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This is a 100% contract position for up to three (3) years with the possibility of extension or conversion to career status.
The EnVision Arts and Engineering Maker Studio is an immersive, hands-on learning environment with approximately 7,000 square feet of space in the SME building. This includes instructional and research classrooms, and a 3,500 square foot maker space that is equipped with prototyping equipment and tools.
EnVision is an integral component of the E4 Initiative of the Jacobs School of Engineering, and supports up to 20 different classes from all departments in Engineering and the visual arts department of Arts and Humanities. Over 1000 undergraduate and graduate students use the space every quarter to build a wide range of mechanical, electrical, and art projects.
Serves as an engineering technical advisor and technical content developer for engineering education programs and relevant curricula for the Jacobs School of Engineering (JSOE) within EnVision, a instructional support center for project based learning.
Incumbent works with appropriate project faculty and staff to develop and prepare technical engineering tools and materials that facilitate effective teaching and learning of engineering and mathematical principles. Provides technical engineering expertise in the creation of training and support programs for educators, including high school teachers, graduate teaching assistants and undergraduate learning assistants; delivers and/or supports the delivery of these training and support programs.
Designs and conducts research experiments and documents findings to serve as the technical foundation for determining the engineering merit and viability of engineering design projects and engineering activities proposed for inclusion in engineering education programs and curricula at JSOE/EnVision. Collaborates with undergraduate and graduate students, university staff and faculty, as well as high school administrators, educators and students to validate designs. Iterates on designs based on testing results and feedback. Uses professional engineering concepts to perform moderately complex engineering assignments. Design, analyze, and fabricate prototype machines and test equipment from oral and written descriptions of engineering and learning objectives.
Design and work with a wide range of hardware including mechanical, fluid, optical, heat transfer, and electrical components. Design and fabricate multidisciplinary apparatus that includes electronics, sensors, and microprocessors. Use engineering guidelines to select components to meet project specifications. Use engineering analysis to evaluate design concepts before fabrication in order to ensure final hardware will meet desired objectives for accuracy and repeatability. Use computation tools for analysis, design, planning, and documentation of experimental work.
Incumbent visits high school and undergraduate classrooms to observe and assess the implementation of engineering curricula and activities. Documents and reports findings to inform curriculum modifications as well as the development of additional technical resources for teachers and students. Provides technical engineering expertise in the development of student assessment instruments. Establishes and maintains positive professional collaborative working relationships with faculty, staff, university students and high school constituents involved in engineering education programs and curricula of JSOE/EnVision.
* A complete application will include a Cover Letter, Online Application and Resume.
A Bachelor's Degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Teaching experience preferred.
Knowledge in mechanical and electrical engineering and computer science. Proven ability to develop, design and follow through with fabrication of lab experiments.
Thorough knowledge and experience with engineering principles and methods to independently perform the full range of engineering professional design work.
Demonstrated experience in the use machine tools, hand tools, measuring devices, and test equipment.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.
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