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Engineering Instructor for the Engineering Society of Detroit

The Engineering Society of Detroit 

Girls in Engineering Academy 

Engineering Instructor 

About this Job 

The Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD) is seeking to hire an enthusiastic, energetic, and motivated Engineering Instructor to teach basic concepts of the engineering field(s), the engineering process, and  specific topics based on the instructors major and interests, to students in the Girls in Engineering  Academy. ESD is looking for an instructor who will enjoy teaching young, minority girls to be the next  generation of engineers. 

The ideal applicant would be expected to plan, organize, and implement an appropriate instructional  program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their  academic potential. The applicant must be able to plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that  facilitate active learning experiences and establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning  activities. ESD is interested in individuals who bring an exciting approach to teaching and learning. 

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to branches of the engineering fields and professions by providing group projects and engineering concepts. By using principles and methods of reactions and  analysis, at a beginners level, students will be engaged through group work and project-based learning in  discovery and teaching labs. For example, the key project(s) for the Girls in Engineering Academy will be  to work in groups of 5-6 using active learning to develop projects through chemical reactions such as:  creating soap or ice cream, crystal studies, and home tester strips. The student will be encouraged to think  creatively throughout this hands-on experience. 

Essential Responsibilities: 

· Provide basic instruction in engineering concepts and engineering fundamentals · Intentional focus on student achievement 

· Stimulate inquiry and engagement through project-based instruction when possible · Administer Pre and Post Test to determine student readiness and comprehension · Provide guidance and direction in all projects 

· Prepare lesson plans 

· Grade student work, and maintain/update grades 

· Build and maintain positive relationships with students and instructional teams 

· Utilize effective research-based instruction and evaluation 

· Communicate effectively with students, families, and staff 

· Work outside the normal schedule periodically in collaboration with colleagues 

· Demonstrate competency in integrating technology into classroom teaching 

· Demonstrated competency of collaborative work 

· Prepare a final report on the accomplishments of your class. 

· Prepare and provide a final project for the students.

The Engineering Society of Detroit 

Girls in Engineering Academy 

Engineering Instructor 

Academic Qualifications: 

Pursuing or completed a bachelor’s degree in STEM is required (Junior or Senior level, undergraduate  status required). 

Experience teaching is preferred, but not required. 

Strong commitment and desire to work with underrepresented youth and staff in a collaborative  environment. 

Enjoy the challenge of implementing new teaching methods and educational tools in an ever changing  and pre-engineering environment. 

Ability to utilize technology and integrate the use of technology to instruct and provide feedback on  student's performance and development. 

Life-long learner, optimistic, flexible, and passionate about helping all students reach their potential. Open to change and possess skills that promote student achievement and growth. Exceptional interpersonal skills. 

Other Qualifications: 

Must pass a criminal background check. 

Pass a drug screening test. 

Provide proof of U.S. citizenship status and/or Lawful Permanent Resident. 

Must have a valid (Michigan) driver’s license. 

Must have reliable personal transportation to travel to teaching location. 

Must have reliable internet for teaching location. 

Must be 18 years of age or older. 

Professional in communication, appearance, and deportment. 

Be able to work four weeks: July thru August 2024 (and one week of instructional preparation). Be able to lift or move boxes weighing up to 25 pounds. 

Job Type: 

Part-Time (Contract Employee) 

Location (s) : 

Oakland University 

Lawrence Technological University 


Alexandra Lofton, GEA Program Manager 

About Engineering Society of Detroit 

ESD Vision: "Serving this generation of engineers, scientists and allied professionals and fostering the  next." ESD Mission: "ESD promotes and celebrates excellence, innovation, cooperation, professional  growth and fellowship in the engineering, scientific and allied professions." ESD Values Inspire leadership  and achievement by connecting great ideas and great people. Foster excitement in math and science  among young people to create the next generation of leaders and professionals. Provide value and  support to our members and the related engineering, scientific and allied community. Operate with  honesty and transparency to support the professional ethics of our members.