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Instructional Assistant/Associate Professor position in Mechanical Engineering
University of Mississippi
Posted: Jan 1, 2021
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), Oxford, Mississippi, seeks to fill a full-time, non-tenure track Instructional Assistant/Associate Professor position in Mechanical Engineering. This is a 9-month faculty position beginning August 2021. The candidate must have a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a closely-related field. The selected candidate will: teach undergraduate courses on Mechanical Design, Design of Machinery, and Computer-aided Design; coordinate with industry sponsors on Senior Capstone Design projects; advise undergraduate students; engage with ABET accreditation; and potentially offer graduate level courses in his/her area of specialization. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in the use of 3D solid modeling packages such as Creo. At least five years of industry experience and five years of experience teaching various mechanical design-related topics including Senior Capstone design are essential.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply online at https://careers.olemiss.edu and must submit a current CV, statement describing your teaching interests and experience along with the names of three references and their contact information. Any questions regarding this position should be addressed to the Search Committee Chair (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer.
Tenured Professor and Department Head
Texas A&M University
Posted: Oct 27, 2020
As the leader of the J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering, the department head will:
- • Demonstrate leadership while nurturing a culture of inclusion, collaboration, and excellence;
- • Promote continued growth of the department in research and educational excellence;
- • Oversee hiring, mentorship, and development of faculty and staff in the department;
- • Understand industry needs and expectations for graduates;
- • Provide effective fiscal management and promote an environment of transparency and integrity;
- • Build commitment and support for the department from a wide variety of stakeholders such as former students, industry and government labs; and
- • Organize successful fund-raising initiatives to increase departmental resources for research, education and facilities.
The J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University has a strong local, national, and international reputation as a premier undergraduate and graduate education and research program. The department has 64 tenured or tenure track faculty (including six National Academy of Engineering members) and 18 research and teaching professionals that support teaching, research and service missions. The department has 1,490 undergraduates (sophomore-senior), 223 masters, and 260 Ph.D. students enrolled as of fall 2020. According to US News and World Report, the graduate program is ranked 8th and undergraduate program is ranked 8th among US public institutions. The department is ranked 9th in the world by ShanghaiRanking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects. In 2018, the department received a $20 million endowment and was named the J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering. The current endowment stands at $86.4 million, of which $20 million goes towards undergraduate scholarships and $9.2 million towards graduate fellowships, and an additional $13.5 million in planned giving. The endowments also support ten chairs, twelve professorships, five career development professorships, and ten faculty fellowships. The annual research expenditure is nearly $29 million.
The department hosts strong programs that cover a broad spectrum of traditional, emerging and interdisciplinary areas of interest, including, but not limited to, fluid and thermal sciences, dynamics and control, mechanics and design, biomedical engineering; complex fluids; computational mechanics; solid and structural mechanics; microfluidics; modeling and simulation; nanotechnology; process systems engineering; continuum thermodynamics; energy applications and turbomachinery. The total laboratory space is nearly 125,000 square feet. Applicants are invited to consult the department’s website to review our academic and research programs as well as research labs and centers (https://engineering.tamu.edu/mechanical/index.html).
Candidates must have a doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field. Evidence of credentials that merit appointment at the rank of full professor with tenure, including a distinguished research and academic record commensurate with the title of tenured full professor, must be displayed.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, diversity statement and a list of four references (including postal addresses, phone numbers and email addresses) by applying for this specific position at http://apply.interfolio.com/79351. Applicants should also submit a three-page statement summarizing his/her personal vision and goals for the Department of Mechanical Engineering’s education and research, as well as his/her philosophy of academic leadership for achieving those goals. Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 15, 2021. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. It is anticipated the appointment will begin fall 2021.
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