Professor of the Practice or Lecturer

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The Engineering and Computing Education Program in the College of Engineering and Information Technology (COEIT) at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for a non-tenure track, full-time teaching position at the rank of Lecturer or Professor of the Practice beginning Fall 2019. Minimum qualifications include Master's degree in an engineering discipline or Engineering Education and prior college-level teaching experience. Candidates with a PhD degree will be preferred. Preference will be given to candidates that have demonstrated excellence in teaching first-year engineering courses and an ongoing commitment to advancing engineering and computing education, as demonstrated through innovative teaching and pedagogical practices and published research. Industry experience will be considered advantageous.

A key component of this position is the development of an inclusive first-year experience for COEIT students. It is expected that the selected candidate will initially teach the Introduction to Engineering course, with the intention of transforming this course into a first-year experience for COEIT students. The candidate will be expected to effectively collaborate with faculty within the College and University to enhance current first-year course offerings by incorporating social and ethical aspects of the engineering and computing professions.

Expectations will be a combination of teaching, professional development and research. The anticipated teaching load is 2 or 3 course/sections per semester but teaching expectations may vary based on the expertise and interest of the candidate.

The selected candidate will be part of the new Engineering and Computing Education Program (ECEP) within the College of Engineering and Information Technology. The goals of ECEP are to:
  • advance the engineering and computing professions by establishing multidisciplinary pathways for elevating student success and educating the next generation of socially and ethically conscious scientists and engineers.
  • develop and deliver innovative, multidisciplinary engineering and computing courses and programs.
  • model and advocate for scholarly, evidence-based teaching within our college.
  • integrate pedagogical discovery, practice, and dissemination through leading-edge engineering and computing education research.
  • serve as an incubator for new ideas and programs that shape the future of engineering and computing education.
  • support COEIT engagement and outreach activities related to engineering and computing education.

UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service. Located between Baltimore and Washington D.C., it offers numerous opportunities for collaboration in teaching, research and service as well as rich cultural resources. UMBC has been listed by the U.S. News and World Report as one of the best universities for undergraduate teaching and as a leading innovator in higher education, and it was named as a Great College to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Inclusive excellence is a foundational value of our community. UMBC is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity. We seek to attract a diverse pool of candidates for this position and therefore members of under-represented groups including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interest and philosophy, and a statement of commitment to inclusive excellence on the Interfolio website at http://apply.interfolio.com/60208 . Three letters of recommendation will be requested for final candidates. For best consideration please submit all required material by March 1, 2019 but applications will be accepted until position is filled.

For any questions about this position, please contact Maria Sanchez at msanchez@umbc.edu