Adjunct Faculty, Mechanical Engineering

Fairfax, VA, VA
Jun 12, 2018
Dec 12, 2018
Full Time

Job Category : Adjunct Faculty

Working hours :

Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.

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Adjunct Faculty, Mechanical Engineering

The George Mason University Department of Mechanical Engineering, within the Volgenau School of Engineering, invites interested applicants to join the faculty as part-time Adjunct Faculty members, beginning Fall 2018. 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 Masons academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities: Adjunct faculty members are needed to either teach required course(s) in the major, or through engineering expertise develop elective course(s) that meet the needs of the program. Specific program needs for technical electives include topics such as: introduction to aerospace engineering, additive manufacturing, advanced materials, project management, robotics, sustainable energy, and building engineering, to name a few.

Courses are currently taught at the Fairfax and Prince William campuses during daytime or evening hours. Schedules can be arranged to meet the demands of a working professional who would like to share in the development of the next generation of mechanical engineering students.

Expertise in the following required courses is needed:

  • ME 151 Practicum in Engineering (Fairfax campus - W 8:30 - 11:10am)
  • ME 341 Design of Mechanical Elements (Prince William campus - M W 9 - 10:15am)
  • ME 351 Analytical Methods in Engineering (Prince William campus - M W 10:30 - 11:45am & 3:00 - 4:15pm)

    Expertise in the following technical electives is needed:
  • ME 499 002 Computer Design (Fairfax campus - T R 4:30 - 5:45pm)
  • ME 499 007 HVAC Design (Fairfax campus - W 7:20 - 10:00pm)
  • ME 499 008 Renewable Energy Engineering (Fairfax campus - T R 4:30 - 5:45pm)
  • ME 499 - Introduction to Nanotechnology (on-line) 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; and
  • Other duties as assigned by contract and/or by the Course Coordinator. Required Qualifications:
  • Masters degree in mechanical engineering or a closely related field;
  • Solid 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;
  • Teaching experience at the college level.

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must complete and submit the online application at for position POB642 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 interested in teaching and the general area of your expertise. Consideration will be given to applicants who apply by July 10, 2018, however the review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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Equity Statement : George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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