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University Lecturer in Engineering Ethics

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Engineering Ethics
AOS categories Applied Ethics
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Newark, New Jersey, United States
Job description


University Lecturer in Engineering Ethics


Humanities & Social Sciences

Reports To:

Department Chair

Position Type:


Position Summary:

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the New Jersey Institute of Technology invites applications for a University Lecturer in engineering ethics. The department's courses in engineering ethics are designed to ensure the success of all undergraduate students at a top-tier polytechnic academic institution.

Essential Functions:

Under the supervision of the Department Chair and the faculty coordinator of engineering ethics, the University Lecturer will contribute to the department's commitment to providing students with a dynamic and innovative educational experience. Specific teaching requirements will entail four face-to-face sections of engineering ethics per semester and associated advising support. Potential opportunities may also exist to teach upper-division courses in an area of personal specialization. This is a ten-month non-tenure track position.

Prerequisite Qualifications:

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences is an interdisciplinary community of researchers and educators that encourages state-of-the art pedagogy consistent with the aims of a technology-intensive university and applicants should evince how they will participate in the pursuit of a mission of continuous educational innovation. Candidates must abide by the university's core values, which include excellence, integrity, civility, social responsibility, diversity, and communication.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate prior experience teaching engineering ethics or related courses at the university level and documented success through course evaluations, peer assessment, or other means. The Department is also prepared to consider applicants with other forms of relevant professional preparation. Candidates are expected to have appreciation for the distinct instructional requirements of a public polytechnic university that encompasses the full range of engineering disciplines, as well as computer and data science, applied science, business management, and architecture and design.

Candidates should have a Master's degree in philosophy, applied ethics, science and technology studies, engineering management, safety science, or closely related field. PhD preferred. Key criteria for selection will include experience teaching at the university level and evidence of success working with a diverse student population.

At the university's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be exempted where the candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the university, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application packages should include a letter outlining background and expertise, a curriculum vita, a one-page diversity statement, and the names and contact information of three references. Questions can be directed to Dr. Maurie Cohen, Chair of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, at mailto:[email protected]. Please include “University Lecturer in Engineering Ethics” in the subject line. As part of its 2025 Strategic Plan, the New Jersey Institute of Technology is committed to enhancing the diversity of the instructional staff. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply for this opportunity. Review of applications will begin on March 1 and continue until the position is filled.

EEO Statement:

As an EEO employer, NJIT is committed to building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment and strongly encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women.

Diversity Statement:

As a Minority Serving Institution with designations as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), NJIT is committed to embracing diversity, centering equity, and practicing inclusion with the goal of sustaining a culture of belonging. NJIT celebrates the diversity of our university community and recognize the cultural and personal contributions each member of the community brings to NJIT. We strive to cultivate a campus culture that promotes inclusive excellence among our faculty, staff, students, and external partners. Sustaining and building upon our diverse community is critical to NJIT’s continuing status as a premier research institution of higher education and a leading polytechnic university.

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Web address to apply https://apptrkr.com/5132319
Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://www.njit.edu
Time created March 27, 2024, 7:58pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date September 22, 2024, 6:57pm EST
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