College of Engineering is seeking qualified candidates for multiple full-time professional track teaching positions.

Those chosen for the position will teach as part of programs offered by the School, which include:

1. Engineering Design (EDSGN) Program

Courses within the program, particularly the cornerstone engineering design course, assists students in learning design processes, methods, and decision-making tools while engaged in team-based design projects. Effective use of communication skills and computer-aided analysis tools are an integral part of the cornerstone engineering design course.

2. Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ENTI) Minor

Courses are taught in support of the Technology-Based Entrepreneurship or the Social Entrepreneurship cluster within the Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ENTI) Minor that assist students in obtaining skills attributed to entrepreneurial behavior and innovative thinking.

3. Engineering Leadership Development (ELD) Program

Courses in engineering leadership provide students with the understanding of individual, team, and organizational leadership; business acumen, global competencies and multicultural awareness; and innovation and management.

4. Law, Policy, and Engineering (LPE) Program

Courses in Law, Policy, and Engineering aim to provide new cross-disciplinary perspectives and tools required to solve complex multidisciplinary problems and address societal changes. Students will be versed in science and technology policy, legal and regulatory policy, complex systems design, and anticipating technology trends.

Evidence of excellent teaching potential is required. Successful candidates should hold a Master’s degree or higher in engineering or closely related field. This is a limited-term, 36-week, non-tenure line faculty appointment, funded for one year from the date of hire, with excellent possibility of renewal. ?The initial appointment rank will be determined by the candidate’s qualifications.

In addition to an application letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references, the applicant must submit a combined statement of how their interests and experiences have informed their teaching philosophy and how they could contribute to the efforts of the program(s) to which they will engage. More information on the School’s programs may be found at

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