Adjunct Faculty (Mechanical Engineering)

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Sep 20, 2022
Feb 22, 2023
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
College of Engineering and ComputingAdjunct Faculty in Mechanical EngineeringThe 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 Spring 2023. 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.George 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.Courses are offered at both the Fairfax Campus, Science and Technology Campus during daytime or evening hours.Expertise in the following course(s) may be needed this Spring:ME 151 Practicum in Engineering F 10:30am-1:10pm FairfaxME 211 Statics MW 1:30pm-2:45pm FairfaxME 212 Solid Mechanics MW 9am-10:15am FairfaxME 221 Thermodynamics MW 3pm-4:15pm FairfaxME 231 Dynamics MW 10:30am-11:45am FairfaxME 313 Material Science MW 10:30am-11:45am FairfaxME 322 Fluid Mechanics MW 1:30pm-2:45pm FairfaxME 323 Heat Transfer TR 1:30pm-2:45pm SciTech - Prince WilliamME 331 Mechatronics TR 4:30pm-5:45pm SciTech - Prince WilliamME 341 Design of Mechanical Elements MW 3pm-4:15pm FairfaxME 342 Design of Thermal Systems MW 9am-10:15am FairfaxME 351 Analytical Methods in Engr MW 12pm-1:15pm FairfaxME 352 Entrepreneurship Engineering TR 3pm-4:15pm SciTech - Prince WilliamME 421 HVAC Design MW 4:30pm-5:45pm FairfaxME 432 Systems Dynamics and Controls MW 3pm-4:15pm FairfaxME 445 Finite Element Analysis MW 5:55pm-7:10pm FairfaxME 447 Computer-Aided Design MW 4:30pm-5:45pm FairfaxME 472 Spacecraft Subsystems MW 4:30pm-5:45pm FairfaxME 473 Space Systems Propulsion MW 5:55pm-7:10pm FairfaxME 476 Aeronautics II MW 4:30pm-5:45pm FairfaxME 477 Aircraft Propulsion MW 5:55pm-7:10pm FairfaxME 499 Computational Fluid Dynamics MW 1:30pm-2:45pm FairfaxME 499 Data Center Engineering MW 5:55pm-7:10pm FairfaxME 499 Nuclear Engineering Basics MW 7:20pm-8:35pm FairfaxME 499 Spec Top Mechanical Engineering MW 7:20pm-8:35pm FairfaxME 551 Naval Engineering W 7:20pm-10pm FairfaxResponsibilities: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).Mason Engineering: The Future of Engineering is HereThe College of Engineering and Computing at George Mason University is comprised of the Volgenau School of Engineering and the 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 10,000 students in 37 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. Of the 302 full-time faculty who comprise the College, 93 are tenured, 75 are tenure-track, 82 are instructional faculty, and 52 are research faculty. As part of a nationally ranked research university, its research teams expended more than $70 million in sponsored research awards last year and has projects with over $400 million in current and anticipated awards. Located in the heart of Northern Virginia's technology corridor, Mason Engineering stands out for its research in many leading areas including artificial intelligence, data analytics engineering, cybersecurity engineering, biomedical imaging and devices, autonomous systems, 5G communications, systems architectures, computational biomedicine, community-based healthcare, advanced materials and manufacturing, sustainable infrastructure, and more.The College highly encourages multidisciplinary research and provides faculty with opportunities to work with other disciplines.George Mason University is the largest and most diverse public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment of 40,000 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 is located in the city of Fairfax in Northern Virginia at the doorstep of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, with 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. Fairfax 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 increase its capacity in engineering and computing. Some of the university's exciting plans 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 360,000 square foot building-Fuse at Mason Square. Fuse will become the nexus of Mason's transdisciplinary research, entrepreneurship, and academic program efforts in digital innovation, and will unite the public and private sectors in a collaborative alliance to address the world's grand challenges.

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 October 20, 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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