Adjunct Faculty (Mechanical Engineering)

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jun 18, 2022
Sep 03, 2022
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
Department of Mechanical EngineeringAdjunct FacultyThe George Mason University Department of Mechanical Engineering, within the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC), invites interested applicants to join the faculty as part-time Adjunct Faculty members beginning Fall 2022. Adjunct faculty members are needed to either teach required course(s) in the major or elective course(s) that meet the needs of the program.Courses are offered at both the Fairfax Campus, and Science and Technology Campus during daytime or evening hours.Expertise in the following course(s) may be needed this Fall:ME 151 201 Practicum in Engineering F 10:30am-1:10pm FairfaxME 212 001 Solid Mechanics TR 9am-10:15am FairfaxME 221 001 Thermodynamics TR 10:30am-11:45am FairfaxME 322 002 Fluid Mechanics MW 1:30pm-2:45pm SciTech - Prince WilliamME 331 001 Mechatronics MW 1:30pm-2:45pm FairfaxME 342 001 Design of Thermal Systems MW 12pm-1:15pm SciTech - Prince WilliamME 432 001 Control Engineering MW 10:30am-11:45am FairfaxME 499 001 Building Systems Engineering T 4:30pm-7:10pm FairfaxME 499 004 Machine Learn for Mech Engrs MW 4:30pm-5:45pm FairfaxGeorge Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.Responsibilities:Prepare and teach assigned courses at assigned class meetings, based on course catalog description and approved course outline;Prepare and objectively grade class assignments and exams within a timely manner, in accordance with course outcomes;Maintain accurate, transparent student records;Assist and foster student success through the maintenance of regularly scheduled office hours and timely responses to e-mail inquiries;Adhere to all administrative university policies such as the timely submission of completed midterm and final grades;Maintain appropriate professional development to stay current within assigned courses;Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics; andOther duties as assigned by contract and/or by the Course Coordinator including assessing course(s) taught for continuous improvement.Required Qualifications:Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field; andSolid verbal and written communications skills.Preferred Qualifications:Terminal degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field;Experience with a learning management system, preferably Blackboard;Relevant professional experience; andTeaching experience at the college level.About the Department:The Department of Mechanical Engineering houses 19 full-time faculty. It offers a Ph.D. degree and teaches mechanical engineering courses to support a major and minor in mechanical engineering. Further information about the department is available at George Mason University is a comprehensive research university with 38,000 students located in the high tech corridor of Northern Virginia, 30 minutes from both downtown Washington, DC, and Dulles International Airport. The Department of Mechanical Engineering was founded in 2015 and is located in the Nguyen Engineering Building (Fairfax) and Katherine Johnson Hall (Manassas).A Force for Innovation in the Heart of Northern Virginia's Technology CorridorThe College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) at George Mason University is comprised of the Volgenau School of Engineering and a new School of Computing. The College is a fast-growing force for innovation in research and education. Ranked nationally in the top 100 in both undergraduate and graduate education, the College boasts more than 9,100 students in 37 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. Of the 271 full-time faculty who comprise the College, 91 are tenured, 59 are tenure-track, 89 are instructional faculty, and 32 are research faculty. As part of a nationally ranked research university, its research teams expended more than $75 million in sponsored research awards in the past year and has projects with over $400 million in current and anticipated awards. The College stands out for its leading research in areas such as artificial intelligence, data analytics engineering, cybersecurity engineering, biomedical imaging and devices, community-based healthcare, autonomous systems, 5G/Next G communications, systems architectures, computational biomedicine, advanced materials and manufacturing, sustainable infrastructure, and more. The College encourages multidisciplinary research and provides ample opportunity for faculty to work with other disciplines.George Mason University is the largest and most diverse public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment of over 39,000 students studying in over 200 degree programs. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. It was classified as an R1 research institution in 2016 by the Carnegie Classifications of Institutes of Higher Education. Mason has campuses in Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince William. Its proximity to Washington, D.C. provides unmatched geographical access to a number of federal agencies and national laboratories. Northern Virginia is also home to one of the largest concentrations of high-tech firms in the nation, providing excellent opportunities for interaction with industry. The region is consistently rated as being among the best places to live in the country, and has an outstanding local public school system.In conjunction with Amazon's decision to establish a second headquarters in Northern Virginia, the Commonwealth of Virginia announced a multi-year plan to invest in the growth of degree programs in computing. George Mason University has committed to accelerate its plans to grow its capacity in computing and high-tech fields. Among the exciting initiatives being undertaken by the university are the launch of the Institute for Digital InnovAtion, a university think tank and incubator to serve the digital economy, and the expansion of its Arlington Campus with a planned 400,000 square foot building that will house the new Institute for Digital InnovAtion. These initiatives reflect hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment by Mason that will rapidly elevate the university's already leading national position in computing and related areas.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number POB642 at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, unofficial transcript of highest degree earned, and a list of three professional references with contact information. In your cover letter, please indicate the courses you would be interest in teaching and the general area of your expertise.Consideration will be given to applicants who apply by July 17, 2022, however the review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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