Multiple Open Rank, Term Faculty Positions

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Dec 03, 2022
May 21, 2023
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Department of Mechanical EngineeringMultiple Open Rank, Term Faculty PositionsThe George Mason University Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME), within the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC), invites applications for one or more renewable-term, non-tenure-track positions at the academic rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, or at the rank of Instructor, beginning Fall 2023. 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.Responsibilities:The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching core undergraduate and graduate courses in mechanical engineering, developing electives in accordance with their area of expertise, providing academic advising to a subset of ME undergraduate students, and mentoring one or more senior design teams, along with service duties associated with the department's degree programs.Required Qualifications:Applicants for the position of Assistant/Associate or Full Professor must have received a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Aerospace Engineering, Systems Engineering, or a related field by the start date of the position. Applicants who have received an MS in Mechanical Engineering or a related field by the start date of the position will be considered for Instructor positions. Applicants should possess a strong commitment to and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Applicants at the rank of Associate or Full Professor must have interests in outreach, curriculum development, and significant experience in an academic setting in teaching for at least five years post-PhD.Preferred Qualifications:Applicants in all areas of mechanical engineering will be seriously considered. We are particularly interested in candidates who can teach an array of classes in the sub-areas of thermal-fluids engineering, dynamical systems and controls, although the successful candidate may be asked to teach classes in more than one area. Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD in mechanical engineering, teaching experience at the college or university level, and experience mentoring design teams. The Department and the College place a high value on engaging students from traditionally underrepresented groups, and candidates from these groups are especially encouraged to apply.About the Department:The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Mason is a relatively young department, having received accreditation from the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, retroactive to October 1, 2015. The department currently offers both a BS degree and a minor in mechanical engineering, an aerospace concentration, a graduate certificate in naval ship design, and a PhD program through the Dean's office. The department has a significant presence at both the Fairfax and SciTech (Manassas) campuses. Term faculty are instructional faculty within the department and the appointments are renewable. With high value placed on innovation and excellence in instruction, term faculty are viewed as master educators within the Department. The department currently has 16 faculty, 5 of which are term faculty and an undergraduate student population of approximately 400 students. More information about the department can be obtained by visiting its website 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 F811AZ; at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a statement of professional goals including your perspective on teaching and research (to attach as 'Other Doc'), a complete CV with publications, a statement on what diversity and inclusion means to you (to attach as 'Other Doc'), and the names of three professional references with contact information. The review of applications will begin January 9, 2023 and continue until the positions are 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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