Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Full Time
|Engineering Educational Specialist|
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem-solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. Our culture promotes diversity, fosters effective collaboration, stimulates the intellect, and provides inspiration for creativity. All of which has led UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for six consecutive years.
The mission of the College of Engineering at the University of Washington is to develop outstanding engineers and ideas that change the world. Nearly 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students in the 10 departments of the College of Engineering engage in a world-class education that challenges them to make meaningful contributions towards solving today’s interdisciplinary challenges. The College of Engineering is ranked 18th among all engineering schools with more than half of its departments ranked in the top 20 of their respective fields.
The College is committed to developing and supporting a diverse community of students, staff, and faculty that reflect and elevate the populations we serve. Notably, over 28% of faculty in the college are women, compared to 18% nationally, which is higher than at any other institution ranked in the top 50 by US News (Best Engineering Schools). Additionally, 29% of our bachelor’s degrees in 2019-2020 were awarded to women.
The College of Engineering’s Student Academic Services (SAS) team is located within the Academic Affairs unit and is comprised of around 11 professional staff members. The SAS team’s areas of focus include outreach and recruitment to traditionally underserved communities, academic support, support for women in engineering, community building with underrepresented minority students, student leadership, academic advising, student involvement in clubs and competition groups, etc. The Engineering Academic Center (EAC) plays a key role in supporting the college’s goals around increasing access and impacting student success. The EAC provides academic support workshop courses, one on one tutoring, and group study sessions called Engineers in Gear. Additionally, the EAC serves as a communal studying space for engineering students where they develop a deep sense of belonging.
The College of Engineering has an outstanding opportunity for an Engineering Educational Specialist.
Our ideal candidate is a dynamic engineering educator who engages students in deep learning, actively contributes to building an inclusive community, and is deeply committed to the success of underserved students.
The Engineering Educational Specialist will be designing and delivering supplemental instruction for mathematics, science, and engineering courses, primarily to incoming college students, first-year students, and sophomores. Additionally, they will work with a team in preparing curriculum and providing instructional support for the CoE summer outreach/support programs.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Curriculum design and instruction (65%)
Collaborate with the EAC team to build curriculum and study materials to help students excel in core engineering requirements. Topics include primarily math (calculus, differential equations, matrix algebra), physics, and engineering fundamentals (statics, mechanics, dynamics) but may include study skills. Focus on developing thinking and problem-solving skills required to succeed in all engineering courses.
Teach three academic workshops (ENGR 19X) per quarter to support the subject areas listed above.
Develop close working relationships with the instructional team in the departments connected to the ENGR 19X section, i.e., if teaching an ENGR 19X connected to physics, meet regularly with the physics instructional team.
Create an inclusive, welcoming learning environment that addresses multiple modalities of learning.
Foster a sense of community throughout teaching activities.
Participate in the broader UW teaching community by engaging in the UW Staff Teaching Community meetings.
Summer programs (20%)
Engage with the SAS team in the planning process for summer programs; collaborate on the development of curriculum specific to the student populations.
Teach academic content, build relationships with students, contribute to cohort/community building during the Engineering Dean’s Scholars summer transition program.
Teach during outreach programs to support diverse students from populations of rising grades 7-12th students. Contribute to the college’s outreach and recruitment efforts by working to inspire students to pursue engineering at the UW.
Individual student support (10%)
Offer consistent office hours for all sections of courses taught during the quarter.
Provide availability for individual learning consultations.
Build meaningful, individual relationships with Engineering Dean’s Scholars; in collaboration with students’ assigned advisers, provide tailored outreach or support to these students to address any concerns or difficulties; proactively pursue their success.
Student Academic Services/EAC Support (5%)
Perform other duties as assigned by SAS or EAC leadership to support the broader goals of the program.
Bachelor’s Degree in science, mathematics, or engineering discipline, or related field.
3 years of teaching experience in science and/or math.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Master's or PhD in Engineering, Mathematics, or Science.
Prior work with underserved students who encounter structural obstacles or barriers in their educational journey.
Teaching experience in a higher education setting.
Curriculum development experience.
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.