Term Faculty Position

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Mar 30, 2020
Sep 26, 2020
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Department of Mechanical Engineering Term Faculty Position

The George Mason University Department of Mechanical Engineering, within the Volgenau School of Engineering, invites applications for a renewable-term, non-tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning Fall 2020. Senior candidates with established records of outstanding teaching and service to profession will be considered at ranks of Associate Professor or Professor. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment to apply.

Responsibilities: Successful candidates will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels; advise students; participate in all aspects of the department's mission; and serve the profession.

Required Qualifications: Applicants who have received a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a related field, by the start date of the position, and have demonstrated commitment to high-quality teaching and department citizenship will be hired at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants who have received a MS in Mechanical Engineering or a related field, by the start date of the position, will be hired at the rank of Instructor.

Preferred Qualifications: Applicants in all areas of controls engineering will be given serious consideration. We are particularly interested in candidates who have expertise in the areas of controls engineering, robotics, mechatronics, novel actuator and control of complex systems, precision instrumentation, and autonomous robotic vehicle.

About the Department: The Department of Mechanical Engineering currently offers both a BS degree and a minor in Mechanical Engineering, and offers a Mechanical Engineering concentration through the School-wide PhD in Information Technology. The department is also in the process of seeking approval from the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV) to establish the PhD program. In addition, the department received accreditation from Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, retroactive to October 1, 2015.

More information about the department can be obtained by visiting its website https://mechanical.gmu.edu.

Mason Engineering: The Future of Engineering is Here The Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University is a fast-growing force for innovation in research and education, with approximately 250 full-time faculty. The school boasts more than 8,170 students in 37 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. Volgenau School researchers earned more than $90 million in awards over the last 12 months. Located in the heart of Northern Virginia's technology corridor, Mason Engineering stands out for its excellence in emerging areas including big data, cybersecurity, healthcare technology, robotics and autonomous systems, signals and communications, and sustainable infrastructure.

George Mason University is the largest public research university in Virginia, classified at the R1 highest research activity level, with an enrollment of over 38,000 students studying in over 200 degree programs. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. 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, and George Mason University has committed to accelerate its plans to grow its capacity in computing and high-tech fields. Among the exciting initiatives being undertaken by the university 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 planned 400,000 square foot Digital InnovAtion Building. These initiatives reflect hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment by Mason that will rapidly elevate Mason's already leading national position in computing and related areas.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F457AZ; at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; 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. The review of applications will begin December 2, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

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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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