Civil Engineering Laboratory Adjunct Instructor, School of Engineering

Posted Date 2 months ago(3/25/2020 11:41 AM)
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Closing Date
Open until Filled
Type of Search
Who May Apply
This position is open to all qualified applicants.
St Paul
School of Engineering
Employment Type
Adjunct Faculty
Benefits Eligible


The Civil Engineering program invites, attracts and retains high quality faculty who excel in teaching. The program educates students with rigorous curriculum, hands-on inquiry based-laboratory instruction, design projects, student research and service activities. The program is currently seeking Fall 2020 laboratory instructors in fluid mechanics, construction/engineering economics and Spring 2021 laboratory instructors in civil engineering materials.


The lab component of the Construction and Engineering Economics Analysis emphasizes student proficiency with applications in construction sectors, project delivery systems, contract documents, work break down schedules, scheduling, operations, ISI Envision sustainability, stormwater best management practices, construction safety, construction estimating, construction scheduling,  engineering estimating, engineering ethics and engineering economics analysis (present worth, annual cash flow analysis, rate of return, multiple alternatives, sensitivity analysis, alternative analysis, depreciation and public sector economic analysis).


The lab component of Fluid Mechanics focuses specifically on Civil Engineering applications such as pipe networks, hydrostatic pressure, and open-channel flow. Students gain hands-on experience with experimental design and verification through a semester-long curiosity project built on student interest. As a junior/senior level course, students are expected to write technical reports and develop an understanding of experimental measurement in preparation for their careers and/or graduate studies.


Lab instructors for the Civil Engineering Materials class will be responsible for delivering short pre-lab lectures, overseeing students as they complete the lab activities, and conducting demonstrations. Lab instructors will always maintain a safe environment for students  and work to promote a culture of safety among students. Materials tested in this class include metals, aggregate, concrete, masonry, and wood. Lab instructors will administer pre-lab quizzes and grade lab reports.


The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our university mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.


Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in civil engineering, or closely related field. Successful candidates will be highly qualified individuals who have content expertise in fluid mechanics, construction, engineering economics, and civil engineering materials with appropriate degrees and experience.


Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota’s largest private university. Its 10,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.


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The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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