Program Director - Engineering - Race Car Design - June 30th - July 13th
The Hotchkiss School
Location: Lakeville, Connecticut
Type: Full Time
Room and boar provided if needed.
Department: Summer Portals FLSA: Exempt Reports to: Dean of Summer Programs
Dates: June 30, 2024 - July 13, 2024 – Two-Week Program
Class Schedule: 9:00 a.m.-Noon; 1:30 p.m.-3:15 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.);
Sat. 7/8th 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Summer Portals at Hotchkiss School includes a wide variety of academic and recreational offerings to rising 6th through 9th grade students, many of whom are experiencing a residential learning experience for the first time. Students come to Summer Portals from diverse nationalities and cultures, seeking academic enrichment and exploration.
GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
In Race Car Design, the Program Director will develop and execute a two-week curriculum that introduces students to the fundamentals of engineering design and simulation by developing a simulated model and a 3D-printed model of a race car. Program students will utilize the Hotchkiss School’s Class of 2107 EFX laboratory. Students will learn how to create models with Onshape, a web-based CAD software application Once basic skills are mastered, students will design an aerodynamic vehicle design, then incorporate components used in the powertrain, steering, and suspension. Frame design will then be put to the test in a series of structural and aerodynamic simulations. 3D printing skills will also be learned.
The course components will support students learning in conceiving, developing, and designing their ideas and constructing them through Onshape software. Students will learn physics and math concepts involved in designing a vehicle. As a team endeavor, students will learn to collaborate, allocate responsibilities consistent with their strengths and interests, and learn together through trial and error. They will learn to give and receive constructive feedback respectfully.
The Program Director will instruct as well as oversee all EFX lab activities; and supervise a Summer Fellow who will assist in the classroom and EFX Lab. The Program Director will guide students as they prepare a final program culminating experience, one which demonstrates their mastery and confidence gained.
The Hotchkiss School is eager to accept applications from individuals who are excited to support an inclusive and warm working and learning community for students and employees from a wide array of backgrounds and experiences.
In advance of Program dates, submit curriculum and syllabus that considers both group-based and individually guided topics and activities;
Resource and provide program educational material for procurement before the program commences,
Participate in Summer Portals faculty orientation, which includes online professional boundaries training in Sexual Harassment Prevention, and CT Department of Children and Families Mandated Reporter Training.
Guide and support the curriculum and class lesson planning during the program,
Instruct students by observing their academic level, conducting activities to support their skill development; and helping them explore and collaborate with others.
Counsel, support, and guide students as needed.
Identify and communicate with the Dean of Summer Programs, any emergent need that warrants immediate support, ensuring student safety and well-being.
Portals Faculty are expected to eat communally with students.
At the end of the program, provide a written assessment commenting on each student’s progress through the program, describing their growth, attitude, effort as well as achievement. Program directors are responsible for making sure that the instructors in their program complete comments in a timely manner.
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
A four-year College Degree is required,
Qualified applicants will have demonstrated successful teaching and have prior experience with teaching mechanical or structural engineering, vehicle design and simulation; including OnShape software.
Possess excellent time management and organizational skills needed to oversee the program and other instructor colleagues.
Possess strong communication skills that effectively promote inclusive and respectful behavior amongst students and respectful exchange amongst colleagues.
Friendly attitude and approachable demeanor that exhibits compassion, empathy, and patience for students.
PHYSICAL WORK CONDITIONS
Faculty are expected to perform work on campus in the presence of students,
Must be able to maintain a stationary position and/or traverse while performing essential responsibilities,
Must be able to communicate and converse as well as distinguish and observe,
The Hotchkiss School is a tobacco-free and drug-free work environment.
The essential functions and basic skills have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This position description is subject to change at any time.
The Hotchkiss School is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to basing judgments concerning the employment of individuals upon their qualifications and abilities. The School is firmly committed to equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees and applicants in all phases of the employment process (including recruitment, hiring, assignment, terms, and conditions of employment, compensation, benefits, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, and termination).
In accordance with applicable law, the School does not discriminate against any individual based on age, ancestry, color, genetic information, learning disability, marital status, past or present history of mental disability, national origin, physical disability, race, religious creed, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.
For further information, contact:
Dean of Summer Programs
Director, Center for Global Understanding & Independent Thinking
Located in the scenic Berkshire-Taconic landscape in the quiet northwest corner of Connecticut, The Hotchkiss School is a community in which faculty and staff members build careers and grow as professionals. We seek to identify, recruit, and develop faculty and staff members who bring a diversity of experiences, perspectives, talents, and backgrounds. Collectively, we are dedicated to supporting the intellectual, social, and emotional growth of nearly 600 students who come from around the country and the world.
In the 2023-2024 school year, our student body includes 37% of students receiving financial aid, 13% international students, and 40% domestic students of color. Geographically diverse, our students represent 38 States, 34 Countries, and span 6 continents. The School is eager to accept applications from individuals who are excited to support an inclusive and warm learning community for students from a wide array of backgrounds and experiences.