Position Title: Non-Tenure Track Instructor-Engineering Dual-Enrollment
Classification Title: FT Faculty UDMPU (9 month)
City/Campus: Detroit - McNichols
Department: College of Engineering and Science (Dept)
Position Status: Full Time - Faculty Nine Month
The College of Engineering & Science at the University of Detroit Mercy invites applicants for a non-tenure track instructor position in the broad area of Robotics and Mechatronics beginning in Summer 2019. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of continuation dependent upon performance. This position will support the instruction of courses qualifying for dual-enrollment credit between Detroit Mercy and some of our local high school partners.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include: • Leading the instruction of dual-enrollment courses at our partner high schools with assistance from a co-instructor at the home high school. • Training and supporting the high school instructor so that they can ultimately take over responsibility for the course. This training may occur during the summer prior to an offering, as well as during the first offering of the course. • Developing or adapting existing curriculum that is appropriate for high school students and meets high school requirements, while also meeting the learning outcomes of any college-level courses for which dual-enrollment credit will be earned. • Creating and disseminating curricular materials for adoption by high school partners. This position is 100% supported through the innovating Detroit’s Robotics Agile Workforce (iDRAW) program which has been funded by a grant awarded under the State of Michigan’s Marshall Plan for Talent. The grant funding lasts for three years.
The iDRAW program consists of a comprehensive set of interventions that seek to reduce barriers for underrepresented high school students to enter STEM careers. Integral to this program is a set of six dual-enrollment courses that will be developed and implemented at a rate of one new course per semester for the three years of the grant.
The courses will be centered around the theme of robotics, but will cover related topics, such as: (i) CAD (SolidWorks) and mechanical design, (ii) principles of electricity, sensors, and actuators, and (iii) introduction to programming and information technology.
An earned masters or doctorate in an engineering field, strong communications skills, and commitment to excellence in teaching are required. Preference will be given to applicants with prior STEM teaching experience at the high school or undergraduate university level.
Broad expertise in autonomous robotics, ranging from electronics and programming, to IT and mechanical design, is desired.
Job may require lifting light weight objects (1 to 10 pounds) with no repetitive bending or stooping. Occasionally lift average weight objects (1 to 10 pounds).
Regular exposure to favorable conditions such as those found in a normal office.
Salary/Pay Information: Commensurate with Experience
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.
About University of Detroit Mercy
Michigan’s largest, most comprehensive private university, the University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. The university seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University's urban mission, commitment to diversity, and tradition of scholarly excellence. The University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds.
Internal Number: CES-0301-039
About University of Detroit Mercy
The University of Detroit Mercy has one goal - to help our students realize their dreams and ambitions. We fulfill that goal by offering challenging academic programs taught by talented, committed professors and supplemented by hands-on research, co-op, and internship opportunities.