Professionals in this position will recruit students to the new Bell engineering program (based at Iron Range Engineering in Virginia, MN), lead on-campus activities while students are taking part in the 5-month onsite intensive training period, mentor and facilitate the professional and design development of the student engineers while they are on campus and on co-op placement, and liaison with industries (nationwide) that employ the co-op students.
B.S. or B.A. (Conferred on an official transcript at the time of application).
One (1) year of experience in engineering practice or college program recruiting or industry relations or higher education program delivery or technical communication or program development/assessment.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
Demonstrated ability to establish professional relationships (with industry reps, students, college faculty, colleagues).
Ability to work independently and be self-motivated in initiating contacts with potential partners.
Basic understanding of science and engineering disciplines.
Advanced understanding of engineering professional skills.
Basic understanding of engineering design process.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Strong organizational and record keeping skills (using spreadsheets and/or database technology).
Ability to participate in program development and assessment.
Willing to travel for recruitment and assessment purposes.
Work safely at all times, which includes but is not limited to, participating and completing all required safety trainings, as well as performing all job tasks in accordance with Minnesota State University, Mankato policies and procedures utilizing appropriate tools, equipment and personal protective equipment.
Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Iron Range Engineering (IRE) program offers an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science in Engineering, with a new, progressive approach to engineering education that uses project-based learning (PBL) for upper division students. These students, who have typically finished their lower division coursework at a regional community college, earn their degrees by completing four semester-long team projects or one intensive project semester followed by two years of co-op and learning experiences. The IRE curriculum integrates engineering design and the technical fundamentals of engineering with the development of their professional skills necessary to succeed as an engineer, such as teamwork, time management, oral and written communication, project management, professional responsibility and independent learning. Students can choose an engineering focus area by selecting elective credits in that area. Facilitators work jointly with faculty and staff to guide and support the technical and professional learning of all students during their on-site and co-op semesters. The Bell Program includes face-to-face interactions with students in their first semester in Virginia, MN and online and face-to-face interaction with students completing the program. Facilitators visit students in their co-op locations (which may be all over the nation) and build relationships with community colleges and industry.
The program was developed using the knowledge and techniques supported by recent research on the development of technical and professional competencies expected of the engineer of the future. This position includes interaction with industry partners. Additional information on the department and program can be found at: http://cset.mnsu.edu/ie and http://ire.minnstate.edu/bell.
The Department of Integrated Engineering is dedicated to building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural and inclusive environment and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.
Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at: www.mnsu.edu
The salary range denoted above is the contractual range; however, salary upon hire is dependent upon qualifications and experience.
A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.
Contact Information for three (3) references
Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
A brief (no more than one-page) diversity statement presenting a commitment to or experience working in an equity-minded environment
CONTACTINFORMATION: Rebecca Bates Department Chair – Integrated Engineering Phone: 507-389-5587 TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711 Email:[email protected]
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