The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) invites applications and nominations for a non-tenure-track instructional faculty position at the rank of Lecturer in mechanical engineering, with particular interest in the areas of measurement, design and manufacturing. The position will start in the Spring 2020 semester. Candidates with interests and qualifications in robotics, automation, and control are also encouraged to apply. Instructional faculty responsibilities include effective classroom teaching of undergraduate courses, supervising student projects, and collaboration with other faculty and staff to continuously improve ME curriculum and laboratory/shop spaces. This position will be responsible for maintaining instructional labs. The candidate will also be expected to interact with industry to solicit and plan suitable capstone design projects, facilitate communication between industry and students, and supervise student professional organization activities, such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). An earned doctorate in mechanical engineering or a related discipline is required. It is expected that the successful candidate will be an engaging and effective teacher of undergraduate classes in laboratory measurements and design, and potentially manufacturing and automation. Applicants must have knowledge of basic principles and instrumentation for mechanical engineering measurements, digital data acquisition systems and uncertainty analysis as well as strong computer-aided design skills, including 3D CAD software (e.g. CREO, SolidWorks) and CAE software (e.g. ANSYS, ABQUS, LMS Virtual Lab). Effective communication and leadership skills are vital. Knowledge of standard manufacturing equipment (e.g. CNC and manual metalworking machines) and industry robotics/automation is desirable. College-level teaching experience in a mechanical engineering laboratory is desired.
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Review of applications will begin on August 12, 2019, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Further inquiries regarding this position can be send to Professor Shaoping Xiao at email@example.com.
Note to applicants:Candidates must submit a letter of application with a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, a current curriculum vitae, a Commitment to Diversity Statement, and the names and addresses of three references. An application that does not include all of these required elements will be considered incomplete. Please address all required and desirable qualifications in your application materials.
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