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Adjunct Faculty, School of Engineering
The University of St. Thomas

Date Posted Jul. 19, 2019
Title Adjunct Faculty, School of Engineering
University The University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Adjunct/Clinical Professor
  • Civil Engineering

Adjunct Faculty, School of Engineering

The School of Engineering at the University of St. Thomas invites applications for an Adjunct Faculty position.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our university mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.

This positions requires an individual to assist the Design Clinic Lead in coordination of the Engineering Design Capstone course series at the University of St. Thomas School of Engineering. In this course, students work on real-world industrially sponsored projects in teams of 4 students over 2 semesters. Student disciplines on each team are based on the project needs and can include: mechanical, electrical, computer, and civil engineering.

Essential Functions

Help students develop skills in identifying customer needs, requirements development, complex problem solving, critical thinking, project management, professional communication, team dynamics management, budgeting and continuous learning
Develop and deliver lecture content appropriate to catalyze student learning (lectures are MWF 3:25-5pm – Sept.-Dec. and Feb.-May)
Meet with student teams to provide advice and expertise on technical or non-technical issues that arise
Organize design reviews of student projects; attend student presentations and provide feedback and grading of student work
Assess team dynamics monthly and intervene if problems arise
Provide help and guidance for team advisors (faculty)

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related discipline
10+ years experience in engineering industry

Experience in project management

Experience in design & fabrication

Experience in cross-disciplinary teams

Understanding the difficulties of combined hardware/software projects and how to keep them on track with workload

balance among team members

Systems design and integration experience with validation and verification

Ability to relate what a successful student does here to what is required on the job

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree or Ph.D. in engineering or related discipline
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The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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