Lecturer / Freshman Advisor

Position Information

General Information

Position Number 001927
Working Title Lecturer / Freshman Advisor
Classification Title 12-Mo Non-Tenure Track Faculty
College College of Engineering (Col)
Department Student Development and Success
Position Designation Faculty
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
Months per year 12
Primary Purpose of Department

The mission of the Office of Student Development and Success (OSDS) is to create a positive freshman-year experience for students by helping them:

(1) successfully transition into the college
(2) feel part of the college community
(3) develop academic success strategies
(4) understand their chosen profession
(5) learn to use some of the tools and techniques of their profession.

OSDS also helps students develop professional skills and prepares them to successfully transition into the workplace upon graduation by providing a variety of experiential learning and leadership opportunities, engaging employers both in and out of the classroom, and establishing networks with alumni.

Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Description of Work

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Non-Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate teaching goals.

Teaching – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching (including lab, studio, or production management) may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, and grading student work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Lecturer/Advisor (LA) teaches the introductory engineering and engineering technology courses; provides accurate and timely career exploration and academic advising; participates in recruiting events and summer orientation and registration; leads and/or supports student development programs such as the residential Freshman Learning Community, MAPS retention program, and Leadership Academy; and assists in writing proposals for external funding.

The LA is knowledgeable of general education and academic program requirements, progression policies, SACS and ABET accreditation requirements, and university regulations. S/he must stay abreast of all curriculum revisions and changes in policies and procedures. S/he must work with other freshman advisors, the College of Engineering Undergraduate Administrative Council, and other campus partners. The LA also helps address retention issues specific to academically at-risk student populations, especially underrepresented minorities, females, transfer students, and non-traditional students.

Each year the LA helps assess, evaluate, and continuously improve student learning, advising, academic support programs, and other aspects of the freshman year experience using data, lessons learned, and input from key stakeholders.

Minimum Experience/Education

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned masters and/or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

Candidates must have a Master of Science degree in engineering, engineering technology, engineering management, or an engineering-related degree. Preference will be given to candidates with at least five years of professional work experience in an engineering-related position and who are registered professional engineers. Candidates must be able to work independently and with a diverse team; demonstrate excellent leadership, organizational, and communication skills; and be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment that serves a diverse student population as well as faculty, alumni, and employers. As such, candidates must be able to create an inclusive environment that facilitates student learning and development.

Necessary Licenses/Certifications

Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) or other professional certification is desired but not required.

Special Notes to Applicants

Please upload the following documents with your electronic submission:

1) Letter of interest
2) Resume / curriculum vitae
3) Contact information for three references

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree.

The selected candidate will be subject to a criminal background check.

Job Open Date 12/12/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Review of Applications will Begin 01/15/2018
Proposed Hire Date 06/01/2018
If time-limited, please indicate appointment end date
Contact Information

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  2. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents