The University of Vermont
The Departments of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at the University of Vermont (UVM) seek applicants for a Lecturer position in Engineering Design. The candidate would ideally start during the Spring Semester of 2024 with the latest acceptable start date of August 19, 2024. Highly motivated individuals with experience teaching engineering design and practical engineering experience in industry are encouraged to apply. Priority will be focused on those who have relevant background in the engineering design process and possess a degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or a closely related field. Candidates with significant relevant experience may be considered for a Senior Lecturer appointment.
The successful candidate will teach the Senior Experience in Engineering Design (SEED) course for both Mechanical and Electrical Engineering senior undergraduate students. SEED is a two‐semester program that pairs engineering student teams with an external client to solve real engineering problems. The candidate would be responsible for teaching and improving the engineering design process, supporting the project management framework, maintaining, and improving the SEED lab,
overseeing the SEED purchasing system, and networking with a diverse set of clients to find relevant projects for the course. The SEED program instructor is typically supported by a Project Management Co‐Instructor, one or more Teaching Assistants, and a dedicated purchasing specialist.
The ideal candidate will be able to successfully bring engineering best practices into the classroom with innovative pedagogical approaches in their applications. The College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences and UVM prioritize pedagogical development at both the college and university levels. Courses are offered by external experts and UVM’s Center for Teaching and Learning. An established IT support system supplies a robust response to queries and provides online references & training. The candidate will advise and mentor undergraduate students and SEED Design teams.
The University of Vermont, established in 1791, is a comprehensive research university with a current enrollment of 12,000+ undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. The scientific and academic environments in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, and throughout the UVM community are dynamic, highly collaborative, and multi‐disciplinary. Reflecting our innovative and collaborative spirit, our faculty actively collaborate in their teaching and research with faculty in other UVM Colleges and Schools, plus the UVM Medical Center shares our campus. The successful candidate will be joining UVM following a period of unprecedented growth that has led to the successful completion of world‐class STEM facilities.
The University is located in Burlington, Vermont, and enjoys a panoramic setting on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New
York. Burlington, a city of 43,000 in a metropolitan area of 214,000, is often rated as one of the best
small cities in America. Widely known for its music and food scene as well as its outdoor and adventure lifestyle (Outside Magazine and National Geographic), Burlington has also been hailed as a top technology hub (Forbes) and a city of the future (Business Insider). Furthermore, Burlington’s vibrant entrepreneurial and high‐technology ecosystem has been recognized by the National Science Foundation’s US Ignite program, the national TechHire City network, and the Kauffman Foundation. While located in the idyllic rural state of Vermont, our frontier paradise is only a two‐hour drive to Montreal and a four‐hour drive to Boston. In addition, Burlington International Airport offers direct flights to numerous North American destinations.
UVM is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their teaching, service, research, scholarship, or creative arts. We are an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world. Members of the UVM community embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground: Openness, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Innovation, and Justice.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence as reflected in the tenets of Our Common Ground. To that end, candidates must provide a diversity impact statement as part of the application detailing how they will further the diversity of the unit through their teaching and service at the University.
UVM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law.