Visiting Assistant Professor in Fire Protection, Oklahoma State University (OSU)

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The candidate selected for this position must demonstrate a strong commitment and potential to excel at teaching in the Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology program within College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology. The position will require teaching undergraduate level classes that may include topics such as Fire Safety Hazard Recognition, Hazardous Materials Incident Management, Senior Design, Loss Control, Safety Management, Human Factors or other classes as specified by the Head of Engineering Technology. A full-time appointment involves teaching three or four 3-credit hour courses, or equivalent, per semester.
The successful applicant will enhance the existing faculty teaching portfolio in terms of technical expertise and professional practice. Responsibilities include development, planning and implementation of a high quality curriculum. This includes development of learning materials, preparing lectures and laboratory assignments, and maintaining records to monitor student progress, achievement and attendance. Providing a rigorous ongoing assessment process for all courses is required. Classroom delivery is expected to incorporate principles of active-learning. This position is expected to establish office hours and effectively manage graduate teaching assistants and/or undergraduate graders. The ability to accelerate development of student written and oral communication skills is essential. The desired candidate should possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate and inspire students while maintaining the highest standards in a very challenging curriculum.
Other desirable skills or interests include, but are not limited to, service as the advisor to a student organization, undergraduate student advising, and participation on departmental, college or university committees.