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Assistant/Associate Professor, Educator, Department of Engineering Education

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Job Overview

The Department of Engineering Education (DEE) within the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) at the University of Cincinnati (UC) invites applications for a non-tenure track position at the level of an Assistant/Associate Professor – Educator to support its educational mission. Rank/title will be based on credentials. DEE provides a number of common courses, including those taken by all first-year engineering students (e.g., Introduction to Engineering Design Thinking I and II). This position will focus on teaching DEE undergraduate and graduate courses, as assigned, at UC and at a collaborative Chinese university, including but not limited to the Joint Co-op Institute (JCI) at Chongqing University (CQU) in Chongqing, China. JCI is a joint venture between UC and CQU. Such courses will be taught in English.

Essential Functions

Course preparation and curriculum development; delivering course content and leading laboratories which may include but will not be limited to Engineering Foundations, Engineering Models I and II, Design Thinking I and II, Engineering Probability and Statistics in Cincinnati, Ohio and at least one semester (about 4 months) per academic year in person at a collaborative Chinese university; holding office hours; and grading and preparing assessment materials such as quizzes and exams. Additional responsibilities include: engaging in scholarly activities (i.e., one or more forms of scholarship that include: the Scholarship of Discovery; the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning; the Scholarship of Integration and/or the Scholarship of Application); participating in service related activities, such as student career mentoring, advising of student organizations, serving on departmental, college and university committees and performing outreach activities; and contributing to the success of students by participating in orientation programs. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have a Ph.D. in the field of Engineering Education or closely related field prior to effective date of the appointment.
  • Candidates will be required to obtain immigration documents for entry/work eligibility into China.      

Appointment Details

Initial appointment is up to three years and can be renewed. It is required for this position to teach at least one semester (about 4 months) per academic year in China.  Anticipated work load is four courses per semester.

Application Process

Create applicant profile online. You should attach the documents below to your application.

  • Cover Letter
  • Current CV
  • One-page narrative describing your teaching philosophy and teaching experience (if applicable).
  • A statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. (This must be included as a standalone document.)
  • List of references (3) – names and contact information. (Should we move forward with your application we will contact references)


Please use the additional documents feature as needed for these items


This search will remain open until the position is filled. Desired start date is August 2022.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependant on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.




The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 73701


Assistant/Associate Professor, Educator, Department of Engineering Education

Date:  Jan 8, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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