Assistant Professor of Teaching – Engineering Education

first_imgPosition SummaryThe Department of Engineering Education ( DEE ) at University atBuffalo (UB) invites candidates to apply for the position ofAssistant Professor of Teaching (Lecturer) in TechnicalCommunication, a non-tenure track lecturer position. The candidatewill join a growing team of technical and professionalcommunication teacher-scholars, who contribute to the School ofEngineering and Applied Sciences and the Department of EngineeringEducation through teaching undergraduate and graduate courses thatfocus on effective and just communication within STEM fields.In addition to effective teachers, the Department of EngineeringEducation seeks teacher-scholars who can contribute to newprogrammatic initiatives and teaching practices. Participation ininnovative research is encouraged.We are particularly looking for candidates who can operateeffectively in a team environment and in a diverse community ofstudents and faculty and share our vision of helping allconstituents reach their full potential.Assistant Professors of Teaching in DEE typically develop and teachcourses in STEM communication. Candidates may also have theopportunity to formulate and implement student excellenceinitiatives, ABET objectives and diversity enhancement; assist inthe The Department of Engineering Education ( DEE ) at Universityat Buffalo (UB) invites candidates to apply for the position ofAssistant Professor of Teaching (Lecturer) in TechnicalCommunication, a non-tenure track lecturer position. The candidatewill join a growing team of technical and professionalcommunication teacher-scholars, who contribute to the School ofEngineering and Applied Sciences and the Department of EngineeringEducation through teaching undergraduate and graduate courses thatfocus on effective and just communication within STEM fields.In addition to effective teachers, the Department of EngineeringEducation seeks teacher-scholars who can contribute to newprogrammatic initiatives and teaching practices. Participation ininnovative research is encouraged.We are particularly looking for candidates who can operateeffectively in a team environment and in a diverse community ofstudents and faculty and share our vision of helping allconstituents reach their full potential.Assistant Professors of Teaching in DEE typically develop and teachcourses in STEM communication. Candidates may also have theopportunity to formulate and implement student excellenceinitiatives, ABET objectives and diversity enhancement; assist inthe analysis of student academic progress and retention; andcontribute to assessment activities.The University at Buffalo (UB), a member of the prestigiousAmerican Association of Universities, is the largest and mostcomprehensive university in The State University of New York ( SUNY) system, with about 20,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduatestudents and 1600 fulltime faculty. The School of Engineering andApplied Sciences has 6,000 students enrolled across 9 academicdepartments.Buffalo is a city with a rapidly growing economy, eclecticneighborhoods, world-class art galleries and museums, a vibranttheater and music community, the Lake Erie waterfront, a city-widesystem of parks designed by renowned landscape architect FrederickLaw Olmsted, and major and minor league sports teams. Theawe-inspiring Niagara Falls is just 20 minutes away. The departmentis located on the UB North Campus in suburban Amherst, an area thatcombines outstanding public schools and services with asurprisingly low cost-of-living.The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive publicresearch university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifiesambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities toachieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultureschallenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed.Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to furtherknowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates whoare valued for their talents and their impact on global society.Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo .Minimum QualificationsCandidates must hold a master’s degree in Rhetoric, Writing,Technical Communication or a related field. The master’s degreemust be conferred prior to appointment.Preferred QualificationsPreference given to candidates that hold a PhD in Rhetoric,Writing, Technical Communication or a related field.For more information, click the “How to Apply” button.last_img read more

Kuoni Group sells Indian travel activities tour operator in Hong Kong to

first_imgKuoni Group has signed an agreement with Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd through its travel provider Thomas Cook India to sell Kuoni’s Indian travel activities and the tour operator Kuoni Hong Kong. The Indian travel activities encompass outbound tour operating, business travel, travel agencies, and inbound business (Destination Management India). The purchase price is CHF 79 million. Subject to approval from the competent authorities, the transaction is expected to complete in the course of 2015.Fairfax/Thomas Cook India is taking on all of the approximately 1,800 employees (FTE) at the existing locations in India and Hong Kong and will continue to run the business activities. In 2014 the sold businesses generated a turnover of CHF 284 million and operating earnings before amortisation (EBITA) of CHF 4.5 million. Thomas Cook India has over 232 locations in 94 cities in India, Mauritius and Sri Lanka and is a leading provider of foreign exchange services, business and leisure travel. Thomas Cook India is a listed company at the National Stock Exchange of India and is majority-owned by Canadian group Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd, which is listed on Toronto Stock Exchange.The Kuoni brand is licensed to the acquirer for one year in India and for five years in Hong Kong. All other brands such as SOTC, Sita and Distant Frontiers are transferred with the business.“With the sale of the tour operating activities in India and Hong Kong, we have completed the sale of the outbound business as announced in January. I’m very pleased that we found forward-looking solutions for all the units. The inclusion of the Indian Destination Management Specialists in the deal provided Kuoni Group an opportunity to conclude a timely transaction at attractive terms. We expect the closing of all transactions in the course of 2015, allowing Kuoni to focus on the further development of its core business,” said Peter Meier, CEO of Kuoni Group.At completion of the transaction, the sale of these Asian tour operating activities and Destination Management India will have a slightly positive effect on the net result from discontinued operations. When the transaction is completed, the over the years accumulated currency translation losses (CTA) will also be recorded under “results from discontinued operations”. This one-off special accounting effect to the deconsolidation does not impact the equity or cash position. As at end-June 2015, the accumulated currency translation losses come to CHF 49 million.last_img read more