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Engineering Communications Half-Time Lecturer

Binghamton University
Binghamton, New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 30, 2024

Job Details

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:

The Engineering Design Division (EDD) runs the 1st-year engineering program in the Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science. The program has over 300 1st-year students, who take four engineering courses taught by EDD faculty: Introduction to Engineering Design and Engineering Communications I in the fall semester; and Introduction to Engineering Analysis and Engineering Communications II in the spring semester. Each semester, the two courses each count as 50% of the first-year program and the students receive the same grade for both courses. The Engineering Communication courses are project-based where students work on two engineering projects in the fall and a single, semester-long project in the spring. All projects are done in small groups. Students write reports and give presentations about their projects. Engineering communications, teamwork and project management are a central focus of the projects. Instruction in technical writing, oral presentations, and research methods is provided. The Communication courses meet for two hours, once each week. Technical instruction to aid with the projects and help students decide on an engineering major is provided in the Introduction to Engineering Design and Analysis courses. These courses have one or two hours of lecture each week and a two-hour laboratory. More details about EDD can be found at: .

EDD is committed to diversity, inclusion and a working environment that enhances productivity, creates personal and professional opportunities, and unleashes everyone's full potential. We hold the organization and each other to the highest standards of integrity, accountability, and ethical behavior.

The Engineering Communications Half-Time Instructor is under the general supervision of the EDD Communications Coordinator and Director of the Engineering Design Division. The Engineering Design Division is a component of the Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science.

Job Description:

The Engineering Communications Half-Time Instructor is focused on teaching our 1st-year engineering students the necessary oral and written communication skills to be successful in their engineering major and career. The Half-Time Instructor works with the Engineering Communications Coordinator and other instructors in the Engineering Communications I & II courses and with the Introduction to Engineering Design and Analysis course instructors to provide our 1st-year engineering students a well-rounded introduction to engineering.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The instructor will learn the material that comprises the first-year engineering program by reviewing the posted content and through weekly training sessions led by the Engineering Communications Coordinator. The Half-Time Instructor teaches seven (7) sections of the engineering communication courses over the fall and spring semesters with no more than four (4) in any one semester. The Half-Time Instructor holds office hours, grades assignments, advises students, attends weekly training sessions and meetings, assists with other Watson College and/or University service activities, and may advise Watson College student organizations.

This is a ten-month, non-tenure track, half-time, lecturer position, renewable on a 3-year cycle. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position


  • Master's degree or above, in any field.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Strong organizational and computer skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree or above, specific to Education/Engineering.
  • A demonstrated strong commitment to teaching with teaching experience.
  • A desire to be a part of a team.

Additional Information:

The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by title IX and its implementing regulations, Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here .

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at .

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus effective August 1, 2017.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit all of the following documents to Interview Exchange:

  1. a resume or CV,
  2. a cover letter,
  3. the names and contact information of two references,
  4. a statement of teaching philosophy.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications received before May 15th 2024 will receive full consideration. The position is open until filled.


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