Term Instructional Faculty Positions--Department of Mechanical Engineering

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jun 14, 2019
Sep 29, 2019
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
Term Instructional Faculty Positions Department of Mechanical Engineering The George Mason University Department of Mechanical Engineering, within the Volgenau School of Engineering (VSE), is the most recent addition to VSE. The growth of the department rests upon building a dedicated faculty to offer its engineering curriculum, which emphasizes opportunities of access and enrichment; to further develop and contribute to the vibrant research culture in the school; and to contribute to the development its state-of-the-art facilities to support the program.

With a starting date of fall 2019, the department invites applicants to fill two term, non tenure-track faculty positions. Associated with one position is the opportunity to assume a leadership position in the department as the director of senior projects. Both positions are offered at ranks commensurate with education levels, with teaching experiences and with industry experiences.

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: A commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate level is fundamental to these positions and to the mission of the George Mason University. A successful candidate for a term teaching position is expected to teach across discipline topics in mechanical and/or thermal systems. In addition to teaching expectations, all term faculty are expected to engage in service and leadership activities necessary to support the mission of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

With the appointment of the director of senior projects, the department seeks to fill this leadership position with a term faculty member responsible for leveraging her/his experiences to further develop its industry-sponsored senior capstone program.

Required Qualifications: Applicants for Assistant Professor rank must have received a PhD in mechanical 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.

Preferred Qualifications: An earned doctorate in mechanical engineering or a closely related discipline from an institution that holds regional accreditation and relevant industry experience that would enrich the learning experience needed for the practice of engineering, are preferred.

About the Volgenau School of Engineering - The Future of Engineering Is Here. The Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University is a fast-growing force for innovation in technology and education. The school boasts approximately 7,800 students in 37 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. As part of a nationally ranked R1 research university, its sponsored research awards over the last 12 months are approximately $100 million. Located in the heart of Northern Virginia's technology corridor, Mason Engineering stands out for its focus on emerging areas including big data, cybersecurity, healthcare technology, robotics and autonomous systems, signals and communications, and sustainable infrastructure.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering currently offers both a BS degree and a minor in mechanical engineering and offers a PhD program through the dean's office. Seeking approval from the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV) to establish this program within the department is in progress. In addition, the department received accreditation from the EAC of ABET retroactive to October 1, 2015. More information about the department can be obtained by visiting its website mechanical.gmu.edu.

About George Mason University George Mason University is the largest public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment of over 37,000 students studying in more than 200 degree programs. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. It is classified as an R1 research institution by the Carnegie Classifications of Institutes of Higher Education. In 2018, U.S. News and World Report ranked Mason as one of the nation's top institutions for diversity, innovative learning, and a campus atmosphere that allows its students to thrive.

For full consideration, applicants must complete the online application at http://jobs.gmu.edu for position F369AZ, and attach a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement on diversity and inclusive excellence experience (to be attached as 'other document'), and a list of at least three professional references with contact information. A review of applications will begin February 15, 2019 and continue until these 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 jobs.gmu.edu/!

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