The College of Engineering Interdisciplinary Capstone program is seeking part-time instructors for the 2022-2023 school year. The time commitment is approximately 10 hours per week.
Instructors teach a two-semester college-wide capstone design course generally taken by graduating seniors in a variety of majors. Students enrolled in the course work in interdisciplinary teams to solve mostly industry-sponsored real-world design problems using industry-standard design processes. The class culminates in a public showcase event, Craig M. Berge Design Day, at the end of the spring semester, where projects are reviewed by judges for grades and awards.
Instructors will coordinate sections of student teams, mentor students, instruct in the design process, and evaluate the progress of assigned project teams. Each instructor is responsible for six or more project teams of about five students each for an academic year. The primary responsibility is to serve as the instructor of record for these teams and autonomously keep teams and projects on track.
The ideal candidate will have experience in an industry setting as a project manager or equivalent with emphasis on managing design projects.
For more information, please see the job posting on the University of Arizona human resources site.
From Current Instructors
Serving as an instructor and mentor for senior design teams is a worthwhile way to help students prepare to join the engineering profession. A few instructors share their thoughts.
“Being a mentor has been one of the most gratifying experiences of my career, and my only regret is that I didn’t become a mentor sooner.” - Huy Le
“I enjoy every minute of the mentoring program and enjoy working with every team, team member and project.” -Don McDonald