Job Details

University of Detroit Mercy
  • Position Number: 5314447
  • Location: Detroit, MI
  • Position Type: Engineering - Civil and Environmental

China Programs Instructor - Environmental Engineering

Job Type Full-time Description

Job ID


Position Classification

FT Faculty UDMPU, Non-Tenure Track (9 month)

Position Summary

The Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at the University of Detroit Mercy College of Engineering and Science invites applicants for a full-time non-tenure track China Program instructor position in Environmental Engineering beginning in August 2024. This position is an annual appointment, renewable based on performance reviews. Instructors are expected to teach courses in-person in China.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Teach undergraduate classes to support the department programs abroad. Overseas teaching assignments currently range from six to twelve weeks in length. Instructors are expected to teach various foundational and environmental engineering undergraduate courses and laboratories in China.
  • Commit to engaging a variety of instructional strategies to support student success.
  • Provide students with a course syllabus consistent with the university and department guidelines that provides clear expectations to students, particularly regarding grading and policies.
  • Exhibit a positive professional attitude toward students and the teaching process.
  • Represent the University of Detroit Mercy and be a positive ambassador in the foreign institution.
  • Maintain appropriate communication channel with diverse stakeholders.
The successful candidate will be an effective and enthusiastic student-centered teacher, engaging in best practices for active learning and student success, with a demonstrated commitment to supporting a diverse population of students. Adjunct instructors will teach undergraduate courses and laboratories in various undergraduate foundational engineering courses and Environmental Engineering courses at our partner schools in China.

Minimum Requirments
  • A minimum of a Master degree in Environmental Engineering or related field is required. Doctorate degree is preferred.
  • Strong communication skills, and a student-centered approach to excellent teaching and student learning are required.
  • Record of effective and enthusiastic student-centered teaching, engaging in best practices for active learning and student success, with a demonstrated commitment to supporting a diverse population of students is required.

Physical Requirements

Job may require lifting light weight objects (1 to 10 pounds) with no repetitive bending or stooping. Occasionally lift average weight objects (1 to 10 pounds).

Work Environment

Regular exposure to favorable conditions such as those found in a normal office.

Salary/Pay Information

Commensurate with experience

Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates should submit a cover letter, and curriculum vitae. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Michigan's largest, most comprehensive private University, University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. Detroit Mercy seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University's mission, diversity, and excellence of its academic community. University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity affirmative Action Employer with a diverse student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds.

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