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.
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.
About the Programs:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Screening of Applications Begins:
Review of application materials will begin November 30, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.
UMBC, an honors university serving more than 14,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students, is one of two public universities in Maryland to achieve the “doctoral/research university-extensive” Carnegie classification. Located just outside Baltimore and 45 minutes from Washington, DC, the campus is growing rapidly under dynamic leadership.
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.
Equal Opportunity Statement:
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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.