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Teaching Specialist

Employer
University of Minnesota Medical Center - East Bank
Location
Minneapolis
Salary
Competitive

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About the Job

The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering in the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities seeks candidates for a teaching specialist. The person in this position will teach undergraduate and mixed undergraduate-graduate courses in the areas of structural mechanics and design. The teaching specialist is expected to prepare and deliver lectures, prepare homework assignments, quizzes, and exams, hold office hours, assess student work, supervise teaching assistants, and manage the administration of the courses they are assigned to teach. They will also be involved in the continuing improvement of courses and the development of new curriculum.

This position is a nine-month academic appointment that receives full benefits. The initial contract will be one year, with the option of renewal. Position responsibilities and expectations include teaching 4-5 courses per academic year and advising student chapter activities (e.g., ASCE steel bridge team, ASCE concrete canoe team).

Duties:

Teaching (approximately 90%):

  • Teach structural mechanics and design courses at the undergraduate and graduate level
  • Prepare well organized course plans and deliver courses clearly to students
  • Participate in curricular development including development of new courses and redesign of current courses
  • Mentor students both inside and outside the classroom
  • Support the University's goal of creating a positive and inclusive campus climate for all by advancing equity, diversity, and social justice
  • Maintain a consistent and positive student teaching evaluation record


Service (approximately 10%):

  • Participate in ongoing professional activities in one's discipline
  • Work with and help advise student organizations, such as the concrete canoe team and steel bridge team
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff in enhancing the departmental curriculum, including the design of a one-year master's degree program


Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • M.S. degree or relevant experience from an accredited university in a relevant field
  • Demonstrate high command of relevant subject matter
  • Effective oral and written communication skills appropriate to the position


Preferred Qualifications:

  • College-level teaching experience (graduate TA experience acceptable) or professional experience in a relevant field
  • Experience teaching in the structural engineering discipline
  • Effective teaching and pedagogy skills appropriate to the position
  • Licensure as a professional engineer (P.E.) or commitment to obtaining licensure when eligible
  • Evidence of the ability to work effectively with diverse groups


About the Department

The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering (CEGE) at the University of Minnesota features state-of-the-art experimental facilities housed in the Galambos Structural Engineering and Multi-Axial Subassemblage Testing (MAST) Laboratories. The Galambos Laboratory includes a 2670 kN servo-hydraulic load frame, 1 m x 1 m earthquake simulator, reconfigurable test set ups with 11 large-capacity servo-hydraulic actuators, and temperature/humidity-controlled environmental chambers. There are 560 square meters of high-bay strong floor - strong wall testing space. The MAST Laboratory features a large-scale 6 degree-of-freedom system with hybrid testing capabilities for structures up to 9 m high and 6 m x 6 m plan, with over 5780 kN of vertical force and 3910 kN of force in the horizontal orthogonal directions.

CEGE is one of twelve departments within the College of Science and Engineering, which offers outstanding opportunities for interdisciplinary research due to the unique combination of mathematics, physical sciences, and engineering in one college. The department is affiliated with the Center for Transportation Studies and Saint Anthony Falls Laboratory, which features a large-scale wind tunnel designed to study boundary layer effects and a field-instrumented 2.5 MW wind turbine.

Benefits

Working at the University

At the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost


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How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

This position will remain open until filled.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call 624-UOHR (8647).

Diversity

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: .

Employment Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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