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Technical Instructor

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Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Technical Instructor
Department Thayer School
Position Number 0622000
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Join our team of Technical Instructors to create and support our maker workshops, where designers and engineers make the products of the future. Our ideal technical instructor is a natural hands-on teacher and has or aspires to gain exceptional engineering skills.

Position Purpose

Teach the next generation of designers and engineers how to turn their imaginations into real products.

Skills & Knowledge

• A broad and deep understanding of techniques of mechanical design and analysis.
• A wide knowledge of sophisticated materials and manufacturing techniques.
• A desire and agility for learning new techniques.
• Exceptional communication and collaborative skills.
• Agility to configure and move around machinery and students and to hear and be heard over the commotion of a busy workshop.

Minimum Experience

• A portfolio of products and projects demonstrating breadth in engineering and teaching experience.
• Familiarity with workshop and/or makerspace tools.
• Experience in a teaching role helping others to increase their competency in the use of equipment using best instructional design practices.

Minimum Education

• Associates Degree in technical, engineering, science, or studio art, or equivalent
• Bachelor’s Degree preferred

SEIU Level Not an SEIU Position
FLSA Exempt
Employment Category Regular Full Time
Department Contact for Cover Letter Kevin Baron
Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Key Accountabilities

Key Accountabilities

The shop Technical Instructor team is responsible for all aspects of maintaining the safe and effective operation of our design and maker shop facilities and envisioning the future of these resources, this includes:
• Mentoring student project groups through all phases of project design, modeling, and creation
• Training and managing users and student employees on machine and software use mechanical design and analysis
• Collaborating with faculty and others to implement new capabilities and new project based curricular elements
• Hand’s on work in the design, modification, creation of and/or revision to projects created in the Machine Shop
• Helping to inspire, train, and manage student staff
• Demonstrating a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.

-- Performs other duties as assigned

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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