This position will be responsible for teaching an asynchronous online engineering course (offered by teep.tufts.edu) for K-12 Educators. We have multiple positions that span content and pedagogy concepts. Our content courses require robotics knowledge (controls, programming) and deep knowledge of engineering and engineering design. Our pedagogy courses require knowledge of engineering education research in K-12, STEM pedagogy and teaching, and teacher education. The 14-week course requires the instructor to post weekly videos, interact with students, and provide feedback on students work (14-20 students). The course is supported by undergraduate teaching assistant. The course instructor will need to be available for office hours by appointment and a weekly meeting with the program director.
Tufts' School of Engineering (SOE) distinguishes itself by the interdisciplinary focus and integrative nature of its engineering education and research programs, within the intellectually rich environment of both a "Research I" university and a top-ranked undergraduate institution. The past ten years have been a period of extraordinary growth for SOE at Tufts, with recruitment of over half of its current tenured and tenure-track faculty members and a more than three-fold increase in research productivity. Tufts offers the best of a liberal arts college atmosphere, coupled with the intellectual and technological resources of a major research university. Home to seven graduate and professional schools across three campuses, Tufts University prides itself on its culture of cross-school partnerships. Located on Tufts' Medford/Somerville campus, only six miles from historic downtown Boston, SOE faculty members have extensive opportunities for academic and industrial collaboration, as well as participation in the rich intellectual life of the region.
The ideal candidate will possess prior teaching experience, especially with undergraduate students, and have an engaging teaching style. Knowledge and experience in conducting engineering education research is a plus. The candidate must have a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring. A graduate degree is preferred but not required.
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