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Adjunct Faculty, Mechanical Engineering

Employer
Colorado School of Mines
Location
Colorado, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 13, 2023


Position Title
Adjunct Faculty, Mechanical Engineering
The Opportunity

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines invites applications for adjunct instructors for various courses, including:
  • MEGN200 INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL ENGINEERING: PROGRAMMING AND HARDWARE INTERFACE
  • MEGN201 INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL ENGINEERING: DESIGN & FABRICATION
  • MEGN300 INSTRUMENTATION & AUTOMATION
  • MEGN315 DYNAMICS
  • MEGN324 INTRODCUTION TO FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS
  • MEGN330 INTRODUCTION TO BIOMECHANICAL ENGINEERING
  • MEGN381 MANUFACTURING PROCESSES
  • MEGN502 ADVANCED ENGINEERING ANALYSIS
  • MEGN551 ADVANCED FLUID MECHANICS
Descriptions of all courses may be found at https://catalog.mines.edu/ .

Adjunct faculty are hired per semester. All the listed courses are taught in a coordinated on-campus setting which includes use of common homework and exams, as well as a common course calendar and learning outcomes. At a minimum, adjunct faculty participate in group grading for course exams and will perform other grading duties depending on the course. All course materials and student communications are managed using the learning management system Canvas. Questions regarding the positions can be directed to Dr. Anthony Petrella, Associate Department Head, Mechanical Engineering by emailing apetrell@mines.edu
Responsibilities
  • Teach assigned classes as per course syllabus and schedule to meet the required contact hours.
  • Employ relevant teaching strategies and foster a supportive learning environment that encourages student success.
  • Assess student work and progress toward mastery of learning outcomes with timely feedback.
  • Hold weekly office hours.
  • Utilize the class technologies to help with course management, course delivery, and student communication including the Learning Management System (LMS) Canvas.
  • Develop, assess, and improve course materials, assignments, and delivery (as necessary).
  • Attend a weekly instructor meeting (as necessary).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering or related field, or a B.S. with significant professional experience in an engineering discipline.
  • Proven (or promise thereof) teaching ability with college-level engineering courses.
  • Ability to work in a team and teach in a coordinated setting.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications
  • PhD, in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent of professional experience in an engineering field.
  • Experience with learning management systems such as Blackboard or Canvas.
  • Familiarity with best practices in engineering pedagogies.
About Mines & Golden, CO

Mines is consistently ranked among the top engineering colleges in the United States and ranks number one as the best public school in the state for best value colleges. Mines is located in the heart of Golden, Colorado, a western suburb of Denver. The campus location offers a small-town ambiance with close proximity to all that the Denver metropolitan area has to offer with an abundance of cultural events, museums, theaters and sporting venues. A sunny, high-altitude climate with outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities make the Denver area an ideal place to live, work and play. We seek individuals who value a diverse and inclusive community – offering different perspectives, experiences, and cultures that enrich the educational and work experience.

Equal Opportunity

Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons. Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses.

Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.

Pay Range

Starting at $8000 per course.

Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.

How to Apply
Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veteran status) and upload a CV and a cover letter describing the candidate’s teaching experience, proven teaching ability, and and relevant qualifications to teach one or more specific engineering courses listed in this opportunity.

References will not be collected or contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made. Candidates may be asked to give a sample lecture during the hiring process. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Contact recruitment@mines.edu with any questions.
Background Investigation Required
Yes

Advertised: Apr 13, 2023 Mountain Daylight Time
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