Clinical Instructor - Mechanical Engineering
Clinical Instructor - Search #67533
Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing
Department of Mechanical Engineering
The Department of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Computing invites applications and nominations for the position of Clinical Instructor of Mechanical Engineering with emphasis in Engineering Design and Analysis. This position will be based on the Statesboro campus.
In January 2017, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The new, 27,000-student university will be named Georgia Southern University with campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville. The expected timeline for the first entering class will be fall 2018. Complete details are available at http://consolidation.georgiasouthern.edu/.
Within this setting, the Department of Mechanical Engineering, which has 26 permanent faculty positions and over 1,300 students, offers undergraduate courses in the traditional sub-disciplines of mechanical engineering (energy science, materials and manufacturing, mechatronics, design and analysis), general engineering sciences, and graduate courses leading to a Master of Science in Applied Engineering or a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree. Both the curricular and the research activities of the faculty have a strong applied emphasis, bridging theory with practice, extending the learning environment beyond the classroom, and offering a student-centered environment enhanced by technology and transcultural experiences within private and public partnerships. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the mission of the department by developing and teaching undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses; and engaging in academic and professional service that technically and economically enriches our various communities and societies.
Position Description. Reporting to the chair of Mechanical Engineering, the Clinical Instructor in Mechanical Engineering with emphasis in Engineering Design and Analysis will be required to develop and teach undergraduate courses (lecture and laboratory); engage in academic and professional mentoring of undergraduate students; assist in program assessment and execution of a continuous improvement plan; and participate in academic and professional service activities. The position requires a terminal degree or a master's degree; is a 9/10-month, non-tenure track appointment; and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The ideal candidate will have extensive professional experience in industry.
• Earned Ph.D., D.Eng., or equivalent terminal degree in Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related field with at least 18 graduate semester hours in mechanical engineering, by August 1, 2018; or an earned M.S. or equivalent degree in Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related filed with at least 18 graduate semester hours in mechanical engineering, by August 1, 2018, plus extensive industrial experience (10 years minimum) as a mechanical engineer
• B.S. (or equivalent) degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related discipline
• Effective English communication skills (verbal and written)
• Ability to develop and teach lectures and laboratories
• Ability to teach undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses such as Finite Element Analysis, Machine Design, Mechanical Engineering Case Studies, Engineering Mechanics, Mechanics of Materials, Engineering Design, Vehicle Design, Numerical Methods, Computing Applications and Programming, Engineering Graphics and/or Capstone Design
• Working knowledge of SolidWorks, ANSYS, AutoCAD, Labview, MATLAB, Excel-Visual Basic and/or similar engineering software
• Industrial experience as a mechanical engineer
Screening of applications begins 15 February 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is 01 August 2018. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses of at least five professional references, and brief summary statements addressing your teaching philosophy and strategies. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Please include the search number in all correspondences. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications (in the form of a single pdf file) and nominations should be sent to:
Dr. Gustavo Molina, Search Chair, Search #67533
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail: [email protected]
More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or http://ceit.georgiasouthern.edu/mechanical-engineering/. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.