Weekly Digest 8.6.2021

Instructor Position in Civil Engineering at the University of North Dakota

Position Information

The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of North Dakota (UND) is inviting applicants for its 9-month instructor position.

The UND Civil Engineering program offers Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) and these graduate degrees:

-Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MS)
-Master of Engineering (M.Engr)
-Combined BSCE and MS
-Combined BSCE and MEngr
-Ph.D. in Civil Engineering
Almost all the courses offered for the BSCE and graduate degrees are delivered in both on-campus and online formats.

The department also hosts the Graduate Program in Environmental Engineering, offering Certificate, MS, M.Engr, and Ph.D. Degrees in Environmental Engineering. Students in these programs are from multidisciplinary backgrounds. For the list of all courses offered please visit:

Courses | Civil Engineering | University of North Dakota (und.edu)

Duties & Responsibilities
The successful applicant must have a demonstrated dedication to excellence in engineering education to teach a wide range of undergraduate courses to a diverse student population in civil engineering department. The successful applicant will have the following primary responsibilities and duties:

-Instruction in a wide range of civil and environmental engineering undergraduate courses
-Teaching three courses in the fall and three courses in the Spring, on average, in civil engineering, both on-campus and at-a-distance, potentially including both classroom and laboratory settings
-Mentoring students in course/career planning and fulfilling graduation requirements;
-Helping with recruiting activities
-Communicating effectively in English with students, families, faculty, staff and other professional colleagues in person and at-a-distance (phone, email, etc.)
-Utilizing computer hardware and software to carry out teaching and service responsibilities to the civil engineering department
-Operating laboratory equipment and instrumentation found in civil engineering laboratories
-Participating in department, college, university, and professional service activities.
Required Competencies
-The successful applicant will have excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
-Effective teaching and pedagogy skills appropriate to the position.
Minimum Requirements
-M.S. degree in civil engineering or a closely related field.
-Successful completion of criminal history records check.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identify and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. This position does not support visa sponsorship for continued employment.

Preferred Qualifications
-Ph.D. degree in civil engineering or a closely related field.
-College-level teaching experience (graduate teaching experience is acceptable).
-Industrial experience in civil engineering generally.
-Licensure as a professional engineer (P.E.) or commitment to obtaining licensure within two years of employment
Minimum Hiring Salary
$65,000 starting salary
Work Schedule/Start Date
Typical work schedule is 8 AM-5 PM Monday through Friday. Expected start date is January 2022.

To Apply
For full consideration complete applications must be received by September 15, 2021 and include the following materials:

-One page cover letter
-One page teaching statement
-List of three references
-Position is open until filled.


Global Climate Action Symposium

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The third-annual Symposium will be held as a hybrid event, with both online and in-person options. Registration is free and open to all at bit.ly/GCAS2021

Join local and global climate leaders during the third-annual Global Climate Action Symposium on September 27, 28, and 29.

The Symposium will feature 3 days of keynote speakers, panel discussions, student talks, art exhibits, and MasterClasses The event is free and open to the public, and will be hosted with both online and in-person options. Please share this opportunity widely! Learn more and RSVP at bit.ly/GCAS2021

Students are encouraged to submit either a 3-minute talk showcasing their work, or a creative art project. Submission details are on the event webpage, and the deadline to submit is August 15.

About the Symposium:
The third-annual Global Climate Action Symposium will bring together a wide range of experts to showcase climate change solutions informed by local and global scientists, engineers, business and policy experts, student leaders, and artists. Jointly sponsored by Georgia Tech and 6 European consulates during European Climate Diplomacy Week, the event will be held in a hybrid in-person and virtual format.

Symposium themes are as follows:
• September 27: Sustainable Food Systems
• September 28: Climate & Health
• September 29: UN Ocean’s Decade
For more information, including free registration, agenda and list of speakers, please visit our website: bit.ly/GCAS2021

This event is co-organized by the Georgia Tech Global Change Program, the Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain, the Atlanta Global Studies Center, and 6 European Consulates in Atlanta: the Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland, and Britain.


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