Lecturer Position, Wind Energy - Department of Civil Engineering
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Internal Number: 498159
Lecturer Position in Wind Energy
The Engineering Technology Division of Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering is partnering with our local community colleges to establish South Jersey’s first and only Wind and Alternate Energy Systems certificate program. Due to demonstrated need – and specific requests by area industries as well as the federal government for creating such a program – we anticipate significant demand and growth in this program over the next several years. To help start and coordinate this program, we seek an energetic and innovative master educator in electrical engineering technology, with specific background in wind / alternate energy systems, and invite applications for non-tenure-track, full-time teaching position.
The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and teaching project-based courses in the wind energy curriculum and coordinating the program. Hence, candidates must have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, a proven record of, or exceptional potential for developing innovative pedagogical approaches, courses, labs, and projects for a modern curriculum in related areas of alternate / wind energy systems. The ideal candidate will therefore have demonstrated expertise in power & energy systems, alternative and renewable power systems; design, operation and maintenance of wind farms, microgrid, battery and energy storage systems, wind turbine modeling and design, offshore wind energy, and/or related areas. The ideal candidates must also embrace interdisciplinary collaborations, work with multi-disciplinary student and faculty teams, have excellent communication skills, and have a genuine interest in student mentoring. Finally, the candidate will be responsible for coordinating the day to day operations of the Wind Energy Project.
The Engineering Technology Division of the College of Engineering, which will be administering this program, greatly values experiential and project-based learning, integrating emerging topics and technologies into the curriculum, and providing state-of-the-art equipment, instruments, rapid prototyping, fabrication, computational, and machining resources to support such activities. Funding provided by the federal government will also allow us to add a wind turbine to our solar PV panels to create a microgrid that can be connected to the main grid, charge a TESLA Powerwall or connect to a different dedicated load, to demonstrate the full capabilities of such a system. As a result, we seek individuals who share our dedication to project-based, hands-on learning, and have the skills and passion to develop and deliver innovative projects and other experiential learning activities using appropriate modern tools.
Applicants must have earned at least a Master of Science degree, preferably a Ph.D., in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related discipline. The appointment is non-tenure-track, with possible renewable contracts, based on performance, departmental needs, and university and budgetary approvals. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.
For full consideration, applications should include the following items: 1) a cover letter summarizing qualifications and the applicant’s interest in the position, 2) a current and detailed CV, 3) a statement of teaching interests (including the list of courses the applicant feels most qualified to teach and/or develop, as well as teaching philosophy), and 4) a portfolio of previously developed course/lab content or samples of planned course/lab content in areas that relate alternate / wind energy systems; 5) a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) statement highlighting the candidate’s reflections on DEI issues; and 6) names and contact information for three references. Optionally, additional relevant documentation (such as student evaluations, other innovative curricular components developed by the applicant, etc.) may be submitted in an Appendix as a separate file Appendix as a separate file named (Your_Last_Name)_Appendix.pdf. The application must be submitted through our online application system.
Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org, Dr. Frank Derby, Director, Engineering Technology Division, College of Engineering.
Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.
Note: Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US, and the university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.
A top 100 national public research institution, Rowan University offers bachelor’s through doctoral and professional programs in person and online to 23,000 students through its main campus in Glassboro, N.J., its medical school campuses in Camden and Stratford, and five others. Home to Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; Ric Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts; William G. Rohrer College of Business; Virtua Health College of Medicine & Health Sciences; Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and the School of Osteopathic Medicine, it also comprises the colleges of Education, Humanities & Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science & Mathematics; Virtua Health School of Nursing & Health Professions; the schools of Earth & Environment; Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Translational Biomedical Engineering & Sciences; Veterinary Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; and a multidisciplinary honors college. Rowan focuses on practical research at the intersection of engineering, medicine, science and business while ensuring excellence in undergraduate education. The University has earned national recognition for innovation; commitment to high-quality, af...fordable education; and developing public-private partnerships. A Carnegie-classified (R2/high research activity) institution, Rowan has been recognized as the fourth fastest-growing public research university for three consecutive years as reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education.