Open-Rank Non-Tenure Track Teaching and Mentoring Position in Creative Inquiry and First-Year Engineering Experience
The Office of Creative Inquiry and the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science (RCEAS) at Lehigh University invite applications for a dynamic interdisciplinary teaching position with a significant emphasis on experiential learning. This is an open-rank, non-tenure track position. The successful candidate will hold a primary faculty appointment in the Rossin College with the home department determined based on the candidate’s academic background. The secondary appointment will be in the Office of Creative Inquiry. Candidates must hold a minimum of a Masters degree in engineering, engineering education, or related field with 1-5 years of relevant experience .
The successful candidate should have a genuine interest in collaborating with and mentoring undergraduate students to conduct and publish original research, pursuing extramural funding, and advancing entrepreneurial projects that address sustainability challenges. This person will
be expected to create opportunities for broadening participation and support an inclusive and equitable educational environment in which a diverse student body can thrive. They will lead the transformation of the first-year engineering curriculum by integrating project-based learning and other active pedagogies into the core courses. They will also mentor interdisciplinary student teams in the Impact Fellowship programs offered by the Office of Creative Inquiry that advance multi-year research and innovation-driven projects focused on sustainability and sustainable development on Lehigh’s campus and beyond. The successful candidate will in addition to teaching and mentoring teams, the candidate will be expected to engage in professional service at the university, college, program, and discipline levels. This is a 12-month position with the summer term focused on first-year curriculum development and mentoring Creative Inquiry teams (primarily based out of Mountaintop campus). The initial appointment will be for three years and is renewable at the end of that period subject to a positive professional review.
Candidates should submit the following:
1) Cover letter that addresses qualifications and past experiences for this position.
2) Curriculum vitae, specifically highlighting publications and conference presentations with undergraduate students.
3) Teaching Statement that describes instructional philosophy and how the candidate has incorporated (or will incorporate) experiential learning and creative inquiry into their academic courses or work experience.
4) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) statement that describes prior DEI experience and a candidate’s vision for enhancing community and culture at Lehigh.
Applications must be submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/24692.
Inquiries and nominations can be directed to the chairs of the Search Committee: Prof. Vinay Mehta (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Prof. Khanjan Mehta (email@example.com). Review of applications will begin on March 15 and continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is August 2023, with the possibility of starting in June 2023.
Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation's highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University has some 5,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, and about 550 full-time faculty members. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA, a vibrant and historic town in the Lehigh Valley area with a population of over 820,000, and is close to both New York City and Philadelphia.
Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission.
Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering http://www.lehigh.edu/luadvance/ and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT Into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at https://diversityandinclusion.lehigh.edu/. Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and
comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at: https://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/worklifebalance.html Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty. Learn more about Dual Career Assistance at: https://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/dualcareer.html.
General information about Lehigh University can be found at: https://www1.lehigh.edu/about.
Specific information about the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science can be found at: https://engineering.lehigh.edu/.
Specific information about the Office of Creative Inquiry and the Mountaintop Initiative can be found at: https://creativeinquiry.lehigh.edu/