Council on Science and Technology
Engineering Education Position
Associate Director, Engineering Education
The Council on Science & Technology at Princeton University seeks an Associate Director, Science Education with a background in Engineering or Applied Physics to join the Princeton Science and Engineering Education Initiative. The goal of the Initiative is to prepare all Princeton students, irrespective of their majors, to become scientifically- and technologically engaged citizens and decision-makers. A series of lab and non-lab courses will be created or re-designed to teach our future leaders not only facts and skills but also the key roles that science and engineering play in society. The Specialist will be responsible for the re-design and creation of engineering courses for non-engineering majors. This individual will join a team of 3 specialists – each with a PhD in physics, environmental science, or engineering. Together, the team of specialists will be expected to implement the initiative, in close collaboration with Princeton's McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning and the Council on Science & Technology.
The Associate Director, Engineering Education will have a central role in crafting a pedagogically innovative model for educating the next generation of undergraduate students in topics related to engineering. Initially, the applicant will likely spearhead the development of a course in robotics, materials science, or energy.
The principal responsibility of this position consists of direct and ongoing collaborative work with members of the faculty, to design and put into practice innovative laboratory and classroom exercises that meet the learning objectives of the engineering courses designed for non-engineering majors. Additional responsibilities include the design of course curricula, collaborative work to discover points of intersection among courses across the disciplines, the development of models and materials that facilitate interactive laboratory teaching and learning, the creation of protocols for assessment and evaluation, the evaluation of success of different pedagogical models, and the provision of pedagogical workshops for science and engineering assistants in instruction (TAs).
- Ph.D. in a field of Engineering or Applied Physics
- Experience teaching at the undergraduate level at a U.S. college or university
- Demonstrated record of innovative teaching in the classroom and laboratory in undergraduate science and/or engineering
- Knowledge of current scholarship and practice in the fields of teaching and learning, to include large class instruction; small group/collaborative/problem-based learning; creative uses of technology in the classroom and lab
- Excellent technical, communication, and organizational skills
- Demonstrated experience in leadership and mentoring roles, and in working successfully as part of a team
Candidates should apply online at https://jobs.princeton.edu requisition 1200040 and submit a CV and cover letter. Three references will be required of the top candidates, but references are not required at the time of application.
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.