Renewable Energy, Assistant/Associate Professor

Monday, November 6, 2017
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Assistant/Associate Professor
Job Institution: 
Florida Gulf Coast University
Job Description: 

As the Renewable Energy, Assistant/Associate Professor you will teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels, as applicable; be involved in course and/or curriculum development; research/scholarship; participate on College and University committees and/or initiatives.

Essential Job Duties: Teaches appropriate, assigned undergraduate and graduate engineering courses, including discipline-specific renewable/sustainable energy engineering courses as well as interdisciplinary courses. Becomes active and involved in working with the Backe Chair on planning and implementation of research efforts in renewable energy engineering and sustainability. The U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering is dedicated to quality education, research, and service. Works closely with the Backe Chair in Renewable Energy and the Chair of the Department of Environment and Civil Engineering. All faculty are expected to engage in a continuous and outcomes-based assessment process.

Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university dedicated to quality education, research, and service. All faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs; committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; committed to effective use of technology including distance learning; produce peer reviewed scholarship; and provide service to the College, University and Community. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites within our region.

The successful candidate will have an earned Doctorate in Agricultural or Biological Engineering, Environmental or Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent accreditation. Must possess a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the field of instruction. ABD will be considered if degree is conferred by August 7, 2018. If successful candidate is ABD, appointment will be made at a Lecturer level on a fixed contract.

Preferred qualifications include Renewable/Sustainable Energy Engineering experience with the ability to develop and teach new courses in renewable/sustainable energy engineering at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Experience and the ability to teach engineering entrepreneurship is a plus. A rank-appropriate record of educational and/or scientific publications in scholarly journals and/or industrial experience. Professional registration or the ability to become registered.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Ability to develop and teach new courses in renewable/sustainable energy engineering at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Ability to teach engineering entrepreneurship is a plus. Ability to conduct research in some aspect of renewable/sustainable energy engineering. Experience or commitment to the use of technology in distance learning & university teaching. Interest in collaborating both within and outside the University in the development and delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning. Must value continued scholarship and service to the school and university.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Appointment will be made at a faculty rank commensurate with the candidate's experience on a 9 -month multi-year appointment basis available August 2018. Because applications and materials are subject to public review and retention under Florida's Public Records Law, please DO NOT send examples of your project/scholarship unless requested to do so. Therefore all submitted materials including articles, disks, slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE RETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need to submit specific additional materials. Such materials will become the property of FGCU. Under Florida's Public Records law, applications will be available for public review upon request.

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