This undergraduate teaching position is primarily responsible for courses at the Stephenville campus location.Â However, assignments may include support at all campus locations, online, and site visits with industrial partners.Â Additional responsibilities will include managing and teaching hands-on laboratories, continued development of learning processes and operational support for the department, college, and institution.Â Work hours are Mon-Fri; 8 AM-5 PM or as work and teaching requirements indicate. Must be able to work/teach remotely at the request of the University.
The Department of Engineering Technology is seeking an instructor for its Construction Science and Management program. The successful candidate will support the construction science program through engaging, student-centered teaching, and actively contribute to service and outreach initiatives that advance the department, college, and university.
Candidates with teaching interests in the construction field are encouraged to apply. The position is currently approved for an instructor, with the beginning date of September 1, 2023, for the Fall 2023 term. The required teaching load will be a 30-hour course load during the fall and spring semester with lab components. Summer employment beyond the 9-month contract will be contingent upon the need for services and budget availability.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
100% Teaching and Service: Develop, implement, and review effective teaching/learning processes, incorporating appropriate methodology, technology and other tools; remain current in discipline and update course content when appropriate to reflect current levels of student knowledge in the discipline; develop a system for ongoing evaluation of both teaching and learning, including expectations of student competency and student learning outcomes; work in partnership with immediate supervisor through a formal system of evaluation of instruction to identify strengths and weaknesses and identify professional development activities to improve student learning; maintain appropriate schedule of office hours for student access and inquiry; work in partnership with student success personnel on student advising and orientation; participate in institutional service roles such as but not limited to, college committees, club sponsorship, advisory committees, student/faculty recruitment and mentoring of new and part-time faculty.
The successful candidate must hold a masterâ™s degree in Construction Science, Civil Engineering, or other closely related field approved by the University and recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges with appropriate academic credentials verified by Tarletonâ™s faculty credentialing processes.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Candidates must demonstrate ability in the discipline, show clear promise of teaching excellence as evidenced in evaluation by peers, department head, and college dean potential for outstanding teaching, and demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills. Physical activity will involve sitting, standing, bending, climbing stairs and walking, and occasional lifting of moderate loads (50 lbs.) in an office and field environment.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Prior teaching (1-3 years) or work experience in the use of construction materials, methods, estimating, scheduling, modeling, layout, and new technologies in the construction process is preferred. In addition, experience with high-impact teaching practices, course redesign (teaching in context), or hybrid/hy-flex/online modalities, and accreditation is desirable.
During the application process applicants have one opportunity to enter the requested information, upload documents and Submit the application. Applicants will not be able to make changes or add additional documents once application materials haven been submitted.
Completed employment applications must include:
Completed online application
Cover Letter / Letter of Interest addressing qualifications
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
At least 3 current professional references and their full contact information, and
Applications received by Tarleton State University must have all job application data entered.Â Failure to provide all job application data could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application.Â âœSee resumeâ is not an acceptable entry in the job application.Â Incomplete applications will not be considered.
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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Official transcripts must be received directly from each degreeâgranting institution prior to a letter of appointment being issued.
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