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Lecturer in Civil Engineering, University of Michigan, US

The University of Michigan’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering invites applications for a non-tenure-track Lecturer position in Civil Engineering. The department expects undergraduate student enrollment to increase significantly in the upcoming years and has also launched a family of 2-semester MEng programs that are expected to double current Master’s student enrollment. The purpose of this new position is to accommodate these anticipated increases in enrollment, through the instruction of fundamental Civil Engineering classes such as Statics and Dynamics as well as design-oriented courses, such as our undergraduate capstone design class, and various design courses in the MEng curriculum.

General Duties: The selected individual will hold the title of Lecturer and will teach high-enrollment undergraduate and graduate classes in Civil Engineering. It is anticipated that the individual will be responsible for two courses each semester. In addition to classroom/laboratory teaching and preparation, general duties may include (but are not limited to) managing and mentoring graders and/or graduate student instructors (teaching assistants), holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus, lecture notes), and maintaining course websites. Additional duties may include participation in the administration of the new MEng programs, advising MEng students on plans of study, course selection, and professional issues, and overall participation in the department’s mission through both external and internal service.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering or closely related field at the time of application is preferred. However, serious consideration will be given to individuals with a Master’s degree who have prior teaching experience. Industry experience and professional licensure (PE) are highly desirable, and will further enhance the credentials of the applicant.

Interested individuals should submit their curriculum vitae, statement of their teaching philosophy, copies of relevant publications or pedagogic materials, and contact information for three references electronically to: cee-lec-hires@umich.edu. All other inquiries may be directed to Dr. Christian Lastoskie (cmlasto@umich.edu), Search Committee Chair. Applications are requested by December 1st, 2017 when the committee’s selection process will begin. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Michigan Engineering’s vision is to be the world’s preeminent college of engineering serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus and service commitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission and values that, together, provide the framework for all that we do. Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at: http://strategicvision.engin.umich.edu.

The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The Michigan Engineering component of the University’s comprehensive, five-year, DEI strategic plan-along with updates on our programs and resources dedicated to ensuring a welcoming, fair and inclusive environment-can be found at: http://www.engin.umich.edu/college/about/diversity.

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