This position is a non-tenured, term instructor faculty position in the Department of Engineering Career Services. The prospective faculty member will provide high quality instruction in professional development to undergraduate and graduate students. The prospective faculty member will strategically engage partners across campus and from local industry to educate students on the career development process and opportunities that exist (internships, cooperative education, experiential opportunities, jobs, graduate and professional school). Manages the course syllabus, the speaker schedule, the delivery of class content, and grading for all professional development courses in the School of Engineering. Assists with one-on-one advising with students/alumni and program development and delivery in collaboration with faculty, staff, community organizations and employers, and students.
Teaching: The faculty member is expected to engage partners across campus and from local industry to educate students on the career development process and opportunities that exist (internships, cooperative education, experiential opportunities, jobs, graduate and professional school). Faculty member will manage the course syllabus, the speaker schedule, the delivery of class content, and grading for all professional development courses in the School of Engineering. In addition, the faculty member assists with one-on-one advising with students/alumni and program development and delivery in collaboration with faculty, staff, community organizations and employers, and students.
Teach and manage undergraduate and graduate professional development courses
Develop course objectives and learning outcomes based on criteria of appropriate accrediting body
Develop and manage the course syllabus and speaker schedule for professional development courses
Identify skill, knowledge, information and attitude gaps of students and create effective learning experiences based on best practices in instruction theory and collaboration with subject-matter experts
Investigate and utilize technology to facilitate learning and engage students
Develop class activities to engage students in learning process
Develop learning assessment tools
Develop grading rubric. Grades class assignments such as worksheets, resumes, video interviews, and cover letters. Evaluate student presentations
Research: The faculty member will be expected to stay updated on best practices in career development and adult learner instruction.
Service: The faculty member will be expected to provide high quality service to the department, school, university and professional community. In addition, the faculty member will serve on Departmental, School, and/or University committees as necessary. The faculty member will perform other duties as assigned by the Engineering Career Services department.
Clinical: NA Other: Consulting/Advising
Assists students with creating career development plans per the NIH and NSF guidelines for Individual Development Plans (IDP)
Assists students in exploring career options and identifying sources of experiential education to further learn about careers and industries of interest
Educates students on how to research employers, network, and engage in the internship and job search using technology
Provides students with up to date information about industry/market trends and engage them in employer programming
Develops, contributes, and updates career exploration and development information on the website
Uses virtual technologies in the delivery of services to students
Stays current on changing economic and labor conditions and industry trends
Master’s degree with an emphasis on counseling, student affairs, higher education, human resources, or related field
Conversant with NIH and NSF Individual Development Plan requirements
Demonstrated ability to develop, assess and report student-learning outcomes
Demonstrated understanding of adult learning theory and innovative instructional design
Experience developing and managing on-line courses is required.
College-level teaching experience is required.
Demonstrated experience with a Learning Management System (Blackboard, etc.)
Ability to embrace change and to organize and effectively manage multiple priorities, programs, and projects
Demonstrated experience leading teams and developing positive relationships, partnerships, and alliances
Ability to collaborate cross-functionally in the office environment and to interface with employers, students, alumni, faculty, and university administrators
Awareness of trends within higher education, adult learning theory, and career services
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU
Exceptional communication skills (written, oral, presentation). Demonstrated experience using technology in the classroom to facilitate learning
2-5 years of experience in higher education, recruitment, or related field
Excellent analytical, planning and organizational skills.
Proven ability to manage projects and multiple assignments with attention to detail and deadlines.
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