[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Asst./Assoc. Prof in Computer Engineering at Fort Lewis College

Smith, Ryan N. rnsmith at fortlewis.edu
Mon Oct 30 14:28:09 PDT 2017

The Department of Physics and Engineering offers three Bachelors of Science degrees; Physics, Engineering, and our new Computer Engineering degree. The ideal candidate should be eager and qualified to teach a variety of courses within the department.

A successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach undergraduate courses covering topics including (i) Introduction to Programming in Python, (ii) Introduction to Programming in C++ (iii) Data Structures and Algorithms, (iv) Object Oriented Software Development, (v) Embedded Systems/Devices, and others as assigned.

• Teaching discipline-appropriate courses in Computer Engineering
• Maintaining an active scholarship program, mentoring undergraduate students
• Supervising undergraduate research and design projects
• Performing service related activities for the department and the college.
• The teaching load is 24 credits per year of which three may be authorized for research release.
Required Qualifications:
• An earned doctorate in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or similar field, by August 15, 2018.
• Proven interest and commitment in undergraduate teaching.
• Ability to develop an active role in extra-curricular, student-centered activities that broaden the undergraduate academic experience, such as Colorado Space Grant program, Robotics Program, Engineering Club, and Village Aid Project (VAPewb).
Desired Qualifications:
• Experience being an instructor of record for undergraduate Computer Engineering or related courses.
• Experience mentoring undergraduate students.
• Experience teaching a diverse student population in backgrounds and academic abilities.
• Committed to teach and mentor students on interdisciplinary topics. The willingness to collaborate outside of your academic expertise is valued.

About the College:
Fort Lewis College is a state-supported liberal arts and professional college and is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). The college offers baccalaureate degree programs in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences as well as professional programs in engineering, applied sciences, teacher education, and business administration. The college has a diverse student body with an enrollment of about 3,400 of which 36% are Native American, and 11% Hispanic. Located at the intersection of the Rocky Mountains and the desert Southwest, the College embraces cultural diversity. Research and professional engagement are expected, but our top priority is commitment to undergraduate teaching.

About the Area:
Durango, a multicultural community, is the hub of Southwest Colorado, located in a beautiful mountain valley with nearby peaks over 14,000 feet. A mild four-season climate allows numerous recreational opportunities and Durango is a popular tourist destination with an area population of about 45,000. Durango is served by major airlines with direct connections to Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas/Fort Worth.

Application Process:
Material should be submitted electronically as a SINGLE PDF document. Please submit:
1. Curriculum vitae.
2. Cover letter that specifically addresses your qualifications and interest for this position. Failure to address specifics for this position (i.e., generic letter) will be regarded as an incomplete file.
3. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable at this time; official transcripts are a condition of employment for the successful candidate).
4. A list of at least three professional references (Confidential letters of recommendation will be requested for selected candidates).
5. Statement of undergraduate teaching philosophy (1-2 pages).
6. Statement of research/design agenda (1-2 pages).

Application materials should be sent via e-mail to: rnsmith at fortlewis.edu

All e-mail submissions must include the applicant’s name, the phrase “CE Search”, and “Application Packet” in the subject line, e.g., <Jane Doe, CE Search, Application Packet>. Please send a SINGLE PDF file containing ALL the requested materials as an attachment to your email. We advise using the Request Delivery Receipt option in your e-mail client as a confirmation that your application was received. Any questions regarding the search should be sent via e-mail to: rnsmith at fortlewis.edu with the subject line <NAME, CE Search, Question>.

Applications received by December 3, 2017 will be given full consideration.  The position will remain open until filled.

Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political beliefs, or veteran status.  Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment, admission, and education shall be extended to all persons.  The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff.  People from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.


Dr. Ryan N. Smith
Director, Robotic GNOME Laboratory
Chair, CE Search Committee
Associate Professor
Physics, Engineering, and Computer Engineering
Fort Lewis College
rnsmith at fortlewis.edu
+1 (970) 247-7663

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