This position supports the upper division integrated engineering program based in Virginia, MN. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: teaching/directing core competencies of the electrical engineering emphasis using project-based and active learning pedagogies; engaging in research/scholarly activities, including seeking funding for curricular reform and/or research/scholarly activities individually or collaboratively; supporting student growth and educational (project-based) experiences; continuing professional preparation; participating in the work of the program/department and service to the university and community. This position is based in Virginia, MN and will require occasional travel to Mankato, MN – generally one or two times per semester.
A typical faculty workload responsibility may include up to twenty four (24) credits of instruction per academic year.
The successful candidate may need to teach in other areas as assigned and qualified.
May be expected to develop and deliver face-to-face, hybrid, and on-line instruction at the Mankato campus, online, and/or at the university’s additional locations, as assigned.
The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues in curriculum design, instruction and evaluation, conduct research productively and mentor students in research, help create innovative strategies for student recruitment, retention, and completion, and may be expected to develop external grant funding opportunities.
All faculty members are expected to engage in scholarly or creative activity or research, in continuing preparation and study, in contributing to student growth and development, and in providing service to the university and community (See Article 22 and Appendix G of the IFO Master Agreement)
The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in electrical and computer engineering, engineering design, engineering professionalism.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop and deliver instruction at the location of Iron Range Engineering in Virginia, MN.
Doctorate or terminal degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Engineering Education or closely related field, conferred on an official transcript and received in Human Resources by completion of first semester.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
Demonstrated effective written, oral communication and/or presentation skills.
Demonstrated understanding of and willingness to support project-based and co-op learning across the breadth of electrical engineering with an emphasis on computer and/or software engineering.
Demonstrated ability to teach the courses across the breadth of electrical engineering with an emphasis on computer and/or software engineering, along with additional courses depending on the department's needs.
Experience teaching college level engineering courses or working with college-level students using active learning strategies.
Commitment to active learning and to developing innovative ways to support learning.
Demonstrated desire and commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate engineering students.
Demonstrated ability to work with faculty and staff in a collegial and cooperative manner.
Demonstrated willingness to work individually and collaboratively as a member of a team.
Demonstrate potential for research, creativity or scholarly activity.
Demonstrated success or strong potential for productivity in research, grant writing, creative activity and scholarship.
Experience with involving, or have potential to involve undergraduate and/or graduate students in research or creative activity.
Experience in industry, military, post-doctoral research, and/or formal and informal educational settings.
Demonstrated willingness to assist in program outreach.
Work safely at all times, which includes but is not limited to, participating and completing all required safety trainings, as well as performing all job tasks in accordance with Minnesota State University, Mankato policies and procedures utilizing appropriate tools, equipment and personal protective equipment.
Minnesota State University, Mankato's Iron Range Engineering (IRE) program offers an award winning, ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science in Engineering, with a new, progressive approach to engineering education that uses project-based learning (PBL) for upper division students. IRE and Twin Cities Engineering (TCE) were recognized as one of the top five emerging innovative engineering education programs (https://mankato.mnsu.edu/about-theuniversity/news-and-events/iron-range-engineering-recognized-by-mit-study/). The Bell program, which this position is associated with, extends the project-based approach to a mentored co-operative learning model.
Students who have typically finished their lower division coursework at a community college earn their degrees by completing one intensive project semester followed by two years of co-op and learning experiences. Coursework throughout the program supports design, professional and technical learning. Projects are sponsored by local and regional industry. The Integrated Engineering curriculum combines engineering design and the technical fundamentals of engineering with the development of their professional skills necessary to succeed as an engineer, such as teamwork, time management, oral and written communication, project management, professional responsibility and independent learning. Students can choose an engineering focus area by selecting elective credits in that area. Faculty support the technical learning of all students in her/his broad area of technical expertise as well as guide student teams as project team facilitators and mentors. Faculty collaborate across the department to support engineering student learning in our three programs (IRE, TCE and the Bell engineering program).
The program was developed using the knowledge and techniques supported by recent research on the development of technical and professional competencies expected of the engineer of the future. This position will include interaction with industry partners. There is an expectation of continued research and/or scholarly activity in this tenure-track probationary position. Additional information on the department and program can be found at: http://cset.mnsu.edu/ie and http://ire.minnstate.edu/bell.
The Department of Integrated Engineering is dedicated to building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural and inclusive environment and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.
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