Assistant Professor - Mechanical Engineering

Marshall University

Huntington, WV

ID: 7049547
Posted: January 12, 2018

Job Description

The Weisberg Division of Engineering in the College of Information, Technology and Engineering at Marshall University invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering (tenure-track) nine month appointment. The Division seeks candidates who have research expertise in one or more of the following areas: Manufacturing & Materials, Energy & Sustainability, Thermal Science, CFD, Design, or closely related areas of Mechanical Engineering.

Reporting to the chair of the Division, the position of assistant professor requires teaching, service, and research responsibilities as well as a terminal degree. The faculty member in this position is required to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses (lecture and laboratory); supervise master’s thesis and undergraduate projects; pursue scholarly activities (including research in the field, writing and managing grants; and preparing peer reviewed publications); engage in academic mentoring; assist in program assessment and execution of a continuous improvement plan; participate in professional service; and participate in professional activities and organizations. Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and laboratory-based instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and exhibit potential for professional recognition via research and publication in their area of expertise. The position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment at the Assistant professor level, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate will also contribute to the University’s general education curriculum, with its emphasis on a common First-Year Seminar and core curriculum courses that enhance student’s critical thinking and the College’s support of interdisciplinary programs of study.

Required Qualifications
Candidates, at minimum, must meet these requirements: (1) Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, or a closely related engineering field, (2) research record and course work that matches area of interest, (3) strong commitment to teach and advise students at the undergraduate and graduate levels with a primary emphasis in undergraduate engineering education, (4) capable of integrating area of expertise into our curriculum through core/elective courses and laboratories, (5) have an interdisciplinary mindset and who work well in a highly collaborative environment and (6) must be able to communicate effectively.

Relevant full-time or part-time professional/industrial/applied experience, Previous full-time or part-time teaching experience, Ability to develop and teach lectures and/or laboratory courses in Manufacturing, Record of scholarship and participation in professional activities, and Experience with ABET accreditation and/or continuous quality improvement activities.

Must be able to perform all essential job duties as outlined in the job description

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Teaching Philosophy
List of Three References w/Contacts
Statement of Research Focus


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