Assistant/Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering - WVU Tech

Location
Beckley, West Virginia
Posted
May 12, 2017
Ref
05668
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech) seeks to hire a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor in solid mechanics or mechanical design to begin fall 2017.  We are seeking candidates with a strong interest in teaching undergraduate students and establishing a record of recognized research.

 

The successful applicant will be expected to teach basic and advanced undergraduate courses in solid mechanics and mechanical design as well as associated laboratory courses.  The successful applicant will also be capable of and interested in teaching other courses from the mechanical engineering curriculum, as the need arises. Development of a strong record of scholarship will also be expected. Other auxiliary duties relating to the operation of a mechanical engineering program such as advising students and performing ABET-related activities will be expected.  

 

 

Date of Appointment: August 11, 2017

 

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately

 

WVU Tech is a regional division of the West Virginia University system and is located in Beckley, West Virginia. It boasts a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 17 students, allowing personalized attention in a supportive environment. WVU Tech is ranked first in the state for return on investment, and seventh in the nation in annual ROI for students paying in-state tuition. The campus is near state and national parks and numerous recreational opportunities. 

 

More information about the Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences can be found at: http://engineering.wvutech.edu/

 

 

Qualifications

 

 

For applicants at the rank of Assistant Professor:.

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related discipline.  Candidates who are within a year of completing the requirements for a Ph.D. will also be considered, but completion of the degree must occur before the effective date of the tenure-track appointment. 
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Specialization in solid mechanics or mechanical design.
  • Ability to demonstrate good communication and interpersonal skills, and responsiveness to student needs.
  • Ability to show potential for excellence in teaching and developing innovative mechanical engineering courses.
  • Ability to show potential for developing a strong record of scholarship. 

For applicants for the rank of Associate Professor: 

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related discipline.
  • A minimum of five years successful experience as a faculty member in a mechanical engineering program or a closely related discipline.
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Specialization in solid mechanics or mechanical design.
  • Ability to demonstrate good communication and interpersonal skills, and responsiveness to student needs.
  • Ability to show potential for excellence in teaching and developing innovative mechanical engineering courses.
  • Ability to show potential for developing a strong record of scholarship. 

Applications must include:

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts for all degrees
  • Statements of undergraduate research and teaching philosophy
  • Contact information for three professional references including telephone numbers and email addresses
  • Applicants for the associate professor rank must provide evidence of an outstanding record of teaching, research, and service

Requirements:

  • Background check

About WVU:

 

At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at http://hr.wvu.edu/. 

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.