Mechanical Engineering Faculty Position
Responsibilities: The University of Mount Union seeks an educator-scholar in the area of mechanical systems and design. Primary responsibilities will consist of teaching and curriculum development in mechanical systems, including areas such as vibrations, controls, dynamics and kinematics, design of machine elements, and capstone senior design. An ability to teach a variety of courses and labs across the mechanical engineering curriculum is a plus. Additional responsibilities include advising students, program evaluation and assessment, scholarly activity and involvement in faculty governance.
Qualifications: The successful candidate should hold a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or a closely related field and have demonstrated a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate engineering education. A bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, industrial experience, competence with computational tools, and experience with laboratory development are highly desirable. Candidates must have a commitment to teaching in a liberal arts setting.
Available: August 1, 2014.
Compensation: Competitive, based on qualifications. Fringe benefits include a 10% contribution by the University to TIAA/CREF after one year of service; contribution by the University toward hospitalization, major medical, disability, and group life insurance; tuition exchange for qualified dependents.
Equal Opportunity: Mount Union has a strong commitment to nurturing a culturally diverse faculty and student body. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Mount Union is an equal opportunity employer.
Academic Rank: Tenure-track position. Rank open.
Descriptive Information: The University of Mount Union, a private institution founded in 1846, offers a rigorous and relevant academic program that is grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Mount Union’s 2,200 students can select from 61 broad-based and career-specific undergraduate majors as well as a graduate program in physician assistant studies. Known for its personal approach, the institution boasts a 13:1 student-faculty ratio and a curriculum delivered almost entirely by full-time faculty members who hold terminal degrees in their fields.
Throughout the course of the past decade, more than $100 million has been invested in the construction and renovation of modern facilities including a natural sciences building, recreation center, welcome center and apartment-style housing options. Primarily residential in nature, Mount Union’s picturesque 123-acre campus is located in Alliance, OH (population 23,000), within 80 miles of both Cleveland and Pittsburgh. An additional 142-acre nature center is located six miles away. The University’s endowment is in excess of $130 million.
The mission of the University of Mount Union is to prepare students for fulfilling lives, meaningful work and responsible citizenship. The University of Mount Union began undergraduate programs in civil engineering and mechanical engineering in the fall of 2010 and aspires to build engineers who make lasting contributions to society through excellence in these three pillars. The newly established Department of Engineering is developing and delivering highly innovative curricula that encourages life-long learning, leadership, and innovation both locally and internationally.
The University, affiliated with the United Methodist Church, is committed to providing a student-centered approach and an exceptional educational experience, offering an array of activities for cultural, civic and social development. Students experience outstanding opportunities for success after graduation, both in the workforce and graduate study.
To apply, send a detailed cover letter describing qualifications and interest in contributing to the development of a new and innovative program in mechanical engineering, a one-page statement addressing teaching experience and philosophy, names and contact information of three professional references, and a current curriculum vitae to the Engineering Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred method) or by mail to: Engineering Search Committee, c/o Human Resources, University of Mount Union, 1972 Clark Ave, Alliance, OH 44601. For additional information please contact Dr. Osama Jadaan, 330-823-5989 or by email at email@example.com, or go to www.mountunion.edu. Consideration of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.