Design EPICS Program Adjunct Faculty

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Work type: Adjunct Faculty Part Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Faculty (Academic/Research/Teaching)

Position Title: Design EPICS Program Adjunct Faculty
Job Description: An EPICS Adjunct Instructor provides instruction and practice to classes of 25 students. Some EPICS 251 instructors may teach in partnership with another teaching or adjunct professor. Instructors serve as course "mentors" in that they provide guidance to project teams in a highly interactive classroom environment.  The course learning objectives are achieved through instruction and extensive practice in a wide variety of fundamental problem solving skills, as reflected in the Essential Skill Set shown below.  Adjunct faculty positions do not include benefits.

Each Adjunct shall be able to teach all skills identified in the Essential Skill Set, hold regular office hours, and participate in faculty curriculum discussions.

Essential Skill Set:

  • Provide instruction, practice and guidance in the creative problem solving process.
  • Provide guidance to student teams in developing effective teamwork practices for the completion of open-ended design projects. 
  • Evaluate student and team proficiency in the practice of problem solving skills, using Program-wide guidelines and effective and appropriate methods to assign a realistic final course grade for each student.


Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must possess an earned bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree in a scientific, engineering, or engineering-related discipline. Because of a primary emphasis on teaching, as indicated in the Essential Skill Set, the successful candidate must have documented teaching proficiency in open-ended problem solving, technical design, and guiding effective teamwork for successful project completion. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred teaching proficiencies include:

  • Technical communication, through related teaching experience (desired) and professional publications and presentations.
  • User-centered design: identifying and engaging with stakeholders and users throughout the problem solving process.
  • Incorporating technology in delivering content.
  • Appreciation of visualization and conceptualization skills such as hand sketching and computer aided design (specific graphics skills are taught separately)
Department Description: EPICS is a two-semester course sequence (EPIC151 and EPIC251). The EPIC151 course is required for all students at Mines and serves approximately 1,100 students per academic year; the EPIC251 course is required for about a third of the students in ABET-accredited engineering programs and serves an additional 350 students per year.
How to Apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a resume (required) and cover letter (optional).
Compensation: Determined based upon qualifications.  Adjunct faculty positions do not include benefits.
Background Investigation Required: Yes

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