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Temporary Instructor for Building Technology and Energy Efficiency

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Mar 11, 2024

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Other Business & Management
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Employment Type
Part Time

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Temporary Instructor for Building Technology and Energy Efficiency

About the Opportunity

We are currently seeking an experienced High School Vocational Instructor specializing in HVAC, facilities management, or smart buildings to join our collaborative research project funded by the Department of Energy. This role is ideal for a professional passionate about curriculum development and dedicated to educating the next generation of building operators. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in the development and implementation of a cutting-edge training program aiming to educate building operators on grid-interactive efficient buildings (GEB).

Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of researchers, educators, and industry experts from various institutions and organizations. Assist in the development and continuous improvement of a "gamified" whole-building control simulator curriculum for high school vocational technology students and community colleges. Implement the trail phase of the curriculum, supplementing an existing energy efficiency fundamentals program. Help develop training materials and lesson plans that provide a human-centered approach to learning, focusing on sustainable energy technologies, occupant comfort, health, and satisfaction. Monitor, evaluate, and report on students' progress throughout the program. Participate in ongoing professional development activities related to the project.

Experience as a high school vocational instructor in HVAC, facilities management, or smart buildings. Proven interest in curriculum development and a commitment to enhancing educational practices. Familiarity with concepts of the electric grid, energy-efficient building practices, and building decarbonization is preferred. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Willingness to engage in ongoing professional development activities.

By joining our team, you will be instrumental in shaping the future of sustainable cities, advancing technologies that reduce stress on the electric grid, lower building carbon emissions, and contribute to healthier, more comfortable living and working environments. This position provides an exciting opportunity to contribute to the education of the next generation of building operators, empowering them with valuable skills for their career advancement.

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Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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