Faculty & Staff Employment Opportunities
Position: Lecturer (Associated Faculty)
Unit: Department of Engineering Education
The Department of Engineering Education (https://eed.osu.edu/) at The Ohio State University invites applications for the position of Lecturer (Associated Faculty).
The Ohio State University prides itself on being model 21st-century public, land grant, research, urban, community-engaged institution. Ohio State is a top-20 public university, enrolling over 60,000 students, and its Ohio State Wexner Medical Center is one of America’s leading academic health centers. The Ohio State University is in Columbus, Ohio. As the nation’s 14th largest city, Columbus invites and embraces cultural and economic diversity. Read more at (experiencecolumbus.com).
The College of Engineering offers 14 undergraduate and 13 graduate programs in 12 departments or centers, as well as, three undergraduate and four graduate degrees in the Knowlton School of Architecture, to approximately 10,000 students. The college has recently expanded its degree offerings with a BS in Engineering Technology available on the regional campuses of the university. The college is one of the largest in the field with over 400 faculty. The college has 14 National Academy of Engineering members and numerous members of societies and award recipients.
The Department of Engineering Education (EED) is located within the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University. The EED’s mission includes advancing the engineering profession and enabling student success by:
Contributing to developing world-class scholarship in engineering education
Modeling and advocating scholarly, evidence-based teaching within the College of Engineering
Developing and delivering state-of-the-art, innovative, multidisciplinary courses and programs in first-year engineering, engineering technical communication, multidisciplinary capstone design, and graduate education in engineering education.
The EED was created in November 2015 and the Ph.D. program was approved in Spring 2018. About 25 graduate students are enrolled in the engineering education doctoral program. Looking towards the future, the EED is positioned to grow and establish stronger connections across the College of Engineering and the field.
EED Lecturers (Associated Faculty) from all engineering backgrounds are employed to assist with courses for first and second year engineering students. Courses include the two course Standard sequence (ENGR 1181 and 1182), the two course Honors sequence (ENGR 1281 and 1282), and the stand-alone MATLAB course (ENGR 1221).
The Standard and Honors sequences have classroom and lab components. The classroom includes engineering graphics and the use of computer tools such as EXCEL, MATLAB, C/C++ (Honors only), Word, PowerPoint, and CAD software. In the labs, students collect, analyze and interpret experimental data, and each sequence culminates with a design-build project to solve a “real-world” problem. Developing teamwork and communication skills is an essential part of these courses. The stand-alone MATLAB course provides an introduction to computer programming and problem-solving techniques with MATLAB applications in engineering and the physical sciences.
The range of duties include contact hours with students in class and in lab (where applicable), office hours, instructional team meetings, exam grading, curriculum development and implementation, and course preparation. Faculty also mentor the graduate teaching associates (where applicable) and undergraduate teaching assistants who are assigned to their courses.
To be successful, it is essential that a lecturer is proficient in all course material and is prepared for classes. Attendance is required at weekly team meetings, orientation, and training sessions. As a coworker with other graduate students, undergraduates, and faculty, a spirit of teamwork and leadership is essential.
We currently have positions available for the Autumn 2023 and Spring 2024 terms.
Lecturers are required to have strong written and verbal communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; and a Master’s degree in Engineering or equivalent. A PhD is preferred. A passion for teaching is essential. Selected applicants will be requested to give an oral presentation as part of the interview process; provide teaching philosophy, diversity statement, and student evaluations of instruction; and to complete a WorkDay application. International applicants are required to have the appropriate language certification from the University to teach in the classroom. Interested candidates should email their curriculum vita, names of three references, and a cover letter to Dr. Lisa Abrams at ENG-EED@osu.edu.
Priority deadline is April 15, 2023.
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