Adjunct Faculty (Mechanical Engineering)

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jul 13, 2019
Aug 28, 2019
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
Adjunct Faculty in Mechanical Engineering, Volgenau School of 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 2019. 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 courses should be centered around the NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering which includes themes such as improving urban infrastructure, making solar energy economical, engineering the tools of scientific discovery, etc.

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 and Science and Technology Campus during daytime or evening hours.

Expertise in the following courses are needed: * ME 231-001 Dynamics TR 3pm-4:15pm Fairfax Campus * ME 322-001 Fluid Mechanics MW 9am-10:15am SciTech Campus * ME 342-002 Design of Thermal Systems MW 3pm-4:15pm SciTech Campus * ME 415-001 Composite Materials MW 4:30pm-5:45pm Fairfax Campus * ME 471-001 Introduction to Astronautics MW 4:30pm-5:45pm Fairfax Campus * ME 472-001 Spacecraft Subsystems MW 5:55pm-7:10pm Fairfax Campus * ME 499-014 Computer Design MW 8:45pm-10pm Fairfax Campus * ME 499 Special Topics in ME MW TBD Fairfax Campus * ME 499 TBD N/A Online

Additional expertise is also being solicited to mentor senior design projects during the 2019-2020 catalog year for the ME 443 and 444 courses. Mentors will commit to the entire academic year and can create a flexible schedule based on the senior design team's availability. Mentors are responsible for regularly scheduled team meetings, peer review of design and testing requirements, feedback on written reports, etc.

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: * Master's 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.

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 8,000 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.

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 2019, 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.

Mason is located in Fairfax in Northern Virginia at the doorstep of Washington, D.C., 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.

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 9, 2019, 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!

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