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Professional Engineering Programs Lecturer & Assistant Graduate Program Director, ECEP
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Location: Baltimore, MD
Internal Number: 130965
The Engineering and Computing Education Programs Office (ECEP) at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for a 12-month, full time, non-tenure track position at the rank of Lecturer. This position will also serve as Assistant Graduate Program Director (Asst. GPD) for the graduate Professional Engineering Programs (PEP).
The position will have teaching at the Graduate level and administrative responsibilities. That includes advising students, mentoring teaching assistants, helping to shape departmental practices and policies, reviewing applications, conducting industry outreach, and organizing recruitment and engagement events with current and prospective students.
The Professional Engineering Programs have about 20 adjunct faculty and around 200 students. Our growing department offers Engineering Management, Technical Management, and Systems Engineering master's degrees as well as a range of graduate certificates, including ones in Project Management and Integrated Product Development and Manufacturing. All the programs are tailored to meet the needs of professionals in a variety of fields. The programs prepare working professionals for careers as managers and leaders in their chosen technical fields. Courses are offered on weekday evenings at UMBC's Catonsville campus or online; courses are taught by professionals; students do not write a thesis; and emphasis is on applications and tools.
As a Research 1 (R1) university, UMBC is leading the world in inclusive excellence in research and teaching. We are redefining how to teach and we are one of the most innovative universities in the Nation: According to the 2021 US News and World Best Colleges Report, UMBC is ranked 6th in the Most Innovative Schools category and 6th in Best Undergraduate Teaching category. Our research is bold, cross-disciplinary, and leverages our location near Baltimore-area hospitals, NIH, NASA, NSF, and the USGS. Inclusive excellence also means being a strong community partner in Baltimore. The UMBC Shriver Center and Center for Democracy and Civil Life help forge and maintain connections. Social justice is core to our role in Baltimore, Maryland, and beyond.
Our UMBC community redefines excellence in higher education through an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement. We advance knowledge, economic prosperity, and social justice by welcoming and inspiring inquisitive minds from all backgrounds (http://facultydiversity.umbc.edu). To continue to support this goal, the Faculty Development Center leads the Nation in supporting and guiding faculty in their educational mission with regular workshops and pedagogical demonstrations. In the 2022 Chronicle of Higher Education Great Colleges to Work For rankings, UMBC is on the list for the 13th year in a row and is in the Honor roll for the 11th year.
UMBC's campus is located on 500 acres just off I-95 between Baltimore and Washington DC, and less than 10 minutes from the BWI airport and Amtrak station. The campus includes the bwtech@UMBC research and technology park, which has special programs for startups focused on cybersecurity, clean energy, life sciences, and training. We are surrounded by one of the largest concentrations of commercial, cultural and scientific activity in the nation. Located at the head of the Chesapeake Bay, Baltimore has all the advantages of modern, urban living, including professional sports, major art galleries, theaters, and a symphony orchestra. The city's famous Inner Harbor area is an exciting center for entertainment and commerce. The nation's capital, Washington, DC, is a great tourist attraction with its historical monuments and museums. Just ten minutes from downtown Baltimore and 30 minutes from the D.C. Beltway, UMBC offers easy access to the region's resources by car or public transportation.
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.
Master's degree in Systems Engineering, or an engineering degree in another field with 5 or more years of experience working as a systems engineer. Candidates should also be involved in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence at any level in education or industry. Ideal candidates will also have evidence of strong organizational skills, as well as relevant experience in academia, industry, or government. Candidates who have had a non-academic career are encouraged to apply and should emphasize their commitment to staff development and mentorship.
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/130965. Three letters of recommendation will be requested for final candidates. For best consideration please submit all required material by November 30, 2023 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Toby Gouker, at email@example.com.
UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.