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The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
New York City, New York
Hourly rates start at $106.50.
Posted Date
Apr 28, 2023

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering
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Part Time

Description: Adjunct Faculty – EID 101, Engineering Design and Problem-Solving, Fall 2023

The Dean’s Office at the Albert Nerken School of Engineering is searching for adjunct faculty who have an interest and expertise in teaching EID 101, Engineering Design and Problem-Solving, in the Fall 2023 semester.

The candidate should either possess or be working towards a Ph.D. in Chemical, Civil, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or a related field. Candidates with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and at least 10 years of experience in a related field and who demonstrate effective teaching potential will also be considered. Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. - visa sponsorship is not available for this position. All candidates must be able to be on campus in New York City for in-person teaching.

Positions are available for the Fall 2023 semester only.

EID 101 is a required course for all first-year students in the Albert Nerken School of Engineering. We enroll about 135 students each year into four ABET-accredited engineering majors: Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Mechanical, and a small general engineering program. The EID 101 course has multiple sections, each led by a faculty member and focused on a different project. On the first day of class, faculty present their projects to the students, who rank order their preferences and are re-sectioned in a way that balances section size while accommodating student choice. EID 101 meets in-person, two days a week: Mondays 4-4:50 PM and Wednesdays 9-10:50 AM. Faculty are expected to offer office hours in addition to the class meeting times. Since EID 101 is the students’ first engineering course, each section is assigned three upper-level students as project mentors who provide technical assistance, help navigate campus resources, and assist first-year students with the high school-to-college transition.

Candidates for this position will propose a semester-long design project in their area of expertise, scoped for teams of 5-to-8 first-year engineering students. Ideal projects will be scoped for a team of engineers from two or more of our offered majors. EID 101 faculty supervise the student design teams and the project mentors, guiding the teams through a structured design process that culminates in a poster presentation and, if appropriate, a prototype demonstration at the end of term. The EID 101 design process requires students to submit a uniform set of deliverables which faculty evaluate and provide feedback to promote academic success. Limited financial resources are available for purchasing project components.

To apply, submit a detailed resume or CV, a cover letter, a project proposal, and summary of experience. 

Hourly rates start at $106.50.

This is a unionized position.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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